RAC Bulletin 2013-025E – New RAC Corporate Secretary = Alvin (Al) M. Masse, VE3CWP
I want to welcome Alvin Masse, VE3CWP, as RAC'’s new Corporate Secretary. Al comes to us with a wealth of organizational skills, history and wisdom and will be a great benefit to RAC. I am looking forward to working with Al. You can find out more information about Al in the short bio he provided below.
I want to thank Linda Friars, VE9GLF, for serving as Acting Corporate Secretary and also Paul Burggraaf, VO1PRB, for all his support.
Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW
President and Chair RAC
Alvin (Al) M. Masse, VE3CWP
"It is certainly an honour and a privilege to have been appointed the Corporate Secretary for Radio Amateurs of Canada.
I was first licensed on May 29, 1958, my 16th birthday, and I have been active for 55 years this past May. I enjoy all facets of the hobby, ranging from homebrewing, experimenting with antennas, participating in contests, chasing DX (my present count is 326 confirmed mixed category), ragchewing and so on. I operate preferably on CW, but also enjoy QSOs on SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Just recently I got involved with DMR. I am also licensed as VX9GLC as a special endorsement for 60 metres. Lastly, I operate on all bands from 160 up to and including 440 MHz. My shack is visible on QRZ.com.
I retired two years ago from my own property management business after 18 years and prior to that I was a Bank Manager for two of our Canadian Chartered banks for 27 years. My educational background includes a Fellowship in the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB) and I have my degree in Business Administration which I acquired in time attending night school at various colleges and universities while working in the banking industry. Hopefully, my financial background will be of some value to RAC.
I recently joined as a member of RAC. I decided that if I was to join anything, I would be active somehow in the organization. The opportunity to become Corporate Secretary came up and having been a recording secretary for several charitable organizations to which I belong, I decided that this was a good way to learn about RAC and, hopefully, make a useful contribution to the organization.
I look forward to working with and meeting all of the members of the RAC Board and the Executive for an eyeball QSO as well as the members of the RAC administrative committees."
Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor