PARC 2016 – 2017 Starts Tomorrow!

Hi Everyone!

I trust everyobody has had a great summer!  PARC starts its new club year tomorrow.  Our first meeting will be happening tomorrow Tues September 6th, 2016 at the Youth Room at 7:30 pm at the South Fletcher’s Creek Sportsplex.

With the start of the new club year, we will also have our membership renewal.  Please bring your membership renewal (payment and forms) to the meeting.

To start off our new club year, we will be having two talks/presentations.  Frank FAO will be talking about the last Homebrew project, as well as announcing the new build for this year.  Kevin KHH will be doing a talk on NVIS.  NVIS became a topic of interest as its become apparent to those on HF that the bands are very challenging.  A number of amateur radio operators amongst the clubs in Southern Ontario started talking about NVIS as a way of keeping an interest up in HF during this sunspot cycle peak.

Along with the two presentations, we will discuss two initiatives that were debated at the last club executive – namely reform of the club’s by-laws, and getting your feedback on a method of funding special interest groups.  The executive has passed a motion calling for the creation of a bylaw reform committee to help modernize the club, streamline the running of the club, and get your feedback as the current by-laws are reviewed.  The new funding mechanism is to give the special interest groups budgets to work with, and allow the membership to direct funds to the special interest groups that they participate in.

It should be a good meeting, and I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting!


Joe de VA3POR

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