[Draft]  Minutes

of the

Chapter 70 dinner Meeting

held at

Robbie’s Spaghetti House

May 20th 20072008 from 6:50 pm to 9:20 pm



At 6:50 pm Dave Parks VE3AV, welcomed a total of 61 members and guests to the dinner and introduced the head table.


Head Table:   The following Executive were present for the dinner

President Dave Parks VE3AV/VA2LGQ

Vice-President Dave Conn VE3KL

Past-President Joe Parkinson VE3JG

Secretary Ken Pulfer VE3PU

Treasurer Bryan Rawlings VE3QN

Director Bob MacKenzie VA3RKM

Director Doug Leach VE3XK

Director Richard Ferch VE3IAY/VE3KI

Past President Joe Parkinson VE3JG,

Guest speaker for the evening, Brian Jeffrey VE3UU was accompanied by his wife Lorraine.


Minutes of the February 19th dinner meeting:

Ken Pulfer VE3PU asked for approval of the minutes of the previous dinner meeting.

Moved by John Barnhardt VE3ZOV, and seconded by Croft Taylor VE3CT that the minutes be approved as posted on the web site. Carried.


Secretary’s Report:  

Ken Pulfer, VE3PU, reported on correspondence with QCWA Headquarters on about the question of duplicate ballots which some members of Chapter 70 had reported receiving. He also listed the e-mail notices sent to all Chapter 70 Members concerning the ballot advice, the forthcoming dinner meeting, and the FISTS sprint held on May 10th.



Following the secretary’s report, Dave Parks took a moment to thank Jim Dean VE3IQ and Ken Pulfer VE3PU on behalf of Chapter 70, for the work they had done in preparing for, and attending, WRC 07.


Report on the QCWA Election:

Joan Powell VE3ZC briefly outlined the details of the current election for the QCWA Headquarters Executive, in which she is a candidate for one of the Director positions. Dave Parks VE3AV encouraged Chapter 70 members to support Joan in her endeavors.


Illness and SK Report: 

Richard Ferch, VE3KI reported on the passing of long time member Bob Knapp VE3CDG.


Presentation of Certificates and Pins:

On behalf of the Chapter, Doug Leach VE3VKVE3XK, presented one Seventy Five Year plaque, 6 Century Certificates, 12 Gold Certificates with year pins and 6 under - 50 Year Pins to the following recipients:

(Some recipients were not able to be present at the dinner, of. Of these, some awards were accepted by others members on their behalf, and others will receive theirs in the mail.)


 - Seventy Five Year plaque 

Frederick WWilliam Marsh - VE3SB


- Century Certificates (age + years QCWA membership = 100+):

George Adamson – VE3XS

Claude Bailey – VE1HU

Keith Bedal – VE3GFI

John Gilbert – VE3CXL

Al Oldfield – VE3ANO

Jack Tennant – VE4AHZ

Bill Wilson – VE3NR


- Gold Certificates with Year Pin

70 years– Fred Green VE3IO

70 – Ed Morgan VE3GX

70 – Al Oldfield VE3ANO

60 – Ernie Brown VA3OEB

60 – Ed Fuchs VE3XTU

60 – Keith Gowanlock VE3DBG

60 – Ken Perrins VE3DWR

60 – Jack Tennant VE4AHZ

60 – Bill Wilson VE3NR

55 – Jim Dean VE3IQ

55 – Bob Zieman VE3ATN

55 – Alan Goodacre VE3HX



 - Under 50 Year Pins (without Gold Certificate)

45 – Norm Rashleigh VE3LC

40 – Brain Martin VE3IX

35 – Marg Heaslip VE3EQE

35 – Marcel Lemay VE3FNG

30 – Gord Curling VE3KKL

30 – Richard Ferch VE3KI


All recipients were warmly congratulated by dinner attendees.


Spouses' Night Evening Presentation: 

Guest speaker for the evening, Brian Jeffrey VE3UU was introduced by his former business associate Doug Leach VE3XK,

. Carrying on from the DEW Line development phase, presented in February by Bill Barrie VE3AAS, Brian described his experiences as a young radar technician during the operational phase of the Line a few years later.

In his PowerPoint presentation entitled, “Life onArctic Adventures from the DEW Line - the coldest partColdest Part of the Cold War””, he delighted the audience with a series of humorous vignettes describing his 36 months in the north between 1960 and 1963.

At the conclusion of his talk, Brian was thanked by Dave Conn VE3KL. Dave had been involved in developing equipment for the station at Hall beach while he worked at SED Systems in Saskatoon.


QCWA Net Report:  

After the meal, Doug Leach, VE3XK reported on the 2-metre net which meets Mondays at 7:30pm on the 147.030(-) repeater. He encouraged all present to take the time to check in.


Mugs: Doug informed members present that Chapter 70 mugs are available for $6 each


Door prizes and 50-50 draw:

Doug Leach, VE3XK, conducted the selection of winning tickets for the door prizes and the 50-50 draw. Winner was Norm Rashleigh VE3LC.


Final Remarks:

Before closing the meeting the President announced that the next dinner meeting will be held on  Tuesday evening September 18th16th 2008. He also mentioned that copies of a Chapter 70 Calendar of future events, prepared by Joe Parkinson VE3JG was were available at the head head table for those interested.


The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.