It is with sincere regret that the RAC Board of Directors announces the retirement of Ontario South Director Bob Cooke VE3BDB. In his
letter to President Earle Smith, Bob expressed, in part, that "my health being what it is I would rather look forward to 2005 with
pleasure..especially when I plan to retire from my gainful employment at the end of June."
During his tenure, Mr. Cooke has defined in no uncertain terms, the positive aspects of reaching out to the grass roots level of amateur
radio in Ontario South. Through his efforts and that of his team of Assistant Directors, his leadership has yielded unqualified success
demonstrated by the large number of new RAC members, membership renewals and the sale of RAC products, all giving RAC significant
sources of new revenue.
As the chair of the Membership Services Committee Bob was instrumental in the development of new promotional materials; a solid
membership recruitment and retention programme; the finalization of RAC's Tru-Ca$h affinity programme, and establishing the guidelines
for continued membership recruitment.
The RAC Board and Executive, on behalf of the RAC membership, extends heartfelt thanks to Bob and his wife Sue, VE3SUH, with best wishes
for a relaxed and happy retirement.
Earle Smith VE6NM, President Radio Amateurs of Canada