Dr Leon Curry W4TYM [SK]

Dr Leon Curry, W4TYM (SK) passed away Jun 8, 2015. The below obituary is from the Kennedy Funeral Home of Metter, GA. If you want to send a card to Helen, please use their address from his QRZ listing.

Dr. Leon Estese Curry of Metter, GA, a patriot, physician, and author, died after a 22 year battle with coronary disease. He was 78. Born in Jasper, Florida, he was a 1955 graduate of Metter High School. After Emory University and Emory Medical School, he served as an Army flight surgeon and commander of the 8th Medical Detachment. In 1965 he established one of the Vietnam War’s first medical camps at Ban Mê Thu?t. Upon his return to America, he practiced family medicine and nephrology at Medical Associates of Metter and Candler County Hospital, where he founded the first rural dialysis center in Georgia. He conducted some of the earliest research with childhood ADHD in the 1970s, and partnered with multiple universities on research projects. He was founder and leader of The Hypodermics, a popular big band. An instrument and commercial-rated pilot for more than 30 years, for a time he operated the local FBO. He served as Colonel commanding the 165th Medical Group, 165th Tactical Airlift Wing, Savannah. He was president of the Metter Road Runners RV Club, the Metter Ham Radio Club, and on the board of Candler County Hospital. His medical diagnosis experiments with Illinois psychic Greta Alexander were the subject of his book, The Doctor and The Psychic. He served as net control on the National Ham Radio RV Service Net. Dr. Curry was preceded in death by his parents, William Elliott Curry and Edna Estese Elliott Curry and a brother, Dr. Hiram Curry. Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Helen Tanner Curry of Metter; two sons, Stephen Curry of Birmingham, AL, and Chris Curry of Richmond Hill; a grandson, Zane Curry of Richmond Hill; a brother, Bill Curry (Bobbie), sister Sarah Grimes (Kelly), sister-in-law Sherry Maharrey, brother-in-law Bob Tanner (Diane), and numerous beloved family members. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Metter United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Adams and Rev. David Hibberts officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Cemetery with Military Honors observed. Visitation will be Thursday, 9:00-11:00 am, at the church before the service. Pallbearers will be Terry Manuel, Dale Fordham, Ray Tootle, Kendall Gross, Larry Hadden and Mark Bland. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dorsey Smith, Dr. Gary Branch, Dr. Roger Beville and staff of Candler/St. Joseph’s Medical Group and the Candler County Hospital Authority Board. The family appreciates flowers but prefers contributions to the Candler County Hospital Foundation. Guest book: www.kennedyfuneralhomes.com.

Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of arrangements.
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June 10 2015 | Members and SK | Comments Off on Dr Leon Curry W4TYM [SK]

Web Pages Updates

Today the Club revised the Nets Schedule page to reflect Pacific Coast added time for early check-ins.

Also today, the Club posted the Summer VE Session in Farmington NM (Saturday Jun 27 at San Juan County Fairgrounds.)

The May 2015 edition of The Bulletin is on line for members at this link (requires your member password.) If you want to read it and aren’t yet a member, check out our easy membership application system. We can get you signed up easily (and inexpensively) and you can be reading the newsletter in no time at all.

If you’re already a member and can’t get your password working, please email us and let us help you.

WBCCI ARC Member Services
email us at rvsvcnet@wbcci.net

May 23 2015 | Members and Nets and News | Comments Off on Web Pages Updates

QST! QST! QST! News for Members

Several important announcements for members, UPDATED 10/15/2014

(1) The members only passwords have changed. We have sent these to each member this week (week of 12 October) to all current members (dues paid through at least 30 Jun 2015). If you didn’t hear from us, and felt you should have, please click on Member Services. and let us know?

(2) The on line directory of members is up to date through 15 Oct 2014, for all members with dues-paid through at least Jun 30 of 2015.  Posted today 15 Oct 2014.

(3) Sad news, we’ve heard in the past several weeks of six of our members becoming SKs.  News on these available in The BULLETIN, due out not later than Nov 1 to all members.  And members who elect for electronic-only edition will receive it not later than Oct 18.

If you do NOT see your call/name, or we have listed it incorrectly, PLEASE email us and let us know — we can fix what we know about, and promise to do it quickly.  (If your NEW password doesn’t work, email us and we’ll figure out how to get you in.)

(2) Our Club’s on line renewal AND new member registration continues working fabulously.  The vast majority of new memberships are via the optional on line portal with payments through PayPal.  Your fee for this is only $1 (yep, one dollar US), no matter whether you pay for one year or up to five years.

(3) This week of October, WBCCI ARC will be represented, with amateur radio activities too, at WBCCI Region 12 Rally in Pahrump NV. Great thanks and good luck to Roger KD6FBF and Eric AA6EM!

If you want more information, please contact us by clicking on Member Services..

October 15 2014 | Members and News | Comments Off on QST! QST! QST! News for Members

Password Change to Members-Only Pages

We’re off to a good start.  The club has new officers and members are renewing their dues for the new fiscal year (started 01 Jul). The annual meeting in Gillette was very well attended, membership elected a full slate of officers and the ex officio members are in place for the next year.  Now we have to take care of business so we can continue operating.

WBCCI Amateur Radio Club is a membership organization, supported by ham radio operator members in the United States and Canada.  Without members the club would have neither purpose nor funds for operation.  Without members the club would have no officers, no newsletter, no website, no member roster.  The roster, website and Bulletin make our club and nets more interesting and enjoyable for many hams and many of you support the club with your dues each year.

Dues for members expire every year on Jun 30 unless you pay for multiple years.  Are your dues up to date?  What year do your dues expire?  You can check the mailing label on your copy of The Bulletin, due out before November 1st.  The address label top line has your dues expiry date.  We hope you will continue to support the club, the nets, this website, and The Bulletin with your annual dues.

The two members-only pages, Member Roster and on-line (and in COLOR) Bulletin, are accessible only with the current password.  If your dues aren’t paid up, you’ll want to mail the dues in before asking for the passwords, okay? 

If you have paid your dues through at least Jun 30 2015, we’ll happily provide you the new password.  Just send MEMBER SERVICES an email asking for password and the Club will answer you PRONTO.

October 01 2014 | News | Comments Off on Password Change to Members-Only Pages

Last Call for Current Year Dues

The club’s last fiscal year ended over 45 days ago, on Jun 30 2014.  Many of you made a great response to the club’s last post —  half of the unpaid members got their dues in — a record, for sure!

Still, that leaves a few folks about to lose their membership privileges.  We don’t want to lose you! And we know you don’t want to miss an issue of THE BULLETIN, our club’s great newsletter. And you’ll lose access to the member-only pages of this web site, and your name and call won’t be listed here or in the BULLETIN. Won’t you take care of this today? It’s easy to renew.

You can update your dues electronically by clicking on this link or email MEMBER SERVICES and arrange to mail a check to the Club.

Have you taken care of your annual dues?

updated 17 Aug 2014

August 16 2014 | Members | Comments Off on Last Call for Current Year Dues

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