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Casey Benefield, NZ2O

Good evening all! Christmas party time is approaching next week!

Just a couple of fast reminders as we approach our meeting next week. 🙂

Our Christmas Party is scheduled for 12/12 at 7PM in place of our regular meeting.
I talked to Johnnie a few minutes ago, and he has received only ONE response for the potluck stuff for the Christmas Party.

If you plan on bringing a potluck item, please reach out to Johnnie (or to Casey, and I’ll relay), soon as you know. He is keeping the list of items being brought, so that we aren’t duplicating up, and coming home with a surplus of beans like the beanpocalypse. 😛

December Board Meeting, per bylaws is being called for 12/12 at 6:30PM

Hope to see you there! 🙂 Merry Christmas all!

UPDATE: The spotter training is actually November 16 at 6PM at the Pell City Civic Center.

Good day!
Tonight at 7PM, at the National Weather Service, ALERT will vote on the Constitutional Amendment from our September meeting.

Additionally, please be advised that Mike Shaw/Bald Rock Amateur Radio Club is heading up a spotter training with Brian Peters, in Pell City, on November 16.

Hope to see you tonight, and at the spotter training!

Just a heads up, tonight at 7PM will be our monthly ALERT meeting. Hope to see you there!

Members: Did you know that we have a separate website for ALERT members, where you can review meeting minutes and drafts?
If you are a current member, and you don’t have access to this, or are missing the newsletter emails / callout, let us know via the Contact Us form, or send us a message on Facebook (

The most recent newsletter had information about our upcoming membership vote on the Constitutional Amendment on our November 14 meeting. As a reminder, both Operational and Support members who are current have voting rights in our organization.
In case you missed it, see more info below.

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Here’s a belated update from the July 11, 2017 meeting!
Please welcome the 2017 ALERT Board of Directors, appointed per the most recent Constitution and Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 2.

This year’s board is comprised of:

  • Casey Benefield, President
  • Russell Thomas, Station Trustee
  • Dale Chambers, Immediate Past President
  • Johnnie Knobloch, 2-Year Board Member
  • Mark Wells, 1-Year Board Member
  • Ronnie King, 1-Year Board Member

This year’s board isn’t much different from years past, and it’s for good reason. These gentlemen has guided me over the short period I’ve been a member, through trials, and my own personal growth, in some way or another. They have a good command of the needs of the National Weather Service, our primary served agency, the local community, and are always doing something to serve Central Alabama and its ham radio community. Thank you all.

The Board of Directors will meet quarterly, in September, December, March, and June, unless a special meeting is necessary.
Attendance at these meetings is open to ALERT members, however the board may go into executive session if necessary.

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