Southern California Special Olympics is back, and we will be needing communications volunteers. When I got started on this event, I volunteered because Henry WA6RJA was asking for help. We were out there at 5:00am (we are not that early this time) so I was drowsy. I was the new guy so I was at a position that didn’t have much activity and I was leaning against a post waiting for something to happen. Someone poked me in the back and startled me, when I spun around it was one of the athletes. She had her gold medal, an ear to ear grin and was showing it to everyone whether she knew them or not. I was hooked from that point on. This even is very important to them and I enjoy being a part of making it happen.
The dates are November 11-12. Time 8:00am to 4:00pm at Fountain Valley recreation center. Our trailer will be in the parking lot between the golf course and the softball fields. Operating frequency will be 146.235+ 100 ctcss. In addition to being a worthwhile community service, it is also good training for emergency operations. We also have radios that can be used by non licensed people.
We need enough people to cover the venues, provide relief and adapt to situations. We typically run short on volunteers, so people are needed. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org