MA Amateur Leaders Meet With MEMA Director

formal presentation of Governor's AR Week ProclamationGovernor’s Amateur Radio Week Proclamation June 4-10 Formally Presented

Framingham –- Massachusetts Amateur Radio Leaders met on June 9, 2006 with the MA Emergency Management Director at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). MEMA Director Christine McCombs thanked them for the continuing support of Amateur Radio, especially during the latest weather emergency.

“We are very fortunate to have the continuing support of Amateur Radio,” stated Director McCombs in a meeting attended by State RACES Officer Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, Eastern MA ARRL Section Manager Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN, Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY, and SEOC RACES operators Dennis and Karen Brothers, N1DB and K1KEB, respectively. MEMA Chief of Staff Ken McBride also attended the meeting, further complimenting the leadership on the consistency of their response and support of the agency.

Before presiding over an agenda-packed meeting with the assembled leadership, Director McCombs presented the official Amateur Radio Proclamation. Mike Neilsen asked Rob Macedo to accept the document on behalf of all Massachusetts Amateurs.

“No other ham is more deserving of the honor to represent our efforts,” Neilsen said.

Photo: Rob Macedo, KD1CY is seen holding the proclamation in the group picture.

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