Superstition ARC Presidents Corner

For December 2021 By Steve, KB7KWK

It is that time of the year for the club’s biggest event, The Superstition SuperFest. Our hamfest is one of the biggest in the area and will be held on December 4th at Superstition Springs Center in East Mesa. This year we had to move the event from MCC where it had been held for many years in the past. Because of the Covid Pandemic MCC made some changes and the club was unable to continue the event at this location. The new location at the Mall should work out great. There is shopping and restaurants nearby.

We expect a lot of people to attend the SuperFest this year. For the last couple of years the Covid pandemic has prevented folks from getting out to public gatherings and hams are ready to hit all the hamfests in the area. The Hamfest Committee has sold almost all of the tickets to the event this year.

We have a lot of good prizes that will be raffled off this year. Even the hourly prizes are great, totaling from $300 to $500 each.

I would like to thank John Wolven, KG7NSP for his hard work over the last few years as the SuperFest Chairman. It is quite a job to organize this event and takes all year long to make sure a 6 hour event runs smoothly.

Also, I would like to thank Matt Churchill, K7YEG for stepping up as Chairman for 2022. Matt has been working with John all year to learn the ropes and run with it. Matt will need some help on this committee so please join. As we have been talking about all year, it takes a team to operate this event. Without the help of club members, we would not have a hamfest. One or two people cannot do it.

This year’s SuperFest is dedicated to Dale Schmidt, N7QJK who became a silent key in October. Dale was the club’s webmaster. Dale spent many years on the Board Of Directors and spent countless hours on the SuperFest committee.

73 all and I hope to see you at the SuperFest.

Your 2021 Club President
Steve Estes KB7KWK