May 15th Charity event needs amateur radio support

To all Cape Cod ARES radio operators,[;]

A charity motorcycle event seeks support from amateur radio operators in the Outer Cape area.

[The Poker run will be held this Saturday May 15th. Riders will leave West Dennis Beachbetween 0900 and 1200. They will travel to Marconi Station and another nearby beach location depending on weather and road conditions and then back along Rt 6A to Dennis and finally ending in W Harwich.

We would be grateful for the support of at least two amateur radio operators to keep comm between the Welfleet locations and our starting point in W. Dennis.

The total event will last about 5-6 hours.

I would also like to know if anyone from the Marconi Memorial Club would like to man the Wireless Station exhibit to give the riders some background on the significance of that sight (sic).

The commander of AMVETS Post 333 is Mr John Connell. Terrance Clen is the event Chairman. Richard Riehle and myself are his deputies. Any interested parties should call or email me promptly.]

The event is organized by American Veterans (AMVETS) Cape Cod Post 333 in W. Harwich. Post 333 will conduct a charity Poker Run from West Dennis to Welfleet and back to our post home in West Harwich.

During the Poker Run riders will stop at various check points where they will each be dealt a card. Players who complete the run in time will be eligible for prizes based on their poker hands at the end of the event.

Post 333 seeks the support of Amateur Radio Operators to enable communication between our starting point in W. Dennis and the two checkpoints in Welfleet where cellular reception in unreliable. We are aware of a Marconi Radio Club on Cape Cod but don’t have there land-line number.

The Officers and Members of Post 333 would be grateful for any assistance from ARES members on this matter.

AMVETS is the nation’s fourth largest veteran’s organization. Founded in 1944 and chartered by act of Congress, our membership is open to anyone has served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces since Sept 15, 1941.

Cape Cod AMVETS Post 333 was formed on 6 Jan 2004 in West Harwich, MA. With over 30 members, including one now in Iraq, we have dedicated ourselves to the betterment of the welfare of veterans in need around the Cape.

Respectfully submitted,
Michael D. Pouch
W. Harwich
(508) 432-6863

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