2019 PRC Elections

Our elections are getting a late start this year. After a short illness on my part and ongoing other family matters, I’m back in action. The good news is that my wife’s 2nd knee surgery is coming along well, although not without a certain amount of pain and discomfort. She was able to drive today and that really makes a difference. I’m losing my designated driver status!

About elections: Our slate of candidates will look very familiar. While all officers are willing to run for another term, anyone interested in running for the office is certainly free to throw their hat in the ring. The Office of Treasurer is open and this time we have no candidate. This is a serious issue for the PRC because in order to be an ARRL sanctioned club all offices must be held member. And our constitution stipulates that the member must be a licensed amateur.

What’s required of the Treasurer? The responsibilities are fairly straight forward: Receive dues payments and deposit them in the bank. A couple times a year you might be asked to write a check on behalf of the PRC. Naturally, most receipts occur during the first quarter of the year.

This is a plea. If you want to see the PRC continue please give thought to stepping up for an office, particularly the office of Treasurer.

The candidates at present are:

Hal Rogers, K8CMD …. President Unopposed

Mike Marganski, KE8HBK … Vice President Unopposed

John Malloy, KA8VTV … Secretary Unopposed

OPEN … Treasurer

2020 Dues, now accepted

We’ve already been receiving payments for PRC 2020 dues. Those members are very much appreciated. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please take a minute to download the membership form and update your information.


We are working on a re-issue of a tremendous memento. The trully fascinating 1962 Parma Radio Club Call Book. What a club project this was! All hand typed! The PRC Call Book is complete with more than 55 pages full of names, calls, favorite bands of NEO hams, area clubs (25!) and numerous nets, plus ads from all the popular amateur and electronics retailers. It even has authentic, hand written personal notes by former member Robert Morgan, K8RBV.

Thanks to Tom Pechnik, AC8EH for carefully printing this fragile document in PDF form so that we can be share it with you.

** SPECIAL BONUS ** We’re making the historic Parma Radio Club “1962 Call Book” available to eveyone whose dues we receive before December 20th. Don’t wait. Complete and send the link below today. You’ll really enjoy reminiscing as you browse through names and calls of friends and relatives, nets like “Chix on Six” and long gone ham radio suppliers.

2020 PRC Member Application

Looking Ahead

Members are looking forward to the 2020 Earth Day Special Event at Stearns Farm. Mark your calendar for April 18, our 8th Annual Day. Last year was undoubtedly the best ever. What fun it was to see all the young and curious visitors enjoying the activities and talking on the radio to hams locally and in Canada. I can’t wait to see what we come up with for 2020.


Next Meeting

Hope that you and your family had a good Thanksgiving. There is much to discuss and decide at our next meeting, December 2nd.

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Hal Rogers, K8CMD President