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Last Updated 04-May-2020

Next Board Meeting

May 12, 2020, 11:30

Location: Virtual Meeting

Joint IRRA and COMARA Picnic

Location: Seneca Creek State Park

Little Bennett State Park

2020 Dues Request

Dues: Mail check or use Our PayPal Account to pay with credit card

Upcoming COMARA Events

Website Problems

Many of the problems that have plagued the website since December have magically disappeared. We are working to get the remaining problems solved.

Most users report that they can now sign in. You may need to type in the full address of the home page: until your browser sets a bookmark to the website.

The biggest remaining problems is the dues section of the database, and the service to send newsletters to members is not working at this time. We should have the database problem solved very soon. So, your dues payment record has not been updated with your payments since the beginning of the year. Don't worry, the Treasurer maintains the official record of payments. He will soon update the record in the database.

We have been setting up an alternative service to send our news updates. You should receive on using Mailchimp.

Work Continues on New Website

Several members of the Board of Directors are working on a new website. This version of the website will use WordPress, the program that us used for about 30% of all websites.

Here are a few updates for 2020.


Thanks for your response to our request for your dues payments.
We achieved the goal of 100 paid members in 2019.

The COMARA Board of Directors really appreciates your membership support and your feedback as we continue to keep our Comsat memories alive and keep our Comsat community linked together.

If you try to view our home page and it appears to be blank or very different than you expect, please refresh the page. Either click the refresh symbol (broken circle with an arrowhead on one end near top left of the page, or type the F5 key.)

If you have already paid your 2020 membership dues, thank you for your support. If you have not yet paid your 2020 membership dues of $15 per year, please send a check to COMARA using our PO Box or use PayPal. Better yet, please send in $30 for both your 2020 and 2021 membership dues.
PO Box 34594
Bethesda, MD 20827
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What's New
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John McLucas Book
In Memoriam
Board of Directors
  • Denis Curtin - 2017
  • Dan DiFonzo - 2017
  • Bob Kinzie - 2017
  • Maury Mechanick - 2018
  • David Lee - 2018
  • Richard Rankin - 2018
  • Fred Kelly - 2019
  • Geza Serenyi - 2019
  • Ron Johnson - 2019
  • Maury Mechanick - President
  • Fred Kelly - Secretary
  • Geza Serenyi - Treasurer
  • Denis Curtin - Social
  • TBD - Membership
  • Ron Johnson - 1st Wednesday
  • Paul Schrantz - Legacy
  • Rich Lustig - Benefits
  • Jack Hannon - Benefits
  • Ron Garlow - Webmaster


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