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Aug 06 2010

RFC Show Notes Episode 044

00:00 Opening Theme “Give It All Away”, by midliFeCrisis, from the album “Live from the Loft”
00:54 Introduction In the mobile studio, “2M”, again.
    Please visit rfpodcast.info and make a donation, or buy something through the Amazon link.
Send your Field Day stories – they make for great topics for future shows.
If you were at Ham-Com in N. Texas, let me know about that, too.
Listen to Linux in the Ham Shack.
If you are visually impared and use a computer, let us know what accessibility tools you use. We're planning on an episode of Linux in the Ham Shack about Orca, but we're interested in other accessibility tools, as well.
05:53 Topic How do clubs attract new members?
Most clubs require dues, but what do the members get in return? Does your club welcome new members? Are visitors greeted warmly?
Some clubs offer transmitter (fox) hunts, weekly nets, “mini” field days and other activities.
Active recruiting of new members is also important. qrz.com allows you to search for all the hams in a given zip code, which allows you to send them a postcard or email inviting them to a meeting.
Set up a booth at your local hamfests.
Offer VE testing sessions and test preparation classes.
Set up a booth at other events, such as bake sales, craft shows, etc.
Don't allow club meetings to become too formal.
25:40 Conclusion Let us know what your club does to attract, and keep, new members.
27:56 Song “Sunshine in a Shot Glass” by 500 Miles to Memphis.
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