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Club Activities: FCARC 2017-2018 Calendar

Revised 2/10/2018

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. In May we expect to have a club picnic on a Saturday 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 2017-18 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 is usually on the Saturday before the third Monday. The Emergency Communications Group meets following the monthly Saturday breakfast. Activities such as fox hunts also may be scheduled following the breakfasts.

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. E-board meetings in months during which there is no Monday membership meeting 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 2017-2018 are November 27, 2017, February 26 2018, May 28, 2018, and August 27, 2018.

Directions to sites of club activities and links to maps can be found on the Directions page.

Items that have changed since the original posting of this calendar in September 2018 are displayed in red.

*** 2017 ***

Sep  4 Labor Day
Sep 16 Sat 8:00 am Breakfast, Denny’s Pantry
Sep 16 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
Sep 18 Mon 6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 pm General Meeting,GCC 
	 Hammond Studio. 	
Sep 24 Sun WB4F (WillBike4Food), Hatfield to Vermont

Oct  9 Columbus Day
Oct 10 Tue  6:00 pm License Class, GCC
Oct 12 Thu  6:00 pm License Class, GCC
Oct 14 Sat  8:00 am Breakfast, Denny’s Pantry
Oct 14 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group,GCC Hammond Studio
Oct 15 Sun  2:30 pm Crop Walk, Greenfield
Oct 16 Mon  6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 pm General Meeting at GCC 
	 Hammond Studio.
Oct 17 Tue  6:00 pm License Class, GCC
Oct 19 Thu  6:00 pm License Class, GCC
Oct 21 Sat	10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. License Class & VE Session, GCC

Nov 18 Sat  8:00 am Breakfast, Denny’s Pantry 
Nov 18 Sat 10:00 am Fox Hunt. Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	  group members invited, meet at north end of Cherry Rum parking area
Nov 20 Mon  6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 pm General Meeting,GCC 
	 Hammond Studio, Program: Digital Modes, Chris KB1NEK 
Nov 23 Thanksgiving
Nov 27 Mon  7:00 pm VE exams, Northfield Unitarian Church

Dec  4 Mon  6:00 pm Holiday Potluck Shelburne Senior Center 
Dec 16 Sat  8:00 am Breakfast, Denny’s Pantry; 10 am 
Dec 16 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
Dec 18 Mon  7:00 pm E-Board,GCC Hammond Studio
Dec 25 Mon Christmas 
Dec 31 Sun 11:50 pm New Year's Eve net on KB1BSS 2m repeater

*** 2018 ***

Jan  1 Mon New Years Day; Sawmill River 10K Radio Ops report at
 	 9:00 am.
Jan 13 Sat  8:00 am Breakfast, Denny's
Jan 13 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
Jan 15 Mon MLK Day
Jan 22 Mon  6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 pm General Meeting, GCC 
	 Hammond Studio

Feb  3 Sat Sleigh Bell Race Radio Ops report at 9:00 am (*)
Feb 12 Mon  6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 General Meeting,  GCC 	
	 Hammond Studio; topic "Elmer and Elmira" - new ham Q&A
Feb 17 Sat  8:00 am Breakfast, Denny's 
Feb 17 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
Feb 19 Mon President’s Day
Feb 26 Mon  7:00 pm VE exams, Northfield Unitarian Church

Mar 17 Sat  8:00 am Breakfast, Denny's
Mar 17 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
Mar 19 Mon  6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 pm General Meeting, GCC 	
	 Hammond Studio topic: EchoLink (etc) 
Mar 26 Mon  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Technician License Class, GCC, first of
         six Monday/Wednesday sessions, register on GCC website 

Apr  1 Easter
Apr 14 Sat  8:00 am Breakfast, Denny's
Apr 14 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
Apr 16 Mon Patriots Day Boston Marathon
Apr 23 Mon  6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 pm General Meeting, GCC
 	 Hammond Studio

May 19 Sat 8:00 am Breakfast, Denny's
May 19 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
May 21 Mon 7:00 pm E-Board, GCC Hammond Studio
May ?? Sat 11:00 am Club picnic, Date & Location TBA (*)
May 28 Memorial Day
May 28 Mon 7:00 pm VE exams, Northfield Unitarian Church

Jun 16 Sat 8:00 am Breakfast @Denny's 
Jun 16 Sat 10:00 am Franklin County Amateur Radio Emergency 
	 Communications group, GCC Hammond Studio
Jun 18 Mon 6:00 pm E-Board; 7:15 pm Elections & Annual Meeting,
 	 GCC Hammond Studio
Jun 23-24 Sat-Sun Field Day Setup starts at 8 am, Poets Seat

Jul  4 Wed  Independence Day
Jul 14 Sat 8:00 am Breakfast, Denny's  
Jul 16 Mon E-Board 7:00 pm, GCC Hammond Studio

Aug  4 Sat 8:00 Breakfast, Denny's   
Aug  5 Sun Greenfield Triathlon (*)
Aug 11 Sat Bridge of Flowers 10K, Shelburne Falls (*)
Aug 18 Sat D2R2 (Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee) Deerfield to 
	 Vermont (*)
Aug 20 Mon 7:00 pm E-Board, GCC Hammond Studio
Aug 27 Mon 7:00 p.m. VE exams, Northfield Unitarian Church

* Dates to be announced or confirmed
   

The 2016-2017 FCARC calendar remains online here.

A PDF version of this calendar is available in the website Files directory, as http://www.fcarc.org/Files/FCARCcalendar1718.pdf. However, it is recommended that this website be consulted for updates.

 

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