Striking For Membership
Visitors are always welcome on the Northwest Country Cousins net and welcome at all other activities and events (e.g. annual picnic). But, if you enjoy our company and want to be called a cousin then you will want to strike for membership.
To become a member you need to check into the Northwest Country Cousins net four nights (of the same night of the week) consecutively in five weeks. That is, if you are checking in on a Monday night, you need to check into the net on each subsequent Monday night over the next five weeks. You are allowed to miss one week. This process is called striking for membership. Strikers often will check in on multiple nights of the week. This way, if you miss a night or two, you have other nights available. Strikers must record the date of each strike night and the call sign of the net control operator for that night.
Once you have met the total of four required strikes on the same night of the week, you need to do the following to become a member:
Write a brief letter describing yourself, your family, your other hobbies, your favorite car, your dog, or something else interesting about you.
Send the letter and the record of the nights you checked into the net to the secretary, along with a photo or QSL card if you have one, and a $5 bill as your one-time and only dues to become a lifetime member.
The secretary is James D Russell, Sr W7ZHQ
James D Russell, Sr
11 Dinosaur Lane
Tonasket, WA 98855
The net secretary will read your letter on the air during a night when you are listening -- so be sure to check in frequently after sending in your letter and receive a big welcome from the cousins.