DARC December 2022 Meeting Reminder – Christmas Dinner

Is it really almost over? 2022 was a crazy, crazy year! And now it’s time for Christmas.

And I’m still looking for a Valentine’s Day card. What have I missed?

Well, since it’s actually December, and Christmas is just 3 short weeks away, and the first Tuesday of the month is upon us, we should meet for a Christmas meal. And that is what is planned for the monthly meeting of the Decatur Amateur Radio Club  We will hold our monthly meeting and annual Christmas dinner on Tuesday evening, December 6th, at 6:30pm at Libby’s Catfish and Diner on top of Priceville Mountain on Highway 67 in the Priceville area. Just drive out of Decatur on Highway 67 (the Beltline, if you prefer), cross under the I-65 overpasses, and head up Priceville Mountain. Libby’s it at the top of the hill on the right.

If you really want to meet in the basement auditorium of the Morgan County Courthouse in Decatur, please arrive early at the lower entrance off of Lee Street and let yourself in somehow. Enjoy the solitude, but please don’t get in the way of the building cleaning crew. And you’ll still be hungry afterwards!

This meeting will NOT be streamed on Microsoft Teams. We will resume the live streaming of the meeting in January.

The club hosted a VE license testing session last Saturday (the 3rd) at the Decatur Public Library. The next testing session is scheduled for January 7th, 2023. The testing sessions will be held in the Decatur Public Library on 6th Avenue NE (Highway 31) at 1:00. Please bring ID (especially your FRN, which is required on the license application) and your $15 fee. And, most importantly, PLEASE send an email to DecaturHamTest@w4atd.org so we can have the testing materials prepared and available for you.

The other continuing reminder:  the roster of current club members is now online at www.HamClubOnline.com. Set up your free account and if you have paid your dues (and the Secretary has updated the database) you should see that you’re associated with the DARC. If there’s an issue, let us know.

And it’s not too early to pay your dues for 2023. If you have not paid for this year, paying in December gets you 13 months for the price of 12! And $20.00 is all it takes. See one of the officers at the meeting, or mail your dues to DARC, PO Box 9, Decatur, AL  35602-0009.

One more thing: the club has changed its banking to Redstone Federal Credit Union. Since we are now “partners”, they have a promotion going for club members until Christmas than can net you $300 by opening a new account and following 2 simple steps. Here’s the brochure that explains it. We can discuss it more at the dinner. The offer expires at the end of 2022.

See you on Tuesday evening! Come hungry!

Richard Matthews

Author: KB4CAY

Ham since 1981. Secretary of Decatur Amateur Radio Club since 2001. I like digital modes and listening to local repeaters.