Members attending the regular business meeting listened to the pros and cons of two building expansion options presented by the New Building Committee Chairman, Dave Dean – W1JGV as well as several members weighing in on the discussion. After nearly a one hour discussion the membership voted for “Option B”, a plan to proceed with developing a plan to add to the existing structure and to make necessary repairs to the existing structure. “Option A” promoted the razing of the existing structure and starting fresh with an open floor plan metal structure . This meeting did not authorize spending at this time but merely defined the path that SEMARA takes. PROGRESS! Special thanks go to the new building committee for taking the bull by the horns and moving the agenda forward.
“Deerfield” is back! Back to the old familiar Deerfied, NH fairgrounds where the Hosstraders event was at its best. The tradition continues under a new organization, NEARFest (New England Amateur Radio Fest). Mark May 4th and 5th on your calendars now!
K1IBR Memorial Dinner featuring steamship roast, pork loins and side dishes. Come celebrate the memories of our dear friend, Bill Miller, K1IBR on Saturday, April 14th at 12:00pm at “Miller Hall” (new clubhouse memorial name). Open to All SEMARA members and spouses. Members of Bill’s immediate family will be present. Keep the date open and please send an E-Mail to Scott Szala confirming your intention to attend and how many, to facilitate the purchasing of food and assurance of ample availability.
It is with deep sadness that we report the loss of SEMARA members this month. Ken Gillum, W1QJR, Bob Kish, KA1YON and Richard Houghton, WA1CXG.
We lost a dear friend of SEMARA on Monday, February 5, 2007. William Macy Miller, Jr., K1IBR passed away after a brief illness. Armand, W1BUG, myself and a few other SEMARA members have contributed photos which I have assembled into this short video piece. Rest in peace Bill.
73 de Tim, N1TI
- Visit his obituary from The Standard-Times via Legacy with a guestbook and condolences.
- Visit his obituary from Potter Funeral Service via Current Obituary with a guestbook and condolences.
- Visit the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL website for a story on Bill.
The Camel round-table net on February 5, 2007 at 7:00 PM on the SEMARA 147.000 repeater had several check-ins, with many sharing their thoughts on Bill’s passing. The net lasted approximately 38 minutes.
In lieu of the scheduled Tech Talk, we will have out first FOX HUNT for 2007. Meet at the club hall at 7:00 PM for a brief meeting and rule review. Shortly after we send the fox on his way to hide, we will discuss hunting techniques and organize the “release of the dogs”. No experience or special equipment is required.