So as of our December meeting, we had elections and some offices have changed. Not a whole lot of change, but some. Each change of office was by unanimous vote. No abstentions or nays. It was an easy and comfortable change for the club.
President is still: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK Vice President is now: Dick Billings – KA2JFU Treasurer is still: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF Secretary is now: Bruce Prindle – WB2RLL
Board Member members: Andy Dennison – W2AND, Bruce Prindle – Wb2RLL, Josiah Araujo – KR2ECP.
Now don’t forget that our next monthly meeting is coming up on February 4th, 2020 at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, NY, 1830 hours (6:30 pm). Hope to see you there.
Happy New Year to everyone. CNYARA hopes you had a safe transition from 2019 – 2020.
Here it is the first of the year and we not only have a meeting coming up on the 7th of January at our usual location, Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, but there’s a Ham Fest this month. First our meeting, if you can make it we meet at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted at 6:30 pm for food and fellowship. Everyone is invited. Being a member is not required. We would love to have you visit and put faces with voices and call signs and see what we are going to be doing this coming year.
Now for the second part of news. Marathon is holding a Ham Fest, the first of the year in this area on January 11th, 2020. The event is open from 7 am to Noon. More information including directions can be found at the following link. SARC Winterfest 2020
Again Happy New Year and We Hope 2020 is a great year for you and your family.
First thank you to everyone that was able to attend the Christmas party. Once again Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota was a great host for us and we had a wonderful time. There was as always good food and homemade desserts that we brought. It was great and those that weren’t able to make it, we missed you. Hopefully you can make it next year and everyone is always welcome to our monthly meetings.
The results of the elections are as follows: President: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK Vice President: Richard Billings – KA2JFU Treasure: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF Secretary: Bruce Prindle – WB2RLL
New Board Member: JJ Phillips – KC2FEV
Congratulations to all and their new positions and their new terms. Changes to the website will be forth coming after the new year. Also new information will be forth coming about our club in the next week or so. Some new changes that have been not only proposed but necessary. More to come.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our December 3rd, 2019 meeting again at Theodore’s in Canastota. Directions are found on the left and right of our main page.
This will be our annual Christmas Party with Elections for new officers. We are electing a new Board member and all four officers. So please come and join us and have a good time and some good food and put some names and voices with the faces.
All are welcome and all are welcome to bring a desert to pass for the meeting.
So, if you are interested in participating in some ARES practice and being a part of something else and have the time. Please, take the time to volunteer and listen and participate in on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 19:30 hrs (07:30 pm) on the following repeaters 146.880 (Rome RRC) and 147.240 (Kirkland).
It’s a great opportunity to learn some new Amateur radio skills and to listen in on what the process is and get familiar with ARES as a group. All are welcome and the group in the area is very forgiving and easy to work and learn with. It’s a great chance to get to know the process and those who are doing ARES and to be a part of this helpful service.
It’s that time of the year again. Officers are due up for election, all officers are needing to be elected and also a new board member. Keep these ideas in mind for our next upcoming meeting, November 5th, 2019. We will be discussing the election of officers for our December meeting and looking into changes coming up next year.
Please don’t forget to vote in your county, state and national elections on November 5th, 2019 before you come to the meeting otherwise you might miss your opportunity that evening.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and hope you can join us and see what we are about, who we are and learn more about Amateur radio.
Winter SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!
Most upstate NY counties are conducting Winter SkyWarn Training in October and November.
The training will be held at various area locations and on-line. This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather. These classes train volunteers how to accurately measure and report snowfall totals to the National Weather Service. The class is free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.
The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. “Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program,” said David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Binghamton NY. “Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings,” Nicosia continues.