Federal Way Amateur Radio Club invites community to Ham Radio Field Day

On June 24, 2017 the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club will participate in Ham Radio Field Day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the LDS church, 841 S. 308th St., Federal Way.

The club members will use portable emergency radio “Go-Kits” owned by the club to build the temporary transmitter site. Club members will also set up some of their personal radios and equipment for the event.

Members of the community are encourated to participate in the event, talk to FWARC members and, with the guidance of licensed operators, contact other field day participants in distant cities and states using the radios. Community members can learn about the emergency communications services provided by the FWARC and its members to state and city officials in times of emergency or disaster.

The national event takes place every fourth weekend in June with more than 40,000 participants. The event, which has taken place since 1933, is an opportunity to demonstrate the technology, skills, public service, emergency preparedness and service to the community.

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Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent to raise money for a Federal Way K-9 cop. Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards for 25 guests - plus special guest and speaker Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K-9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the guests. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol swat vest for the newest K-9 officer on the Federal Way Police Department, Vader, who recently turned 2 years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date, the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s vest. Donations are welcome. Contact Linda Butcher at 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net.
                                Storm patrol: Members of GFWC Sokico Women’s Club held a Bunco fundraiser and membership event July 21 at Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent.Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes and a GFWC program with visual poster boards, for 25 guests plus special guest and speaker, Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way Police Department and his K9 officer Kaiser. Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the interested and entertained guests. Then it was on to the business of playing Bunco, and awarding the winning prizes. Door prizes were also given to the lucky names drawn. The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol Swat Vest for the newest K9 officer on the Federal Way Police Force, Vader, who recently turned two years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date the club has raised $1,200 toward the purchase of Vader’s Vest, so if anyone feels so inclined to help us out with this project, we’d gladly appreciate your support. Contact Linda Butcher, 253-927-6636 or ibslinda@comcast.net for information on the project or the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
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