[AARA] Report on 15 June 2015 Visit With Sulphur Amateur Radio Club Members

Herman Campbell Kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Mon Jun 29 20:41:45 CDT 2015

Report on 15 June 2015 Visit With Sulphur Amateur Radio Club Members

On 15 June 2015 I had the pleasure of visiting with members of the newly 
established Sulphur Amateur Radio Club. This is a small club which 
became an Active ARRL Affiliated Club effective 6 May 2015. The purpose 
of this trip was to attend the Charter Club Party of this club which 
took place at Hollier's Cajun Kitchen located at 1709 Ruth St., Sulphur, 
LA 70663. Special guest at this event included myself, Jim Molan 
(KD5IGG) as Louisiana Section Manager, Jim Bookter (N5NVP) as Louisiana 
Affiliated Club Coordinator, and Mr.Chris Duncan who is the Mayor of the 
City of Sulphur, La. Additionally Mr.Gary Stratton (K5GLS) as Assistant 
Delta Division Director was also invited but, unfortuantly; had 
conflicting obligation the night of this event.

The Sulphur Amateur Radio Club is presently has a total of twelve (12) 
members and they seem to be getting off to a good start. Following the 
club president's presentation and introduction of guests the mayor spoke 
pledging his support to this new club. He provided a cost free place for 
club members to hold their monthly meetings. The mayor also told the 
club members that after the club has their 501.c3 status in place he 
will help them to secure grants from the City of Sulphur.

I spoke following the mayor and had the privilege of presenting the 
Certificate of ARRL Active Club Affiliation to Mr. Christopher Fuselier 
(AF5XP) who is the club president. That being done I then continued and 
shared information regarding Amateur Radio Emergency Services, the need 
for a District Five Emergency Coordinator, ARRL membership and the 
precentage of hams in the state of Louisiana who are members or ARRL,

Jim Bookter (N5NVP), the LA Affiliated Club Coordinator followed my 
presentation and he spoke on a number of topics such as Club 
Affiliation, club participation in the Special Service Club program, the 
importance of various club members applying for appointments under the 
ARRL Field Organization program, and then also about the need for 
additional ham radio operator participation in the local Louisiana 
single sideband and CW traffic nets.

Besides members of the Sulphur ARC, club members from the Southwest 
Louisiana Amateur Repeater Club of Lake Charles, LA and members of the 
Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club of Texas were present. All in all 
lots of topics were discussed and I feel that everyone in attendance had 
a great time. Following the meeting we then had a fine supper meal 
prepared by the folks of Hollier's Cajun Kitchen and then departed for 
our homes.


Jim Molan (KD5IGG)

Louisiana Section Manager

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