Draft Mintues


Held at



11:45 am – 3:00 pm

 Tuesday February 20, 2018


1)    At 12:00 PM, President John Barnhardt VE3ZOV welcomed José Campione, Chapter members, guests, and introduced the head table.


Executive members present:

                                    John Barnhardt        VE3ZOV        President

Richard Ferch          VE3KI             Past President

                                    Luc     Pernot            VE3JGL         Vice President

                                    Bryan Rawlings       VE3QN          Treasurer / Membership

                                    Norm Rashleigh       VE3LC           Secretary

                                    Pat Brewer                VE3KJQ         Director

                                    Gary Spence             VE2GK           Director


There were 24 members and guests attending the meeting. Guests included: Liliana Conn, Celsa Barnhardt,  and Louise Rawlings


2)    Minutes of the November 21, 2017 dinner meeting:  

John VE3ZOV asked for approval of the minutes as posted on the Chapter 70 website. Moved by Barry Allison VE3NA and seconded by Marcel Lemay VE3FNG that the minutes be adopted as posted. Carried.


3)    President’s report: John, VE3ZOV


John reminded those present about the Chapter 70 net on Mondays on the VE3MPC repeater – 147.150 MHz 100 Hz tone.  John gave thanks to the following members for their service to the Chapter this past year:

·         Doug Leach, VE3XL for managing the Web Site

·         Pat Brewer, VE3KJQ for the awards program

·         Dave Conn, VE3KL for the meeting door prizes

·         Richard Ferch, VE3KI for his presidential duties in 2017

·         Norm Rashleigh, for his secretarial duties and the Journal report submissions.


John announced our next meeting will be a dinner affair, Tuesday May 15th; this will be our annual awards presentation meeting for members, guests and spouses.


4)    SK and Illness report: Bryan / VE3QN


Bryan had nothing to report.. Doug Leach, VE3XK announced that Larry McCalvy, WA9JMO passed away, he was a Vice President, QCWA International.


* Meal Break *

5)    After Dinner Speaker:


Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC introduced our guest speaker, José Campione, VA3PCJ giving a brief biography of this professional career as a medical doctor, microbiologist and public health specialist,  activities as a sailor and radio amateur with his focus on QRP, CW and operating from islands in the Ottawa River.  José presentation was lighthearted and showed wonderful photos of his exploits titled: “Improbable QRP Adventures of an Even More Improbable Radio Amateur”


At the conclusion of José’s talk,  John Barnhardt, VE3ZOV thanked him for his wonderful and entertaining presentation.


6)   Door prizes and 50-50 draw:


Richard VE3KI assisted by Duncan VE3GXU conducted the selection of winning tickets for the door prizes and 50/50 draw.  The winners of the two prizes were: Celsa Barnhardt,  Alan Goodacre and Luc Pernot.  Luc also won the 50/50 draw of $21.50


The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm.


Minutes prepared by:

Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC

Chapter 70 Secretary.