Next Meeting: Oct. 3rd at 7:30pm
Reminder: Clubhouse will be open early for those wishing to use the club's HF stations!!
October is election month for club officers and certain members of the Board of Directors (BoD).
The Nominating Commitee has carefully reviewed each member and selected a person for each position.
It is the recommendation of the Nominating Commitee to retain the current club officers and Board of Directors.
The floor will be open for nominations prior to voting should you wish to nominate somebody else for the positions.
All officer positions and Phil's BoD position are up for election this year.
You must have your dues paid in full BEFORE you can vote in this election......so please bring your $20 bill to the meeting.
We will be voting on the proposed changes to the Club By-laws. You can read these proposed changes by clicking on the "BY-LAWS" tab at the top of this website.
More Mentors Needed for New ARRL Emergency Communications Course Sessions
High interest in the recently announced updated ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001) course is prompting a call for additional class mentors to help meet the demand, which ARRL Lifelong Learning Manager Kris Bickell, K1BIC, says “exceeded our projections.” As Bickell explains, the course is designed to be interactive, with volunteer mentors guiding each session.
“We appreciate the work of the mentors to make EC-001 an interactive experience for the participants. The real-world emergency communications experience they bring to the course is very important to the learning process,” Bickell said. “We look forward to bringing in more mentors to help ARRL expand the reach of this valuable emergency communications training.” Bickell has developed a waiting list for prospective EC-001 students, who will be notified as additional sessions are scheduled.
The EC-001 course covers the broad range of radio communication technologies, communication techniques, and emergency management skills necessary in helping served agencies respond to and recover from disasters.
EC-001 mentors should be ARRL members and active, experienced General class or higher Amateur Radio licensees, and at least 18 years old. Mentors should have experience in public service communication and in Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) activities and come with the recommendation of their Section Managers.
In addition to the EC-001 course, prospective mentors should have completed ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800; the FEMA Professional Development Series, and National Weather Service SKYWARN® training. Professional experience in emergency response or communication and as a trainer or educator is desirable, with interest or experience in distance learning. Candidates should possess sufficient computer skills, be able to interact with online-course students and with other mentors, and be able to maintain adequate computer equipment.
Appointment as an ARRL Field Instructor or as a mentor for the ARRL Public Service Communications training program is for 3 years, renewable based on satisfactory performance as an active instructor/mentor and the successful fulfillment of all current qualifications and requirements.
Field Instructors and mentors are expected to maintain their qualifications and adhere to all guidelines and standards of conduct for volunteers representing ARRL.
Apply online to become an ARRL mentor. For more information, contact ARRL Emergency Preparedness Assistant Ken Bailey, K1FUG, (860) 594-0227.