FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2017
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Daniel R. Simpson, Vice President
Milledgeville, GA – The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club gathered for itsmonthly meeting on August 19, 2017 and adopted a membership change to attract student membership. The change, which gives currently enrolled students a 50% discount in membership fees, is meant to welcome students to the organization.
“Milledgeville is a community centered around higher education,” said Daniel Simpson, the club’s vice president and sponsor of the initiative. “With the new academic year starting, we have students from all over the state, country, and world coming to Milledgeville. With three higher education institutions here, we wanted to show we welcome them to our community and organization.”
This change falls in line with a larger outreach to college students. The Amateur Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio, is leading a Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative to promote the hobby to students around the country. “Amateur radio provides practical applications across many academic disciplines. From public service, to science, technology, mathematics, and education, we have something for everyone,” Simpson adds. The ARRL maintains extensive resources and also provides scholarships for those involved in the hobby.
The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club has members from Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson counties and beyond. Formed in 1961, it provides licensing, operating, and technical resources to ham radio operators and other interested parties in the surrounding area. More information is available at milledgevillearc.org.