First, let me sincerely thank those who were able to attend the March meeting! We made some progress on shirts for the group, information about the Echolink situation on the Benton County Repeater, and more!
I have a new update for you!
Today I heard from Ken Wade of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Our letter of intent and information about what we would like to do as a special events amateur radio club is making its way up the chain! I will attach an updated version of the letter to this post. Ken explained that either our request would be considered at the Kansas City level or it would be moved back to the Harry S Truman Dam and Reservoir level to be determined.
I believe all the gentlemen I have had the honor of speaking with have understood that we wish to operate in harmony with those at the various dams and we are about promoting a positive image and experience, not only for our club but also for our partners!
Here’s hoping I will have more news soon, if not by our April meeting! I let Ken know we are interested in operating in July 2019 and it seems we gave them enough time to consider!
Thank you to all of the wonderful members of D.A.R.K. for your patience while I learn and take the proper steps to not only operate our club, special events and more, but also while I learn about permissions we need to run our events!
The Dam Amateur Radio Klub would like to wish Ken Vining KE0QAL a happy birthday!
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Barb and I had a very productive meeting with Tightwad T’s Mary and Heather this evening!
As you will note above, we got as close to “Krispy Kreme Green” as we could get with “Kelly Green” for the t-shirts. The t-shirts should be under $10 each until you get into the 2x and up sizes. Then it’s going to be an extra $2.50 per size up.
We are very excited to work with the ladies! They are friendly and accommodating for all of our needs, not just shirts! They can do any promotional/outreach items we want to have made, as well as banners, posters, signs, etc.
We plan to bring them a lot of business from multiple groups from Benton County. We will have examples of their work at the April meeting.
Thank you for your continued patience as we work to bring you fun things from D.A.R.K.
Sam and I will be speaking with Heather from Tightwad T’s on Monday, March 18 about t-shirts and maybe polos for the club. From the meeting minutes, you will notice the vote was for a “Krispy Kreme Green” color. We will work to get as close to that as we can and report back via the website and Facebook group by Tuesday. We will try to take photos if samples are available and get a price per shirt. After that we will take the initial order and payment for shirts at the April club meeting.
It is finally time to do what this club was created for: operate as a special events club!
At our upcoming meeting on Saturday, March 9, we will be going over the pdf attached to this post. It’s a guide I found online written by WB4AEJ which walks us through step by step how to do that from beginning to end as well as how to get a 1×1 for the event. The last part is all of the things we will put in order to run the event!
Bring your ideas to the meeting because we would love to have a lot of fun with our inaugural event!