Great news! The Michigan Section Family Outing website has been updated with the latest information concerning the event which will take place on July 7 & 8, 2017 at the Woodlands Conference Center and Campground near Hale, MI. The actual address is: 318 S. Sage Lake Road, Hale, MI 48739.
The Woodlands is located about 20 miles from West Branch.
What is the Michigan Section Family Outing?
The Michigan Section Family Outing is a 2-day fun-filled event hosted by your ARRL Michigan Section Staff and paid for totally from donations, involving fun events for the whole family! Camping, RVing, Canoeing, Horseshoes, Water Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Hiking, Volleyball, Softball, Boating, Swimming facilities are available all day every day of the outing for your pleasure (canoeing, swimming and boating involve safety issues that will be addressed at the outing). Hayrides around the 420 beautiful acres will be arranged and announced. There will be games, campfires, and sing-a-longs for all to enjoy. And of course, there will be ARPSC training and other informative seminars available on both Friday and Saturday for any who wish to participate.
As you can see by the schedule of events on the website, the annual Michigan Emergency Coordinator’s meeting and training session will take place that weekend. We have a great slate of presenters on a number of timely topics, including information on the Great Lakes HamCon at Michigan International Speedway. This two day event in October has been named the 2017 Great Lakes Division Convention and will feature ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR. More information is available at www.glhamcon.org.
For those that prefer a hotel to a tent or an RV, there are facilities in nearby West Branch.
Your ARRL Section Staff is looking forward seeing you there. You do not have to be an EC or even involved in emergency preparedness to join us and have some fun. I guarantee you will learn some interesting things about how our Amateur Radio Public Service organization serves the citizens of Michigan. Inquiries can go to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!