Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For September 2017 By Stephen, KB7KWK

Hello everyone…
I hope you all are having a great summer. I don’t know about you but I am ready for it to end. Seems like it has been hotter than usual, I guess we all say that every year don’t we?

This is the time of the year that Club Board Members and Officers start to wind things down and prepare for next year. We have one more club meeting with a great program in September. Brian Betz W7JET will be giving his presentation on building a Portable Segmented HF Dipole Antenna. These types of meetings seem to draw big crowds and I hope we have more of these for next year.
Remember that in October we have nominations for Club Officers and Board Members for the following year. November is the elections for the Board Members and Officers. The presentation will be a discussion on the SuperFest and the areas where we will be needing volunteers to help out this year. Then in December we have our Annual Christmas party.

The Board of Directors added a raffle to be held at our general meetings. We want to raffle radio equipment at every meeting. It could be anything ham radio related, such as a radio, an antenna or even one of the popular Raspberry Pi Computers. We have done this a couple of times and you the members seem to like it. I think we will continue to hold these raffles.

With that being said, we will not have raffles in October, November, and December. The reason being we would like to sell more SuperFest tickets during this time. While we are on the subject of our annual SuperFest, JD KF7VOX and the SuperFest Committee have put together a fantastic list of prizes for the Grand Prize and Door Prize Drawings. Along with what is starting to be a nice list of Hourly Prizes thanks to Dale N7QJK. He has been busy contacting vendors and has received several great prizes so far

For those of you who don’t know, JD, he has been chairman of our SuperFest for the past three. He has made a lot of changes to how the event is coordinated and ran by all of the volunteers. Taking over the responsibilities in 2018 is, John Wolven KG7NSP. JD needs to focus more on his weekly radio show on KFNX 1100 and just does not have the time to do all the things he wants to. I am sad to see him leave. The SuperFest has been a very organized and delightful event during his time…

However, I am sure that John KG7NSP the chairman for next year will continue to do the same as JD. John has been working with JD for the last six or seven months and will have the needed experience for 2018.

The next time you see JD at a meeting or hear him on the air, give him a BIG thank you… This is a major job for anyone to take on and organize. It takes a lot of time and effort for the person who is in charge. Thank you JD for all you have done with the Ham Fest, prior Board Of Directors and all you have done for the Club.

Hope to see you all at the next meeting
Stephen Estes KB7KWK
President Superstition ARC