Club Activities: FCARC 2014-2015 Calendar

Revised 5/20/2015

A one-page graphic calendar is available here (PDF file).

The FCARC club year is September to August. We plan the next year's activities each summer.

The club meets every month except July and August. The December meeting is a potluck Holiday Party. We may have a club picnic on a Saturday in May instead of a Monday meeting. The June meeting is the annual business meeting and election of officers. Other meetings are combinations of business and program meetings, often with guest speakers.

Monthly meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month. In the past our monthly meetings have been held at the Greenfield High School. We will have at least some meetings in 2014-15 at Greenfield Community College. Neither GCC nor GHS are available on Monday holidays, and when there is a holiday conflict the meeting will be held on the 2nd or 4th Monday of the month.

We have a monthly Saturday breakfast. This will usually be on the Saturday before the third Monday. Activities such as fox hunts may be scheduled following the monthly Saturday breakfasts.

E-Board meetings will normally be held before regular meetings, with the board meeting at 6 p.m. and the membership meeting at 7:15. All members are welcome to attend E-Board meetings. Summer E-board meetings are at 7 p.m., usually at a Board member's home.

The schedule may vary due to factors such as school snow days or conflicts with public service events.

The Volunteer Examiner team holds Amateur Radio license examination sessions on the fourth Monday of August, November, February, and May. Dates for 2014-2015 are August 25 2014, November 24 2014, February 23 2015, May 25 2015, and August 24 2015.

Directions to sites of club activities and links to maps can be found on the Directions page.

Items that change after the original posting of this calendar in August 2014 are displayed in red.


 Sep 1  all      Annual dues are due  
 Sep 13  Sat  8 a.m.  Club Breakfast  Denny's, Greenfield  
 Sep 15  Mon  6 p.m.  E-Board meeting  GCC   info
 Sep 15  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Meeting &
 GCC: 2013-14 Year in Review   info
 Sep 28  Sun  all day
 or shifts
 Food Bank
 Contact: Chris Myers KB1NEK for
 information or to volunteer.
 Oct 18  Sat  8 a.m.  Club Breakfast    Denny's  
 Oct 19
 Sun  1 p.m. for
 radio ops
 Crop Hunger Walk
 Montague Center
 Contact Phil Grant, N1YPS to ask
 questions or volunteer.
 Oct 20  Mon  6 p.m.  E-Board meeting  GCC  
 Oct 20  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Meeting &
 GCC, Matt Wihelm, W1MSW
  ARRL Contest Branch Manager
 Nov 15  Sat  8 a.m.  Club breakfast  Denny's, Greenfield  
 Nov 15  Sat  ~10a.m.  Fox Hunt  Start at Poet's Seat Tower  
 Nov 17  Mon  6 p.m.  E-Board mtg  GCC  
 Nov 17  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Meeting &
 GCC S301
 Antenna Experiments and
 Explanations (Al, N1AW)
 Nov 24  Mon  7 p.m.  VE license tests  Northfield Unitarian Church   info
 Dec 13  Sat  8 a.m.  Club breakfast   Denny's, Greenfield  
 Dec 15  Mon  7 p.m.  E-Board mtg   GCC S301  
 Dec 17  Wed  6 p.m.  Holiday Potluck   GHS Cafeteria  
 Dec 31  Wed  11:50 pm  New Year's net  146.985 MHz  
 Jan 1  Thur  9 a.m. for
  radio ops
 Sawmill R. Race
 Montague Center
 Contact: Chris Myers KB1NEK for
 information or to volunteer.
 Jan 12  Mon  6 p.m.  E-board mtg    GCC S301  (*)
 Jan 12  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Program Meeting    GCC S301  (*)
 Jan 17  Sat  8 a.m.  Club breakfast  Denny's, Greenfield  
 Feb 7  Sat  9 a.m. for
 radio ops
 Sleigh Bell Race
 Contact: Richard Stewart KB1NOX
 for information or to volunteer.
 Feb 9  Mon  6 p.m.  E-board mtg    GCC S301  (*)
 Feb 9  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Program Meeting    GCC S301  (*)
 Feb 14  Sat  8 a.m.  Club breakfast  Denny's, Greenfield  
 Feb 23  Mon  7 p.m.  VE license tests  Northfield Unitarian Church  
 Mar 14  Sat  8 a.m.  Club breakfast  Denny's, Greenfield  
 Mar 16  Mon  6 p.m.  E-Board meeting    GCC S301  
 Mar 16  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Program Meeting:
   GCC S301  
 Apr 13  Mon  6:00 p.m.  E-board mtg    GCC S301  (*)
 Apr 13  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Meeting &
   GCC S301  
 Apr 18  Sat.  8 a.m.  Club breakfast   Denny's, Greenfield  
 May 16  Sat.  8 a.m.  Club breakfast   Denny's, Greenfield  
 May 16  Sat  10 a.m -
 2 p.m.
 Tri-State Public
 Safety Day
 GCC - contact Jeanne, KC1CDQ
 for more info or to help
 May 25  Mon  7 p.m.  VE license test  Northfield Unitarian Church  
 May 30  Sat  Time TBA  E-board mtg  at the picnic!  
 May 30  Sat  11 a.m.
 - 5 p.m.
 Club picnic
 and May meeting
  Leyden Pavilion
 (Leyden School)
 Jun 13  Sat.  8 a.m.  Club breakfast   Denny's, Greenfield  
 Jun 15  Mon  6 p.m.  E-board mtg    GCC S301  
 Jun 15  Mon  7:15 p.m.  Annual Meeting &
 Officers Election
   GCC S301  
 Jun 27/28 Sa-Su  all day  Field Day  Poet's Seat Tower, Greenfield  
 Jul 18  Sat.  8 a.m.  Club breakfast    
 Jul 20  Mon  7 p.m.  E-board mtg  Plan next year,  
 Aug 2  Sun  7 a.m.  Triathlon  Nash's Mill Rd., Greenfield  
 Aug 8  Sat  7 a.m.  Race  Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls  
 Aug 15  Sat.  8 a.m.  Club breakfast   Denny's, Greenfield  
 Aug 17  Mon  7 p.m.  E-board mtg  Plan for next year, location TBA  
 Aug 22  Sat.  All day  Franklin Land
 Trust Bicycle Tour
 Deerfield - Vermont  
 Aug 24  Mon  7 p.m.  VE license test  Northfield Unitarian Church  

Note: Greenfield High School is not available for meetings on days when school is closed. Monday holidays can interfere with our usual schedule of meeting on the third Monday of each month. In 2015:
* Martin Luther King Day is January 19, 2015 (3rd Monday) - Jan meeting will be Jan. 12
* Presidents' Day is February 16, 2015 (3rd Monday) - Feb meeting will be Feb 9
* Patriots' Day holiday is April 20, 2015. (3rd Monday) - April meeting will be April 13

The 2013-2014 FCARC calendar remains online here.


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