Folks…once again time to get ready for the 2017 marathon. It will be held Sunday, October 8th.
Over the years, the ham team has been able to demonstrate just how effective we can be as a communications team for the event’s volunteer medical staff. As a result, our role has grown. We could easily use 150 volunteers. We have expanded our support in the final mile, Grant Park and increased staffing in several event hospitals and medical stations. We need you! In fact, with the crisis happening with many of the email services, many of you may have changed your addresses…and this might end up as spam or not get to you at all. So, please send this note to your colleagues just to make sure we get the word out.
This is a great place to develop your public service skills…and some of those you can do before the event. We encourage everyone to take the ICS (Incident Command Structures) courses, especially ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800. But, even if you have had no public service radio experience, we will post you with some others who have worked this event. Still, you need to do the reading, watch the videos and be willing to serve the cause.
As in past years, there will be a two part registration process. Part one is here…with our system to help us organize our team. Please go to this site: (By the way, this is not the most mobile friendly app…best to do this on a desktop computer.)
Later, we will ask you to complete your registration in the Bank’s system.
We want to thank you for your support and look forward to see you in the Fall. Jerry and I are both available for presentations to club meetings, as we encourage clubs to bring their own teams (although we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to that team.
Registration will close at the end of August…but don’t put things off!! Register today.