Even though the final numbers are not in year, I am happy to report that we had a successful Hamfest despite what look like a dire forecast of a hurricane that weekend. We ended up with a fairly nice day, not too hot, not too cold, and no rain.
The initial numbers indicate we had 10% more in attendance this year and we had double the number of visitors for the convention programs forum.
We had some pretty good door prizes to give away this year thanks to the effort of Mark WA2DIY.
Some big thanks go out to Sheldon Parker who was the Hamfest co-chair and big thanks goes out to all who volunteer to help make this the success it was. I hope I am not leaving any one out :
- Al Arrison, Bill Price, Ron Block, Bob Demola, Bob Durham, Bob Keogh, Brett Waller, Bruce Canino, Chuck Lanard, Chuck Colabrese, Dan Tremolini, Darrin Malone, Eric Morris, Gary Hewitt, Gary Reed, Glenn Dougherty, Herb Dyer, Jeff Garth, Jeff Welsh, Jennifer Robinson, Jim Clark, John Sawina, Josie Demola, Laurie Love, Lee Marino, Mark Gottlieb, Miguel Ramirez, Robin Herrmann, Urb LeJeune, and forum presenters, John Hill, John Zaruba Jr, Jon Pearce, Cory Sickles, and Alan Wolke.
A special thank you Tom Abernethy, ARRL Atlantic Division Director, for giving a very informative presentation.
As you can see, it takes many hands to pull something like this off. Thank you all.
Also, a big thank you to Hog Day Afternoon BBQ & Catering. The food and the prices were great. If you think we should have them back next year, let Bill NJ2S know.
I am also happy to report that the Club is now confirmed that we will be allowed access to Petty Island for the U.S. Islands Awards Program. We first need to qualify the island before we can activate it. We will need help from the membership for the qualification phase. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mark WA2DIY.
We will also be short some Club officers for the 2019 year, so if you have any interest in any of the Club positions, please contact Bruce KD2LBU with your nomination.
2019 will be the 60th Anniversary for the Club and we already have a full year of grade A presenters for the Club meetings and Tech Saturday Forums. If you would like to see the Club do some other things for this big anniversary, please bring those topics up at the next Club meeting.
Till the next time…
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