Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011 Christmas Party: Place, Date, and Time

Ernie and the board have decided on a location for this year's Christmas Party. It will be catered by Jimbo's BBQ, but held at our normal meeting place. Dinner will consist of a quarter chicken, pulled pork sandwich, two sides, and tea. The price is $9.00 per person which includes the gratuity, no refunds.

Christmas Party 2011
Westminster Presbyterian Church
730 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL

Tuesday, December 6th
Time: 6:00 PM

Patrick will be collecting the money for this event at the October and November meetings. Please bring the exact cash amount, change may not be available. Payment must be received by Patrick no later than the November meeting. Please contact Patrick if you have any concerns.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Silent Key -- Bill Stroud Passes


LAKELAND - Mr. William Mason Stroud, age 80, died of heart failure Wednesday (September 21, 2011).
Born in Bradenton, FL, on May 13, 1931, William came here from Bagdad, FL, in 1944. He was a retired surveyor for Edward-Panter Engineering. William was a volunteer at the Van Fleet Trail and a ham radio operator, number WB4DUN.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Stroud, stepson Maurice, stepdaughters Marlene and Shelley, sister Joanne Gill, nieces Laura Mango, Susan Surratt, nephews Phillip Lynn, Tommy Stroud, Michael Stroud and Ricky Stroud, all of Kathleen.
Lanier Funeral Home.

There will be a memorial service Sunday at 3:00 PM at the Mango residence located at the North end of Stroud Rd.

map to the Stroud residence

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Picnic Postponed Due to Weather

The picnic scheduled for this Saturday at the Circle B Bar will be posponed due to weather. It will be rescheduled at a later time. When it is, you will receive an announcement.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Picnic September 24th, 2011

LARC Fall Picnic

September 24th
Circle B Bar Reserve
4322 Winter Lake Road

Lakeland, FL 33803

Entrance south side of SR 540 (Winter Lake Road)
between US 98 and Thornhill Road

From 8:00 AM until?

Bring Your Own Food

and if you like something to share,
but each of us will be responsible for our own lunch.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Safety First

Patrick did an outstanding job presenting his safety story at the September club meeting. Unfortunately, all too often, safety is something we don't think about, until there is an accident. The time for attention, however, is before. Prevention is usually better than the cure.

Some of the topics covered were climbing safety, tower maintenance, proper electrical grounding, lightening protection, wiring, power strips, and how not to use them, fire prevention, and just in case, the various kinds of fire extinguishers and their uses.

Presentations like this require a lot of prep. Next time you see Patrick, let him know you appreciate his effort.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Three New Techs!

James Crennea is congratulated by Bill KJ4IAI and Jimmy AI4LE.

Jimmy AI4LE and Bob WA4YFM congratulate Martin Goff. Nice Job Martin. You did good!

Also present, but not pictured, were John Thompson who also received his Technician's license today, Ernie KG4YNI, and Bill KI4ZMV.

A special thanks to Bob and Jim for helping out with this session.