American Legion Post 46 embraces Danville’s Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club

American Legion Post 46 embraces Danville’s Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club (WRARC)

AMERICAN LEGION

News release

WRARC commenced operation in December of 1960 in service to Boyle County area Amateur Radio communities.  

From left, WRARC secretary Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL), WRARC president, John Montgonery (K4OH), Post 46 Commander Tony Cromwell and Post Adjutant Robert Williams signed the Memorandum of Agreement on March 22.

The recent sale of Danville’s Red Cross property left the WRARC homeless.

Strong American Legion policy, identical Amateur Radio missions, and natural disaster communications enabled this distinguished radio club to vote to operate as a Post approved activity. As such, WRARC enjoys their own club room, Post resources to train and test new members, conduct meetings, develop their Emergency Communications van and mission, and operate their radio and antenna equipment. As members of the post legion, their families are eligible to enjoy all the post activities with their new found friends.

A number of WRARC members are card carrying Emergency Ops Center members from other states and some have completed the FEMA courses. Evolvement of these skills will enable the application of proven Amateur Radio assets to local natural disasters — a comfort for our Boyle County and Danville residents. Post 46 is the first American Legion post in Kentucky with an Amateur Radio Club. There are currently about 16 clubs in the United States.

The Ladies Auxiliary will be providing a welcome aboard reception for the WRARC members and their families.

Minutes – Meeting March 7. 2017

The WRARC held it’s regular meeting at the Methodist church in Danville. Those present were as follows:
KG4UQL, KF4FMQ, KE4SHC, KG4PIF, KA4SWT, KM4TPW, KM4FRM, KI4BM, KM4OLL, WD4LEW, K4OH, KJ4ND, KM4PDI, K4FT, KB4UPW and Visitors Hayleigh and Kosey Humphrey which are Chris’s grandkids.

The meeting was called to order by president John Montgomery at 7:34pm.
John asked Chris to read the minutes from the Feb meeting.
Chris read the minutes from the last meeting.
John Wulf made the motion to accept the minutes as read. Mike 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members.John asked Ken for a treasury report.
Don made the motion to accept the report. Mike 2nd and the members accepted the report.

___ OLD BUSSINESS ___

Legion:

John went into more details. The dues are to join the post not the American Legion they are two seperate things. IF you qualify to join the Legion you may do so. John said that the MOA had been revised to the changes that was wanted. Chris had a few printed and handed out for review by members present. Members reviewed the new MOA. Mike made the motion to approve the new MOA and go ahead with the signing and get the move started. Peter 2nd and all members approved by a showing of hands.

___ NEW BUSSINESS ___

CAP

John asked Chris to report on a message he had gotten. Chris said he had gotten a message from Ron Goodpaster which was doing some things with CAP. The kids there want to get their ham ticket so he thought of the club to do a teaching of classes so that they can get the tech ticket. Ron said it would be a great event for the club to get public recognition. Members talked about what materials to teach from and it was decided to go with Gordon West. Chris said he would contact Ron to get a final number of kids and contact Gordon to see if there is a discount on books. Bernie made the motion for the club to do this event. Ken 2nd and those present agreed.

PLEASE READ AND RESPOND: With the move and class coming up to was talked about changing our meeting night. The CAP meets on Tue nights as does legion. The members said that the first Thurs of the month looked good but for those not present we want your input if this will work for you too. Let me know so i can get this info ready for next month to vote on.

John Wulf said that there was a plaque going around that the club won for doing the Ky QSO party.

Next month’s meeting will be at the Methodist Church April 4th 7:30pm

Next month before meeting meal will be at Applebee’s 6pm.

Breakfast get together will be at AL’s (old red rooster) Diner on main st Danville past constitution square and before post office on same side.

Submitted to the members of the WRARC by
Chris / KG4UQL club Secretary