Club History

1959: Club Formation

Submitted by Tom Seng AD9BH

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Source: Hancock Public Library
Originally Published: The Daily Reporter(Greenfield, Indiana) – Mon. Mar15, 1959, Page 2

Amateur Radio Club Organized

Officers Elected At First Meeting

     An amateur radio club with twenty charter members to be known as the Hancock Amateur Radio Club has recently been organized in Hancock County, the purpose of which is to unite the amateur operators in this community and to form a group of trained operators and technicians that will be able to set up communications in this county in case of and emergency such as hit central Illinois this past winter.

     Cliff Singer, the Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the State of Indiana, assisted with the club’s organization.

     The club’s meeting night was set for 8 p.m. (DST) on the second Monday of each month to be held in the Hoosier Soft Water building, 25 E. Pierson Street, Greenfield.

     Officers elected were President, Howard Grubs; vice-president, Phil Macy; secretary-treasurer, George Clark and chief operator, Francis Richardson.

     A committee, Jack Andrews, Tom Alexander, and Donald Forrer, was appointed by President Grubbs to formulate a constitution and by-laws to be presented to the club for adoption at the next meeting.

     It was voted that anyone interested in the club could become a member regardless of whether or not he is a resident of Hancock County.

     The club’s roster of charter members includes Beverly Moore, Charles Haley, and Howard Vail of McCordsville; Tom Alexander, Jess Shields and Donald Forrer of Fortville; Dean Townsend, Oaklandon; Francis Richardson, New Palestine; Harry Franke, Manfred Franke, Jack Andrews, Ralph Curtiss, Phil Macy, Joe Steele, George Clark, Charles White, Norman Corbin, Foy Stiles, Marvin Grubbs, and Howard Grubbs, all of Greenfield.