Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For August 2018 By Steve, KB7KWK

I want to thank all of you who came out to Organs Stop Pizza this year. We had a great time as usual at this event. We all got to meet new people and hang out with everyone. There were about 80 people there. I have noticed we have had more people at club meetings and events this year than we have ever had. Thanks to all you club members who are supporting the club. It has been a great year. As usual, at the Organ Stop event, I give out awards and honor those club members who have done a lot for the club through the year.

This year those people were: Andy Keels for his assistance as Vice President and for putting together our club programs as well as presenting some of them, Douglas Mitchell, W7ADD, for all the hard work as club Treasure and for his work on the club membership. Audie AG7OE, as a brand new ham and club member, Audie has jumped in as a fill in net control operator and he is always offering his assistance to club members, Dan DeVlieger, KC7MSU for helping out with Field Day as well as other duties within the Board Of Directors, Dan Karnes, W7TWR head of Tech and keeping the repeaters running at all times, Dick Odegaarden, KB3FO, as a Ambassador to the club for answering the calls that people make on the radio. Matt Radar, KF7RM, also an Ambassador to the club. Like Dick, Matt seems to be there when someone calls out for a radio check or if they are listing, Matt will usually answer. Jeff Harris, K2DFE, of course for his role as chair of the clubs Field Day event each year. Jeff Heinze, N7CCW, for putting together the club raffle each month and purchasing the prizes. John Wolven, KG7NSP, for taking over as chairman of the clubs SuperFest Committee, a big job for anyone. Rod Fritz, WB9KMO, for all he does for the Central Arizona Mesh Organization and for offering his home every month for the Mesh Workshops.

And last but not least, Dale Schmidt, N7QJK, for all he has done on the clubs two websites that he maintains daily. Dale was also presented with a Yaesu FTM-7250DR Fusion radio at the July Meeting. The Officers and Board Members contributed money to purchase the radio. The money did not come from the club. I want to also thank every Officer and Board Member for your dedication to the club. Without strong Officers and Board of Directors, it would be almost impossible to organize a club the size of the Superstition ARC. I would also like to thank all club members for supporting one of, if not the largest, club in the valley.

I look forward to seeing all of you at club meetings and outings in 2018. When you see me out there or hear me on the air, please say hello.

Your 2018 Club President
Steve Estes, KB7KWK