Jim, VE7GD, joined us as a member in November 2019. He has been a licensed ham for many years and though less active than in the past he brings some great experience and conversation to the group.
Hugh Jones (VE7YJ) has become the latest member of the White Rock club. a long time amateur. Hugh has recently taken a more active role in the hobby and set out to join a local club. We welcome to our club.
With the conclusion of this years AGM, Jim WIlkins has taken on the role of President and Bill Northcott Vice-President. Stuart has stepped down as a director. New to the director team is Konstatin.
Brett Garrett (VE7GM) has become a silent key. He was an active member of the club for the last 10 years. Recently he moved to Green Lake and was less involved in regular club activities but he was insistent on remaining a member and remotely participating in the weekly net. A very good memorial story can be found on the Surrey Club's website at: https://ve7sar.blogspot.com/2018/08/remembering-brett-garrett-ve7gm-sk.html
The NSARC (North Shore Amateur Radio Club) is giving a Basic Amateur Radio course in January 2018.
Classes are on Six Saturdays starting Jan 6 through Feb 10, 9:30 to 1pm
Cost is $130
see here for details: http://www.nsarc.ca/training/basic/basic_poster_2018v2.pdf
The BC Government has released an updated bulletin regarding distracted driving and the use of Amateur Radios. It clarifies the devices and how they are secured quite well. Click the link and print the document to keep in your vehocle.