The past few weeks have been very challenging to several club members and Hampton Roads in general.
Record rainfall coupled with the “surprise” of Matthew impacting our area has taught us to always be prepared and that weather forecasts are sometimes no better than fortune cookies. Hard to believe another year is almost coming to an end but when I see November is coming up I just had to pinch myself because it’s time to get your nominations for the 2016 CARS Ham Of The Year recipient.
Here are the general guidelines in case anyone has forgotten:
- Must be a member in good standing for at least two years.
- Has not won the award within the past 5 years.
- Has been someone who you have noticed doing something worthwhile to make the club experience even better. Someone who taught a class, elmered new hams, etc. you get the general idea.
Please submit your nominations to our new club secretary, Van Rowe KM4KBS (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will turn over the nominations to the HOTY committee which I am working on getting formed in time for the November meeting.
Also the new board will present the club budget for the upcoming year for membership review and approval.
Reminder: There is no ARES meeting this Saturday since the club participated in the October Set earlier this month. Next Club BOD meeting is Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM.
Would like to welcome the new members who have expressed a desire to join CARS. Please welcome James Duke, KM4WIX, Dennis Watson KM4TJR, David Shamblin, N04DX, Patrick Oosterhuis, KM4TJV, and William Calnan, KM4VLO to CARS. Membership has voted to accept their membership applications and I hope everyone will make them feel welcome and a part of CARS.