Scheduled RAC AGM Postponed<
March 18, 2009
Due to a change in the bookkeeping system at the Radio Amateurs
of Canada headquarters office resulting in unforeseen related
complications, the Annual General Meeting of RAC members,
scheduled for May 24, 2009, at Sorel-Tracy, Québec, has had to
be cancelled. The hamfest organisers were notified directly,
prior to release of this bulletin.
Presentation of an audited financial statement at the AGM is an
important and long established practice, facilitating face to
face discussion and questions from members. Because of the
unexpected delay caused by the transfer to a new bookkeeping
method, the possibility of an audited statement being ready for
the AGM is virtually nil. This conclusion was reached at a
recent special meeting of the RAC Board.
It was deemed adviseable to make this decision now, to give
sufficient notice to the Québec Provincial Hamfest organisers
rather than waiting to the last minute in the faint hope the AGM
might still take place as planned, only for it be cancelled with
very little notice. That would have been unfair to the RAC
membership and to the hamfest organisers.
RAC has been looking forward to the Quebec venue for the AGM
and deeply regrets the need for this decision.
Another venue for the required 2009 AGM is being sought and
will be announced as soon as one is known.
R. D. (Bob) Cooke VE3BDB
President - Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc.