The club passed the motion accepting the invitation of the management of the Pavlos Restaurant in White Rock for holding our weekly coffee meeting at their location. All regular coffee meetings will be held at 3PM sundays in the Pavlos Restaraunt, 15169 Roper Avenue, White Rock
Jim Wilkins has been elected to the White Rock Amateur Radio Club executive as a director-at-large. He joins the five re-elected directors - Eric Kehler, Ralph Webb, Ross Wilmot, Stuart Lyster and Deme Panaioti - for the coming year.
The new by-laws introducing the Honorary Membership category are now in effect. Also in effect is the automatic membership cancellation for unpaid dues.
You can read the by-laws here: WRARC-Constitution
Eric (VA7NX) received his Maple Leaf Operators certificate this past week. The certificate is a token of appreciation issued by RAC for joining the optional group. The Maple Leaf Operators Group was formed as an incentive for people to financially support the cash strapped national organization. Hopefully we will see more club members join the group in short order.
At the March Meeting, the membership voted to increase the annual dues of the club. Rates had never been increased since the founding of the club so it was felt that we were well overdue. The rate increase is required to cover the cost of the recently purchased RAC liability insurance which provides coverage for club activities and for the personal coverage of club members who are also RAC members.
The new rate of $40.00 will begin with the 2012 membership year - dues start being collected in September of 2011.
Welcome and Congratulations to Charlie Scott who recently passed his licensing exam and now joins the club as VE7CMH. Charlie is perhaps the oldest new ham having recently celebrated his 89th.