MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday February 20, 2019

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:30pm and will end by 9:00pm.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday January 16, 2019

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:30pm and will end by 9:00pm.

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HOLIDAY BRUNCH:   Sunday December 9, 2018

Our annual Holiday Brunch will take place at the T J Rockwell’s Restaurant located at 896 West Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA.  This venue is located next door to the Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses.

Seating is at 11:00 am.   Please arrive a few minutes beforehand so that we can be seated together at the same time.

Topic 1

Full Menu Option

In prior years T J Rockwell’s offered their Dinner Menu as one of the dining options.  Pricing ranges from 69 cents for the World’s Smallest Sundae to $25.99 for a surf and turf selection.  There are many delicious options between those end points.  If you wish to preview the menu beforehand please visit www.TJRockwells.com

Topic 2

Buffet Brunch Option

The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Brunch is available as one of the dining options.  Selections include Made-to-Order Omelets, Fresh Fruit, Smoked Sausage, Skillet Potatoes, Made-to-Order Waffles, Peel-and-Eat Shrimp, Carved Roast Beef, and the Dessert Tray.  The T J Rockwell web site mentions $17.95 as the price which includes a complimentary Mimosa cocktail.

Topic 3

Goodie Bags

Andy Forsyth intends to continue our tradition of providing each CARC Attendee and guests a goodie bag of things that make the holiday a little bit sweeter.

Topic 4

Something Nice for the Ladies 

Jeri Forsyth has taken the first steps to continue our other tradition of providing something nice for the lady guests and our lady members.

Topic 5

Door Prize Raffle 

Andy Forsyth intends to continue our tradition of drawing a few names from a figurative hat and rewarding each lucky winner with some kind of treat.  Many of the door prize selections, and the overall quantity of prizes, occur on a whim as I see what the marketplace has to offer.

Topic 6

Planning 

The restaurant will set the same number of places at the table as Valli Hoski tells them we will have guests.  An accurate head-count is the key to a pleasant dining experience.  Valli will communicate her needs to you and ask that you make a commitment that can be shared with the Restaurant Staff.


MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday November 14, 2018  One Week Early Due to Thanksgiving

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:30pm and will end by 9:00pm.

Topic 1

November Activity

Perhaps we will have an activity wrapped around the Arduino Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform.  Andy Forsyth has been working on a NAME BADGE that sends his callsign in Morse Code.  Andy will bring the code that runs the flashing light and the beep speaker.

Topic 2

Farmers Fair Fantastic Parade Recap

Harry Fasick K3EYL will present the topic.  The event is on schedule for Saturday Night October 20, 2018.  Volunteers on record include Harry Fasick, Valli Hoski, Frank Mellott, Doug Good, Dave Hile, Sherry Morgan, and Andy Forsyth.  Additional volunteers are welcome.  We can equip you with a Two-Meter Hand-Held Transceiver if needed.

Topic 3

Election of Officers for 2019

Our By-Laws require that we publish a roster of candidates for Elected Office 2019 at the end of tonight’s meeting.  There were no self-expressions of interest and no nominations of new candidates for office other than a motion to request that the 2018 officers continue in their current roles for the upcoming year.  Our November meeting will formalize the selection of officers.

Topic 4

Membership Secretary 2019 Volunteer Sought

I should have made this Topic #1 because without a Membership Secretary for 2019 our club will flounder.  I should have checked the entomology of that word, and some other words in this topic, because it really bugs me to use a word that means a “flat fish” when I intended something quite different.

The essence of the Membership Secretary position is to accept Dues Payments from the Members, issue a Membership Card to each paying member, keep accurate records of the payments received, turn over the payments to the Club Treasurer on a periodic basis, and give an occasional report of where we stand in terms of paid-up memberships.  Most of the work takes place in January, with a little spill-over into February.

If you are hesitant to volunteer for this Club Leadership Role because the duties and workload are a bit mysterious please express your concern and we will bring clarity to the matter.

Topic 5

Holiday Brunch Final Planning

Our Holiday Brunch has been planned for Sunday December 9, 2018 at the T J Rockwell’s Restaurant located at 896 West Grantham Road in Mechanicsburg, PA.   Our reservation time is 11:00am.  Valli Hoski and I will be fishing for your commitment so that an accurate head count can be provided to the Restaurant Staff.

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MEETING TOPICS:   Wednesday October 17, 2018

Our meeting will take place at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA  (Upper Allen Township.

Arrive about 6:00 pm for Dinner.  Our meeting begins at 7:30pm and will end by 9:00pm.

Topic 1

PA QSO Party Recap

The event was conducted on Saturday October 13, 2018.  Frank Mellott KB3QPT and/or Dave Hile W3VRE will present the topic including our results.

Topic 2

Farmers Fair Fantastic Parade Final Planning

Harry Fasick K3EYL will present the topic.  The event is on schedule for Saturday Night October 20, 2018.  Volunteers on record include Harry Fasick, Valli Hoski, Frank Mellott, Doug Good, Dave Hile, Sherry Morgan, and Andy Forsyth.  Additional volunteers are welcome.  We can equip you with a Two-Meter Hand-Held Transceiver if needed.

Topic 3

Election of Officers for 2019

Our By-Laws require that we publish a roster of candidates for Elected Office 2019 at the end of tonight’s meeting.  Do we have any nominations or self-expressions of interest?  Are the incumbent Officers ready, willing, and able to continue in their roles?

Topic 4

Holiday Brunch Initial Planning 

Our Holiday Brunch has been planned for Sunday December 9, 2018 at the T J Rockwell’s Restaurant in Grantham, PA.  Our reservations time is 11:00am.  We will be fishing for your commitment so that an accurate head count can be provided to the restaurant..

Topic 5

Meeting Innovation 

Last month we took a bold approach involving our dinner at Hoss’s — we leveraged Hoss’s BYOB status and enjoyed some Sutter Home Moscato, Chardonnay, and Merlot.  The most popular selection was Moscato.  For the October dinner our BYOB Fairy has stocked up on Moscato, Pink Moscato, and Sauvignon Blanc.  Enjoy.

Topic 6

Meeting Activity 

The other day Club President Andy Forsyth AF3I was rewarding one of his favorite Ham Radio Suppliers with a purchase.  Quicksilver Radio, based in Meriden, Connecticut and Proprietor John “Bee” do a great job with their On-Line Store and via their Hamfest presence.  Andy put a couple of Arduino Starter Kits into his Shopping Cart and has been impressed with the amazing things this tiny computer can do with simple I/O devices.  Andy says he will give a Show & Tell presentation of his project.  And, you might find an Arduino Starter Kit among the Door Prize selections offered at the October meeting.

General Meeting Information

 

MEETING LOCATION

We usually meet at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant located at 61 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA (Upper Allen Township).  The Events page will list the location of upcoming meetings.

Mention RADIO CLUB MEETING at the entrance and you will be directed to our meeting room.

MEETING DATE AND TIME

If you would enjoy the Hoss-pitality arrive about 6:00pm for dinner (Dutch Treat).  The Hoss’s staff will take your order and then serve the food in the meeting room.  Soup, Salad Bar, Bread, and Desserts are in the main dining area.
 
We begin the business part of the meeting at 7:30pm and plan to finish before 9:00pm.

MEETING ELEMENTS

A typical meeting includes welcoming our guests, general announcements, recognition for jobs well-done , a segment that reminds me of Show & Tell, customary business topics, a ham-radio activity, and a door prize drawing. 

The meeting atmosphere tends to be light-hearted and focused on the agenda

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COME TO OUR MEETING 
HAVE A GOOD TIME

You will meet other ham radio operators and have ample opportunity to ask questions or seek advice.  There are many years of experience among our members.  Meeting attendance typically ranges from 12 to 20. 

Members, family, guests, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Address and Directions to Events

 

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