Good day folks, this is Phil VK5SRP with the latest news from AHARS
We have been under the impression the shack site is to be sold and redeveloped but the ladies who look after the hall are putting up a fight to keep the facility as a training and archival storage site for the Girl Guides. They have a lot of equipment and historical artefact stored in their shed on the site. AHARS members have had several work bees to clean out and repair and make this shed much more secure.
We are now planning on starting our coffee and chat sessions at the shack on the second Saturday of the month, the first for 2021 will be June 12th.
We are planning another back to the shack breakfast on Saturday morning May the 29th. The menu this time will be Cornflakes and fruit, toast and Jam, Bacon and Eggs, pancakes and tea and coffee. The price of breakfast will be $5.00. Please send me an email, booking your place at this event - firstname.lastname@example.org
The AHARS shack is used for coffee and chat sessions, assessment and training and for technical update sessions. We have several technical sessions planned but have not been able put them on the 2021 calendar yet. We have some excellent STEM kits for basic training built by Jim VK5TR and we are planning on using these later this year.
AHARS is planning on having a silent auction soon and John VK5EMI is busy making up a list of the more valuable items that are stored in various members QTH’s and in the shack, mostly from deceased estate collections.
At the next General Meeting Glenn, VK5GLM, will be showing us the equipment he saved from being thrown into a skip from radio station 3GI in Sale Victoria.
At the June General Meeting we have two visitors from Victoria and their presentation is entitled Amateur Radio For Kids. Joe VK3SRC and Julie VK3FOWL can be contacted almost any afternoon on 7.105 MHz and they like to chat.
The next lunch at the Blackwood RSL will be the day before the breakfast, Friday the 28th of May. These lunches are booked for noon at the Blackwood RSL. If you wish to attend the lunch you should book with the RSL on 8278 6253 or via email at email@example.com. This makes catering easier for them.
Please keep your subs rolling in. If you do not have access to on-line banking you can send us your payment to the AHARS post box, AHARS Inc, P.O. Box 401, Blackwood, S.A. 5051.
The subs were $20 for WIA members and $25 for non WIA members if paid before the end of March. There is now a late fee of $5.00 to be added to these figures.
The latest AHARS calendar is attached to this email and should be on the web site soon. It is version three and can be accessed by:
Clicking on the upcoming events tab at the opening page and then under the BIG PDF logo you will find a PDF file called AHARS Calendar_ 2021 and a version number. Click on this file, this is the calendar.
Keep an eye on your emails and an ear on the Sunday broadcasts to find out what AHARS is planning for 2021.
My email address for this month is firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s all for this week,
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092