- 2019 William E. Whitney Scholarship -
Scholarship award winner Raphael Bakin with mother Debbie Bakin and presenter John Gerke
The Port Townsend High School Awards Ceremony for 2019 was held at the Blue Heron Middle School Commons in Port Townsend at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019. Vice-president John Gerke (KI7T) of the Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club (PLARC) presented the 2019 William E. Whitney Scholarship Award of $1000 to Raphael Bakin (KI7KGV), a senior at Port Townsend High School. Raphael is an outstanding student and is especially gifted in assisting and tutoring fellow students. He plans to attend the University of Washington in Seattle this fall.
PLARC established the William E. Whitney Scholarship in order to support students who have demonstrated a commitment to the completion of their engineering education and have financial hardships that make it difficult to pay for the cost of attending college. The scholarship is intended to help them reach their educational goals and must be applied toward their tuition.
William “Bill” Whitney was a long time resident of Quilcene, WA, and son of the founder of the famous Whitney Gardens. Bill was a WWII B-26 pilot, but was shot down and spent much of the war in Stalag Luft III near Poland. He then pursued an electrical engineering degree, and gradulated (1948) from the University of Washington. Later he had an engineering career at Chevron Oil around the world and retired in Jefferson County at the home where he passed away in 2015. He was an inspiration to all of us Amateur Radio Operators in the county and was instrumental in the creation of several on the air “nets” to service the marine and boating public. Everyone knew his call sign, WO7O.
PLARC is continuing with its fundraising in preparation for the 2020 applicants
- - PLARC Breakfast Changes - -
Please take the time to review the changes in Breakfast location and dates. You, PLARC members were asked to participate in a test of differing venues, dates and breakfast styles. On January 23rd the members present decided to make the following changes.
1. The breakfast venue will alternate between The Point Casino Fresh Market Buffet and The Seven Brothers Restaurant (menu service) at Seven Cedars Casino monthly.
2. The Point Buffet will continue to be on Sundays while the Seven Brothers order off the menu will be on Saturdays.
It is important that you check the Breakfast info below to determine where the current month breakfast is scheduled. Also, the restaurants have asked the Club to make a reservation by no later than the Wednesday before the breakfast. This means you must decide and sign up in advance. No more Thursday, Friday, (Saturday) or Sunday sign-ups either online or on the morning Net.
Online sign up is easy. Just click the Breakfast Reservation link below. If you have any breakfast questions, you may call Club Secretary, Nancy.
- - 2019 W.E. Whitney STEM Scholarship - -
Invitations and application forms have been sent to the Jefferson County High Schools. The PLARC STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering and Math) Scholarship is awarded each year in remembrance of our Club's founder W.E. Whitney WO7O.
- -What's Happening Calendar - -
- - Club Luncheon - -
- - The Next Luncheon is
September 25th, 2019 at Fat Smitty's
Come join us for lunch. We meet every Wednesday at 11:30 am at Ferinos Pizza in Port Hadlock except the Fourth Wed of each month lunch is held at Fat Smitty's at 11 am in Discovery Bay. However in January we will be meeting at Ferino's on the 4th Wed. Still confused? check the Club's calendar above. The restaurants appreciates a head count in advance so if you are unable to check in on the Boater's Net please click on the link below to sign up.
- - The Next PLARC Breakfast - -
- - Will be on
September 21st, 2019 at Seven Cedars Casino
Anyone interested in ham radio is invited to breakfast
September 21st, 2019 at Seven Cedars Casino
@ 10:00 AM.
Please join us for good conversation and fellowship. If you plan to attend, the restaurants have asked the Club to make a reservation in advance. To this end we must ask that you signup indicating your participation by no later than Wednesday lunch. It is very easy to signup, just click on the link below!
- - Amateur Radio Exams - -
As of 4/16/12 No regularly scheduled VE Amateur radio test sessions are scheduled. If you would like to take an exam please contact the PLARC Radio Officer to arrange a time for your test. Typically testing occurs on Wednesdays prior to the Club's lunch at Ferino's. If you have a special exam need please include your need in your communications with the PLARC Radio officer. We may be able to accommodate you.