[mdmars_members] Re: Amateur Radio club and MARS at the American Legion

  • From: J Sears <aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mdmars_members@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:17:40 -0700 (PDT)

Bruce.. if you are in another state how about transfering to Post 223 in 
Sykesville?  If you agree we can take of it next meeting.  
I joined when the notice first hit the QRZ site and already have my card from 
the Legion Radio club... suggest you do the same if you can.
Like I said last night I briefed the Sykesville post last evening.. or at least 
the House committee  in hopes of setting up a station there. I have told them 
about the MARS connection and discussed it with them.  What they do not know is 
that I had an agenda before I even joined the Legion club... and that is to 
give us a permenant home.  So as you can see the more that join there the 

--- On Thu, 6/30/11, bmcpherson73@xxxxxxxxxxx <bmcpherson73@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: bmcpherson73@xxxxxxxxxxx <bmcpherson73@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [mdmars_members] Re: Amateur Radio club and MARS at the American Legion
To: mdmars_members@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 6:01 AM

Thanks Jim,
Here is some additional information from the American Legion web site:

"Posts interested in establishing an amateur-radio communications station at 
their post can contact k9tal@xxxxxxxxxx for details.

To join The American Legion Amateur Radio Club just send your name, call sign, 
address and Legion/Auxiliary/SAL membership number to: k9tal@xxxxxxxxxxx

You will receive a colorful membership card by mail. Your club membership will 
remain active as long as your Legion or Legion family membership is up to date."
You said to let you know if you are a Legion member in Maryland. What if I am a 
member of a post in another state? Doesn't that count?
This is a great initiative as it may give us a permanent presence somewhere, 
and besides, the food is good there. Thanks for your efforts
Bruce AAT3TW
On 06/29/11, J Sears<aat3ok@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On May 4th and 5th, 2011 the National Executive Committee of the American 
Legion in Indianapolis, Indiana passed Resolution No.11 establishing The 
American Legion Amateur Radio Club. 
This evening John AAA3MD and I met with the House Committee of American Legion 
Post 223 in Sykesville with a request to start a local amateur radio club and 
establish a station at the at the post. 
We have explained to the House committee about the need for 125-150 sq ft of 
space in a room that can be locked to prevent unauthorized access to the 
The house committee seemed interested in our proposal and promised to present 
our request to the Executive committee in August. If the Executive committee 
likes the proposal we must present it at the general membership meeting 
(probably the third Wednesday of August). 
Why should MARS care? 
Well, because MARS will be a big part of the presence at the post AND that 
gives us an OFFICIAL status in the post. Believe me when I tell you that this 
would not be possible without the National Post resolution. What we get out of 
this is a place to meet, and a sponsor or sorts. 
What does the Legion post get? 
They get help to meeting a requirement to support DHS, Emergency 
communications/preparedness in the community. 
What can you do to help? 
If you are a veteran please come join American Legion Post 223. If you are not 
a veteran but your father was you are eligible to join the Sons of the American 
Legion. There are some specific date requirements for military service for both 
organizations. Talk to me and I will find out if you qualify. 
If you belong to a different post in Maryland please drop me a note and let me 
know which post. When I go before general membership in August I would like to 
have a complete list of who belongs so they do not think they are being invaded 
by outsiders.  
Remember to gain access to the station on you own you will have to be a Legion 
member. Besides if the post is going to support us…. Shouldn’t we support them? 
Oh, Before I forget it.. if you belong to the Sykesville post already please 
plan to come to the 
August general membership meeting so show your support. 
Jim AAT3OKMaryland / DC Web Site: http://www.mdcarmymars.org/ Virginia / West 
Virginia Web Site: http://members.cox.net/aam3ava/ Region 3 Web Site: 
http://www.rgn3armymars.org/ List Serve Administrator: John aar3ck@xxxxxxxxxxx 

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