PARKSVILLE KY 40464-9007
Contact Information
PARKSVILLE , KY 40464 9007
Phone (859) 238 7439
Contact Name Chris Galbreath
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1982
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The mission of the Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club is to provide needed communication services for the community during a disaster or emergency situation through the efforts of its volunteer membership.
Background Statement Sixteen prominent Danville citizens met on December 29, 1960 to form the Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club. The first meeting was held on January 3, 1961. Two months later,the club began its application to become to become affiliated with the ARRL. That application was approved in May of 1962. Six months after its formation,the club held its first field day. These yearly field days would continue throughout the years. Initially the club's headquarters was at the Naval Reserve Training Center at Centre College,but when the Center closed in 1967, the club moved to space on the KSD campus until 1978 when it became necessary to find new headquarters. Boyle County Fiscal Court afforded that space in the Boyle County Courthouse where the club installed a Ringo Ranger antenna on the roof of the courthouse. In 1981 the Boyle County Fiscal Court voted $1500,about half the cost of a new repeater. An additional antenna was installed with permission of RECC atop its 180 foot tower. During these first twenty years of operation the club had participated in numerous Civil Defense drills, and in 1982 it received a Certificate of Commendation from Kentucky's Department of Disaster and Emergency Services for the role played in Danville's water crisis in the summer of 1981. During this same period,the club was legally incorporated by the state of Kentucky. The club continued its work within the state's disaster relief effort,but it focused on collaboration with local law enforcement and disaster and emergency services personnel. That has remained its focus throughout to the present. As technology has advanced,particularly as the computer age dawned,the club has made an effort to acquire as much needed equipment as possible. In 2008 there was a need for the club to move again inasmuch as the space that it occupied at the courthouse was needed for juvenile justice personnel. Fortunately,the local chapter of the American Red Cross was also moving into its new facilities and invited the club to move its headquarters to the new building. That has been its home to present. This was a fortunate move for both parties since the club was to be a vital part of the chapter's disaster response plan. The club set out to acquire and equip a mobile unit which will enable it to operate directly from a disaster scene and to operate from shelter locations and provide communication service when the traditional services are disrupted.
Impact Statement Our greatest accomplishment during the past year has been our acquisition of a trailer which can be converted to a mobile unit. One of our primary goals for the current year is to acquire the funding to properly equip the unit and provide the labor necessary to ensure that it is operable as expediously as possible.We have also acquired some additional equipment thru donations,particulary computers,but there are other equipment needs which need to be met to ensure that we can accomplish our mission as efficiently as possible.We are prioritzing our needs and will make an effort to acquire these thru fundraising or donation. This means that we will work to develop a fundraising plan to supplement our only source of income which is presently our dues.We were able to recruit new members to replace some of our departed members. Members must not only be recruited,they must be trained,and they must be helped to obtain their certification. Our goal is to recruit,train and certify at least five new members during the next year. Another of our goals is to improve our public relations effort. We must find a means of making the community more aware of the services we offer.
Needs Statement 1. The club is committed to providing emergency communications services,and a mobile unit is deemed essential to providing more efficient operation by taking it's essential equipment to the disaster site. The unit itself has been acquired, and equipping it is it's next priority.2. We have lost a number of our members through death and illness, and while we have been able to keep our membership constant thru recruiting of new members, we need to increase our membership to better serve in the event of a prolonged disaster situation. Thus,we need to develop a publicity plan that will attract members to our organization.3. Some equipment is aging. We need to assure that we have the most modern equipment available to accomplish our mission.4. We need to increase our visibility in the community for two reasons. First, as noted above,we need to attract the new members noted above. Second we need for the community to be aware of our services in the event they are needed. Thus we need publicity materials and access to other media other than that afforded by internet.5. We need to be able to provide more sophisticated training to our members,especially our new recruits.
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Science & Technology /
Geographic Areas Served
The club normally servers the Boyle County area of Kentucky. In a major disaster that could hit another area of Kentucky the club might be called upon to assist another county or even another state in a disaster as some other communication groups in other states have done.
Board Chair
Board Chair John Montgomery
Company Affiliation President
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Board Members
Doug CollinsVolunteerVoting
George GriebeVolunteerVoting
Joel HabermanVolunteerVoting
John MontgomeryPresidentVoting
William WaldschmidtVolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 0%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 5%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director All Volunteer
Term Start Jan 2016
Co-CEO All Volunteer
Term Start Jan 2016
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 25
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 23
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Description The club has one program this year and it is to equip the trailer to be used as a mobile communication unit that can be towed to disaster sites. The first thing that is needed in a disaster is communications and that is what we provide if needed. This program of obtaining equipment is a big project which is beyond our income.
Budget $8937.00
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $500.00
Projected Expenses $258.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$817$275$176
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses4.211.381.34
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%138%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$13,203$13,203$10,228
Current Assets$840$840$864
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$230$230--
Total Net Assets$12,974$12,974$10,228
Form 990s
2014 990N 2014
2013 990N 2013
2012 990N 2012
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
PARKSVILLE , KY 404649007
Primary Phone 859 238 7439
Contact Email woody@kywimax.com
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair John Montgomery
Board Chair Company Affiliation President