21 May

SKYWARN Training – Thursday, June 14th

2007-05-21SKYWARN is the NWS volunteer weather spotting program where public citizens send reports to weather meteorologists to help them make a precise prediction to protect life and property.  The Acushnet EMA is sponsoring a SKYWARN Training session on Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 7:00pm at the Acushnet Community Center, 232 Middle Road, Acushnet, MA.  This session is open to the public, free of charge and runs about three hours.

A video presentation will show cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.  It will also stresses what types of phenomena should be reported.  Upon completion of the training, identification cards will be handed out along with a special phone number for reporting directly to the National Weather Service.

11 May

June SCMARG Dinner Meet

2007-05-11SCMARG schedules informal monthly gatherings called Dinner Meets.  These meets are at a different restaurant each month as determined by the members present at the prior meet.  Our next SCMARG dinner meet will be held on Friday, June 1st, 2007, 7:00pm at T.K. O’Malley’s Resturant, 227 State Road (US Route 6), Dartmouth, MA.  No formal agenda is planned.  Both members and guests are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there!

03 May

Volunteers Needed For Triathlon – Sunday, July 1st

2007-05-03SCMARG is looking for volunteers to help with the Patriot Half Iron 2007 Triathlon.  This event is scheduled for Sunday, July 1st and is based out of Cathedral Camp in Freetown, MA.  Amateur radio operators are needed to monitor racers along a 28 mile bike course and a 13.1 mile run.  All volunteers will receive a race tee-shirt and a fabulous pasta meal from Riccardi’s, who is catering the event.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Richard J. Cabral, W1RJC.  Both SCMARG and the Acushnet EMA were contacted by Eric Averill (director of the event) and will be jointly participating.  Eric has also provided a map of the race course; click here to view it.