Category Archives: Presidential Notes

Holding auction to benefit CVRC STEM Scholarship

At our last club meeting we had a very succinct presentation given to us by Pete Jones N1PPJ, who among other things is a professional auctioneer. He offered to donate his expertise and explained to us how we could make thousands, yes, thousands for the CVRC scholarship fund by simply dropping a piece of paper off to local businesses in our area’s, and gathering gift certificate’s, or items that can be auctioned off.  A few minutes of our time could result in being able to give an amazing scholarship to a deserving student entering the science, technology, engineering, or math fields of study. The questions on everyone’s mind were; why should we do this, and how much time will it take from my life? Well, let’s start with our Constitution which states, “It shall be our purpose to facilitate the exchange of information and (more…)

March 14th Meeting Program, etc.

We had a change of programming for our March meeting, on the 14th at 7:30pm we will have our regular club meeting. Afterwards we will enjoy a presentation on Emergency Communication. Jeff Shaw KB1WTI has been working on a project to show us the different sides of emergency communication and public service, and Mike Plunkett  would like to share with us some information about how to handle an emergency. For those interested in attending the Steering Committee Meeting, it will be at 831 Hemlock Corner Loop, Henniker, at 7pm, tomorrow night Feb 28th. We will be discussing details about the flea market coming up, about the idea of renewing the net on 895, will hear a report from the Events Committee and the Scholarship Committee Chair, and any new business. Hope to see you Tuesday! 73 Jen K1JNE (more…)

2017 New President Message

Happy New Year fellow club members! The New Year brings many changes to the Contoocook Valley Radio Club. First I would like to introduce myself as your new President. My name is Jen Shaw, K1JNE of Henniker, NH. I have been an active part of our group for almost 15 years, and a Ham for 11 years. I spent some years as our Secretary, and am very proud to be fulfilling the role of President. We have a new Vice President as well, Frank Ross N1FDR of Hillsboro is an active member of CARS, CA-ARES, and our newly formed Repeater Committee. I am sure he will do a bang up job as Program Director as well! I have many idea’s for a bright future for our great club such as; I plan to re-introduce to the club the guideline of Roberts Rules, and the more (more…)