While normally the December meeting would be devoted to holiday festivities and celebration of our good fortune with friends, this year we must share some of this time with our Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the Executive for the next year will be confirmed and our budget reviewed. In the recent past, the AGM was held in June, but the Executive, ever optimistic, hoped for the end of the pandemic and a resumption of normal meetings. Of course, this never occurred and under the Club’s constitution, we must hold the AGM by the end of this year.
The main order of business is to present a slate of candidates, seek new expressions of interest for positions (vacant and occupied) and have the members confirm the executive for 2020-21. The slate of candidates to be presented at the AGM would hold office through to and including August 2021.
The slate, as of December 3, is as follows:
President: Dave Scobie/VE3BOW
Secretary: Arthur Smith/VA3BIT
Treasurer: Greg Danylchenko/VE3YTZ
Membership Chair/Director: Vacant
Director: Ed Sich/VE3WGO
Director: Tyler Tidman/VA3DGN
Not up for election, the following persons also form the Executive:
Past President: Diane Bruce/VA3DB
Technical and Repeater Chair: Harrie Jones/VE3HYS
Groundwave Editor: Ian Jeffrey/VE3IGJ
Website Guru: Diane Bruce/VA3DB
Industry Canada Delegated Examiner: Mike Kelly/VE3FFK
As is quite clear, we are in need of persons interested in the positions of Vice President and Membership Chair/Director. Neither position requires more than a small investment of time and it would be a great way for you to make a contribution back into the hobby you love so much and keep the OARC strong and vibrant even in these difficult COVID times. If you are interested in either position, please send an email to Executive at OARC.net. Of course, these are not sink or swim positions. You would have complete support from the other members of the executive as you acclimatize.
The balance of the AGM would include a financial report for the previous year from our now former Treasurer, Margaret Tidman/VA3VXN and (given the uncertainties) an abbreviated projection for the current year by the new Treasurer, Greg Danylchenko/VE3YTZ.
After the hard work, it’s time to let loose a little and enjoy each other’s company as we turn to the holiday festivities portion of the evening. We will have 4 prizes of $50 gift certificates from Radioworld to spend as you see fit.
Come out and join us for the AGM followed by holiday festivities on December 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm.
OARC members will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.
Non-members are always welcome to join us. Please send a request to EXECUTIVE at OARC.NET and ask for an invitation.