Preparedness for Any Situation Class - August 2, 9:00am to noon, Fire Station # 7, 861 Independence Parkway, McKinney 75069
This class will be in three parts:
1) Mike Landers, KG5CJC, "Are You Ready? Do You Have a Plan?" Mike will lead a discussion on preparing for emergency situations you may soon face. This is a discussion you don't want to miss - this will get you to think outside the box!
2)Patty Marking, KG5AEL, will present “Personal and Family Preparedness” – this presentation/discussion will consider the personal aspects of preparedness. (BTW – Patty MAY have some giveaways for us if her connections deliver.)
3) Bob DeVance, K5CRX , will lead a discussion on Go-Kits, portable antennas, and small things often overlooked in preparedness planning.
If you have a Go-Kit, portable antennas, or other related preparedness paraphernalia, please bring them. You can talk about your items or simply place them on display for the benefit of others.
This should be a fun class with serious benefits for the time an emergency or serious situation occurs.
We’ll also poll the group for interest in a Go-Kit building/assembly Play and Learn class.
At the August General Meeting, MARC members will cast a VOTE to purchase, or not purchase, the existing repeater systems from MERA. Per the McKinney Amateur Radio Club Inc, Constitution and By-Laws a member must have attended at least one meeting in the prior six months to vote.
This is a very improtant meeting for all MARC members so make plans to attened.
Mike Baker-W8CM will give a presentation on how our repeater system is constructed and how a repeater system works.
A unique and pleasant challenge ahead for MARC
Recently, David Brandenburg, K5RQ, presented the club with a challenge to increase the funds available to the Walter Lemons Memorial Fund which encourages and supports youth in amateur radio. The Brandenburg Life Foundation will match our fund raising efforts to this end dollar for dollar between May 1 and November 1 up to $1,000. This was introduced to the club via an e-mail blast and a presentation at the last monthly meeting. The Board of Directors formalized our acceptance of Mr. Brandenburg’s challenge at its May meeting.