AK9Y RESIGNS AS TREASURER DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS
Bob. AK9Y's continuing health concerns have prompted him to submit his resignation as Treasurer. Nominations for a successor will be accepted at our June meeting at which time a special election will be held. We will also need a new ARRL VEC Captain to handle our exam sessions. Our thanks to Tom, KA9ZXN who has volunteered to handle that duty at our Hamfest. We all extend a sincere thanks to Bob for his many years of service to the Club and wish him a continued speedy recovery!
SMCC RECEIVES ARRL MAXIM
AWARD PLAQUE AT HAMFEST
Our ARRL Central Division Director, Kermit, W9XA, made the formal presentation of the Hiram Percy Maxim Award plaque to our Club at our Hamfest June 17. Ours is one of only ten ARRL-affiliated clubs so honored in recognition of our continuing support of our ARRL Foundation Scholarship which is awarded annually to a local amateur.
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ANOTHER GREAT HAMFEST!
Although it was a bit warmer than we would have liked, at least it didn't rain, and we had another great turn out at our June 17 Hamfest, with mare indoor displays than ever and a packed flea market with many out of state license plates noted, and ticket stubs in the drum from as far away as Arizona! We had some great items in the flea market, too, including nice vintage gear from members of the Antique Radio Club of Illinois and the Midwest Classic Radio Net.
Our VE crew, captained by Tom, KA9ZXN, was busy taking care of license testing, and was happy to report that a nine year old Technician licensee passed his General Class exam! Many nice prizes were awarded, including First Place ($300) to Mike Molloy, W9MJM of Naperville; Second ($200) to Joe Araujo from Park Ridge; and Third ($100) to Amy Kritzman, WB9URU of Buffalo Grove. The Bird 43 wattmeter went to Mike Huedepohl, WD9GJK.
A big “Thank You!” to all who had a part in making our 61st Hamfest so successful - we can all be very proud of this major Midwest show, and appreciate all the support from vendors, our ARRL representatives, Skywarn, and other agencies.