SECTION ARES MEETING FOR SPRING 2020 AND APRIL 2020 TARCFEST CANCELLED
Ben Henley KI4IGX, our Section Emergency Coordinator, has cancelled the Spring 2020 ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Luncheon and ARRL West Central Florida Section ARES Meeting both scheduled for Saturday April 11, 2020 in Sarasota County. This cancellation is due in keeping with guidelines issued by the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The next scheduled Section ARES Luncheon and Section ARES Meeting will be on Saturday July 11, 2020.
Biff Craine K4LAW, one of our Assistant Section Managers, relayed the following information from the Tampa Amateur Radio Club, “TARCFest has been held in April since its beginning but will be cancelled this April due in part to park closure and our inability to provide a responsible event that would not contribute to efforts to stem the spread on COVID-19. This action is consistent with other tailgates from Dayton to Zephyrhills.” The next scheduled TARCFest will later in the year in August.