The Charleston Area Hamfest and Computer Show, Inc. August 29. 2016 business meeting was held at Shoney’s, Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV.

Attendance:(6) Randy Damron, N8XEA; Rick Cummings, WV8RC; Edsil Prunty, KA8ISQ;
                         Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY; David Poe, W8IW; Dave Ellis, WA8WV

On or about July 28, 2016 Randy, N8XEA, Randy was just informed by Emmanuel Baptist Church representatives that they are allowing no more outside use of their facilities after Dec. 31, 2016 which requires the Committee to select another location.   It was determined that the cause for the cancellation of the use of the church was changes in the church processes and policy. This urgent meeting was schedule to proceed with selection of new location.



Hamfest Proposed New Locations:
       Discussion occurred with defining proposed locations and assignment of members to contact the establishment
       and gather specific needs of the Hamfest to occur on Saturday, March 25, 2017:

  • Belle Town Hall Gym – omitted due to      size, parking, egress, etc.
  • Kanawha City Recreation Center – Randy,
  • Charleston Civic Center – omitted due to      not available on date
  • Bible Center School, Corridor G –
  • Parkway Supermarket, St. Albans – Edsil
  • University of Charleston Gym, Kanawha      City –
  • North Charleston Community Center –
  • Twin City Bible Church, Nitro – Ann

As the members confirm information related to the about locations, they are to notify committee members of the findings.   Randy will schedule a follow-up meeting when reporting’s completed.

Hamfest Location Criteria:

  • Available Friday, March 24th      1:00-6:00 PM and Saturday, March 25th, 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • 5,000 square feet or more
  • Handicap assessable
  • Adequate parking
  • Meeting Rooms (3-4)
  • Tables and Chairs available (Number)
  • Concession or Kitchen facilities
  • Electric available
  • Rental Fee

Rick, WV8RC – shared that he has received table requests, and will notify of location change when needed.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned

TBD – when all members have contacted/report location information.


L. Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY, Secretary



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