December 2021 Meeting - In Person & Virtual

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Not meeting in Centreville, VA, but at the

Davidsonville Family Recreation Center

Sunday, December 19th

Tailgate Swap Meet at 10:30

Walk Around Auction (outside) at 12:00

Meeting, Show and Tell, and Presentation at 1:00

Main Auction (inside and on Zoom/Facebook) at 2:00

Presentation Topic:  Dealing with Your Radio Collection

Presenter:  Dave Sica

Display Table:  Antique Radio Battery Eliminators

 

---Masks Required Inside the Hall---

MAARC has many members who are at the age to be at high risk for serious effects from a COVID infection. So, even though Anne Arundel County does not have mask requirements for group meetings at this time, we will ask all attendees to wear a mask inside the meeting hall. Please follow this request for the safety of our members. We will have masks at the door for people who do not bring their own.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK INSIDE THE BUILDING.

 

The December Meeting will be in person & virtual. 

  

To join the virtual meeting click on this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87197326013.
When a box asks you to Open Zoom Meetings, do it.
The Meeting Number is 871 9732 6013; enter passcode 419152.
Please join the meeting by 12:45 to make sure everything is working properly.

To join by regular telephone with no video (that is, not a "smart phone") dial one of the numbers below and enter the meeting number. You can speak and listen on the phone; press *6 to toggle mute/unmute.
Dial by your location and enter Meeting Number 871 9732 6013 and passcode 419152.
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        Meeting ID: 836 7155 5314, passcode 419152
Find your local number here.

To watch the streaming meeting on Facebookclick here and scroll down to the video.

Show and Tell: Your Three Minutes of Fame

Bring a recent acquisition, a repair tip, your favorite radio, an interesting tidbit, a difficult question. You will have maximum of three minutes to present it. You've seen other members show interesting things, now it's your turn. Collectors love to talk about their stuff; this is your chance to have a captive audience. 

Check calendar for other events.

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MAARC Will Miss Willie Sessoms

Willie Sessoms

Our Radio Collecting fraternity lost a truly great person when Willie Sessoms from Baltimore, Maryland passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Willie was 89 years old and was a retired Command Sergeant Major (E-9) from the U.S. Army. He was a patriot and he loved his country. Willie served two tours in Vietnam and later took a job with the Government where I had the pleasure of meeting him.

 

He joined the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) in the Baltimore-Washington area and served in many positions in that organization, including Vice President and he arranged for presentations and helped with the club's annual Radioactivity and Fallfest. Willie did not know a stranger and he reached out to many and helped all of those that he could.

But he was a genuine friend to all he met and never knew a stranger. His concern for people was deep and genuine. He sent birthday, anniversary and get well cards to many of his friends from him and on the behalf of MAARC. He called when friends were going on trips to make sure they arrived safely. When he lost most of his vision due to chemo for multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow) and was no longer able to see and send cards he would call. He enjoyed speaking with people at the various meets that he could no longer attend, to see how things were going and to join in on the fun.

We meet a lot of people as we travel the road of life and in this hobby and I have been blessed by the many friendships that endure even if we only see each other once a year or so. I can honestly say that a friend like Willie is rare, and if you were privileged to have made his acquaintance then you were as blessed as I and you knew it. So many people will miss this great man who was like a brother to so many of us. I can count on one hand the number of people who have the personal integrity, love and compassion and care that Willie had. I was blessed to know him and we are all richer for that. Rest in Peace old friend, you did so much good in your time with us.

- Joe Koester (1st MAARC President and founder of MAARC)

Services are being arranged by Vaughn Greene Funeral Services, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD, 21133.

Visitation with family Sunday, November 7, 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Services Monday November 8, 10:00 - 10:30 am.

Link to obituary and notes from Vaughn Greene Funeral Services.

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