Membership

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How to become an OARC member

Becoming a member of the OARC is a two-step process.

  1. First you need to fill in the form on the registration page. This form only gathers details required to access this website.
    The system will send you an email confirmation.
  2. Once you receive the confirmation, you need to send your annual membership fee via Interac e-transfer to: oarc.payment@gmail.com. The fee schedule is shown below. Autodeposit is enabled, so there should be no need to create a “secret question” although your bank may ask you for a question only to tell you it was not really needed. (Please don’t blame us for your goofy bank’s behaviour.)

Note that if you do not pay the annual fee, you are NOT a member in good standing even though you have filled in the registration form on this website.

Membership fee schedule

The membership year runs from September 1 to August 31 of the subsequent year. If you join late in the year, the membership director may give you an extended membership or charge a reduced rate. Membership fees are subject to change at any time. If you have any questions about what fee (if any) you should pay, please contact the membership director at membership@oarc.net .

If you are …Your fee is …
An individual $25 CAD
A family of two$30 CAD
Under 19 years old$15 CAD
Newly licensed$0 CAD in the year you are licensed
An honourary member$0 CAD

Send your annual membership fee via Interac e-transfer to: oarc.payment@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and callsign (if you have one) in the e-transfer comments so we can credit you properly.

Membership types

The club bylaws specify that there can be 3 types of members.

FullAssociateHonourary

Has paid the current annual membership dues and holds a certificate of proficiency in radio issued or recognized by the Government of Canada. Is entitled to vote at meetings and to hold any executive office.

Has paid the current annual membership dues but does NOT hold a certificate of proficiency in radio issued or recognized by the Government of Canada. Has a bona fide interest in amateur radio, electronics, or radio communications. Is NOT entitled to vote at meetings NOR to hold any executive office.

Does not need to pay the current annual membership dues. Is NOT entitled to vote at meetings NOR to hold any executive office.

This is a summary of the bylaws. Please consult them for full details. To view the bylaws click here.