Unfortunately, we aren’t fully automated, at least yet, so even if you indicate you will pay dues using PayPal, one must manually navigate to the Pay Dues page to actually perform the payment. So after you submit your membership application, go to the menu above and hover over Join XARC, then select Pay Dues or Donate.
We hope to improve this in the future.
After filling out the Registration form and submitting, you should get a message that an activation email was sent to you. If you didn’t receive it, check the following:
- The activation email may be flagged as spam by your email program or provider (mine was). If you system is webmail based (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc), check the Spam or Junk Mail folder. If you use an email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc), you may have spam protection that diverts to a junk mail folder or similar. Some ISP’s filter email for Spam before it gets to you (RoadRunner and others). The only way to see this is to use their Webmail option and check for legitimate email that may have been flagged as Spam.
- Possibly there was a typo in your email address. You might try again if this might be the case
In order to continue as a club, we need some minimum number of members, and collect modest dues to cover our costs. So it is that time of year to chip in for the upcoming year.
It also wouldn’t hurt if we picked up some new members. So if every existing member could find 2 new members to join the club, we would be in excellent shape going into the future. I know I can think of at least two people who might be enticed to join our organization. Even if all of us only got 1 new member to sign up, it would be huge. So spread the word, tell them about our website, lets see if we can at least get 20 new members.
After a couple of years of informal club operation, that still included some operational activities, but little club official business, we have decided to make a new start. The biggest change is that our club name has changed slightly. We are now officially the XRX Amateur Radio Club, also known as XARC, and also W2XRX. Our Club Constitution and Bylaws have been updated, but our goals and purpose are the same.
The goals of this Club are to:
• Promote interest in amateur radio communications and experimentation
• Provide public amateur radio education through periodic classes
• Relay non-commercial messages by radio without charge
• Further public welfare
• Advance the radio art within the community
• Foster and promote intercommunications by electronic means for personal
benefit of members but without pecuniary gain
• Foster education in the field of electronic communication
• Disseminate knowledge and information by electronic means
Now we have some work to do. We have positions to be filled, decisions to be made, members to recruit, and activities to plan.
Stay tuned for more info right here.