Club Activities: FCARC 2015-2016 Calendar
The FCARC club year is September to August. We plan the next year's activities each summer.
The club meets every month except July and August. The December meeting is a potluck Holiday Party.
We may have a club picnic on a Saturday in May instead of a Monday meeting.
The June meeting is the annual business meeting and election of officers. Other meetings are combinations of business and program meetings, often with guest speakers.
Monthly meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month.
In 2015-16 we plan to meet at Greenfield Community College.
GCC is not available on Monday holidays, and when there is a holiday conflict the meeting will be held on the 2nd or 4th Monday of the month.
We have a monthly Saturday breakfast. This will usually be on the Saturday before the third Monday. Activities such as fox hunts may be scheduled following the monthly Saturday
E-Board meetings will normally be held before regular meetings, with the board meeting at 6 p.m. and the membership meeting at 7:15. All members are welcome to attend E-Board meetings. Summer E-board meetings are at 7 p.m., and may be at a Board member's home.
The schedule may vary due to factors such as school snow days or conflicts with public service events.
The Volunteer Examiner team holds Amateur Radio license examination sessions on the fourth Monday of November, February, May, and August. Dates for 2015-2016 are November 23 2015, February 22 2016, May 23 2016, and August 22 2016.
Directions to sites of club activities and links to maps
can be found on the
Here is a preliminary draft of the 2015-2016 calendar (revised August
*** 2015 ***
Sept 7 Labor Day
Sept 19 Breakfast
Sept 21 E-Board + General Meeting.
Topic: Public Service Net Procedures: Lessons Learned
Sept 28 Bike4Food
Oct 12 Columbus Day
Oct 17 Breakfast
Oct 18 Crop Walk
Oct 19 E-Board + General Meeting
Speaker: Dennis Markell N1IMW on Historic Ship-to-Shore
Radio Ststions on Cape Cod
Nov 14 Breakfast and Fox Hunt
Nov 16 E-Board + General Meeting:
Topic: Building the Pixie, a Tiny Transceiver (Phill, N1YPS)
Nov 23 VE exams
Nov 26 Thanksgiving
Dec 19 Breakfast
Dec ? E-Board
? Dec 21 Holiday Party
Dec 25 Christmas
*** 2016 ***
Jan 1 New Years Day; Sawmill River 10K
Jan 11 E-Board + General Meeting
Jan 16 Breakfast
Jan 18 MLK Day
Feb 6 Sleigh Bell Race
Feb 8 E-Board + General Meeting
Feb 15 Presidents's Day
Feb 22 VE exams
Mar 19 Breakfast
Mar 21 E-Board + General Meeting
Mar 27 Easter
Apr 11 E-Board + General Meeting
Apr 16 Breakfast
Apr 18 Patriots Day
May 14 Breakfast
? May 16 E-Board + General Meeting
? May 21 Club picnic (? and meeting)
May 23 VE exams
May 30 Memorial Day
Jun 18 Breakfast
Jun 20 E-Board + Elections Meeting
Jun 25-26 Field Day
Jul 4 Independence Day
Jul 16 Breakfast
Jul 18 E-Board
Aug 7 Triathlon
Aug 13 Bridge of Flowers
? Aug 13 Breakfast
Aug 15 E-Board
? Aug 20 D2R2
Aug 22 VE exams
The 2014-2015 FCARC calendar remains online