Good day everyone.
After the general post meeting this past week the newly formed Membership Committee met to discuss ways to bring in new membership. My wife and I were wearing our TALARC shirts and had our handhelds with us. Carrying a handheld is a great conversation starter by the way. They asked me what I thought we, as a post, could do to build membership and I brought up TALARC. They asked what is TALARC because none of them have ever heard of it. I know, it has been here on the website, minutes of the National Convention, and a few other places. I do not know if it was mentioned in the Legion magazine or not after that convention. I promptly passed out the TALARC brochures that I received from K9TAL. Well, turns out that one of the current members of the post is a former amateur radio operator and he wants to get his license back. Membership committee approved the creation of a post amateur radio club. Next step, bring it up for a vote at the next month's general meeting for a vote. Since we are not asking for any money or changes to be made, I am confident that it will pass. I laid out a goal, vision statement, and strategy already. Those I will present at the general meeting next month.
I just thought I would pass that along as many other posts are working on creating a club too. It took a year to get to this point but it was well worth it.
Rich "Doc" AC8AL