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2020 MARCO Annual Meeting

The 2020 MARCO Annual “Tele-meeting” was a great success! The meeting was attended by 30+ participants. The Zoom format was so well received that a quarterly follow-up meeting is scheduled for August 15. Watch the website for an invitation. MARCO 2020 Annual Meeting on Zoom...

Dayton Hamvention Announces Cancelation of 2020 Show

For the first time in its 68-year history, Dayton Hamvention® will not take place this year, due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The glum news was not entirely unexpected, given widespread cancellations of public gatherings and a national state of emergency....

MARCO Reservations for Dayton/Xenia

I am looking forward to spending time with our members at our HamVention MARCO annual meeting in Xenia/Dayton, May 14-17, 2020. If you have never been to this mecca of ham radio consider joining us, it is well worth the trip!  Please make your reservation ASAP – Wingate by Wyndham, 3055 Presidential Drive, Fairborn OH.   Phone 937-912-9350.  Our “Medical Amateur Radio Council” room block of rooms starts Thursday May 14, for three nights, priced at $129 plus $16.45 tax per night (breakfast is included). Reservations must be made by April 23rd, availability is limited! I know some of you will be attending HamVention group events or staying at other hotels – your input is greatly appreciated so I can know who is and town, your availability, for planning the social activities for TH, Fr night as well as our MARCO banquet on SAT night.  Contact me at jay.aa4fl@gmail.com 73, Jay...

Tampa Hotel Block rooms must be reserved by March 13

The cutoff date at our Tampa airport room block for our MARCO annual meeting  is March 13,  Please act quickly to join us. Hotel records show 11 rooms reserved to date.  Two members are arriving on Wednesday, two on Thursday and the rest on Friday.  THIS is a Very important  annual meeting, please consider attending.  (We depart on Sunday April 28th) Only two board members who are not on the cruise have made reservations at the hotel.  Overall those listed as attending are Adams, Breault, Conder, Favaro, Garlitz, Lind, McGirr, Rabin, Small, Takada and Wolf. If you are coming to Tampa and staying elsewhere please let me know ASAP.  Once I have a final head count I will start making arrangements for social activities and transportation. Looking forward to a successful meeting and quality time spent together. 73, Jay AA4FL Book your group rate for Medical Amateur Radio...

MARCO 2019 Annual Meeting and Cruise

It is not too late to join in the fun! Eleven cabins are booked so far, our booking rate has been extended until the end of October. The MARCO 2019 Annual Meeting will be held in Tampa, Florida from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The meeting will be followed by an optional cruise to the Western Caribbean on the Carnival Miracle from Sunday April 28 – Sunday May 5th 2019. Full details for the Tampa business session and social activities will be available in October 2018. For cruise information, please click on this...

MARCO 2018 Annual Business Meeting

MARCO 2018 Annual business meeting MARCO website: https://marco-ltd.org Date: 2/8/2018 Start time: 8:40 AM End time: 9:40 AM Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Orlando FL (near HamCation) Attendees: KM2L – Bruce Small K6JW – Jeff Wolf N8CL – Chuck Lind KD4GUA – Warren Brown K9QA (formerly K9CIV) – Richard Lochner WB2MXJ – Joe Breault AA4FL – Jay Garlitz KD5QHV – Bernie Krasowski WB1FFI – Barry Rabin KD6EDP – Bob Smith The meeting was called to order by K9QA at 8:40 am. Treasurer: no report submitted Motion passed: change MARCO financial account from Wells Fargo to Bank of America since it is more easily available anywhere. The secretary and new president as well as Treasurer will be signatories in the account (so if one person passes away or is unavailable, there would not be discontinuity). Motion for nomination and approval of Treasurer: N8CL will be the new Treasurer. Motion for nomination and approval of Secretary. WB2MXJ said OK to being Secretary again, but with carve out of someone else handling booths and hotels at Orlando/Dayton. This was agreed to and approved. WB2MXJ will remain as Secretary Motion to have a Meeting Committee under the President to set up booth/hotels. President will appoint the members. WB1FFI and N3IM will be initial committee members. Approved. Medishare: no report submitted. W6OJB continues as Medishare director Newsletter report from KD4GUA. All is going well. KX4Z Gorden Gibby is a new member and author who agreed to write column for newsletter. WD9GET Keith Brandt agreed to write an article for the newsletter. KD4GUA discussed how he first got involved in the newsletter. When previous newsletter editor Ed Briner (sp? Call sign?) died KD4GUA volunteered to be the newsletter editor as he always had a journalistic interest. He uses Publisher software for newsletter and will forward Publisher newsletter template file he uses to Secretary and President, so...

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