Steve (W3AHL), Dave (W4SAR), Karen (KD4YJZ), Bill (N8BR), Wilson (W4BOH), Dan (KR4UB), Dee (KU4GC), Keith (W1KES)
Savings balance is strong, with 78 member’s dues current and 23 needing renewal.
Bill (N8BR) offered his resignation from the Board. While we hate to see Bill leave, his vacancy presents an opportunity to install Nick (KA1HPM) on the Board in the capacity of Chatham County liaison officer. Nick is currently actively working with the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to establish radio infrastructure at several fire stations and other county premises. OCRA has agreed to support this effort by lending Chatham county our repeater. Nick will serve as OCRA’s repeater custodian. OCRA and Chatham EOC still need to finalize and formalize scope, responsibilities, and draft a document of understanding. However, strengthening county relationships and providing assistance in support of emergency response is a primary goal of amateur radio, and OCRA is happy to help.
Dan (KR4UB) has done an outstanding job of enhancing OCRA’s on-line presence. The website is quickly become data central for all of OCRA’s general announcements, membership information, activities calendar and historical records. The site captures personal interest for use in program development and field day assignments.
Dan is exploring the websites survey function this year to match interest and availability in staffing Field Day 2019. We would encourage each member to login and update their areas of amateur radio interest.
From the interest list we have identified several topics for future membership meetings: Fox hunting, Satellites, and Dxing. Please update your interest profile and let us know what topics you would like discussed at a membership meeting.
Our next membership meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 11 at the Efland Baha’i Center. Topic considerations include building jumper cables, powerpole connectors, and crimping. This is a great opportunity to learn something new and refresh skills. Hope to see your there.
The 2019 Durham Fest will be held on Saturday of Memorial weekend. Please bookmark the following link to DFMA as more details will be posted shortly. OCRA Board approved renting two tables to sell items at RARS Fest. Hope to see you there. 73