• ANS 146-2

    From Paul Williams@1:387/710 to All on Sunday, May 27, 2001 15:15:25
    SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-146.02

    SILVER SPRING, MD, MAY 26, 2001
    BID: $ANS-146.02

    The following is the May President's Letter from AMSAT-NA President,
    Robin Haighton, VE3FRH:

    Another Dayton has come and gone, and it was great to meet so many
    of you at the AMSAT booth! However, even with the time I spent there,
    it was still not enough time to meet and talk to everyone.

    Immediately before Dayton, Kenwood had a reception to introduce a new
    handheld radio. At the reception Kenwood also presented Barry Baines,
    WD4ASW, (our Vice President of Field Operations), with the Kenwood
    Top Gun Award. The award commends Barry for his hard work in
    attending many hamfests throughout the year and for doing so much to
    promote Amateur Radio. Details of the presentation will be included in a
    future issue of the AMSAT-NA Journal. Congratulations Barry!

    On Friday of Dayton it rained and rained, and we all felt very sorry for
    the outside vendors. Inside, the crowds were busy with new AMSAT
    memberships (and renewing existing ones) as well as making donations
    to AMSAT for books and various other goods. The Friday evening annual
    AMSAT Banquet was very well attended and I had the pleasure of
    introducing the new AMSAT President's Club, which recognizes
    members who donate on a regular basis to AMSAT projects.

    Gerry Schmitt, KK5YY, gave those at the dinner a very interesting talk
    on his Alaska adventures, complete with beautiful pictures. On Saturday,
    the weather cooperated with Dayton and a great day was had both
    inside and out. Saturday evening the Dayton Hamvention Banquet was
    held and Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, (our Vice President of Human
    Spaceflight Programs), was awarded a Dayton Special Achievement
    award. Frank received this award for his outstanding work with both the
    SAREX and ISS programs. Congratulations Frank!

    I would like to thank all of the people who participated in making the
    Dayton arrangements, assisting at the booth, putting the booth up (and
    taking it down), organizing the AMSAT dinner, and a thousand-and-one
    other items - thank you all for volunteering!


    Robin Haighton, VE3FRH
    President AMSAT-NA

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