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2012-08-13

RAC Bulletin 2012-048E - RAC Bulletin - New Ontario Section Managers announced
2012-08-12

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I formally announce the four new Ontario Section Managers. These appointments/lnominations are effective immediately, and will be merged into the normal nomination/election process at the end of a two year term.

Section Manager Ontario North Allan Boyd VE3AJB
A veteran of the Ontario Section Management team, Allan became a Ham in 1986 and holds advanced status and 15 WPM Morse code. He is a long time President of the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club and a 31 year veteran of the OPP. Allan has been involved with ARES for many years and has held the position Emergency Coordinator until becoming Section Manager for Ontario in 2005. Allan holds many awards and certificates, and resides with his spouse of 30 years Judy in Little Rapids, Ontario.

Section Manager Ontario East Michael Hickey VE3IPC
Mike is a veteran with ARES in Capital Seaway District and has held positions of Emergency Coordinator, District Emergency Coordinator and most recently as Assistant Section Manager. Mike's passion is the promotion of "Mutual Aid" and he has run numerous sessions with local Hams helping them through the process. Mike's enthusiasm is only matched by his determination, which I have learned to respect since meeting him two years ago.

Section Manager GTA George Duffield VE3WJK
George has been a Ham for more than 20 years, and holds his Advanced and Morse Code endorsements. He has been President of the Peel Amateur Radio Club and is an active ARES supporter and has previous positions as AEC, EC, and ADEC. George was a respected CBC sports broadcaster for more than 25 years and is involved with many not for profit groups as well the Christ Church Anglican Church in Brampton where he has lived for more than 40 years. George is a widower with two children and five grand children.

Section Manager Ontario South Ian Snow VA3QT
Ian has been an Advanced Ham since 1971 and has served on the Executive of the Halifax ARC and as President of the Barrie ARC. Ian entered public service as a member of the Waverly NS Ground Search and Rescue Team as a radio operator and as an ARES DEC in Ontario. Ian is retired from an extensive Military Career serving as Short Service Aircrew Officer, Radio Officer, Air Navigator and as an instructor at Air Force Headquarters, Winnipeg. Ian is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and the University of Manitoba Transport Institute. He resides in Barrie Ontario and winters in Yuma, Arizona.

In making this announcement, I congratulate and thank each of you for your past service to the members of the Radio Amateurs of Canada and look forward to working with you as members of the Ontario Section Managers Council.

I am confident that you will each receive enthusiastic support from members of your new Sections, and welcome you each to join me and RAC President Geoff Bawden on a transitional teleconference this coming Wednesday at 7:30pm Eastern.

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officer

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Vernon Ikeda - VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor