General Meeting Information
We usually meet at the Hoss's Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA. The Hoss's Staff will take our food and beverage orders in the meeting room. Simply say the magic words "Radio Club Meeting" to the Hoss's Host and you will be directed to our Meeting Room.
If you enjoy eating dinner and talking about ham radio before the meeting then arrive about 6 p.m. If you would like to attend the business meeting then please arrive by 7:30 p.m. Either way, we try to complete our agenda and head home before 9 p.m.
We begin most meetings with an activity that reminds me of Show and Tell, which you probably remember from your school days. We select a topic that has some connection to our hobby. Each person tells a brief story with that theme. Everyone gets a turn, or you can pass.
September 20, 2017 Wednesday
CARC Monthly Meeting
Status: Successfully Completed
The third Wednesday of September at Hoss's. Dinner (Dutch Treat) at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Topics: Discussion of the PA QSO Saturday In The Park event that Frank Mellott is organizing. Follow-up from the Field-Day Customer Satisfaction Survey. Planning for Club Officer Elections. Discussion of activities that keep Harry and Valli busy -- the MS Bike-a-Thon, the Route 66 Special Event.
October 14, 2017 Saturday and continues on Sunday the 15th.
Pennsylvania QSO Party
Listen to the Coach. Play in all the games. Have Fun. Those are the guiding principles I learned from Coach Macey at Soccer Shots. I have started to apply the same principles to Ham Radio. Work this contest from home if you wish. Become a Rover or Portable if that is more to your liking. If my name was Yoda I might say: Fun you will have. Use Google. Search for PA QSO PARTY. Did I say Have Fun ?
October 14, 2017. Just Saturday
Saturday In The Park
Frank Mellott KB3PQT recently got onto the PA Turnpike and drove about 65 miles to the west of Carlisle. To my amazement, he did not fall off the edge of the earth. Behold -- there is terra firma beyond the horizon.
Frank has big plans for a daylight Club Activity. If hot dogs, ketchup, mustard, and relish are involved then you know it is going to be extra special. Connect with Frank to get all the details. If you attended our September meeting you would have heard all about this Safari to Fulton County Pennsylvania.
P.S. If you received the Meeting Agenda with photos and directions to the site please note that Frank recommends a better and shorter route than I described. Frank suggests using the Fort Littleton exit from the PA Turnpike.
October 18, 2017 Wednesday
CARC Monthly Meeting
Details will magically appear in this space soon. On the agenda -- If you are a member, bring forward your nominations or self-expression of interest in running for one of the elected positions in our Club.
October 21, 2017 Saturday
Farmer's Fair Parade
Status: Volunteers -- Step Forward.
Harry K3EYL has all the details. He shared an inspirational message at the September meeting.
Keep your calendar clear for this Community Service and Team Building Event. I would like 8 people to step forward and offer their assistance. Harry, Valli, Andy, and Dave are "regulars" for this activity. Frank, Doug, and perhaps a couple of others need to check their work-related responsibilities before making their committment. I would be so pleased to have a rush of volunteers.
November 15, 2017 Wednesday
This is this earliest possible date for our Club Meeting which is scheduled on the Third Wednesday of the month. By the grace of the 2017 calendar our meeting date is far ahead of Thanksgiving. You probably will have no surge of last-moment holiday responsibilities competing for your time. I hope to see you at the CARC Meeting.
December 10, 2017 Sunday
Our All Volunteer staff began planning this annual event. The reservation has been made for Sunday December 10, 2017, 11 a.m. at the TJ Rockwell Restaurant in Grantham, PA. We've given the restaurant a tentative head-count of 22. If you would make your interest known, and tell us how-many of your friends and family will be joining you, we will tally the information. Thank you to Valli for beginning this process.