QCWA CHAPTER 70
Minutes of Meeting May 17th, 1995
Held at the Carlingwood Family Restaurant
- Following an initial time of socializing we sat down for supper at 1845 hrs. While waiting for supper to be served we went around the table introducing ourselves. Betty Broome (VE3ZBB) was introduced as a guest. More on this later, hi. There were 28 present.
- The meeting was opened by President Bill Barrie (VE3AAS) at 2015 hrs. Moved by Keith Bedal, seconded by George Schuthe that the minutes of the February meeting be accepted as posted. Carried. Keith informed us that we have a bank balance of $717.10 as of May 17th, 1995. Moved by Keith, seconded by Ken Scrivens, that this financial statement be accepted. Carried.
- Bill Barrie presented a 45-year pin to Fred Hawkins (VE3KH). This auspicious moment was captured on film by Jim Dean. Bill Barrie reminded us that our chapter will be hosting the QCWA International Convention in 1996. Some volunteers have already signed up - but still lots more help will be needed.
- Croft Taylor (VE3CT) mentioned that he and myself (VE3GFI) attended the spring meeting of QCWA Southern Ontario Chapter 73. This was held at a restaurant near Hamilton on May 13th. Croft had the pleasure of presenting a 75-year pin and Certificate to Stan Moir (VE3SM). Croft brought us up-to-date on some staff changes at QCWA HQ. Croft reminded us that the 1995 QCWA Convention will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Oct. 13-14. The 1997 QCWA Convention will be held in Kansas City where we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of QCWA.
- Croft mentioned that several QCWA chapters in the USA have a custom of putting the pins of deceased members on their QCWA banner. We would probably have to go in arrears in order to get pins for pre-deceased members of Chapter 70. The executive will look into this matter.
- Bill Barrie mentioned the death of the XYL of Baxter Smith (VE3BFX). Baxter has been very active in the activities of the Smith Falls amateurs. Keith Bedal reported that Bill Deacon (VE3UD) has been suffering from Alzheimers. He is temporarily in Island Lodge in order to give his XYL some respite. He is expected to come back home until permanent space in a lodge becomes available. Bill Barrie reported that Jim Swail (VE3KF) has not been too well. Bill also reported that Jim Swail had a bad experience re the disposal of Phil Laprade's amateur equipment. Bill suggested that each of us be very careful of how we mention the disposal of amateur equipment in a will.
- Jim Dean (VE3IQ) reported on the RAC Board and Annual General Meeting that was held in Ottawa on April 22-23. This meeting was well attended by local hams. Jim mentioned several areas of concern to radio amateurs that RAC is working on. These included such topics as possible increase in license fees, band concerns, and tower height restrictions. Once again, Jim noted that only 19% of Canadian Amateurs are members of RAC. It is a matter of utmost importance to increase this percentage. The last item mentioned by Jim was that the ITU has designated today, May 17th, 1995 as the 100th anniversary of the beginning of radio communications.
- Bill Barrie announced an item of special pleasure:- namely that we have an engaged couple with us tonight in the persons of Betty Broome (VE3ZBB) and Rod Newkirk (W9BRD). We wish them well.
- The speaker of the evening, Bill Sullivan (VO1AI), was ably introduced by Jack Tennant (VE3AHZ). Bill gave us a very interesting slide presentation of a cruise to several of the Antarctic islands. This is a land that very few of us ever have, or will, see. Bill Barrie (VE3AAS) thanked the speaker on behalf of all of us.
- It was noted that the November meeting will be election night. Doreen Morgan (VE3CGO), and Graham Ide (VE3BYT) have kindly agreed to act as election committee.
73 de Keith
Bill Barrie (VE3AAS) Keith Bedal (VE3GFI)
President 256-3233 Sect'y-Treas. 828-1870
P.O. Box 628, Unit #109 125 Ridgefield Cr.,
Almonte, Ont., K0A 1A0 Nepean, Ont., K2H-6T4