May 2019 General Meeting

Congratulations James Finnegan KN4UWK!

James Finnegan, center, surrounded by a plethora of VE’s congratulating him on his new Tech license.

Happy Birthday Glenn!

Peggy and wife Lois congratulate Glenn on his birthday. Unfortunately, church fire regulations prevented the number of candles it would take to accurately mark the event. 🙂

Our Main Speaker Kraig KA2LHO On The WWFF

Our speaker this evening was Kraig Pritts, KA2LHO.  Kraig introduced our club to The World Wide Flora and Fauna In Amateur Radio Program. This program is similar to Florida Parks on the air, but much broader in scope.

The World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) program wants to draw attention to the importance of protecting nature, flora and fauna. In this spirit amateur radio operators set up and operate their radio stations from designated nature parks and protected nature areas-generating attention for these areas whilst givng the ham radio community an interesting activity to contact. WWFF is an international and non-commercial program run by the National coordinators of a large number of national Flora and Fauna programs including the United States (KFF) program.

It is all about teamwork!

In order to insure continuity as well as support for major club activities, the board decided that we will have committees to oversee major club functions. Each committee will be chaired by a board member, but will also include at least one member from the general membership. 

One such team will oversee Service events like the March for Babies, Warrior Walk, and the Citrus Bike Tour. For these events the board contact will be Glenn. Glenn will work very closely with Bob Doherty coordinating these events. Bob has had years of experience arranging club participation in these events and will continue to do so.

Other coordinators and team members will be introduced in the future. So far, the board has identified David Zdanowicz as coordinator of hospitality. David will work with volunteers like Sam Shaver and others to make sure club functions have snacks and coffee. 

Several other positions are open. We need a coordinator for picnics and special events, as well as a coordinator for Field Day. 

The driving force behind the committee concept is to encourage and give others the opportunity to take responsibility for club functions. The goal is to tap into the club’s talent pool to make us even better.

Attendance for May

AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AB1DX Oliver Richards Amateur Extra YES NO
AB4XK Chet Carruth Amateur Extra YES NO
AG4E Robert Young Amateur Extra NO NO
K0ZD John Stanford Amateur Extra YES NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K2TDR Ringo Breton Amateur Extra NO NO
K3JAZ Larry Turner General NO NO
K4EMT Sarah Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
K4JZ William Aten Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-933
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO
KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford General YES YES
KF4Q William Busbin Amateur Extra YES YES
KG4YNI Ernest Haynes Amateur Extra YES NO POL-296A
KI4CDY Patrick O’Neil Amateur Extra YES YES POL-219A
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES POL-415A
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KJ4DSQ Roger Land Technician YES YES POL-208A
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO POL-410
KJ4WFS Tom Evans Amateur Extra YES YES
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO
KM4STT Aimee Holzer Amateur Extra NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KN4FBD John McCullough General YES NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh General NO NO
KN4LEH Danny Dickey Technician NO NO
KN4OTS Harley Leavitt General NO NO
KN4PIH Richard Lennon Technician NO NO
KN4PII Sharon Kirkland Technician NO NO
KN4SAU John Beatty General NO NO
KQ4KX Richard Sharp Amateur Extra LIFE NO POL-127A
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-322A
N2TE R. Marchese Amateur Extra YES NO
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
NJ4Y Matthew Stevens Amateur Extra YES YES POL-680A
W4EMT Eric Clark Amateur Extra NO NO
W4MAG Michael Girard Amateur Extra YES NO
W7STR Springer Rush Amateur Extra YES NO
W8DUK Richard Grubb Amateur Extra YES NO POL-782
WA4MMO Geoffrey Schuck Amateur Extra YES NO
WB4OMG Harmon Morgan Amateur Extra NO NO
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith Amateur Extra NO NO
WB8QQR Norman Nissen Advanced NO NO
WX4AMS Andrew Stevens General YES YES POL-838
N7CUC Sam Shaveer Extra
K1TZD Greg Burton
KN4UJI Larry Collins
KK4TBK Frank Fernandez
KI4NBE George Gafford
KI4CRI Charley Gribble
KN4KIB Joseph Hansel
KI4EFL Don Jeerings
AE4RM Roger Meadows
KK4LYQ Bill Paul
KN4SAV Ed Schairer
Debra Bershak
James Finnegan
Robert McCarthy
Wendy McCarthy
Diane Sanchez
Robert Sanchez
Kathy Schuck
Glenn Sims
Glenn Smith
Minhei Rezac