Hams and Eggs Update

Saturday, June 3, we had a great turn-out at the HAMS & EGGS BREAKFAST at the alternate location. Thanks to so many for being dedicated breakfast lovers AND ELMERS.

The original Village Inn on Oracle Road doesn't even look like a restaurant any more. All of the signs are down on the building and even the street sign at the edge of Oracle Road has been removed.

Yesterday, after breakfast at the Village Inn, David-AK2L and Steve-W1SR visited the iHop along on the east side of the Freeway just off Cortaro Road. They have a nice glass enclosed room that is readily available at the time slot we need. Later in the morning Howard-KC7AC, Gary-KT7AZ and Steve-W1SR visited the Coco's at Ina and Oracle Road. They do have a separate room but unfortunately it is occupied until 8AM which rules out this location.

While we continue researching our options, we will meet this coming Saturday June 10 at the iHop near Cortaro Road and the Freeway. For your GPS, the actual address is 8445 N. Cerius Stravenue Tucson AZ 85742. It is a relatively new building and there is plenty of parking especially in the back. We hope to see everyone this weekend.

Hams and Eggs News

Hams and Eggs News

The Village Inn on Oracle Road, where O.V.A.R.C. has held its Hams & Eggs Breakfasts for many years, is now officially closed. But breakfast lovers, do not despair.

As rumors of the closing surfaced several weeks ago, our requirements for a replacement venue became clear. Ideally, we need a restaurant that can accommodate an average of 21 people, all with separate checks, in a separate room with a served menu comparable to the Village Inn. We also need a place that will allow us to discuss ham radio subjects for about 2 hours, much longer than routine breakfast guests occupy their table. Finding a place like this in close proximity to the Village Inn on Oracle is a tall order.

While an informal group of breakfast lovers will be checking out a few options, we will temporarily relocate our Hams & Eggs Breakfast to the Village Inn at 5955 West Arizona Pavilions Drive in Marana. This location is across the street from the Walmart along side the freeway at Cortaro Road. As there isn't a separate room at this Village Inn, it is not likely that we will relocate to this location on a regular basis.

Stay tuned as other options are researched.

March License Testing Session

March License Testing Location Change

The March license testing session will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Oro Valley instead of our usual location at the Oro Valley PD EOC. This change is for March only.

March Board Meeting

March Board Meeting Location Change

The March Board meeting will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Oro Valley instead of our usual location at the Oro Valley PD EOC. This change is for March only.

2017 Election Results

At the January 20th OVARC meeting the following members were confirmed as board members for the standard 2 year term beginning January 20, 2017:

George Cooley, NG7A
Marnee Dearman, KG7SIO
Scott Boone, K7ADX
Steven Wood, W1SR

After the regular meeting, a short Board of Directors Meeting is typically held so that the new board can elect officers of the club. Our By-Laws require that the current Board of Directors elect a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The results of that meeting are as follows:

Hanna Eckert, KG7TPD - Treasurer
Carl Foster, KB7AZ - Secretary
Fred Bresani, W2HZ - Vice President
Steven Wood, W1SR - President