Club Meetings

COVID-19 Note:

MDARC has begun holding our meetings in a hybrid manner. You may attend the meeting either in person or on Zoom. We believe you will get the most out of each meeting by attending in person, but understand that some must or prefer to attend remotely.


Please note that MDARC will follow all Contra Costa County requirements for protection against COVID-19. This means that currently all persons attending any Club meeting in person must properly wear a mask, whether they are fully vaccinated or not.

General Membership Meeting

The Membership meeting is on the third Friday of most months. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. We keep it as short as we can before introducing our speaker. The location is:

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1035 Carol Lane
Lafayette CA

You may also attend via Zoom. The Zoom link for the meeting will be sent out before the meeting via our Club's Groups.io email forum. If you're not a member of that forum, see the Groups.io section of our Communicating With You page.

Click here for a map of our meeting location and to get directions from wherever you are.

License exam sessions are held prior to most club meetings. Sessions begin at 6:00 PM. Please arrive no later than 7:00 PM to be seated for your exam.

What's the presentation at the next meeting? Go to our Speakers page to see who will be speaking and their topic; as well as what's coming up in future months.

Exceptions to the above:

April: April is our annual auction. There is no testing, business meeting or speaker. Also, the auction will start earlier than 7:30. Check the Auction page for the details.

October: The meeting will be at Pacificon, instead of the above location. Check the Pacificon web site for the location and start time. There will be no testing before the club meeting, but there is testing at other times during Pacificon.

November: The November meeting will be held in the church's sanctuary this month, rather than our usual meeting room. So park in the upper parking lot.

December: The December meeting is not held and is replaced by our annual banquet. There are no testing or other pre-meeting activities in December. Late Change for 2021 only: Our December Meeting will be held on our usual 3rd Friday, Dec. 17,, since the usual Holiday Banquet was cancelled.

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Board of Directors Meeting

The MDARC Board of Directors typically meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. Currently, these meetings are held entirely on Zoom. The Zoom link for the meeting will be sent out before the meeting via our Club's Groups.io email forum. If you're not a member of that forum, see the Groups.io section of our Communicating With You page.

All Club members are welcome to come to the Board meeting.

Exceptions to the above:

July: The Board meeting is postponed one week, due to the Independence Day holiday.

September: The Board meeting is postponed one week, due to the Labor Day holiday.

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Technical Committee Meeting

The Technical Committee meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 8:00am on Zoom.

All members are welcome to attend.

Exceptions to the above:

July: The Committee meeting is canceled, due to proximity to the Independence Day holiday.

September: The Committee meeting is canceled, due to proximity to the Labor Day holiday.

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Pacificon Committee

The Pacificon Committee meets on the second Wednesday of most months, 7:00 PM.

The Pacificon Committee no longer meets every month, so send an email to chair@pacificon.org to find out when the next meeting is.

Anyone interested in helping at Pacificon, Club member or not, is welcome to come.

Exceptions to the above:

December: The December meeting is not held to give the Committee a break for the holidays.

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Other Committees and Positions

We have several other committees and positions that meet on a less regular basis. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings, contact the Committee Chair to find out the date, time and location of the next meeting.