NOARC will host an Area Wide Christmas Party and 40th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Thursday, 19 December 2019 6:00-8:00 PM at the Live Oak Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. 4565 Live Oak Church Road, Crestview, FL 32539
All clubs in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa Counties are also invited.
We will also invite folks from Live Oak Baptist Church.
This has been a pot luck in past years, we will do that again this year.
What we need:
5-6 People to be at the Church around 4:30 for set up.
5-6 Folks to stay around for the cleanup.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Christmas Party” Somewhere in the subject line. Please let me know how many are coming, what type of dish you want to bring, about how many servings you think you have. Also let me know if you can help with set up or clean up
You can also bring plates, Cups, Drinks, and utensils. As we get the first dishes/items in, I will start sending emails out with specific requests to ensure we have a variety of dishes.
Of the five applicants that tested, Glen Simon, KN4UDY upgraded to Extra, and Randy Church, KN4OPX upgraded to General. Jonathon Murphy, son of President-elect Bob Murphy has a new call of KO4AFZ. These items got entered last night.
Please congratulate the upgrades when you hear and / or see them.
On Monday, October 21, 2019, the Mayor and Crestview City Council wanted to extend appreciation to the clubs and organizations in the city for their work. NOARC was invited to attend the modified City Council meeting, where approximately thirty organizations gave two-minute talks on their organization.
Bruce Adams spoke for our club. He mentioned the FCC mandate of being “a voluntary non-commercial radio service, with emphasis on emergency communications”; that the club is 41 years old this month; and also mentioned some of the public service work that is provided in the city and county.
Flyers were available for those interested in more information, plus the club’s website was delivered in the presentation. Again, NOARC thanks the Mayor and the City for the recognition.
Photo: (left to right) Alex Barthe’, Steve Strom, Bruce Adams, and Jim Morrison. Not pictured are Juanita and Craig Young, and Bob and Sally Walker. Photo by Robb Sugg.
Two applicants were tested on 8/5/2019, with David, KM5AT passing his Extra. He was licensed previously as an Advanced.
Others helping with the session were W4BZM, KI5FR, AJ4XK, KL7LS, KJ4RWD AND KK4WDQ. New member and new ham Bob, KN4UDT, assisted with setup and crowd control. He plans on becoming a VE within the next year.
Thanks to Live Oak Baptist Church, NOARC, the applicants, and most of all the other VEs. A special thanks to Ron for getting the Fellowship Hall.
It was a great night at the Main Street Crestview Association Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Patty KM4OZK, Bruce KA5DLV, Rich N4DPM and Ron KI5FR represented NOARC at the event. The first photo is the NOARC members, The second was Ron KI5FR accepting a very generous donation of $100 from Paul Lowry, President of Main Street Crestview. Thanks Main Street, we look forward to working in the years to come!
Antenna raising time. The advanced team met this morning to make preparations for tomorrow’s antenna raising. While waiting for some of the team to arrive, Bob Walker gave us an promptitude course in the use of tower climbing safety equipment.