Greeting to all of our A.R.E.S members and welcome to the new year.
Let me take a minute to update you on my status and why I have been unavailable over the last few months. As some of you know my wife became disabled about 19 months ago and I was having to be home with her. Because of that I had a bit of extra time on my hands and was involved in getting back into Amateur Radio, restarting my podcast, President of a new club here in Kaufman County and Appointed ARES Emergency coordinator for Kaufman county.
In November of 2021 we were at the point that all the assistance we were receiving so I could stay home and take care of my wife had ended and we were running out of money to pay our bills so I had to take a job with Amazon in Forney. This job did require a huge investment in time at the outset and it is now getting to the point that some of my time is beginning to free up. I haven’t abandoned Kaufman County A.R.E.S or any of the members and I apologize to our group for not being available the last two months.
Having said all of that it is a new year and we really have a lot of work to do. Severe storm season will be upon us before we know it and we need to start preparing for that. Skywarn schools are schedule for this year and we need for all our ARES team to attend one in the next month or so. I have posted a link to the list over at the National Weather website with the class schedule https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap for North Texas at our website http://www.kcares.info/ . I plan to attend the one at the fire house in Kaufman. If you can’t attend that one pick another that more easily fits into your schedule but please let me know when you have attended the class so we can get you on the Severe weather team so we can be ready when the spring storms come into the area.
As we move forward we also need to try to and promote the A.R.E.S. origination in Kaufman county to every radio operator we meet. Currently our numbers are low and we are having to piggy back on the nets of our surrounding counties. We will probably not have a large team for sometime but Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Last but not least. I will be needing to update the ARES roster at the end of the month. If you are still one of our team please send me a short message and let me know that you are still on board. My contact information is available at the bottom of all my emails and if you are reading thin message on the groups, discord or other social media you can contact me there.
Thanks for you efforts in 2021 and it is my fondest hope the we can really grow the organization in 2022
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