The meeting was held over the internet via a Zoom video conference. The following people were present:

Name Call Sign Position MH Grid WCARC RAC
Charles MacDonald VA3CPY President FN25ag Yes Yes
Karen Bryden VA3IGO Member FN25ag Yes Yes
Bertrand Zauhar VE2ZAZ Secretary FN25bk Yes Yes
Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA Member FN25dj Yes Yes
Lawrence Dobranski VA3IQ Vice President FN25 Yes Yes
Ray Perrin VE3FN Treasurer FN25dk Yes Yes
Rich Ferch VE3KI Member FN25 Yes Yes
Andrew Hart VE3NVK Visitor FN25 No  
Clayton Smith VE3IRR Member EN82qb Yes Yes
Mike Kassay VE3MKX Member FN14st Yes Yes
John McGowan VA3JYK Member - Yes Yes
Robert Clermont VE3AKV Visitor FN15 No -


The meeting was opened by the President, Charles (VA3CPY) at 7:09 pm. There were two visitors attending the meeting.

Secretary’s Report

  • Bert (VE2ZAZ) posted a draft version of the April 2022 meeting minutes on the Club website prior to this meeting. Moved by him that the minutes be adopted as posted on the website. Seconded by Glenn (VE3XRA). The motion was carried.
  • He has sent a Non-For-Profit status update form to the Government of Ontario, adding the recently-elected Club Officers.

Treasurer’s Report

  • The balance as of April 30th was $2,275.76. In comparison with last month, this is an increase of $0.09. There is also $2,000 which is split up into two term deposits. One has a maturity date of August 21st, 2022. The other one will mature on October 21st, 2022. We also have $15 in our “share accounts.”
  • There are 18 members as of today. There are also three life members.
  • Ray made a payment of $110 to the Kinburn Community Centre from his own pocket. His expectation was that those who participate in the contest would partly compensate Ray. However, soon after the payment was made, the Club received $250 from an anonymous donor to cover the costs of our 2022 VHF contest. During this meeting, the members thanked the anonymous person for this very generous donation.

Vice President’s Report

  • Lawrence is working on finding speakers for upcoming meetings.
  • Many of the potential speakers will be at the Dayton Hamvention. Mike (VE3MKX) will report back on the Hamvention at the June meeting.

Director’s Report

The Director was absent.

President’s Report

  • As it was announced that the Corkery Community Center would not be available due to renovations, we have decided to rent the Kinburn Community Center as the venue for our VHF Contest. We will have a large, clear area to set up our equipment. We have already visited the site at a couple of occasions for planning purposes.

Show and tell


Old Business

  • VHF/UHF Beacons: We received an authorization from the DARC officers to move the Club beacons to the Diefenbunker. We notified them that we would first tackle the VHF contest in June, and then redirect our focus to the beacon move.
  • ARRL VHF contest in June: The sub-committee will meet during the latter part of this meeting to further coordinate the preparation of the event. The details of the contest meeting will not be reported here.

New Business


Ask the Club

No questions were asked.


The President observed that there was no further business; the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 pm.