SARA Meeting Details

SARA Meeting Details Page ~ last update: 27 Jun 2023

SARA's 'Live' Meetings are at the EOC in Corunna. We do use Zoom Meeting if you can not get there in person!
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 - Zoom Virtual Meetings became the new normal!  We continue to use 'Zoom' meeting for access into the live SARA meetings every month.

Physical meetings are back in full swing, we meeting at the EOC in the Capitan Center, Corunna, MI.

VE testing, fourth Thursday of even numbered months, has it's own link/page (see item in header of each page). We always start at 6:30 PM (paperwork) and 7:00 PM for testing. ~ Live sessions back up on August 24, 2023! (planned for October 26, & December 28, 2023, as well.)

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 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 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.

2023 ARES Meeting Dates ~ Odd numbered months

2023 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 will use 'Zoom Meeting' for all meetings  during COVID.

2022 December 13 ~ Christmas Dinner Special  was at "Rivals Cafe" SE corner of M-21 and State Rd. in Corunna.  

Suspect we will repeat on Dec 12, 2023...

NOTE (1): The April, 2023 meeting (probably) will be scheduled to be at Kevin Middleton's house, 1510 Cook Rd., Owosso, MI 48867 on a Saturday ~ at 10:30 am [bring a dish to pass for lunch after meeting]. We will fire up W8QQQ starting at noon, going until about midnight. Operation is for the Michigan QSO party. Please support if you can. See  March SARA Minutes for further information.

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. Field Day is always an important event! Contact us for arrangements if you would like to use or operate the station.

We are back meeting live and Zoom at the Shiawassee EOC! (2023)

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 the 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 the step 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 information that we will be discussing. Just, 'Be Aware' that anything said on the call may be picked up by others and meeting conversations should be considered 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.

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