QUARTER CENTURY WIRELESS ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
OTTAWA ONTARIO CANADA
Chapter 70 dinner Meeting
Robbies Spaghetti House
2007 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.
Ken Pulfer, VE3PU, reported
on correspondence with QCWA Headquarters
on 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 secretarys 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:
of the Chapter, Doug Leach
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:
were not able to be present at the dinner
, of these, some were
accepted by other s members on their behalf, and others
will receive theirs in the mail.)
- Seventy Five Year plaque
W Marsh -
- Century Certificates (age + years QCWA membership = 100+):
- Gold Certificates with Year Pin
Fred Green VE3IO
70 Ed Morgan VE3GX
70 Al Oldfield VE3AN
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:
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
Life on the DEW Line
- the coldest 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:
meal, Doug Leach
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.
closing the meeting the President announced that the next dinner meeting will
be held on
2008. He also mentioned that copies of a Chapter 70 Calendar of future events prepared by Joe
Parkinson VE3JG was available at
the head head table for those interested.
The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p