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Al Boyd, VE3AJB
President, MARC Inc.
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Greetings To All;

With the recent happenings in the world due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and after discussion with the club executive at noon today and after the Prime Ministers address to the nation today. It was decided that in the best interest of all members that the Annual General Meeting and Lunch that was to be held on Sunday 29th March 2020 at 12:00 pm be postponed until further notice. Also the Basic Amateur Radio Course that was going to be scheduled for April 18 & 19, 2020 be postponed also. If any member has any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me or members of the executive. I hope you all understand that these are trying times and these measures must be taken for the safety of all.  Please stay well and safe and all the best to all.

Thanks

Al

Allan Boyd

VE3AJB

President

Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc.

27 Red Mill Road, P.O. Box 208,

Little Current, Ontario

P0P1K0

(705)-368-2779 (Home)

(705)-869-8284 (Cell)

ve3ajb@vianet.ca Email

Greetings to All Amateurs New and Old;

Hello everyone I am sending this e-mail to invite you all to come out, have lunch at the Annual General Meeting of the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc.. It will take place on Sunday 29th March 2020 at 12 noon for lunch and the meeting following at 1:00 pm at the Pinewood Inn Restaurant on Centre Street in Espanola, Ontario. Espanola was chosen again as last year we had a tremendous turnout of members of the club from the North Shore and Manitoulin Island, Elliot Lake and Sudbury and any other location could join us. I will speak on the state of the club and the progress of the VE3RMI antenna project. I also plan to discuss the future plans for the VE3RMI Repeater with System Fusion and our new multi digital repeater and how that functions and of course try and answer any questions you may have. The position of President is up for election and if is anyone is interested in running we will be having nominations for this position. We also have a position for Director of the club and will be looking to fill that also. We hope to have a good turn out and of course you do not have to be a club member to come out and join us.

The plans are to meet at 12 noon in the Pinewood Inn Restaurant for lunch (order off the menu and pay your own) then after lunch we will attend the Regency Meeting Room to conduct the meeting. You will find attached an agenda on the topic items. Under our By-laws it is important that all past and present members of the club be notified of this meeting. As a reminder you must be a valid paid up member to vote on any of the items discussed. I am doing this in hopes that some of you that have not been active would like to renew your membership and join us again for all the fun we have in the club. Membership dues for the year 2020 are now due and I want to thank many of you for renewing your membership as we have had many come in. We will be able to renew your membership at this meeting if you so wish as receipts will be available. The dues money goes towards covering you under our insurance and for hydro to run the VE3RMI repeater and of course to help maintain the many repeater systems the club has to offer. In order to keep our records up to date if we have not heard from you in over 2 years your name will be removed from the e-mail list and you will be no longer covered under the insurance. I am happy to report the club now accepts e-mail transfer payments If you would like to pay that way for your dues all the information is on our club website at www.ve3rmi.org the address to mail is Allan Boyd P.O. Box 208, Little Current, Ontario P0P1K0. Hopefully by then the weather will be fine for you attend as it plans to be a great get together for us.

So here is the information again.

WHAT: The Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc. Lunch Get Together and Annual General Meeting

WHEN: Sunday 29th March at 12:00 Noon for Lunch Meeting to follow at 1:00 pm

WHERE: Pinewood Inn and Restaurant 378 Centre Street, Espanola, Ontario

WHY: To vote on the position of President, update the membership on the VE3RMI Repeater Project and the repeaters systems.

HOW: Jump in your vehicle and come and join us, talk-in is on the VE3RMI repeater 147.270 + no tone required

If you could please reply and let me know if you received this e-mail and whether you will be attending as I need to let the restaurant know the numbers for lunch.

Again this is a very important meeting to get updated on the VE3RMI Repeater System plus a chance for all to meet again face to face. I thank you as your President for your support and look forward to hopefully seeing you on the 29th of March 2020.

73

Al

Allan Boyd

VE3AJB

President

Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc.

27 Red Mill Road, P.O. Box 208,

Little Current, Ontario

P0P1K0

(705)-368-2779 (Home)

(705)-869-8284 (Cell)

Ve3ajb@vianet.ca E-Mail

Great news! Anyone needing to pay their club membership dues can now do it via Interac E-Transfer! Thank You VE3LDY for getting it set up!

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