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Collins Collectors Association – call for helpers

This recently was sent to the CCA membership:


Help Wanted — CCA
From: Scott Kerr
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 15:24:09 PDT 


As you know, I am no longer on the CCA Board since I have termed out and have to stand down for a couple of years. I still am very active as an advisor and still retain some of my former duties. Therefore the following is not from the Board — but I have been around long enough that I feel that I can speak freely.

Several of the leaders have approached me in the last few days with concern about the state of the CCA. They have made it known that it increasingly hard to find members that want to contribute to the workload that is required to keep the CCA going at its current level. When you consider that we have a huge website, a reflector on groups.io, the membership to keep up with, updates to payments, addresses, email addresses and call signs, money to keep up with and tax returns to file, nets that run every week all across the nation and Dayton to plan and execute, plus the biggest workload is publishing the Signal Magazine. The guys that are doing the work now are doing a super job……but are used up! If you are one of those guys helping out now then a big thanks to you!

The Signal used to be a newsletter with some technical articles but Bill Carns N7OTQ turned it into an incredible four color magazine. Very few know just how much work that endeavor was. Since Bill is a very close friend, I saw how much time Bill put into the that work. It was basically a full time job and the body of work was unbelievably good.

This club has been around now for over 30 years. Those that started it back in the 90’s and made it into the fine organization that it is, are now a lot older! Now we have lost so many dear friends and many of those that remain are not as able to contribute like they used to. It is no secret that the generation behind us are not as excited about collecting boat anchors and of those that are, most are still working full time jobs. As someone who is still out in the workforce as an owner of a small company, I can say that work is not what it used to be. There is just little free time – as the internet and email has turned work into a 24×7 affair. Combine that with the changes that COVID has brought to our world and now inflation ravishing our economy we are living in a very different world than we enjoyed 10 or 15 years ago.

I get it. 

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