Please visit https://w4bfb.org/mars-info/repeaters/repeater-usage-guidelines/ for the Guidelines for Repeaters and Radio Systems Operated by the Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society.
Thanks to Morningstar Storage, W4BFB has a new storage location for some of our equipment. This will help us get the club room more organized and have our club station ready to operate for emergency, contest and leisure situations.
If you find yourself in need of a 24-hour access storage facility along with clean, temperature-controlled units – check out Morningstar Storage and find a new unit today! Let them know we sent you!
On behalf of Andy, K4GKK, and your Board of Directors, I am pleased to advise that the Internal Revenue Service has approved our recent request to be listed as a 501(c)(3) organizations. This means any and all donations to MARS, a charitable organization, are deductible.
As we approach the end of 2014, we hope that club members, in addition to renewing their annual membership, will give serious consideration to making a contribution to the club. In addition to cash, any donation of equipment that can be sold at the Hamfest is tax deductible, as long as the contribution is made before the end of the year and you are given a receipt for the fair market value of the item.
The Board wishes to express its gratitude to George W4GEH, Patrick W4PFI, Patrick’s dad Don Fink, for the time, energy, and attention to getting the application tuned up before it was submitted. Yes, I was involved, but it was a team effort.
Having the 501(c)(3) can and will open some doors for MARS that can have the effect of improving the club’s bottom line and allow us to have a greater impact on our community.
73, Paul, K4VCF