Meetings

All Visitors are Always Welcome to club meetings!

Regular SARA business meetings are scheduled in advance on the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00PM (19:00)local. We may have 'extra meetings' when desired with notification by email or posting. December is a 'special dinner meeting' with guests invited.


Covid-19 - Zoom Virtual Meetings is the new normal!

Zoom meeting link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/131210639 and the Password: 190320

Covid-19 is still forces us to 'skip' physical meetings. We use Zoom Meetings (Web App) to hold our virtual/video meetings. See "Video Meeting Setup Hints" for information and links to setup information (will help get your Zoom operational). We are doing this for both the ARES-Skywarn meetings (6:00 PM on 'odd number' months) and the SARA regular meetings (7:00 PM each month except December) until further notice (from November, 2020). We plan to use the Zoom meeting process going forward {after Covid} to assist members to attend the meetings, without physically traveling to the club meeting location. We are continuing this into 2022 and will post here if direction changes.


Physical meetings will be planned to be at: TBD (when we can start back up ~ 'post COVID'). We have currently lost our meeting space, so we are looking for a location. We will post here when we figure it out.

VE testing, fourth Thursday of even numbered months, has it's own link/page (see item in header of each page), is now being held at the Perry VFW hall at 6:30 PM (paperwork) and 7:00 PM for testing.

All new and prospective hams, as well as the general public, are always invited to our meetings! Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association's [SARA] meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, except the month of December. The December meeting is replaced by a dinner event with spouses/guests attending. COVID has impacted our schedule here, but we are looking for a normal schedule going forward. The December meeting has historically been held at a local restaurant which is decided just before the event. Watch this "Meetings page" for details.

Meeting Information [ARES & SARA]

ARES & Skywarn Meetings

ARES / Skywarn meeting dates are as follows starting at 6:00 PM local on the second Tuesday of the odd months. We will use 'Zoom Meeting' for all meetings.

2022 ARES Dates

January 11

July 12 - Cancelled!

March 08 ~ Cancelled!

September 13

May 10

November 08

SARA Meetings

Regular SARA club dates are as follows starting at 7:00 PM local on the second Tuesday of each month. We will use 'Zoom Meeting' for all meetings.

2022 SARA Dates

January 11

July 12

February 08

August 09

March 08

September 13

April 12

October 11

May 10

November 08

June 14

December 13 ~ Christmas Dinner Special

SARA meetings start at 7:00 P.M. (local), except the December meeting. December is the "special dinner" outing with the spouses invited.

Thus, December meeting has a different location and start time.

NOTE: We sometimes skip the month of July due to 'busy summer' activities, contact us to be sure before making your plan.

The club radio station, W8QQQ, is still in a state of flux. Watch SARA minutes for status reports as we make changes.

We activate the club station, W8QQQ, for many contests and by appointment. Contact us for arrangements if you would like to use the station.

We are currently looking for new space for club meetings, classes, and radio room operations. (Sep-2021 onward). Watch for future announcements.

Read SARA's Past Meeting Minutes: SARA Meeting Minutes

Read SARA's operating rules: SARA's Constitution and Bylaws

Here is the SARA Membership Application