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Sun Jul 31, 2016

The July 2016 issue (English version) of The RAC Report newsletter is now available for viewing at http://wp.rac.ca/digitaltca/




The Report includes:

RAC President’s Report
New RAC Treasurer
Call for Nominations of Candidates for Regional Director
Distracted Driving Regulations Update
RAC Annual General Meeting and 150th Anniversary Hamfest
Constitutional Change Notice
Simulated Emergency Test
RAC Board Reappoints Two Trustees for the Hall of Fame
Radio Amateurs of Canada – Maple Leaf Legacy Circle
RAC Affiliated Club Program

The French version of the newsletter is now being translated and it will be uploaded as soon as it is ready.

You must be logged in as a member to view the Report. Prior months are also available on the website as well.


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 31-07-16 | [0] comments (1132 views) | 

The RAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Devon Racicot, VE5DWR, has been appointed to the position of Treasurer.



Devon was born and raised in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. In 1993, he developed an interest in radio communications after borrowing a scanner and reading information on a local dial-up bulletin board system (BBS) that happened to be owned by an Amateur Radio operator. He obtained study materials and in February 1995 he attended the Industry Canada office in Saskatoon and walked out with a licence and the call sign VE5DWR. Over the next decade he obtained his 12 WPM CW endorsement and Advanced qualifications.

Devon strives to be as well rounded as possible in the Amateur Radio Service and can be found locally on VHF/UHF repeaters including all digital modes as well as PSK31 on HF and Pactor/Winlink. He has recently become interested in satellites, and portable HF/satellite operation while camping is the most enjoyable.

He is a member of several area clubs and has served as President of the Saskatchewan Amateur Radio League, Saskatchewan’s provincial organization. He has been a Radio Amateurs of Canada member almost continuously since obtaining his licence and he served as the RAC Midwest Director in 2009. He was part of the organizing committee for the Saskatchewan Hamfest in 2015 at which Radio Amateurs of Canada held their Annual General Meeting.

Devon has several years of experience as Treasurer with two Amateur Radio organizations and a large non-Amateur membership-based Association and he is familiar with accounting software, budgeting and reporting requirements for non-profit organizations.

Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 31-07-16 | [0] comments (99 views) | 

Wed Jul 20, 2016

NOTICE TO RAC MEMBERS RESIDING IN THE ATLANTIC, BRITISH COLUMBIA/YUKON, MIDWEST AND ONTARIO NORTH/EAST REGIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 TERM






Call for Nominations of Candidates for Regional Director to serve on the Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc.

The Secretary of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc. hereby solicits nominations for the positions of Director for the Regions of Atlantic, British Columbia/Yukon, Midwest and Ontario North/East (postal codes K and P). If required, elections for these positions will be held in October 2016 to take office on January 1, 2017 for a two-year term.


Incumbents:

Atlantic: Everett Price, VO1DK

British Columbia/Yukon: William (Bill) Gipps, VE7ISV/VE7XS; tenure completed

Midwest: Derek Hay, VE4HAY; tenure completed

Ontario North/East: Allan Boyd, VE3AJB


1. The Candidate:

must be a Full Voting Member of RAC

must have reached the legal age of majority

must reside in the Region for which he or she is nominated

2. A candidate may not nominate himself/herself.

3. The nomination form will:

be printed or typed

clearly indicate the candidate’s name, call sign and RAC membership number

clearly indicate the names, call signs, RAC membership numbers and original signatures of ten (10) or more full voting members of RAC
4. The nominators must have reached the legal age of majority and must reside in the same Region as the candidate whom they are nominating.

5. Each candidate must:

sign the nomination form, indicating a willingness to be nominated

include with the nomination a brief biographical sketch/CV limited to 500 words succinctly setting out his/her background and qualifications. A candidate choosing to submit a biographical sketch in both English and French languages will be allowed 500 words in each language. The biographical sketch will not include any campaign platform material.
6. All original nominations and supporting documentation, including the biographical sketch, must be received by the Secretary of RAC at the address indicated below on or before Friday, September 16, 2016.

Candidates should consider the time required for delivery to ensure their nomination documents are received on time.

Faxed or emailed documents will not be accepted.

Clearly indicate on the mailing envelope that Nomination Documents are enclosed.

The envelope will be held unopened until after the closing deadline of September 16, 2016. After this date, the Election Committee, under the supervision of the RAC Secretary, will open all submissions, review the documentation for accuracy, completeness and validity, and then announce the results of the Call for Nominations. The decision of the Election Committee is final.

Should a balloted election be required in any of the regions, ballots will be mailed from RAC Headquarters on or before September 30, 2016.

Nominations must be sent to the following address:


Secretary, Radio Amateurs of Canada
720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5

Clearly indicate on the envelope: “Nomination Documents”.


Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID

RAC Corporate Secretary

720 Belfast Road, #217
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5
613-244-4367, 1- 877-273-8304
VA3WID



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Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 20-07-16 | [0] comments (192 views) | 

Tue Jul 19, 2016

NOTICE TO RAC MEMBERS RESIDING IN THE ATLANTIC, BRITISH COLUMBIA/YUKON, MIDWEST AND ONTARIO NORTH/EAST REGIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 TERM




Call for Nominations of Candidates for Regional Director to serve on the Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc.

The Secretary of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc. hereby solicits nominations for the positions of Director for the Regions of Atlantic, British Columbia/Yukon, Midwest and Ontario North/East (postal codes K and P). If required, elections for these positions will be held in October 2016 to take office on January 1, 2017 for a two-year term.

Incumbents:

Atlantic: Everett Price, VO1DK

British Columbia/Yukon: William (Bill) Gipps, VE7ISV/VE7XS; tenure completed

Midwest: Derek Hay, VE4HAY; tenure completed

Ontario North/East: Allan Boyd, VE3AJB

1. The Candidate:

must be a Full Voting Member of RAC
must have reached the legal age of majority
must reside in the Region for which he or she is nominated

2. A candidate may not nominate himself/herself.

3. The nomination form will:

be printed or typed
clearly indicate the candidate’s name, call sign and RAC membership number
clearly indicate the names, call signs, RAC membership numbers and original signatures of ten (10) or more full voting members of RAC

4. The nominators must have reached the legal age of majority and must reside in the same Region as the candidate whom they are nominating.

5. Each candidate must:

sign the nomination form, indicating a willingness to be nominated
include with the nomination a brief biographical sketch/CV limited to 500 words succinctly setting out his/her background and qualifications. A candidate choosing to submit a biographical sketch in both English and French languages will be allowed 500 words in each language. The biographical sketch will not include any campaign platform material.

6. All original nominations and supporting documentation, including the biographical sketch, must be received by the Secretary of RAC at the address indicated below on or before Friday, September 16, 2016.

Candidates should consider the time required for delivery to ensure their nomination documents are received on time.

Faxed or emailed documents will not be accepted.

Clearly indicate on the mailing envelope that Nomination Documents are enclosed.
The envelope will be held unopened until after the closing deadline of September 16, 2016. After this date, the Election Committee, under the supervision of the RAC Secretary, will open all submissions, review the documentation for accuracy, completeness and validity, and then announce the results of the Call for Nominations. The decision of the Election Committee is final.
Should a balloted election be required in any of the regions, ballots will be mailed from RAC Headquarters on or before September 30, 2016.

Nominations must be sent to the following address:

Secretary, Radio Amateurs of Canada
720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5

Clearly indicate on the envelope: “Nomination Documents”.

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 19-07-16 | [0] comments (121 views) | 
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