SARA Meeting Details

SARA Meeting Details Page ~ last update: 09 Apr 2024

SARA's 'Live' Monthly Meetings are held at the EOC in Corunna. We do use Zoom Meeting if you can not get there in person! ~ Next Meeting:  09 Apr 2024 @ 7:00 P.M.
All Visitors are Always Welcome to club meetings!

Regular SARA business meetings are scheduled in advance

- we may have 'extra meetings' when desired with notification by email or posting.

 Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:00PM (19:00) local.

Covid-19 - moved us to Zoom Virtual Meetings  After the COVID Shutdowns we decided to continue to use 'Zoom' meeting for remote access into our live SARA meetings every month. All are welcome.

Physical meetings are held at the EOC in the Capitan Center, Corunna, MI (lower level).

VE testing, fourth Thursday of even numbered months, has it's own link/page (see item in header all pages). We always start at 6:30 PM (paperwork) and 7:00 PM for testing. ~ Live sessions started back up on August 24, 2023! 

All new and prospective hams, as well as the general public, are always invited to our club 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. The December meeting is held at a local restaurant which is decided just before the event. Watch this "Meetings page" for details. It has become quite a 'good time' for the entire families for our members with a chance to learn about each other's 'non-ham' activities and interests..

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 numbered months. We will use 'Zoom Meeting' for all meetings until further notice. These are separate from SARA club activities and are for all hams in our local area and any guests.

2024 ARES Meeting Dates ~ Odd numbered months

2024 SARA Meeting Dates ~ Each month with December location TBD till November.

Regular SARA club dates start at 7:00 PM local on the second Tuesday of each month. We use 'Zoom Meeting' for those not able to get to the live meeting.

2022 & 2023 December ~ Christmas Dinner Specials  were at "Rivals Cafe" SE corner of M-21 and State Rd. in Corunna.  

The club radio station, W8QQQ, is still in a state of flux (we have no precise location for install). Watch SARA minutes for status reports as (or when) we make changes.

We activate the club station, W8QQQ, for many contests and by appointment. Field Day is always an important event! Contact us for arrangements if you would like to use or operate the station equipment. 2024 is planned to be at the Durand Sportsman Association site on Prior Rd. Just south of Durand (watch our club minutes).

We do our live meetings and Zoom support at the Shiawassee EOC in Corunna (see this page's header).

Zoom Meeting Setup

Thinking all parties may not have experience using this technology, we will try to deliver method details for you to setup a computer system for checking into our Zoom video conference. You will need access to a computer system with sound card and preferably with web camera capabilities and of course an internet connection. Most newer laptops have these 'built in'. Many desktop systems can have these added in. We assume you will be able to work those steps out on your own (proper installation of a microphone and web camera can be searched on the internet). You can call in from a smart phone for 'conference call' {phone only} type connection. You could use a 'tablet' but they have their own set of issues (you are on your own here).

We are aware of the potential security risk on the Zoom application, but we do not believe we have "sensitive enough"  information that we will be discussing to be an issue. Just, 'Be Aware' that anything said on the call may be picked up by others and meeting conversations should be considered Zoom is: Non-confidential and an open type of conversation.

We suggest you install 'Google Chrome' as your browser for Zoom calls and obtain a Gmail email address for supporting your Zoom activity. Do the following before attempting to connect. This needs to be done prior to a meeting date.

Contact us if you have any issue and we will try to walk you through it, really it is not that complex when you follow the right process. Under the "SARA Club Items" Menu see "Zoom Call Setup" for a detailed routine. If you have issues contact us.