D.A.R.K. Continues its Journey!

Hello, everyone!

After some setbacks, we are back on track to attaining ARRL affiliation!  The movement has picked up on our application and I believe we will have some news very shortly!

I am very excited to announce at our September 2018 club meeting, it was voted that we should go ahead and launch our website!  It will take some time to really make this the go-to site which correlates a lot of up-to-date amateur radio information in one place, but I am sure we can do it! 

This means I need your help.  One person cannot possibly know all of the things we need to put on our site; nor know everything about each subject.  I have some great assignments I will list below and if you would like to volunteer with helping in any of the areas, please leave a comment or message me directly!

Technical Researcher/Writer-the person responsible for these articles will be free to either personally write the article or bring information to our members/website about other helpful articles which have been written (giving full credit to the author/group).

Dam Information Researcher-the person responsible for gathering information about dams in our area or in areas our members travel to on vacation/business/etc.  This person will assist Sam in creating the official certificates/QSL cards for special events held at said dams.

Graphics Manager-the person responsible for creating graphics to use on the website, at events, on publications, etc.  If you have a talent for making eye-catching graphics, we would love your help!  Right now, our graphics are created at canva.com.

Public Information Officer-the person responsible for providing a public face for our club.  This person must be well-spoken, properly groomed, and be willing to attend different functions and events to get the word out about the club and its goals.  This person must also undergo PIO training overseen by the Club President.

Club Recruiter-the person responsible for actively seeking out existing or future ham radio operators to increase the membership of the club.  This is not a high-pressure position, but it is an important position for a very self-motivated individual.  The more members we have, the more active we can be!

Club Elmers-the people responsible for helping new hams get adjusted to the world of ham radio.  These people will be responsible for helping new hams get their radios programmed, teach them how to do radiograms/ICS213s, teach them how to ID and talk on the radio, answer their questions, etc.  This is one of the MOST important positions in the group.  WE NEED YOU!

We will be seeking more individuals for positions as the club grows, but for now, those are the ones we need to help get us off the ground!

73,

Sam (KE0LMY)

 

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Samantha Henley

My name is Sam and I'm thrilled to finally have my General Class license (test passed October 14, 2017)! I logged my first HF contact on October 14, 2017, in the Arizona QSO Party! Thank you, AB7BB! My husband is KDØWXT and my daughter is KEØLMZ. I support the armed forces and first responders. I am the Deputy Director of the Benton County, MO Emergency Management Agency. I maintain the BC MO EM FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/bcmoem/ and website: https://bcmoem.com/. I was appointed the Emergency Coordinator for our local Benton County, MO ARES (Missouri, U.S.A.) on October 31, 2017. I run the BC ARES net every few Sunday nights (alternating with other group members) at 7 PM CST on 146.925 (–) PL 1Ø7.2. I maintain the Benton County, MO ARES Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bentoncountyares/ and website: http://www.bentoncountyares.org/. I completed Community Emergency Response Team training with the Camden County, MO CERT and became a team member on March 26, 2018. I serve as one of their financial officers as well as their public information officer, managing their website. I will be one of the trainers for the upcoming September 2018 Benton County, MO CERT training class. I manage the BC MO CERT FB group and webpage. I am Net Control for the Region A Healthcare Net. This is a net which tests the amateur radio backup communications system for healthcare facilities in MO Region A once per month. I have completed both online and in-seat SKYWARN training, as well as Radar Fundamentals and I am Spotter #4 for the Lake Area Storm Spotters. I hold the following FEMA certifications: IS-0029, IS-0042, IS-100b, IS-120, IS-200b, IS-230, IS-235b, IS-240, IS-241, IS-242, IS-244, ICS-300, IS-317, ICS-400, IS-700a, and IS-800b. I have completed the ARRL EC-001 course and completed CPR/AED/First Aid training for adults/children/infants on March 3, 2018. I have also completed WebEOC and Damage Assessment training through MO SEMA. You can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sammhenley on twitter @ke0lmy and at AirSho as http://www.airsho.com/united-states/edwards/ham-radio-amateur/ke0lmy-samantha-henley

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