Well it’s 2012 and here we go starting off the New Year with hopes and expectations that our ARES program will grow and we can do even more for the community.
The big question is how can we make this happen?
I have tried to reach most in the ham community and have tried to be as neutral as I can be. Politics is not something I do well and my expectations are not always what others may have. The goal is that the ham community gets respect and we do what’s best for the community and help our served agencies when they need us.
This doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me, and it sounds like a reasonable request but for a lot of hams it must be over the top.
I keep asking myself where is the support, why won’t they help and what am I doing wrong?
Frankly I don’t have a clue.. I have no hidden agenda nor do I want all the praise, as a matter of fact I don’t need any of the limelight all I want is to build a group that cares about the community and wants to help make the area we live a better place to live for us and out kids.
What’s wrong with this?
It not all bad though, we have some great members that are willing to do what it takes to help.
They understand commitment and are willing to give there time and money to get the job done and for that I’m very grateful they are the best members a guy could ask for and to them I have to say Thank You for you hard work and dedication without them we couldn’t get the job done.
So this year we are going to use a new strategy and look for new members that are fresh hams, just licensed or not licensed but would like to get them.
We are going to start having classes and hopefully we can get people that are interested in becoming members from this group.
It’s not that I don’t want our older hams but they don’t seem to want us so it’s time to move on with fresh people with all the baggage and issues older hams seem to have.
No I don’t mean all of them of course but they know who they are.
I think this year ARES is going to grow am most importantly we are going to be able to do more in our community to make our towns and cities a better place to live and work.
If you’re interested in helping in this process just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org