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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 (56 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 (28 views) | 

Tue Jun 28, 2016

Possibility Of Postal Interruption

rac-bulletins@eton.ca


As our members may or may not be aware, there is a potential strike or lockout action which may affect Canada Post in the coming months, starting any time on or after the 2nd of July. This work stoppage is not certain to occur and negotiations are ongoing; however, should it occur it will affect RAC operations which rely on Canada Post for cross-country mailing.

In the event of a work stoppage in the postal service, RAC members should know:


1) There would be no mailed-out renewal reminders to RAC members whose subscriptions would lapse in the coming months.


2) Membership Card requests would still be processed but no cards would be mailed out until the stoppage concludes.


3) Cheques mailed to the RAC head office to pay for membership renewal, club affiliation or other miscellaneous payments would not reach their destination until the stoppage concludes and there may be significant delays in restarting deliveries.


4) There could be delays to the distribution of print versions of the July-August 2016 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine and possibly the September-October 2016 issue although they will be available online at the usual time from the "Downloads" area of the RAC website at: http://wp.rac.ca/downloads/


5) Maple Leaf Operator welcome packages would be held at the office for the duration of the work stoppage and shipped when it concludes.


If you believe your membership may expire in the summer months you can confirm the exact date in several ways. By logging onto your account on the RAC website you can see your membership expiry date in the "My Membership" page (http://wp.rac.ca/my-membership/). If you scroll down you will see, for example: "Your membership expires on: December 31, 2016". Alternatively, for those receiving print versions of TCA, your membership expiry is printed on the mailing label of every issue of TCA just above and to the right of your name: for example,"31-Dec-16" for "December 31, 2016".


Members who wish to renew their membership can do so by clicking the "Join RAC" logo on the right of the RAC homepage and using the online renewal form in the "Membership Sign-up Renewal Area" at https://wp.rac.ca/home-2/membership-sign-up-renewal-area/?s2-ssl=yes You can also renew your membership by calling the RAC office at 1-877-273-8304.


If you have any questions or concerns about this matter please feel free to call the office, and the RAC Office Manager will do his best to help you. Office hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Eastern time, every weekday. In addition, please watch this area of the RAC website for updated information.


Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair


Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 28-06-16 | [0] comments (151 views) | 

ISWL Callsigns for July 2016....

The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of July 2016:

GX4BJC/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU. (/A WAB Square TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
Herbie will also operate as: GX4BJC/P
His /P WAB information will be given if requested.

MX1SWL/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator.

The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrz.com or via www.eQSL.cc
NO LoTW.

I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 28-06-16 | [0] comments (120 views) | 
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