Re: 2010 Tulip Time Parades-Corrected Dates
- Somehow I looked at the wrong month when sending out the dates for this
Here are the corrected dates:
Volksparade: Wednesday May 5
Kinderparade: Thursday May 6
Muziekparade: Saturday May 8
Sorry for any confusion.
Jim Miller wrote:
> Hello, it might not feel like Spring is just around the corner but it
> will be here very soon, with Spring's arrival comes the 2010 Tulip Time
> 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 (Volksparade) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 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 1:00pm until 3:30pm.
> The second parade (Kinderparade) is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 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 9.
> The third, the largest, and the longest parade (Muziekparade) is
> schedule for Saturday, May 10, 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@... if you're
> interested in working the parade line-up on Saturday.
> Thank you in advance!
> Jim Miller W8JRM
> Ottawa County Emergency Communications