RAYTOWN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB DAY - February 14, 2012
Mayor David W. Bower declares February 14, 2012 Raytown Amateur Radio Club Day
February 14th was a special day in Raytown Missouri. Not only was it St. Valentine’s Day, it was also RAYTOWN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB DAY by Proclamation of Mayor, David W. Bower of the City of Raytown.
The Proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, the Raytown Amateur Radio Club was begun on February 13, 1991; and
WHEREAS, the Raytown Amateur Radio Club, through its expertise in HAM Radio is able to provide emergency communications in the event of a natural or manmade disaster, when other methods fail; and
WHEREAS, the Raytown Amateur Radio Club has brought recognition and acclaim to the City of Raytown through its skill in Field Day activities over a number of years; and
WHEREAS, the Raytown Amateur Radio Club is an essential and integral part of Emergency Preparedness in the City of Raytown.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, David W. Bower, Mayor of the City of Raytown, Missouri do hereby proclaim February 14, 2012 as
RAYTOWN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB DAY
In the City of Raytown, Missouri and invite our residents to join with me and the Board of Aldermen in thanking and recognizing the skill and efforts of the men and women of the Raytown Amateur Radio Club.
It turns out that the Raytown Amateur Radio Club was in existence well before 1991; however it was observed that the Missouri Secretary of State signed the Articles of Incorporation for the Raytown Amateur Radio Club, Inc. on February 13, 1991. When Raytown Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Captain, Frank Stranimier of the Raytown Police Department learned of this date, he and Chief of Police, Jim Lynch proposed the idea to Mayor, Bower who was strongly in favor of the proclamation.
The proclamation was read and presented by Mayor David W. Bower at a meeting of the Raytown Board of Aldermen in Raytown City Hall. Accepting the proclamation for the Raytown Amateur Radio Club was Club President, Bob Kimbrell, W0AO, and Vice President, Randy Schulze, KD0HKD. Mayor Bower commended the Raytown Amateur Radio Club for its service to the community and expressed his pride at the consistent level of success earned by the Raytown Amateur Radio Club at the annual ARRL Field Day Event for the past years. Bob Kimbrell spoke to the Board and the audience on where the Raytown Amateur Radio Club placed in last June’s Field Day Event, as First in the State of Missouri, First in the Midwest Division, and Second Place in the Nation, placing behind another amateur radio club in the same class from the State of Vermont.