Spouses and Ladies Night

held at




 Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Socialize from 6:15 hrs - Dinner at 6:45 hrs



1) At 6:45 PM,    David Conn, VE3KL welcomed 58 Chapter members, spouses, ladies and guests, and introduced the head table.




David Conn                                             VE3KL                        President                     

Bob MacKenzie                                      VA3RKM        Past President

Richard Ferch                                          VE3KI                         Vice President

Barry Allison                                           VE3NJK          Director

John Barnhardt                                        VE3ZOV         Director to be ratified

Richard Ferch                                          VE3KI             Director

Dick Bonnycastle                                     VE3FUA         Treasurer

Norm Rashleigh                                       VE3LC            Secretary


And Ken Oleke, VE6AFO, President of QCWA Inc.


Guests included:         Jamie Cashin,      VA3JME

         Geoff Gil,            VE3YCB

         Mike Myers        VA3MPM

         Michel Bigras      VA3MJB

         Hugo Lamau       


2)     Annual Acknowledgements  Dave VE3KL


Dave thanked the volunteers/executive for their hard work and dedication to Chapter 70


Barry Allison:                Chapter 70 master database


John Barnhardt:            Photography


Dick Bonnycastle:         All financial and banking services


Jim Dean:                    Chapter 70 Monday night net


Richard  Ferch:             Audio visual and flea markets


Doug Leach                 Web master and archivist


Marcel Lemay:             Pins/Certificates


Bob MacKenzie:          Restaurant bookings, privacy policy


Neal Peterson:              2012 Audit


Norm Rashleigh:           QCWA inc. interface and reports


George Roach:             Audio systems



3) Welcome to new members



-May 16, 2012- James Anderson VE3ERA (not a new member of QCWA Inc., he was a member of Chapter 73)


-September 23- 2012-   Cary Honeywell VE3EV (Cary joined QCWA Inc and Ch 70 around 2005. 


-Sept 20, 2012- Norm Hagan VE3VY and Helen Hagan VE3BNZ


-Sept 28, 2012- Terry Ainsworth VE3TLC


-April 10, 2013- Betty Broome Newkirk VE3ZBB


-May 21, 2013- Jeffrey Parsons, VE3KY, of Kemptville (joined  QCWA Inc at Dayton)



4)  Dave circulated a quiz to be filled out.   Answers given after the break.



5) Boat tour: Dave VE3KL asked for a show of hands to see if members are interested in a boat tour on the Rideau or Ottawa River this summer.  About 6 indicated interest.  This number would not support an event.



6) New Director John Barnhardt


Dave asked Bob Mackenzie to nominate John Barnhardt for a 2 year term as a director for QCWA Chapter 70.  The nomination was seconded by Joe Parkinson, VE3JG. Carried.



7) Illness and SK Report: - Richard Ferch VE3KI, reported on the sick and ailing members as follows:


Ken Pulfer, VE3PU, passed away March 31st.  Ken was a long time and accomplished member of Chapter 70 and served many years on the Chapter executive. A moment of silence and reflection was held for Ken at the meeting.


The wife of Ernie Brown, VA3OEB, passed away since the last meeting.


George Sansom, VE3GWS, of Kingston, (and formerly Perth) passed away. George was well known in the area for his ARES and Public Service activities.



8) Presentation of pins and certificates:  Ken Oleke, VE6AFO, and Marcel Lemay, VE3FNG, presented the following members with anniversary pins and certificates:

Name                        Callsign                        Year                 Present to Receive       

Terry Ainsworth        VE3TLC                      25                    Yes

Gord Curling VE3KKL                     35                    No

Richard Ferch            VE3KI                         35                    Yes

Margret Heaslip         VE3EQE                      40                    No

Helen Hagan  VE3BNZ                     40                    Yes

John Hewitt               VE3PUX                     45                    Yes

Brian Martin  VE3IX                         45                    No

Norm Rashleigh         VE3LC                        50                    Yes

James Dean, VE3IQ                         60                    No

Alan Goodacre          VE3HX                        60                    No

Robert Zieman           VE3ATN                     60                    Yes

Ernest Brown            VA3OEB                     65                    Yes

Ed Fuchs                   VE3XTU                     65                    Yes

Norm Hagan VE3VY                        65                    Yes

Ed Morgan                VE3GX                        75                    Yes

Al Oldfield                 VE3ANO                    75                    Yes     


Those who were not present to receive their pins/certificates will be mailed their awards by Marcel, VE3FNG.


Break followed by Answers to the QUIZ


9) After Dinner Speaker: 

The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure

Guest Speaker - John Barnhardt VE3ZOV

John’s talk and slide show was on the subject of his extensive biking activities and specifically his 720 Km, 8 day bicycle tour between Niagara-On-The-Lake and Rivière Beaudette.

John was introduced by Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC, and thanked by Dave Conn, VE3KL

Door Prizes, 50-50 draw 

The Door Prizes/50-50 draw for the spouses and ladies were presented by Dave Conn, VE3KL with the assistance of our guest speaker John Barnhardt, VE3ZOV.    The door prize was won by guest Geoff Gill who returned the winnings to the Chapter


 Next meeting: 

Before closing, Dave VE3KL announced that the next dinner meeting will be held  on Tuesday September 17.  Venue to be determined. 

The guest speaker will be Dave Goodwin, VE3AAQ, to speak on his Ham radio experiences in China. 


The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.