There are two email addresses used for contacting the West Valley Amateur Radio Club:
1) The main address is email@example.com and can be used for anything, including Membership.
2) Our other email address is accessed by filling out the form on the "About Us" page of our website. This email can also be used for any communication, but is mostly used by non-members for a Zoom link request to attend a meeting, an issue with our website links or questions that can be directed to board members or committee chairpersons. That address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
3) There is currently no "physical" address for this 501c(3) club, as we are all volunteers who work from our homes. If you are reading this, you probably know that our URL is https://westvalleyarc.com .
Our monthly newsletter is called "ShortSkip". The Editor gathers articles, pictures and club advertisements for each issue. To contact the SS Editor, use the email address: email@example.com and type the word "ShortSkip" in the subject line.
Each month, the new issue is posted by one of our webmasters to the "Members Only" page of our website, and is also emailed to each current member on our club roster.
The Members Only page (requiring a login) is activated, directly following the annual dues payment of just $15.00. This will help to keep member's personal information more private and cut down on the number of spam emails to each member. Items that you will find on this page include the quarterly club roster, the monthly ShortSkip Newsletter, the General Meeting minutes each month and the Board Meeting minutes each month.
Rosters are updated quarterly by our wonderful Membership Director. Members need to fill out a Membership Form each time they pay dues, and inform the director of any changes to their call sign, email address, street address or phone number. Rosters are emailed once per quarter and posted to the Members Only page of the website. Dues are due on January 1st of each year, and if not paid by April 1st, member will be dropped from the club roster.
Google Groups is currently being used as a one-way email format, to communicate with club members. Each new member will be added to Google Groups. In the future, Google Groups can be utilized for committees and much smaller groups to be used as more of a blog-type posting. (like Facebook)
The names and call signs of officers and committee chairmen are located on the "About Us" page of our website. On that same page, scroll down and fill out the form to contact any one of them with procedural questions or comments. Equipment questions or comments can be directed to one of the four "Elmers" listed on the Home page. There is also a "Shop Talk" Net on Sunday evenings at 8 PM for equipment questions. See our Nets and Social page.