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Presidents Message - September 12th

18 Sep 2019 9:35 PM | Stephane Raimbault (Administrator)

Welcome back to a new season for the club. Membership renewals for the year are due this month. Be sure to renew your membership to retain the benefits of being a member.

It has been a busy summer for all, and as we start the new season there has been lots of activity to get ready for September. We have a Basic Class starting up again in September. There was lots of work trying to locate a suitable location to hold the course. The venue we have used in the past was not available this year, and we have “scouted” a new location in NW Calgary.

There has been a lot of activity to get ready for the club casino event. We have a new Casino Coordinator in place, and he is gathering volunteers to cover the shifts that are needed. The club casino is very important as it is a major source of funding for a lot of the big projects the club works on, such as remote repeaters to provide a vital communication service, especially in areas where we do not have cell phone coverage.

Speaking of remote repeaters, there has been a flurry of activity this month and a big step forward with our repeater in the Kananaskis area. A huge thanks to the many volunteers, not only from our club, but the general amateur radio community in all the help to get this repeater back to a working state. There is still more work to be done, but we are quite a bit closer in getting this voice repeater up and running, with a digital link back to the CARANet network.

As we get back to our regular general meetings, I look forward to seeing many of you there. We will be reviewing the disposal of assets process and see how the new procedures worked over the past few months, and what modifications may be required to the bidding process.

I hope you all had a great summer, and I hope to see many of you at our next General Meeting on September 24th.

73 de VE6NR

Stephane Raimbault

CARA President

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