2001 ARRL SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION CONVENTION
Non-Ham Programs and Activities
Dawn R. Johnson, from Positive Impressions, will speak on creative stamping using various rubber stamps and inks. Dawn will be giving away a door prize during the presentation.Positive Impressions is located about 1 block from the convention center.
Duke Le, owner of Le Basil Restaurant in Redlands, will demonstrate fruit carving. Many types of fruit may be carved to make interesting center-pieces and displays.
Gail Marlow-Dickey, a longtime weaver, will demonstrate simple techniques in her talk,"Snowflakes". Learn to create three dimensional snowflakes or stars. They can be used in windows or bows for gifts. They are also great party or Christmas decorations. Bring scissors, tape, and a stapler if you can because we have a limited supply.
Gail, formally a food/nutrition instructor, weaves shawls and household items on a floor loom and does silk paintings. She also is owner/operator of a Del Taco in Escondido, the site of the 2002 ARRL SW Division Convention.
Steven Mains, a geohydrologist (ground water scientist) for the Western Municipal Water District will present " Water Bottles, Water Bottles, Everywhere, but are any of them fit to drink? ".
If you walk through any major grocery store is southern California, you will see shelf after shelf of bottled waters. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself WHY there are so many?
What seems like a simple question does lead down a very interesting series of rabbit holes. Just like Alice, you can discover an interesting world of health concerns, expense advertising, cultural changes and general tom-foolery!
Steve has been collecting "water bottles" for more than ten years (he has more than 100 bottles in his collection) and with more than twenty five years of experience in the water business, he has many insight into the good and bad of both "city tap water" and the "bottled water" industries. He will discuss water quality standard, taste and what may and may not be good for you.
Below is a sampling of business cards from businesses along the pedestrian mall and adjacent streets. All are within easy walking distance, 3 blocks or less from the Convention Center.