The New Beginning - From Our President Donald Saltzman, K2DEG
The WEARC started in 1994 with the main goal to come together in an atmosphere where like-minded amateur radio operators could both discuss and engage in contesting, DX'ing and all modes of ham radio communication. As expected, the annual Field Day is the most-anticipated club event for WEARC, as it is for most amateur radio clubs. Our club will often host or participate in local community events. The club also provides fostering and promoting individuals in all aspects of amateur radio and a commitment to assist those with an interest in entering this exciting hobby an assist in attaining this achievement.
As an organization, WEARC firmly believes in the spirit of community service and outreach
Over the years, as with most organizations, the club fell into a rut and was not growing in attracting new members nor having a lot of new activities.
Upon the recent passing of our long incumbent President, a meeting of members was held, a new direction for the club was established with a commitment of more active participation by all the members, and I was elected to be the new President. For the last few months the change has been astonishing with many more activities scheduled and more participation by the members.
This web page, for which we owe Steve, KD2QIP all of the credit for designing, building out and implementing, has helped galvanize the membership and get them involved
The clubs first step towards a rebirth was the massive cleanup of the club facilities. A group of members, spending a good part of a day, went through all of the years of accumulated equipment, papers and "junque" and managed to fill a dumpster.A lot of "stuff" has been set aside to be taken to a ham flee market. The final act of the day was to set up a permanent operating station so that members and non-members who wish to operate on the first and third Wednesday evening of the month can do so with the mere flip of a switch. This will provide a service for those hams who do not have a station at home and want to get on the air.
Donald Saltzman, K2DEG