Next Meeting: July 2nd at 7:30pm
Meeting will be held at the clubhouse...please bring your lawnchair.
Better luck next year!
Nearly every year, the Hot Springs Amateur Radio Club has a dinner. It usually occurs in the month of February and is a great time for club members and their spouses to have a chance to get to know each other a little better.
Our first attempt at having the annual party in February was ended after a fire destroyed 4 businesses in the historic downtown Hot Springs. One of those businesses that were lost was the family restaurant called The Vault.
The Vault was hosting our dinner and we where in the final stages of planning, just a few day away from the scheduled event when the fire occurred.
The dinner was temporarily postponed until after the March club meeting. During the meeting, it was decided that we would try again to put on the event.
There was some discussion that the owner of The Vault, Greg Gunwall might be opening up his restaurant in a new location within the next couple weeks. The club felt that given the circumstances, we would still like to have our dinner at Greg's new restaurant to show our support for his business. After several unsuccessful attempts to reach out to Greg, the club decided to try another venue.
We talked to the owner of The Upper Crust Restaurant (Daily Bread) and made arrangements to have the dinner at her restaurant on March 29th. With plans finalized and a date set, the club was ready for attempt number two.
As luck would have it, along came COVID-19. The Coronavirus is slowly closing in on Fall River county. With the recent positive tests in Pennington and Meade counties, city officials have been pushing local businesses to strictly comply with the CDC's guidelines to limit the spread of the virus. This includes maintaining 6 feet of separation between individuals and limiting groups of people to 10 or less.
While the Upper Crust remains open for business, it is not able to host groups of people so the dinner has been cancelled once again.
At this point in time, the club has given up on trying to have this dinner. With the uncertainty of how long the Coronavirus will continue to be a threat, it was decided to postpone the event for the remander of the year and hope for a better start to 2021.