Drafting 2018 Calendar of Events

Hello All,

We are creating the plan for 2018

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For example, we have Winter Field Day Jan, Presentation on Grounding and Bonding in March and K8MIS special event station multiple times next year.

What are some of the topics or activities that would interest you for our club?

Posted in SLAARC News

Great Lakes HamCon and K8MIS – Inaugural Events

Great Lakes HamCon

The first-ever Great Lakes HamCon is just days away, occurring on Saturday Oct 7 and Sunday Oct 8. We are looking forward to meeting all the club members at the event! We are also looking forward to seeing all the other clubs and participating in great forums lined up.

We have two tables inside one of the garages. Look for us there.

K8MIS

SLAARC will be setting up the special event station on Friday, Oct 6th. We will be doing some light operating on Friday, with most during the event on Saturday and Sunday. The individuals in the RV camp may also activate K8MIS during the evening or early morning hours.

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Meeting Announcement and President’s Newsletter – October

Hello All,

Welcome to Fall! We have our first meeting of Fall to discuss the major event for this time of year, the Great Lakes Ham Con. This includes our clubs support for the K8MIS special event station. Please find some more information in my newsletter.

SLAARC Presidents Newsletter Oct-2017

For our next meeting, we will keep the business brief and speak of what we need to do for K8MIS.

SLAARC Meeting Agenda Oct-2017

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President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement – September

A very special event occurred in August…..we had so many individuals at one of our Saturday breakfasts, we needed to form an “L” shape to fit everyone at the table!

There was also a spectacular event, the Great American Eclipse, which was the first total eclipse going through the continental US since 1979. This month’s program will present members stories of their experiences. I was stunned by the stories of the 15 hour traffic jam from Marion to Chicago, IL.

Please come to the next meeting with your stories, images and show-and-tell.  I will present some of my images and show my camera set-up.  Would be great for others to do the same!

Totality with Diamond Ring, Outside Dillard’s in Marion, IL

School is back in session and Fall is approaching. That means new activities for the our club for the Great Lakes Ham Con. For SLAARC, this means our plans are ramping up for our October special event, K8MIS.

Calling all Presenters

Have something to present to the club?  We have openings for our October and November meetings for presentations or programs. It does not need to be a written presentation, it can be a show-and-tell, general discussion, or a group activity.

Please contact me with a topic you would like to present.

Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • Participate in our business meeting
  • Provide input for K8MIS
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)

Presentation

The Great American Eclipse – Member Experiences

Meeting Date:  Sep 10, 2017

Meeting Time:  18:30-Social, 19:00-Meeting Start

John NU8M SLAARC President

SLAARC Meeting Agenda Sep-2017

SLAARC Presidents Newsletter Sep-2017

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Special Meeting to authorize payment for Flea Market Space at GLHC

We will call a special meeting to authorize payment for Flea Market Space at the Great Lakes HamCon in October 7th and 8th.  It will occur on Saturday, August 26th, 8:00 AM, at the Senate Coney Island, 25900 West Pontiac Trail, South Lyon MI, 48178

SLAARC Special Meeting Agenda Aug-26-2017

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President’s Newsletter and Meeting Announcement

Dear SLAARC member:

Wow, has the summer been going by quickly! Since Field Day, we have been supporting the next major club events occurring in August and October, K8MIS.

The preparations for K8MIS is in full swing for the next major NASCAR event at Michigan International Speedway, August 11th to 13th.  We will have two separate activities; a Meet-and-Greet table in the Fan Zone to introduce visitors to the hobby and our operating station in the Graves Farm RV Park adjacent to the race track.

We are also looking forward to the Great Lakes Ham Con with the special event located between the garages with vendor tables and the conference rooms that hold the talks and classes, from the radio-rooms found next to G1 (and next to the rest rooms in B54!).

For both, we invite any in our membership that will be willing to volunteer their time and talents.

For more information, please go to our web page: http://www.slaarc.com/2017/08/k8mis-special-event-station-at-august-race/

Calling all Presenters

Have something to present to the club?  We have openings for our September, October and November meetings for presentations or programs. It does not need to be a written presentation, it can be a show-and-tell, general discussion, or a group activity.

Please contact me with a topic you would like to present.


Meeting Announcement

Agenda Highlights

Come to the meeting to:

  • K8MIS
  • Bring your Show and Tell item. (Optional)

Presentation

K8MIS – August edition and update

Meeting Date:  August 13, 2017

Meeting Time:  18:30-Social, 19:00-Meeting Start

John NU8M SLAARC President

 

 

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K8MIS Special Event Station at August Race

Our club will be participating in the Special Event station at MIS.
 
Those interesting in coming out, may sign-up on the August Race Volunteer Form
 
We have two locations, a Meet-and-Greet table in the Fan Zone by the race and the special event station at the Graves Family RV park adjacent to the MIS race track. The Facebook page is a great way to ask questions:
See you there!
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President’s Newsletter and July Meeting Announcement

Hello All,

We have made it through the major activity for our club, and it was a great one.  It was a fun field day, with lots of visitors, great food and great band conditions.  Even the weather cooperated, with some well placed gusts of wind.

I added some more detail in my Newsletter

SLAARC Presidents Newsletter July-2017

For our meeting starting at 6:30 PM on  July 9th, we will discuss our Field Day results and contemplate what we may like to do next time around.

SLAARC Meeting Agenda Jul-2017

For a review of what was discussed in June’s meeting, you may review our Meeting Minutes.

SLAARC_June_2017_Meeting_Minutes

73’s  NU8M

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Michigan Section Family Outing July 7 & 8

 

Larry WB8R wanted our club to know about the following event, as mentioned in the June Michigan Section News


The 19th annual Michigan Section Family Outing will once again be held at the Woodlands Conference Center and Campground in the woods near Hale, Michigan. This facility has 420 acres of beautiful Northern Michigan woods and most likely we will have it all to ourselves. In addition to being a family friendly event (plenty of things for kids to do), this will be the location for the Michigan Section Statewide Emergency Coordinator’s annual meeting and training session. We have a large indoor facility that works very well for presentations and discussions.

John McDonough and his crew have assembled a great program that will begin on Friday afternoon and will run all day on Saturday. Lunch will be provided on Saturday, but you are free to bring your own. The entire outing is powered by donations.
See our website located at www.sectionouting.info for complete details.

There is plenty of room for campers in anything from a pup tent to a motorhome and a fifth wheel. Electrical hookup is available as well and permanent restrooms with showers are close by. Antennas are not a problem, so there are good opportunities to operate portable from there. Campers are welcome to come early and enjoy the peace and quiet.

This is a fun event coupled with a great place to network with others and share experiences. I guarantee that you will go home with more knowledge that you came with!

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GLARA Founding Member Club Gathering @ MIS

Hello All,

Please find a message from Larry WB8R about an upcoming gathering for the founding clubs for the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association.


Good morning,

As a founding member club of the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association, you are invited to an event at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The purpose of this visit is to familiarize our members with the facility and to explain more in depth what the plans are for the GLHamCon in October. As you will see on the attached PDF, we have provided a listing of various tasks and committees at the event that need volunteers to be assigned to.

I will have detailed track access information available soon and will forward that when I have it. In the meantime, please pass this information along to your club members. It is important that each club have at least a couple of people in attendance (the more the better) so the information can be take back home to your club members.

Please feel free to ask questions at info@glhamcon.org.

We are looking forward to seeing you at MIS on July 15!

73,

Larry, WB8R

Larry Camp, WB8R

Great Lakes HamCon

(C) 517.617.4883

(H) 517.278.0406

wb8r@glhamcon.org

GLHamCon Club MIS Meeting Jul 15

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