This posting comes to us courtesy of Bill VE3XT
North East Ontario Regional Directors Report for February 2011
The monthly meeting of the Regional Directors was held on January 27 and then continued over to February 3. Due to Family and job commitments Stephen Mayne, VE3LWX has had to resign as Co-ordinator of Philanthropy. It is a hobby and family and job are first. I and all the Directors would like to thank him for stepping up to bat in this position.
But this also now means that we are looking for a new person to take over the position. If you are interested let me know or if you have a lead on someone who would make a good Co-ordinator of Philanthropy please contact me.
We are still looking for a Director for South Ontario. This is the largest group of Amateurs in Canada and it is imperative that we have a Director for that region. Again if you are interested please let me know.
It’s February and that means the new RAC Report will be out this month. Since this is a new endeavour for all concerned we are still working out a few kinks, but watch your email inbox for it soon.
We are presenting a balanced budget (and possibly a slight profit), the first one in several years. It has taken a while to turn our fortunes around but it actually seems we have and the future of Radio Amateurs of Canada is looking up. What we do need to survive is members, plain and simple. Memberships pays the bills for RAC. If you’re a member, thanks, if not and you are reading this in your club magazine would you please consider becoming a member?
We also voted and approved that only RAC members will be allowed to use the email@example.com alias. It was felt that members should have extra privileges and this is one of them. If you have a RAC alias and are not a member you may loose the privilege of this feature in the future. To quote the American Express ad “Membership has its privilege”.
One of the things I never get to do as often as I want is just to get on the air and make a few contacts. This last weekend was one of my favourite events, FYBO, Freeze your Buns Off. It’s a winter Field Day and we have been operating here in Thunder Bay for the last few years with a group of Amateurs. As you can see I got one of the choicer operating locations. Soft and out of the wind! The rig is an Elecraft K1 and it feeds a 15 metre end fed with 3 radials 5 metres long.
It’s still a while away yet but remember the Smiths Falls Flea Market sponsored by the Rideau Lakes ARC is being held on May 14.
Bill VE3XT North East Ontario Regional Director, Radio Amateurs of Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org