RAC Bulletin 2012-052E – Ontario Section News – 2012-08-30
All Ontario Amateurs – MESSAGE TO ALL AMATEURS – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT & WELCOME TO THE NEW ONTARIO RESTRUCTURING
As you are aware changes have been made and now are ready to launch September 01, 2012 here in Ontario on behalf of the Radio Amateurs of Canada in relation to the Ontario Field Services. In the past Ontario has been served by one elected official of Field Services that being the Ontario Section Manager. For the last 7 years I have had the honour and pleasure to be elected and serve as your Ontario representative for Field Services on behalf of RAC. This position brought responsibilities of overseeing the field services in Ontario including ARES, the NTS, Official Bulletin Service and the Official Observer Service. I have had the opportunity to work with many wonderful and knowledgeable amateurs in these services and the wealth of experience in the province is second to none. However I also have been around long enough to realize that one person and one person alone cannot do justice to the job it deserves.
I know that during my time I have spent relentless hours on e-mails and discussing issues with many amateurs over the phone. In reality these concerns should be addressed face to face. I am a firm believer that for RAC to flourish in the future you need to have personal, interaction with your RAC official. Living in Northern Ontario and working full time I did not have the luxury to visit many clubs or ARES groups. I have met many of you at flea markets and meetings but you need to have there ability to contact your RAC Official when you need him/her. This is why I am excited about the new restructuring proposal undertaking by RAC. With three more additional Section Managers in the province representing their section of the province there is the opportunity to get more interaction. Each Section having a coordinator for the field services will only work better and represent all of you and make RAC stronger as a national organization. One of my last duties as Ontario Section Manager is to welcome the three additional members to the Ontario Team.
- Section Manager Ontario South Ian Snow VA3QT – Ontario South – ONS
- Section Manager GTA George Duffield VE3WKJ – Greater Toronto Area – GTA
- Section Manager Ontario East Michael Hickey VE3IPC – Ontario East – ONE
I know these three experienced amateurs will serve the amateur community well and I look forward to the new direction Ontario is taking and working with these fine gentlemen. Having served as Section Manager for all of Ontario for the past 7 years I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have supported me and my field services members over the years. Your commitment to the program has been proven many times over. I look forward to serving the members of Northern Ontario as your Section Manager for Ontario North – ONN. As always I am open to any questions or concerns that you may have. Please feel free to contact me at anytime. I look forward to this new process and the exciting times ahead for Field Services and RAC.
Allan Boyd – VE3AJB
Section Manager – Ontario
Radio Amateurs of Canada
Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
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