Club Information

Since 1969, The Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association has been serving the greater Cleveland area.  LEARA is an ARRL affiliated club and incorporated in Ohio as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which makes LEARA eligible to accept charitable donations.

Mission Statement

LEARA's Mission is to promote and foster for its members, the enjoyment of Amateur Radio.

The Club will do this by promoting the acquisition of knowledge through continuing education, licensing upgrades, the passion for ownership of Amateur Radio equipment & accessories, for collecting, and most of all, operating Amateur Radio equipment for which they are licensed.

We will accomplish our mission through the sponsorship of:

  • Educational programs and courses.
  • Promoting license upgrades.
  • Continuing education courses for all the above.
  • Club sponsored events.
  • Club sponsored activities.
  • Community service and public service projects.
  • Charity projects.
  • By supporting Hamfests, trade shows and other Amateur Radio events.
  • By designing, installing and maintaining a comprehensive state-of-the-art repeater network.
  • By promoting the training of Amateur Radio operators for emergency and public service, especially during periods of disaster or emergency.

Trustees

In October of each year, the membership elects a Board of Trustees.  At the November Trustee meeting, the sitting Trustees elect the Club Officers from the Board.

Membership

Joining LEARA as a member is easy.  Membership is open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio regardless of license class or interest.  Licensed members of your immediate family (living at your address) share in your membership.

New applicants wishing to join can fill out the Membership Application.

Renewals

Membership renewals can be completed via PayPal or by sending a check to our mailing address.  Renewal reminders will be emailed and printed in the newsletter starting in October.

Dues

Dues are required for new or renewing members each calendar year.  Payment can be made in the form of a check made out to "LEARA" or via our PayPal options.

Annually: $25
Monthly (through December): $2.25

ARRL Memberships

Are you thinking of becoming an ARRL member?  Are you about to renew your ARRL membership?  LEARA benefits monetarily if you send your application through the club.  Send ARRL applications and renewals directly to the LEARA mailing address.  Make the check payable to LEARA, not the ARRL.

Donations

LEARA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations made to the club maybe tax deductible where applicable by law. Please consult your tax attorney. Transactions need to be completed or checks postmarked on or before December 31st to be eligible for deduction in that tax year.

LEARA greatly appreciates generosity in any amount! You support will go to help fund projects and maintain the repeater systems.

If you have any questions, matching gift forms, or would like to make a cash donation, please contact our Treasurer Jeff - N8YNR.

Paypal

To donate to LEARA using PayPal, please follow these instructions.

  • Log on to your PayPal account.
  • Click Send or Request Money, then click Send Money.
  • In order to protect his email from spammers, it is obfuscated here. Where it says “Email, Mobile Number or Name,” enter "paypal" followed by “@leara.org.” It should look like (but is NOT, 'a' replaced with 'x'): pxypxl@lexrx.org.
  • Click Next.
  • Be sure to click Sending to a friend. If a Debit account it used from a US bank, no fees will be charged by PayPal. A credit card account will incur a fee based on the amount sent.
  • Enter the amount you want to give.
  • Enter your callsign as a note.
  • Click Continue.
  • Select your funding source.
  • Click Send Money Now.

That's it! Thank you again for your generosity!

Check, Money Order, Bill Pay

Donations can also be made by check, money order, bill pay, or any other method that issues a bank check to a postal address. Do not send cash.

Please send a check made out to the "Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association" to our mailing address.  Thank you again for your generosity!

Membership Verification

When the trustee elections were held by paper ballot, a copy of membership records were mailed along with the ballot.  Please contact Marv - W8AZO with membership status questions or membership information updates.