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January General Meeting, Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Please join us on Wednesday, January 14 for the ARROW General Meeting in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering at 7 PM and the meeting actually starts at 7:30. Here’s a note from our President about the meeting:

The program for the first meeting this year needs your help to prevent me from doing all the talking. If you have something new in your shack or an item that you find makes operation more fun or easier, bring it and show the rest of us what we are missing. For the second part of the program, I have had several people ask me to bring in some of my HT collection. It will be an informal presentation and I will adjust my comments to go with what the group has to offer with their items.


Monthly breakfast one week later than usual, now on December 27

PLEASE NOTE: The ARROW breakfast (aka Monthly Egg Chew) will be delayed one week this month, taking place on Saturday, December 27th at 9:00 AM at the Classic Cup Cafe, 4389 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor. We have again been preempted by that jolly old elf, Santa Claus, who will be having breakfast with kids on our usual date.

Election of Board of Directors

At the general meeting on December 10, 2014, the following people were elected to the ARROW Board of Directors:
President: Jack Spence, N8PMG
Secretary: Mary Anne Nugent, W8VWY
Treasurer: Harvey Bauss, KB8MUP
Technical Coordinator: Jay Nugent, WB8TKL
Public Service Officer: Jim Lommel, WD8RWI
Activities Coordinator: John Wasciuk, WA8TON

Yes, those are some familiar sounding names, as all were in these same positions last year.

In addition, we have a new Trustee for the W8PGW callsign, as Sam Spiteri, K8NOS, stepped forward to take on this task. Sam and our other two Trustees, Jeff, W8SGZ, and Dan, KB6NU, will need to determine who will serve as the Trustee Delegate.

Thanks to all members who have already paid their 2015 dues. For those who have not yet done so, please send a check for $20 to Harvey at 3322 Yellowstone, Ann Arbor, 48105, or pay via PayPal.

We ended the December meeting with our annual White Elephant Swap, which is always fun.

December General Meeting, Wednesday, December 10

The December general meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in or near room BE-172 at Washtenaw Community College. We start gathering at 7 PM, and the business meeting starts at 7:30. This month’s meeting will be elections of the Board of Directors, followed by a white elephant swap.

Participation in the white elephant swap is optional. Do you have an item in your shack that you no longer want but that others might find useful? Gift wrap it and bring it along. Each person who brings in an item will get to choose from the other wrapped items.

Though all current elected officers have said they are willing to run again, all are open to others who may wish to serve. There will be a call for nominations at the meeting. We will also be looking for a more local trustee for the W8PGW callsign, because Ken, KD8IPN, now lives out of state.

ARROW Annual Holiday Brunch, November 23

Dear Arrow Members,

Sunday, November 23, 2014 is the date for the annual ARROW HOLIDAY BRUNCH. This is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Feel free to bring everyone in the family.

Coffee starts at 10:00 am and the brunch itself is served from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm. The brunch will be at:

Sheraton Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 996-0600

We will be meeting in the Garden Room. The room is available to us from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Of course, there will be both breakfast and lunch foods served: made-to-order omelets, prime rib, peel and eat shrimp, salad, fruit, chicken, fish and much more.

The prices (with gratuity and tax) have been rounded up to the nearest dollar and are as follows:

Adults 21.00
Seniors 65+ 18.00
Children 4-12 16.00

Children under 4 eat free.

Because we will be getting only one bill from the hotel, please be prepared to pay in CASH. I’m sorry if this is inconvenient, but it is the way we need to do it again this year.

Come join your ham radio friends and families for this wonderful holiday outing.


John Wasciuk
Activities Coordinator, Arrow Communication Association

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