SARA Newsletter ----- "All the news that fits, we print" ----- December, 1998
The November Meeting
...was held on November 11th at 7:35 PM with 12 members in attendance. The meeting was adjourned by the President at 8:40 PM.
The next meeting will be our Christmas Dinner/meeting at K-Bob's at 7:00 PM on December 9th.
Minutes of Meeting
The following are excerpts from the minutes of the November meeting:
Jon, KC5NTW, will get a copy of the banquet menu from K-Bob's for publication in the December Newsletter
After payment of janitorial fees and a fee to Tech for use of tables and chairs, the Hamfest profit will be $441.00
Some discussion was made about Nick Fleming's kids and the job they did at the Hamfest versus what the 2 janitors actually did.
It was felt that because we were using the school it requires the janitors to be there. Dave, N1IRZ thought that we should talk
with Anna Mae at the Superintendent's office to arrange payment for the janitorial services. The bottom line is that Nick's kids
should be recognized and given credit for all they did.
Dave, N1IRZ, suggested that we should take a look at "tail-gaters" and possibly charging for them in the future. He said there
were about 20 set up, at no charge, and some people checked them out but never came in to check out the vendors inside.
There were suggestions for possibly using Parkview Elementary because it is centrally located and close to restaurants and going
back to Finlay for future Hamfests.
Dave, N1IRZ, suggested that we have a Hamfest committee that could meet, nail down place and firm date for the following
years Hamfest by mid-January. This would give sufficient time for getting vendors and possibly listing them in the flyer, letting
the Ham community know earlier of our intentions and it would enable us to draw a larger crowd.
Paul, NA5N, suggested that we coordinate with the Albuquerque club and possibly alternate every other year and have a Major
Felix, W5BX, reported that the building on the mountain where Bob Sparks repeater is located needs some roof repair. Bill,
K8HUH, is donating some roofing paper and nails to facilitate the repairs.
Al, AC5BX, adjourned meeting at 9: 00 PM.
Annual Christmas Dinner
The Christmas dinner/meeting will be held at K-Bob's on Wednesday December 9th at 7:00 PM. This is an annual event where little
or no club business is conducted and the main purpose is good food, good camaraderie and an evening of relaxation. Attached to the
Newsletter this month is the menu that will be offered...You do not have to make reservations, just show up, Order-up and chow
down. Please note that all entrees are one price.$7.00 which includes drink (non-alcoholic), sales tax and gratuity. Where else can
you get a deal like this and have some good social intercourse at the same time. So put on your glad rags and come out for a night of
just plain fun.
January 13, 1999 - SARA regular meeting at 7:30 PM
Don't forget the weekly ARES net on 146.68 MHz, Wednesdays at 8:00 PM local.
The SARA slow code net is held Tuesday evenings at 8:00 PM on 28.228 MHz. Join in to improve your CW skills.
SARA meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM. The clubhouse is located at 704 5th Street, Socorro,
NM ( between Manzanares and Abeyta behind the chain-link fence).
Every Saturday ~ 8:30 to 9:30 am. Coffee and donuts at McDonalds in Socorro.
SARA Web Site
SARA's Web Page is located at - http://www.ees.nmt.edu/sara/homepage.html on the internet. The SARA web page is maintained
by Dave, KB5YIW, and contains past copies of SARA Newsletters, calendar of events, latest and greatest ARRL news, club events,
and links to other Ham related web pages. Next time you're surfing the net...give us a visit.
Submissions to SARA Newsletter
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interest to the readers and be 200 - 300 words in length. Each month ads from SARA members to buy, sell or trade may be included.
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discretion of the editor. To be assured of consideration for the next newsletter, material must be received by the 25th of the month.
Submissions in the form of DOS ASCII files would be preferred. E-mail is good (to
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