I am currently drafting the proposal for the local radio clubs to ask for sponsorship and participation. I have 1 friend that has a marketing background andMessage 1 of 3 , Sep 28, 2008View SourceI am currently drafting the proposal for the local radio clubs to ask
for sponsorship and participation. I have 1 friend that has a
marketing background and another friend that ran a philanthropic group
at a company reviewing the letter.
One they have reviewed it, I'll be sending it out for general comment
before I send it to the local clubs.
In the meanwhile, if any of you know how you would like to
participate, let me know.
One of the jobs is helping to coordinate and schedule volunteers.
Over the course of the 3 days, I figure there are about 32 4 hour
slots to schedule.
Do you have something you'd like to demonstrate for 2-4 hours?
Would you like to just have one or more of the volunteer slots?
Everyone who volunteers get a full day pass for each day you
volunteer. Plus you will get discounted parking if you plan on
attending both days.
So far the clubs I know of are: Fars, Paara, West Valley, Stanford,
Sccara, Mad Scientist and Livermore. Are there any other clubs I
Thank you for your participation.
Greetings, The ARRL web site has affiliated Amateur Radio Clubs listed for the Santa Clara Valley Section. This may be a good resource for your selection &Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2008View SourceGreetings,
The ARRL web site has affiliated Amateur Radio Clubs listed for the
Santa Clara Valley Section. This may be a good resource for your
selection & communication plans with Hams within the local area whom
may wish to support the activity next year.
Also, an excellent location for an "Eyeball QSO" type of activity
planning that offers many benefits is the monthly-occurring Amateur
Radio - Technology Day (Am - Tech Day) site at SLAC in Menlo Park.
As I know you are familiar with the activity, Michael, I am mentioning
this for the benefit of others who, perhaps, have not yet attended
this 13 hour long Amateur Radio get-together, next meeting October
4th. More information may be found at http://www.fars.k6ya.org.
There is certainly a lot of planning ahead to make the Maker Faire
Amateur Radio Site a real 'people-pleasing stop' as thousands wander
by all of the other amazing presentations. While I contributed
volunteer time to another activity during the last Faire, I'm sure I
can share my time appropriately in 2009. Count me in as one of your
enthusiastic, supporting individuals for this undertaking.
The Maker Faire is really a regionally-impacting event. Contact with
the East Bay & other local ARRL Section member clubs seems logical,
well as our Regional assets.
Maybe you'll have all of the Amateur Radio personnel signed up to help
early in your planning process by contacting MOST of the clubs in the
San Francisco Bay Area! (Well, it is a viable suggestion, providing
you have a lot of postage stamps, eh?).
Glad to help; looking forward to ----> Success! <----
Bill Dale, our local ARRL Section Manager, suggested this group and has agreed to mention this group and what I am trying to do at the Maker Faire in theMessage 1 of 3 , Oct 2, 2008View SourceBill Dale, our local ARRL Section Manager, suggested this group and
has agreed to mention this group and what I am trying to do at the
Maker Faire in the appropriate ARRL correspondence to members.
I do plan on contacting all the local clubs. I won't be mailing each
member, but I will be visiting each club to make an announcement. I am
also working on a letter for each club board to ask for sponsorship of
one form or another.
I hope to get the letter to the club boards this month and to attend
board and club meetings next month. In January or February I'll be
starting to ask for volunteers to staff the booth and to present home
brew project or demonstrate a specific technology that someone with a
technicians license is allowed to do.
Look at the first posting. I mention the clubs I know about. If there
are other clubs, please post a message to the group.