Good news - 3/12 was just confirmed so the club will be recognized on this date!

Parking:

There is up to 2 hours of free parking here: https://tspb.texas.gov/plan/parking/parking.html

Timing:

Session is planned to convene at 10 AM. Floor activity has the potential to be high since this will occur after the bill filing deadline, 3/8. . To help avoid being stuck in line during session, I would recommend arriving 1 hour before, if possible. 

Directions:

The House Gallery is located on the 3rd floor in the Western side of the building. We will meet just outside the Gallery door.

Kerby's Cell: (512) 627-2406 

86R14425 SME-D

By: Howard H.R. No. 587



R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, The Austin Amateur Radio Club is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2019, and this milestone
presents a fitting opportunity to recognize the group for its outstanding contributions to the community; and
WHEREAS, Since 1919, more than 100 members licensed by the Federal Communications Commission have served Travis County by
providing emergency communications when normal systems are nonfunctional or overloaded, such as during and after natural
disasters; and

WHEREAS, The club has maintained and operated radio rooms next to the Emergency Operations Center at the Combined
Transportation, Emergency and Communications Center and the State Operations Center at the Department of Public Safety headquarters
as well as with the Central and South Texas American Red Cross, which further benefit from the group's mobile emergency
communications trailer; members also maintain backup transmission for 15 area hospitals through the Amateur Radio Communications for
Hospital Emergencies System, provide Skywarn reports to the National Weather Service, and dispense situational awareness to the
Department of Defense through the U.S. Army Military Auxiliary Radio System; and 

WHEREAS, This notable organization has further served area residents by providing communication support for public service
events, including the MS150 and Sound the Alarm smoke detector program for low-income households; since 1993, the club's
scholarship program has granted more than $250,000 to FCC-licensed high school seniors in Travis and surrounding counties; the fund
awarded $17,500 in 2018 alone; and 

WHEREAS, For a century, the men and women of the Austin Amateur Radio Club have helped to aid and educate their fellow
citizens, and they may take great pride in their important work; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas Legislature hereby commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Austin
Amateur Radio Club and extend to all those associated with the organization sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be prepared for the club as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.