CO Clubs

ARRL Affiliated Colorado Amateur Radio Clubs 

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  1. 285 Techconnect Radio Club
  2. Arkansas Valley ARC
  3. Arvada Radio Group
  4. Aurora Repeater Association
  5. BARC Junior
  6. Big Sandy Amateur Radio Club
  7. Boulder Amateur Radio Club
  8. Castle Rock Repeater Group
  9. Chaffee Lake Amateur Repeater Assn
  10. Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club
  11. Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs
  12. Colorado QRP Club
  13. Colorado School of Mines Amateur Radio Club
  14. Colorado State University ARC
  15. Colorado Traffic League
  16. Cortez Radio Club
  17. Denver Area Council of Boys Scouts ARC
  18. Denver Radio Club
  19. Denver Radio League
  20. Disaster Emergency Response Association
  21. Estes Valley Amateur Radio Club
  22. Grand Mesa Contesters of Colorado
  23. Grand Mesa Repeater Association
  24. HamCon Colorado
  25. Longmont Amateur Radio Club
  26. Loveland Repeater Association
  27. Mile High DX Association
  28. Montrose Amateur Radio Club
  29. North Jeffco Amateur Radio League
  30. Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club 
  31. Park County Radio Club
  32. Parker Radio Association
  33. Pikes Peak FM Association
  34. Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association
  35. Pueblo Ham Club
  36. Pueblo West Amateur Radio Club
  37. Rocky Mountain Ham Radio
  38. Rocky Mountain Radio League
  39. Royal Gorge Amateur Radio Club
  40. Ski Country Amateur Radio Club
  41. Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Radio Association
  42. Western Colorado Amateur Radio Club
  43. Wyoming/Colorado Amateur Radio Club
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The ARRL COLORADO AFFILIATED CLUB COORDINATOR is: 

Wayne W. Heinen, NØPOH

ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator Responsibilities

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Clubs: $$ – Make FREE MONEY simply by signing up ARRL members – $$

Did you know that your ARRL-affiliated club can make money by helping hams join or renew their ARRL membership?  The ARRL Club Commission Program is one of many benefits extended to ARRL-affiliated clubs.

ARRL Affiliated Clubs receive a commission for every new ARRL membership or renewal they submit to ARRL Headquarters. Clubs can retain $15 for each new membership or lapsed membership of two years or more (a new member being defined as any individual who has never been a member of ARRL or any individual who has not retained a membership for two or more calendar years prior to the application submission).  Clubs can also retain $2 for each renewal (a renewing member can renew at any time, even before their current membership term expires).

For example, if ten hams join ARRL via your club, along with ten others who renew, your club would pocket $170.  All for simply collecting your club members’ applications and forwarding them to ARRL.  This is a great way to generate cash for an upcoming club project/event while also growing ARRL’s membership.

Tapping into the financial benefit of the Club Commission Program is easy: If you are a member of an ARRL-affiliated club, work with your club’s leadership to develop a recruitment/renewal drive that encourages fellow members to join or renew their ARRL membership through your from now on.

The specific application form for use in the ARRL Club Commission Program can be downloaded at

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Clubs/ARRL%20Affiliated%20Club%20Membership%20Application.pdf

For more information about this unique program, visit

http://www.arrl.org/affiliated-club-benefits or send an e-mail to clubs@arrl.org

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The Last Word

We’ve all heard a lot about the role of social media in helping with PR efforts. But how much have we embraced the new communications strategies in our own clubs? With the age of the average Amateur Radio operator on the rise, a lot of discussion has been given to how to get new blood in the hobby for several years now. Have we been using the most effective way to reach out? My answer would be a resounding “no.”

If you’re looking to promote your club or group to a younger demographic, you have to speak their language. That means using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Even Facebook is becoming quaintly outdated within some segments of twenty-somethings. Twitter, however, is rock-solid and full of life, youth and vitality. It is the communications marketing tool of choice for big businesses, start-ups, non-profits, media outlets, local clubs and organizations of all sizes and interests, and most definitely adults in the 20-40 age range.

Does all of this sound like Greek to you? Guess what: newspapers and TV are quickly becoming Greek to this demographic. If you want to expand your club base, let local media know how you are being of service to your community and communicate effectively to the Next Generation of hams, you have to speak their language and use their medium. If you’re a completely unfamiliar with social media, here’s a link to get you started

Most of us got into Amateur Radio because of a desire to experiment with technology and communicate. You can still do that as part of your PR effort; the method has simply mutated. Embrace the experimenter in you and learn something new; fresh, youthful blood in your club and our hobby is the reward.

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Media and Public Relations Manager

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