[amsat-florida] [Fwd: [CARSHamRadio] CARS May 13th Meeting - Special Guest Speaker Announcement - Please RSVP!]

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Thu Feb 25 06:15:39 PST 2010

This looks very interesting!

73, Drew

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Subject: 	[CARSHamRadio] CARS May 13th Meeting - Special Guest Speaker 
Announcement - Please RSVP!
Date: 	Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:59:54 -0500
From: 	Craig Shapiro <CShapiro at pscufs.com>
Reply-To: 	carshamradio at googlegroups.com
To: 	CARS Members <clwarsmembers at googlegroups.com>, 
"'carshamradio at googlegroups.com'" <carshamradio at googlegroups.com>


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****Please forward to anyone you think would be interested, all are 


Clearwater Amateur Radio Society will host a special guest speaker at 
our May 13^th monthly meeting.  NASA's Bruce Buckingham has confirmed he 
will join us to discuss NASA communications and other NASA related 
topics, he will also participate in a Q&A session.  The meeting will 
begin promptly at 7:30pm.


The speaker will be first followed by a short break, then our normal 
business meeting.  A 50/50 drawing will be held during the break, 
tickets will be sold starting at 6:30pm.


Location: Clearwater Fire Training Academy

Address: 1716 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater FL

Date: May 13^th

Start time: 7:30pm (approximately 45 minute program is planned)

Doors open: 6:30pm

Meeting is open to: All amateur operators and the general public.  Other 
local clubs are encouraged to attend!

*Please RSVP to: cshapiro at pscufs.com <mailto:cshapiro at pscufs.com>  
(Please include number of attendees, this will help us with set up.)*


Here is Bruce Buckingham's bio from NASA.gov:


/Bruce Buckingham/

/Assistant to the Chief/

/Public Affairs and Government Relations Ames Research Center/

/ /

/Bruce Buckingham is currently serving on an extended detail to Ames 
Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., as assistant to the chief of 
Public Affairs and Government Relations. In this role, Buckingham 
oversees the daily operations of the Ames public affairs staff, the Web 
management team, and television and photo production teams./

/ /

/As an opportunity to enhance his leadership skills, Buckingham is 
responsible for planning and managing public relations programs at Ames 
involving issues that are controversial or of significant public or news 
media interest. In addition, he advises agency management on policy 
formulation and the potential public reaction; identifies communication 
needs and develops writing and editing informational materials; serves 
as senior advisor to less-experienced public affairs staff; and provides 
consultation as a subject-matter expert to managers on all aspects of 
public affairs activities and development of information materials for 
internal and external use./

/ /

/Prior to this assignment, Buckingham was on a 16-month detail to the 
Small Business Program at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. where he served 
as Kennedy's business outreach coordinator./

/ /

/For 22 years, Buckingham served at the Kennedy Press Site as news chief 
and public affairs officer covering the Space Shuttle Program and other 
key Kennedy events and activities. He was managing editor of the 
official Kennedy newspaper, the Spaceport News, for more than fifteen 

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/As one of NASA's primary spokesmen since 1985, Buckingham works daily 
with local and national media to ensure that news outlets have accurate 
information regarding NASA's space activities. At Kennedy, he served as 
"the voice of NASA," providing live launch commentary for over 30 space 
shuttle missions and a similar number of unmanned expendable launch 
vehicle missions launched from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Force 
Base in California./

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/Buckingham was raised in the Melbourne/Palm Bay area on Florida's 
"Space Coast," in the shadow of NASA's early launch years and the Apollo 
moon missions. He graduated from Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne in 
1973 and went on to receive his associate's degree from Brevard 
Community College. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, 
Okla., with a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1978. He was accepted 
into the Master of Business Administration program at the Florida 
Institute of Technology in 1980./

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/In 1979, Buckingham joined the staff of Sen. Bill Nelson, then a member 
of the U.S. House of Representatives, in his district office in 
Melbourne. Two years later, he was promoted and moved to Washington, 
D.C., to serve as Nelson's legislative assistant on space-related issues./

/ /

/During his more than 30-year government career, Buckingham has received 
numerous individual and group achievement awards, both from NASA and 
outside organizations. These include the 2004 Space Communicator Award 
from the Rotary National Committee for Space Achievement Foundation, 
honoring Buckingham's public information efforts following the shuttle 
Columbia accident and the subsequent return to flight of the shuttle./

/ /

Please email me with any questions.



Craig Shapiro -- KJ4BYK

Program Coordinator -- Board Member

Clearwater Amateur Radio Society

www.carshamradio.org <http://www.carshamradio.org>

cshapiro at pscufs.com <mailto:cshapiro at pscufs.com>



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