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2019 Annual RaRa Banquet

Another One in the Books!

The Annual RaRa Banquet will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019. 


You and your guests are welcome, please join us for cocktails and conversations at the Burgundy Basin Inn starting at 6PM followed by dinner at 7PM.

Our speaker will be Jim Stefano, W2COP. He will be discussing how the 9/11 attacks “highlighted the inability for deployed public safety networks to handle a true crisis situation” which was followed by calls for a National Public Safety Broadband Network, now known as FirstNet. Jim is Chair of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council ‘Broadband Emerging Technology Working Group’, will give a presentation on FirstNet and how First Responders have nation-wide priority and preemption on LTE Networks. Jim is a retired police officer and current firefighter.

Dinner will feature a Tuscan Buffet including a carving station serving: Roast Sirloin, and Baked Ham. The buffet will have sumptuous selections including:

—  Roast Sirloin

—  Baked Ham

—  Chicken Parmesan

—  Mixed Vegetables

—  Rosemary Potatoes

—  Penne Rigate

—  Tossed Green Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad and Assorted Seasonal Salads

—  Rolls and Butter

—  Coffee, Tea & Milk

—  Dessert

Entertainment for the evening will include presentations of awards to deserving RaRa members followed by Jim’s presentation.


Join us at the Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road in Pittsford.  (click for map)

—  6pm: Cash Bar

—  7pm: Dinner – All night: FUN!

Purchase your tickets now. Seating limited to 40 attendees.

Tickets are $20 or 40 reward points per person. Members may apply their rewards points to the purchase of tickets. 

Members: Click here to redeem points, or buy, tickets for yourself and guest(s). If you have issues purchasing tickets, please contact Tim at

Non Members: You are always welcome, please email for tickets. .

(There will be NO ticket sales at the door.) 

Last revised: 09/21/19 12:01 AM

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