MARA's annual picnic will be held at the Lake Lucille Rec Area on the 15th of July at 1000, it will be in Pavilion A. We will be having our usual Barbee, we need a grill and chief cook. We ask folks to bring a side dish, MARA will supply the Dogs, Cow, Buns, Condiments and Water. We will have door prizes. There is a very large field and play ground, good for flying drones if you are interested. There is a great dog park that the dogs will enjoy running and playing. Those that have ordered coffee cups in the past please stop by and pay for them and pick the up. If you are interested in a VE Session, contact Ken/KL2HF, other wise it will be the following Saturday. Bring a chair and if bad weather a picnic cover. We will have picnic tables in the Pavilion.
Month: May 2023
2023 Motely Picnic
ALASKA AMATEUR RADIO PICNIC – 2023
Sponsored by The Alaska Motley Group
June 25th to June 28th - Tolsona Wilderness Campground
ALASKA MOTLEY GROUP PICNIC – 2023
Mile173 Glenn Hwy, tolsonacampground.com/ - Phone 822-3900
This will be the 41st annual Motley Group picnic. There are typically 60 to 80 attendees, most of whom are members of the Motley Group, Snipers Net or Alaska-Pacific Emergency Preparedness Net, but all amateur radio operators and their families are welcome to attend.
Fish, hike, chat with other Hams, and participate in as many of the following scheduled activities as you choose.
THURSDAY, 1700 hours - EARLY BIRD GET-TOGETHER - Bring snacks to share and beverage of your choice. Dee Bowns, the Motley Group historian, will provide an opportunity for you to page through photo albums and recall people and events from previous years. Your photos are welcome.
FRIDAY, 1130 hours - LADIES LUNCHEON - Campground pavilion - Potluck.
FRIDAY, 1700 hours - BAKED POTATO BAR & CHINESE AUCTION
The Motley Group will provide potatoes, and participants provide toppings to share.
Topping ideas: butter, sour cream, bacon, chili, cheese, diced veggies (raw or cooked), etc.
Bring food and item(s) for Chinese auction - “gag gifts" always welcome.
SATURDAY, 1100 hours - SNIPERS NET MEETING - Net Control & Sweep Operators.
SATURDAY, 1300 - 1500 hours – AMATEUR RADIO WORKSHOP - An open-forum discussion of antennas and other Ham radio related items. Show & tell one of your radio projects.
SATURDAY, 1300 - 1500 hours – LADIES BOARD GAMES AND CARD GAMES
SATURDAY, 1700 hours - THE MOTLEY PARTY - Potluck dinner, awards presentation, door prize drawings, and outcry auction. For outcry auction bring equipment you would like sold at auction. Motley Group will keep 25% of the sale price, or you can donate the item and the Motley Group will keep 100%. You can specify a reserve price if you choose.
SUNDAY, 0900 hours - FAREWELL BREAKFAST - Pancakes, syrup and butter provided. You are welcome to contribute precooked meat, scrambled eggs, fruit, pastries, etc.
DOOR PRIZES AND AUCTION ITEMS - There will be over 1200 dollars worth of new radio equipment and accessories available as door prizes and auction items.
Camping fee is $35 per night for RV sites, which includes water and electricity. Showers and laundry available in campground. This is a discounted rate for Motley Group picnic attendees.
If you have not reserved a site, do so NOW. "Tell them you are with the Motley Group."
Larry, AL7LW - Manager, Alaska Motley Group