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A Note from Merideth
Hello friends! I’m Merideth Stroh, KK7BKI, ARDC’s Operations Manager.
As the Operations Manager, I think about how to help ARDC function as a well-oiled machine. I’ve been with ARDC for just shy of a year and the transformation I have witnessed is incredible. We have really been able to dial-in our workflows which lets us focus more on creativity and strategy. My personal goal is to empower both my colleagues and our community to be able to put their big ideas into action. This is an exciting time as ARDC evolves alongside amateur radio, preparing the way as best we can for the current and future generations. I am grateful for the supportive environment that everyone associated with ARDC has built together.
Director of Technology Interviews Underway
We received more than 100 responses to our job posting for a Director of Technology. Thanks! We’re happy that so many of you took the time to apply. We are now actively interviewing candidates and hope to have the new Director of Technology on board soon.
Next Grant Application Deadline October 1
The next deadline for submitting a grant application in 2022 is Sunday, October 1. After that date, you will be able to submit applications, but they won’t be reviewed until early 2023. Get your application in here: https://grants.ardc.net/
New Grants Management System
The next time you submit an application, you’ll be using our new grants management system The new system has a much better user interface than our old system. It will also make it easier for us to review applications, send messages to grantees when an application has been awarded or rejected, and track our awards. The new system, called Hypha, is more customizable too, and we plan to add features that will help us manage active grants as well as grant applications. Check it out here:
If you have submitted an application using the old system after July 15, 2022, or have an incomplete application, you’ll need to enter your information in the new system. The questions are all the same, so it should be a fairly easy process.
For more information about the new grants management system, go to https://www.ampr.org/new-grants-management-system-to-make-applying-for-and-tracking-grants-easier/.
July Community Meeting Covered Wide Variety of Topics
On July 16, 2022, ARDC held its second community meeting of the year. As usual a wide variety of topics were discussed, including:
For a full recap of the meeting, including a video recording, go to https://www.ampr.org/july-2022-community-meeting-recap/.
Come see us at DEFCON, Huntsville Hamfest, ARRL/TAPR DCC, HamXposition, GNU Radio Conference
It looks like a busy summer and fall for ARDC staff. Look for us at the following hamfests and conferences:
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