Contact: Jack Dominic April 14, 2014
Phone: (513) 777-0027
40 Volunteers Help VOA Museum with Spring Cleaning; Volunteers, Docents Still Needed
Forty high school and university students across greater Cincinnati spruced up the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting March 8 during its second annual “Work Day.”
Students from University of Cincinnati; LaSalle High School; Fenwick High School; Lakota East and Lakota West high schools; and Mason High School moved heavy boxes of radio equipment; washed windows and exhibit cases; and moved the QSL Bureau’s bookcases and collections to an upstairs location. Volunteers were treated to a pizza party and tour of the museum. “We had a huge turnout of volunteers and are extremely grateful for their good attitudes and muscle power,” said Jack Dominic, VOA museum executive director. “It was a lot of fun.” QSL cards confirm two-way radio communications or reception of radio signals. They are used by radio amateurs and shortwave radio stations. The VOA museum’s QSL Bureau facilitates the exchange of verification cards from foreign stations for amateur radio operators in Region 8, which consists of Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. Dominic said the museum is in need of volunteers on an ongoing basis to help with data entry and getting visitor files up to date; organizing archived materials; light building maintenance; docents and speakers to be booked at small church and civic group meetings; and help with website redesign and social media. All volunteers will be trained and supervised. Volunteers should be high school age and older. The VOA museum will be open for tours Saturday, April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12. The VOA museum consists of collections and exhibits from the VOA-Bethany station; Media Heritage’s Greater Cincinnati Museum of Broadcast History; the Gray History of Wireless Museum; and the West Chester Amateur Radio Association control room. To volunteer, go to www.voamuseum.org or contact Dave Snyder at DavidSnyde@aol.com or Jack Dominic at email@example.com or call (513) 777-0027.
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