2009-03-23

Scarborough Amateur Radio Club Inc. General Meeting

The meeting was held at the Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre
in the Seniors’ lounge on March 23, 2009.

Bernadine called the meeting to order at 7:20 PM.

Welcome to Sonny VA3LIO, our guest speaker Peter VA3PRW and his wife
Lynn.

Peter VA3PRW is the RAC ARES district emergency coordinator for Toronto.
He gave an overview of Toronto ARES and its activities. Many SARC
members are also members of ARES but ARES is not affiliated with any
particular club. ARES provides communication functions for many public
events and simulated emergency exercises. These, together with the
regular daily ARES nets, help radio operators learn practical operating
skills.

Cathy Hrischenko VE3GJH was a long-time member of SARC, who passed away
on Friday, March 20. Audrey VA3YD suggested that the club send a card to her
husband, George, who is a past president of SARC.

Rudie VE3OUA mentioned Brian Smith, who also passed away on Friday,
following a brain aneurysm. Brian was a familiar face at many of the
hamfests and flea markets over the years, representing the Ontario DX
Association. He was also involved with AM740 and CFRX, and worked as a
paramedic for Toronto Ambulance Services.

Break

50/50 draw – Len VE3LXB won $10.

Reminders:

Jacket order form is available on website

Anniversary night will be April 27

We will set up in the parking lot on July 1 for the RAC Canada Day
contest. There will be no access to washrooms or power as the centre
will be closed for the holiday.

Bernie VE3OTR and Ralph VE3VXY gave a presentation on fox hunting (radio
direction finding).

Audrey moved to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 9:25 PM.

Participate – Learn – Enjoy