Fw: [WestMichiganHams] Tulip Time Festival 2007
- ----- Original Message -----From: Steve Vander HillSent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 22:34Subject: [WestMichiganHams] Tulip Time Festival 2007
Hello, it might not feel like Spring Time is just around the corner but it
will be here very soon, with Spring's arrival comes the 2007 Tulip Time
Festival. As in the past the Amateur Radio Operators and the American Red
Cross will be providing support along the parade routes during the three
Tulip Time parades.
The first parade is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, which we will need
twelve Amateur Radio Operators to work as a Team with two American Red Cross
First Aid Responders in covering a one block section of the parade route.
Along with two Net Control Operators, we will need a total of fourteen
Amateur Radio Operators, during the time frame of approximately noon until
The second parade is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, which we will need the
same number of Amateur Radio Operators as the Wednesday parade, during the
same approximate time frame. The rain date for this parade will be Friday,
May 11, 2006.
The third, the largest, and the longest parade is schedule for Saturday, May
12, which we will need twenty-four Amateur Radio Operators to cover a
one-block section of the expanded parade route, along with two-three Net
Control Operators. Also during this parade we need packet radio stations
setup and operating at the American Red Cross Tulip Time Headquarters,
Holland High School, and at Net Control.
Also for the Saturday parade, Amateur Radio Operators are needed to assist
with parade lineup. This group will be working within their own net, and on
a different frequency than the parade route Teams. We need approximately
ten operators, six assigned to specific Division Parade Marshals, one to
work with the floats, one to assist the TV Crew with their coverage, one to
work with the cars, one to work directly with the Grand Marshal, and two Net
Control Operators. Adding up the various activities on Saturday, we need
approximately forty Amateur Radio Operators just to cover what we currently
know needs to be covered.
As one can see, this is large operation in which one Club or Group cannot
handle on their own. Please we need your help in getting the word out to
all area Amateur Radio Operators of this need. Many have done this festival
for years and have their favorite spots to serve. If you are willing to
serve, and have a favorite spot, please let me know I will to my best to
assign you to that specific position. For those that are new to the hobby
or those that have sat on the sidelines in the past years, please consider
giving it a try. It is fun, and is a great way to brush up on your net
operating procedures while providing a highly visible community service.
If you're interested in volunteering, please provide me with you full name,
call sign, physical limitations or special needs, contact phone number,
email address, and any special assignments you would like to cover.
Please email Dave Lamer WA8RSA directly at wa8rsa@charter. net if you're
interested in working the parade line-up on Saturday.
Thank you in advance!
Steve Vander Hill - N8UJD
svanderhill@ chartermi. net
- ----- Original Message -----From: Steve Vander HillSent: Monday, April 09, 2007 12:11Subject: [WestMichiganHams] Tulip Time Festival 2007
Hello, it's hard to believe that the Tulip Time Festival parades are only a
month away with the Michigan weather we've been receiving lately.
The purpose of the email is to ask for your assistance in filling the open
the position for the three parades in which we work hand-in-hand with the
American Red Cross and AMR in providing First Aid and emergency response
along the parade route.
For both the Wednesday (May 9) parade and the Thursday (May 10) parade we
are short ONE POSITION, and that is an Assistant Net Control Operator.
For the big parade on Saturday (May 12) we are short FOURTEEN POSITIONS,
thirteen positions as a member of the walking American Red Cross First Aid
Teams, and one position working ARES packet. If you know of anyone who
would be interested in volunteering for these open positions, please have
him or her drop me an email as soon as possible.
Thanks again to those that have already volunteered their skills,
enthusiasm, and equipment in making the Tulip Time festival such an
Steve - N8UJD