The following comes to us from Bill Unger VE3XT who is the RAC Director for North – East Ontario. The content in it is his and this is a simple “Cut N Paste” of his report to share with you… Any comments or questions please contact Bill directly.
North East Ontario Regional Directors Report for March, 2013
On February 15th to the 17th RAC Directors, Deputy Directors, the President and Executive Members met for a face to face planning session in Ottawa. Prior to this meeting all of our deliberations over the last several meetings dealt with the fact RAC was going broke.
That is no longer the case and in 2013 our books will show a small profit In addition to increasing our reserves membership is continuing to increase. We now have approximately 260 Maple Leaf Members; 3 years ago we had none. If you have recently become a member or renewed your membership, THANK YOU. If you have let your membership lapse would you please take a moment and send me an email telling me why?
The main purpose of the meeting was to map out the future of RAC for the time frame of the next 2+ years. The 3 primary goals we have set for ourselves are as follows:
- Grow the number of Amateurs in Canada
- Grow the membership of RAC
- Influence public and political opinion on a National, Provincial and Municipal level to protect and enhance Amateur Radio Privileges
As we roll out new ideas you will be kept up to date on our progress. In an effort to hear from more Amateurs RAC has purchased software called Go to Meeting and Go to Webinar. This will allow us to set up group meetings between Executive and Amateurs around the region. This will increase two way dialogs. I hope to begin these sessions in May. Some of the Amateurs I hope to meet with are Deputy and Assistant Directors, Club Presidents, Section Managers and their teams. This would also allow us to start webinars on other topics: DX, QRP, µControllers, Antennas or whatever subjects you care to talk about. If you have some expertise and are willing to share it with fellow Canadian Amateurs let me know.
I am also available to meet with any of your clubs via Skype in the meantime. Let me know if you or your club is interested.
Rita and I will be taking a holiday and I will still have email but it may take a little longer to reply for the next little while. Thanks for your patience.
If you have any questions or concerns please email me at email@example.com
North East Ontario Regional Director
Radio Amateurs of Canada