Re: [AmateurRadioLeadership] Name Tags
- But seriously folks -- NAME BADGES ARE ESSENTIAL.
ABSOLUTELY the right idea. My AMBUCS Chapter Secretary makes up
standardized name badges for everybody and we keep them in a big tub,
along with the other meeting gear, including the President's Gavel, a
notepad, some pens, new member kits, etc. All of that is kept is a big
storage tub/footlocker that is stored at the meeting place. Officer
titles are indicated on their badges, respectively.
Yeah... badges... a very good thing.
Just MY take...
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On 5/8/2012 11:46 AM, Dan Romanchik KB6NU wrote:
> As I recall, it used to be the norm that everyone had a callsign badge.
. . .
so far as to provide a callsign badge to new members.
- I'm in the process of locating a method of producing a membership ID card. We want professional-looking PVC with photo, signature, etc. printed on it. ID printers are quite expensive running around $2000+.Does anyone have a company that does this for your club or do you do your own and if so what do you use to do it?Thanks.Ed, KB6DOLFrom: Tom Smerk <tsmerk@...>
To: "AmateurRadioLeadership@yahoogroups.com" <AmateurRadioLeadership@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:27 AM
Subject: RE: [AmateurRadioLeadership] Name TagsWhen I am wearing a name tag, I probably think that it is stupid, but from a "club building" viewpoint, I can see how this is a great way to become tight with the rest of the organization. I think that name tags are a good thing.For a ham radio club, I think that new members should join as soon as they feel comfortable with the club, and then they should be given a laminated photo ID with the club's name, their name and callsign. Maybe I'm wrong, but I believe the laminated ID badge gives the member a sense of pride in belonging to the club. Caps are also popular.From: AmateurRadioLeadership@yahoogroups.com [AmateurRadioLeadership@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Dan Romanchik KB6NU [cwgeek@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 8:46 AM
Subject: [AmateurRadioLeadership] Name TagsI know you guys are probably tired of me talking about the Rotary Club and how its practices can help amateur radio clubs, but I'm going to do it anyway. At our Rotary club, it's mandatory that everyone wear their name tag, and if we have guests, we provide them with a name tag and ask them to write their name on it. With name tags, it's impossible for someone not to know another guy's name, and I think that promotes camaraderie
As I recall, it used to be the norm that everyone had a callsign badge. I think this is a practice we should start to encourage again. Some clubs even went so far as to provide a callsign badge to new members. This is something that your club might consider doing if it's not doing this already.
Our club is meeting tomorrow evening. I'm going to post to our mailing list and request that everyone who has a callsign badge wear it. And, for those who don't, I'm going to bring some name tags and have them write their names and calls on it. We'll see how that goes.
CW Geek, Ham Radio Instructor
Station Manager, WA2HOM at the Hands-On Museum (www.wa2hom.org)
Read my ham radio blog at http://www.kb6nu.com
- I did that for a charity club. Took head shots of members at a couple
of meetings, and then printed the name badges, including the photos, on
inexpensive photo paper... then laminated the results after the ink
dried. Did something similar for a friend's 40 year class reunion -
but printed the cards as a composite image at a Walgreens photo kiosk,
and cut them down, laminated them in pin-backed name badge covers, and
it was cheap and easy. For another friend's reunion, we scanned in
their high school year book photos, so their name badges had photos of
them back in high school--just like the other kids remembered them. It
was a huge hit. They favored me with a nice bottle of my favorite
Quick, easy, and cost me only a few sheets of 8x10 photo paper and
some ink jet ink.
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On 5/8/2012 9:33 PM, Ed Greany wrote:
> Does anyone have a company that does this for your club or do you do
> your own and if so what do you use to do it?