Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 5 July 2017
This is a free weekly news & information update from the Courage Kenny Handiham Program, serving people with disabilities in Amateur Radio since 1967.
Our contact information is at the end.

Welcome to Handiham World.
In this edition:
• A note from the new coordinator
• Check into our nets!
• ...And more!
A note from the coordinator…

Wow! So many things to learn and do here at the Handiham Program! I have been here just over a week now and have met many wonderful people who work here at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. The Handiham Program is under the Assistive Technology department now, and the supervisor, Matt White, is very interested in seeing our program grow in the years to come. He also wants to assist us in continuing to offer the assistive technology necessary to make amateur radio accessible to all persons with disabilities.

One of the things we have started doing here in the office, something especially appropriate as we celebrate 50 years of the Handiham Program, is going through some of the archives from the program. Perhaps you have a story to share about something meaningful or interesting that happened with Handihams in the past. Please feel free to share your anecdotes via email at Lucinda.Moody@allina.com or by calling me at 612-775-2290

Hap Holly, from the RAIN Report, did an interview this week with the Handiham Program that should be available for download in mid July. You can go to www.therainreport.com to access the podcast once it is ready.

I am so grateful to all the members and volunteers who have reached out over the last week, many of whom have volunteered for the interview process or shared their suggestions for the program. For those of you who have not yet been interviewed, your turn will be coming soon! For any who are still interested in participating, please contact me at Lucinda.Moody@allina.com, and I will get you set up with a date and time to chat.

What are you waiting for? Check into our Handiham nets... Everyone is welcome!
How to find the Handiham Net:
The Handiham EchoLink conference is 494492. Connect via your iPhone, Android phone, PC, or on a connected simplex node or repeater system in your area.
The Handiham Net will be on the air daily. If there is no net control station on any scheduled net day, we will have a roundtable on the air get-together.

Our daily Echolink net continues to operate for anyone and everyone who wishes to participate at 11:00 hours CST (Noon Eastern and 09:00 Pacific), as well as Wednesday evenings at 19:00 hours CST (7 PM). If you calculate GMT, the time difference is that GMT is five hours ahead of Minnesota time during the summer.
• You can pay your Handiham dues and certain other program fees on line. Simply follow the membership link on our website to our secure payment site, then enter your information and submit the payment. It's easy and secure!
o Handiham annual membership dues are $12.00.
o If you want to donate to the Handiham Program, please use our donation website. The instructions are at the following link:
How to contact us
There are several ways to contact us.
Postal Mail:
Courage Kenny Handiham Program
3915 Golden Valley Road
Mail Route 78446
Golden Valley, MN 55422

E-Mail: Nancy.Meydell@allina.com

Preferred telephone: 1-612-775-2291
Toll-Free telephone: 1-866-HANDIHAM (1-866-426-3442)

Note: Mondays through Thursdays between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM United States Central Time are the best times to contact us.

You may also call Handiham Program Coordinator Lucinda Moody, AB8WF at: 612-775-2290.
73, and I hope to hear you on the air soon!
For Handiham World, this is Lucinda Moody, AB8WF

The weekly e-letter is a compilation of software tips, operating information, and Handiham news. It is published on Wednesdays, and is available to everyone free of charge. Please email Lucinda.Moody@allina.com for changes of address, unsubscribes, etc. Include your old email address and your new address.