RAC Bulletin 2013-037E – Deadline approaching to register – RAC Affiliated Club program
Purpose of the Club Challenge
1.To be a mechanism to encourage Affiliated Clubs to be active in reaching out intheir own region to recruit already certified amateurs who are not members of their club.
2.To be a cost effective way of encouraging RAC Affiliated Clubs to expand RAC membership among their current members.
3.To help RAC Affiliated Clubs develop more active channels for the recruitment and training of new amateurs.
Mechanism for entering the Challenge:
Clubs wishing to enter the challenge must register to participate prior to 31 December. Affiliated Clubs annually must renew affiliation prior to 31 December each year. Those clubs renewing or joining and wishing to participate in the Club Challenge will, additionally have to check a registration box on the affiliation application form and also submit a complete list of club members with call sign, indicating RAC members and Maple Leaf Operator members with RAC membership number, and non-RAC members in the club. It is anticipated that the affiliated application form will be able to be completed on-line and sent electronically with other required information to reduce "snail-mail" and paperwork.
The club membership list, including newly certified amateurs and assigned Elmer (mentor) will require the signature of the club President and one other member of the club executive. The challenge will mainly be assessed based on the "honour system" and it is hoped that participation will be in the spirit of the challenge. Spot checks by the Affiliated Clubs Program Coordinator, will be random and disqualification is possible, if variations are found.
Recognizing that RAC has affiliated clubs with as few as 5 members to over 200 members, it is necessary to classify the clubs based upon club membership numbers.
Registered clubs will initially be classified into four categories based on total club membership as either QRP (less than 20 members), Barefoot (20-60 members), Kilowatt (61-100 members) and Kilowatt Plus (greater than 100 members).
Clubs registering, will be listed, by category, in the TCA magazine and on the RAC web site Club Challenge page.
Scoring the Club Challenge
Clubs will be scored on the point system based upon the following point assignment:
2 points for each RAC club member.
3 points for each Maple Leaf Operator club member.
1 point for each non-RAC club member.
Additionally add 1 point each for:
***New amateur certified in the year from a club sponsored course.
***Newly certified amateur paired with an Elmer (mentor).
Note! Newly certified amateur and Elmer points only apply to year of certification.
Annually, at time of renewal with a certified list, the change in points from the previous year, will be assessed and the top three clubs in each category will receive special recognition by RAC in the TCA magazine and on the RAC web site and will be able to download a certificate recognizing the club's achievement.
Clubs renewing affiliation or becoming affiliated with RAC for 2014 will find instructions and the necessary forms at: https://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/affiliated-clubs/
1.All current club affiliations expire 31 Dec 2013 and clubs failing to renew by that date, will find their Club name removed from the affiliated clubs list on the RAC Web Site. Affiliation applications must be sent to the address found on the application form NOT to RAC Headquarters.
2.Renewals will be sent to all affiliated clubs starting in September to the listed affiliated club contact person on file. Recognizing that positions within each club changes frequently, I ask your help in getting renewals forwarded to the club executive so that your club isn't dropped from the affiliated clubs list.
Note! For RAC affiliated clubs participating in the Liability Insurance program, each additional RAC member reduces the cost of club liability insurance by $10.00.
Len Morgan, VE9MYRAC Affiliated Clubs Program Coordinator
Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
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