From: RAC Headquarters
Date: May 14, 2001
Subject: RAC Board of Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of Canada held its
annual meeting on April 27 and 28 at the NAV Canada
facilities, Cornwall, Ontario. A brief summary of some of the
highlights is provided here to the RAC members.
The Board welcomed ARRL President Jim Haynie W5JBP, who
brought greetings from ARRL.
The Board received with thanks reports from members of the
Executive, Directors and Standing and Advisory Committees
and dealt with action items arising from the various reports.
The Board reviewed the audited financial statements for 2000,
which showed a slight surplus for the organization. The 2001
budget received final approval, and a decision was made to
provide Board members with access to more funds to enable
limited travel to regional events and clubs.
An application to hold a RAC Convention in July 2002 was
considered and approved. Full support is given to the sponsors of
the event, the North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club and the
Orchard City Amateur Radio Club. As plans for the convention
develop, details will be available in TCA.
Discussion took place with regard to membership fees.
Membership fees will remain unchanged for the present.
A proposal to adopt a "Core Values" statement, authored by Bill
Wilson VE3NR, was considered and approved. The document,
presented subsequently at the Annual General Meeting of RAC
members, will appear in a future issue of TCA.
A sincere vote of thanks was expressed to the many RAC
volunteers across the country. In particular, the Board wished
to note the assistance received by the volunteers helping at
Headquarters, on the RAC Website and within the QSL Bureaus.
Full Minutes of the Board meeting will be available later on the
RAC Web Site and in an upcoming edition of The Canadian