Pictured above are those who turned
out to assist in communications for the walk: ROBERT
COCKMAN-WD6ELK, JIM CAMPBELL-W4BQP, FRITZ NITSCH-W4NTO, LARRY
THOMPSON-W4USC, and RANDY CLAIR-KI4CQO. NOT SHOWN:
ART PATTERSON-KE4EAN, and STEVE WILZBACHER-K4SAW.
12th..... Well as we
all know, the Multiple Sclerosis folks approached the
club again this year asking for our help with the event.
As usual the club rose to the occasion to provide our
services and we had a great turnout of members. The
walk would not have been complete without the usual
threat of wet weather and we weren’t let down. The temps
were good for the start but it didn’t take long for
things to go south quick, the rains came and in a big
way! This despite the appearance of Jack Roper who said
it wasn’t going to rain. Strangely enough he was nowhere
to be found later ha, ha. At least there was cover
provided by the small pavilion at the park. Refreshments
were provided there after the event despite the down
pouring rain .All in all, the walk was a success. Club
members who gave their time were Jim Campbell W4BQP, Art
Patterson KE4EAN, Fritz Nitsch W4NTO, Robert Cockman
WD6ELK, Randy Clair KI4CQO, Larry Thompson W4USC, Steve
Wilzbacher K4SAW, and Christina Wilzbacher. Thanks for
making this another success.
Pictured above are those who
participated this year for the 2008 March of Dimes:
W4LSO, MIKE THOMPSON- KE4KMA, MIKE BONNER -KI4AWC, WAYNE DAVIS-
K4SPA, JESSE SMITH-K4MSS, FRITZ NITSCH-W4NTO, LARRY
THOMPSON-W4USC, TED BUTTONS-W4ERD, AND JIM CAMPBELL-W4BQP.
NOT SHOWN : ART PATTERSON-KE4EAN, KAREN MARMET-KF4BLF,
RANDY CLAIR-KI4CQO and STEVE WILZBACHER-K4SAW.
..... The March of Dimes Walk Held their annual event in
Spartanburg at Barnett Park and we were, once again,
there when asked to provide our communications skills to
support the walk. The weather was great with the temps
mild and the skies partly cloudy. All went well without
a hitch and the club had an excellent turnout of club
members (13) with all water stops and sag vans being
covered. This year we even had two members who rode the
event on bicycle which proved to be an added asset. They
could maneuver the course much better to keep a eye on
things and radio back to the net control or “poop vans “
for assistance Once again after the event all
volunteers were invited to come back to Barnett Park
afterwards for food and refreshments and talk about how
things went. Thanks to all for their time to make this
years go smooth and a success once again.
Many thanks to
Steve Wilzbacher - K4SAW for the contribution of these articles.