Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 20:57:07 -0500
To: "ARES-Champaign County":;
From: Steve Hilberg
Subject: ARES of Champaign County QST -May 2003
Status: RO

The April meeting was held Wednesday, May 5 at the Fire Service Institute.
Here are important notes from that meeting and other news.

ATTENDING
Members:  N9XDC, N9XDH,  KB9ZZQ, W9ADS, WB9HFK, KB9KAI, AB9FJ


WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS
I'd like to extend a welcome to Steve Brown, W9HC.  Steve is a long-time
area ham who you may have heard on weather nets reporting from Mahomet.   
If you know of any hams that might be interested in public service, please 
invite them to the next meeting.  A updatedmembership roster will be sent 
out soon.


MARCH OF DIMES WALKAMERICA
The March of Dimes WalkAmerica event on Sunday, April 27th was a big success 
for both the March of Dimes folks and for ARES.  The weather was perfect -it 
was a great day to be outdoors.   We received a nice note from the March of 
Dimes thanking u for our participation.  To quote, "It let us focus on other 
things than the radios and made things a lot easier."  The following ARES 
members participated: N9XDC, N9DN, KD5EOQ, W9ADS, KB9ZZQ, W9MOO, KB9TEV, KC9AZX, 
K9CFD, KC9DEQ, KF8ZN, and KB9UJV.  Photos will be up on the web site soon.


RED CROSS TRAINING
The ARC "Introduction to Disaster" training will given at our June 4 meeting.  
This training will familiarize you with disaster response issues and ARC 
disaster response capabilities. Since the Illini Prairie Chapter is one of 
our served agencies, you are strongly urged to attend this training.  We are 
also working on setting up training on damage assessment for those who are 
interested.


MAY NET CONTROL STATIONS
May 6    N9XDC         May 20    KB9KAI               June 3   open
May 13  AB9FJ           May 27    open
	
Be sure to check the web site before your net to get the latest net check-in 
sheet.  We are adding new members and I am trying to keep the check-in list 
updated.

Note: If the designated NCS does not begin by 9:02, then net control should be 
taken by any other member.  Always be prepared.   Remember to turn in your 
check-in sheets at the next monthly meeting.


ANOTHER REMINDER - DOCUMENTS NOW AVAILABLE ON WEB SITE
The net script, check-in sheet, and other documents are available on our web 
site, www.wa9res.org. We now how a viewable directory of documents on the web.  
Go to www.wa9res.org/documents to see the list.


NEXT MEETING
The next ARES meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at 
the FSI.  This will be the American Red Cross "Introduction to Disaster " training.


73

-Steve-

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