Message From The President July, 2016

Hello to all,

The July meeting of LARC was especially good. We had John Leahy, KK4ITX, give a talk on portable operations to include a great “Go Kit”, and a couple of great antennas for portable use. See more on the equipment on John’s page at: There is lots of great information there to be had.

Secondly we had Don Jeering, KI4EFL, talk on magnetism with an interesting visual presently. Thanks to both of our speakers for these information presentations. 

The rest of the year is upon us with the months just flying by. 23 July 2016 presents us with a couple of events. First we have the LARC tailgate at The Revolution Church, at the intersection of Kathleen Rd and Duff Rd. Lakeland. It starts at 7am and should be over by 1pm. There will be tailgating and inside tables. Contact Kevin Rought, N4KWR, for information and tables. ALSO, that same day will be the 7th Annual WARRIOR WALK Sat. July 23rd 2016 / Time: 8am* First Presbyterian Church lawn. Volunteers will be needed for the event communications. 

The next few months will feature a picnic, date to be decided. Some great presentations, and then November will arrive with elections for the next group of individuals to lead our club in the coming year. There will be some old faces return and a new President to elect. The past three years have gone by quickly and it is time for a new person to guide this club on its future endeavors. I will be sitting in the audience and taking part in events but listening to the new ideas that will inspire and entertain us. I may even do a presentation or two in the coming years. We will also be looking for a hospitality person to take care of refreshments, coffee, cookies, and the like. Your charge is that of the coffee pot and its accessories, the picnic box with paper plates, fork, spoon, and the like. The coffee pot to each meeting and the picnic box to Field Day and the picnics about 3 a year. There you have it. 

To answer your question: No I am not leaving. I am just passing along the activities of the club to those that may do it better than me. I will be sitting in the audience and taking part in the activities as so many of our past officers do at this time. 

If you desire one of these positions let me know. Now is the time to start thinking about running for an office. You have a whole board to help you on your way. The past officers will always lend a hand.

See you at the tailgate or Warrior Walk or both.

Rich Kennedy – N4ESS


Lakeland Amateur Radio Club