From: RAC Headquarters
Date: May 15, 2000
Subject: Summary of the 2000 Annual Board Meeting
The Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of Canada held its
annual meeting on April 28 and 29, 2000 at the NAV Canada
facilities, Cornwall, Ontario. A brief summary of some of
the highlights is provided here to our members.
The Board received reports from members of the Executive,
Directors, and Standing and Advisory Committees and dealt
with action items arising from the various reports.
The Board approved the following:
Implementation of a four-point program on:
1) Membership recruitment whereby Directors will make direct
telephone contact with non-members, inviting them to join RAC.
2) corporate advertising and sponsorship,
3) policy determination on Director expenses and
4) five year business plan for RAC.
Life Membership fee increase effective September 1, 2000 to
$1,250.00. Quarterly payments for Life Membership are to be
discontinued. All other membership fees remain unchanged.
The Executive positions of Vice President of Government
Affairs and Vice President of International Affairs were
amalgamated into one position until the end of the term of
the current executive, continuing under the direction of Ken
The position of Field Services Manager was moved to an
Executive function, to be known as Vice President, Field
Services. The Board welcomed Pierre Mainville, VA3PM, as the
newest Vice President in the newly created role.
The Board expressed a sincere vote of thanks to all the RAC
volunteers, and in particular the people who assist at HQ,
with the Website, and with the QSL Bureaus.
Full Minutes of the Board meeting will be posted at a later
date on the RAC Web Site and in a future edition of The