This forum is about clubs and I've been reading a lot of negative things about various other clubs so I had to create this topic to single out one. I'm not a club guy nor do I belong to one. Politics comes a long with them and I can't stand politics ,but we can't escape politics. It's in everything unfortunately!
This club I'm gonna single out is called the QSY SOCIETY!http://www.qsysociety.org/
Let me start by saying your gonna find this club may have some of the same woe me issues some others have. What clubs don't have them? None! Difference is they don't treat new comers inconsiderately like I've read in some recent topics or from my own experience visiting other clubs. In fact I figured out this weekend during Field Day it seems most of the members are made up of those that were neglected or shunned from other clubs or repeaters.
Repeaters are in fact clubs and I hate repeaters. Most of them anyway! If you don't kiss their ass or write out a check to them for use of it your not wanted. That's the mentality unfortunately plagues our hobby today. Wasn't like that years ago!
The QSY SOCIETY is a well ran organized group of caring folks. Each person has a role and they perform each role without an ego and perform them with consideration and respect. It consists of good Elmer's from an operating stand point, technical stand point and just plain equals to one another.
I do not participate with them on a regular bases through the year but I contribute when I can. My Field Day experience for only the second time with them missing out last years was a reminder on what I've been missing out with this club. I know there are others like them out their that are not like the miserable ones that have been mentioned on this forum ,but could not go on with out mentioning them and my experience. I unfortunately can not say the same for many in the eastern New York area over the years. Ive walked in and walked out from many knowing I didn't feel right being there or not be wanted there. Not with the QSY SOCIETY!
So look them up if your in the Tri-State and give them a try. You shouldnt be disappointed!
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