Fredrick MD Father's Day Hamfest
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Mon Feb 2 09:41:20 CST 2009
Gaithersburg MD and now the Fredrick MD Father's Day Hamfest. What
next? I hope they find a solution. Thanks to the LARG reflector for
passing this along.
Do not forget the hamfest at Richmond Va this coming Saturday, Feb 7, at
> [Original Message]
> From: Bob Moroney <windbrkr at erols.com>
> To: FARC Mail List <farc at mailman.qth.net>
> Date: 1/30/2009 10:55:48 PM
> Subject: [FARC] 2009 Father's Day Hamfest - Canceled
> As you may already have heard, the 2009 edition of our Father's Day
> Hamfest has been canceled.
> As you can imagine, the decision to do this was not an easy one. It was
> made only after extended discussion among the current officers of the
> Frederick Amateur Radio Club and other members, who together brought
> many years of experience with our Hamfest to the table.
> I personally believe that this decision is in the best interests of our
> Club at this time, in view of the many factors that have affected
> Hamfest attendance in general in recent years.
> But please, let me be clear that our decision only addresses our 2009
> event. In no way does it mean that the Frederick Amateur Radio Club
> will never again host another Hamfest. As the saying goes, "Stay tuned
> for further developments".
> Realistically, although we may not soon hold another event on the same
> scale, or on Father's Day, or at the Frederick Fairgrounds, the members
> of the FARC can certainly pull together to put on future FARC Hamfests
> and/or similar Ham Radio gatherings and flea market events.
> Again, stay tuned, and stay involved if you value this aspect of the Ham
> Radio hobby.
> For now, the immediate task that we can all help with is to make sure
> that the local Ham community and others who have supported our Hamfest
> in the past are made aware of the fact that there will NOT be a Father's
> Day Hamfest in Frederick this year.
> This will be difficult, perhaps impossible to do with 100% coverage. I
> have no doubt that some folks will go into autopilot mode on Father's
> Day, 6/21/09, and show up at the Fairgrounds in spite of our best
> efforts. So please help in passing the word. Perhaps we can keep those
> numbers down, and prevent some frustration.
> And finally, THANK YOU ALL for your support of the Frederick Amateur
> Radio Club and the many Father's Day Hamfests we've successfully
> hosted, along with the other events and efforts we sponsor and
> participate in.
> The Frederick Amateur Radio Club will be meeting on Monday, 2/16/09, as
> usual. Obviously, Topic #1 will be to chart the best way forward from
> where we are today.
> If you're not the "stay tuned" type, and would like to help steer our
> Club into the future, your attendance, participation and input will be
> more than welcome.
> 73, Bob K9CMR
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