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Committees

RCA invites its members to join a committee to assist in continuing the Club’s fine work. With shared effort and cooperation, committee members bring the selfless vitality that keeps the Club running smoothly, while performing the benefits and services that are vitally important. The Board of Directors would like to thank all committee chairs and members, who understand and appreciate the Club’s mission, and who wish to continue the fine work of the Radio Club for another 100 years.

To learn more about getting involved with a committee, please contact the chair.

Awards


CHAIR: Charles Kirmus
ckirmuss@frontier.net
Director
Member: 2013
Fellow: 2018

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: Mercy Contreras
mcontreras@aglmediagroup.com
President Emeritus & Fellow

 

The Awards Committee researches and selects members and nonmembers for receipt of awards to be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet.

Committee members: Stan Reubenstein, Larry Weber

Banquet


CHAIR: Margaret Lyons
mlyons6@optonline.net
Secretary
Member: 1998
Fellow: 2003

 

The Banquet and Meetings Committee’s key duties include organizing the Club’s annual awards dinner to honor those that have achieved accomplishment deserving recognition. Securing an interesting keynote speaker is one of the most challenging assignments we have, and the committee welcomes ideas.

Committee members:  Amy Beckham (Executive Secretary)

Constitution & By-Laws


CHAIR: Barney Scholl, Esq.
scholl@scholl.org
Member: 2016

VICE-CHAIR: John Stratton, Esq.
N5AUS@N5AUS.com
Member:

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee keeps track of changes in those documents, ensures that the most current version is on the RCA Website, and provides expert opinion on proposed changes to those documents.

Endowments Policy Committee


CHAIR: Elaine Walsh
elaine@ecommint.com
Member: 1983
Fellow: 1990

The purpose of this committee is to create and manage the structures and processes for RCA to accept endowments from members.

Committee members:  Rich Biby, Phil Casciano, Chip Cohen, Fred Hamer, Ron Jakubowski, Barney Scholl.

Fellows


CHAIR: Charles Kirmuss
ckirmuss@frontier.net
Director
Member: 2013
Fellow: 2018

 

The Fellows Committee researches members that are recommended to elevation to Fellow.  Committee Members:  Dave Bart, Chip Cohen, Stan Reubenstein

Fund Raising Committee


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CHAIR: Nathan “Chip” Cohen
W1YW@aol.com
Vice President
Member: 2010
Fellow: 2017

 

The purpose of the Fund Raising Committee is to develop and coordinate fund raising activities of the Club.

Education Committee

CHAIR: TBD

The Education Committee’s purpose is to create wireless education programs for the benefit of RCA members and the general wireless community.

Committee members: Andrew Seybold, William Waugaman

Finance and Investment Management

CHAIR: Phil Casciano
philc@pmc-wireless.com
Member:
Fellow: 1998

 

 

Vice Chair: Ron Jakubowski
K2RJ@yahoo.com
Treasurer
Member: 1987
Fellow: 1993

 

The Finance Committee has responsibility for cost-benefit analysis of Club activities, recommendation of revenue producing activities, oversight of financial accounting, and submission of budgets.  The committee also has oversight on the funds that are invested by the Club.

Committee members: Margaret Lyons

 Historical and Museums & Archives

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CHAIR: Paul Gilbert
KE5ZW@wt.net
Director
Member: 2007
Fellow: 2012

 

This committee focuses on historical issues and provides liaison to museums, archives, and other historically oriented entities.

Keeping The Radio Club Vibrant


CHAIR: Margaret Lyons
mlyons6@optonline.net
Secretary
Member: 1998
Fellow: 2003

 

The committee was founded to establish a course for the Radio Clubs future. As we move forward into the Club’s second century, we need to keep the Club vibrant and relevant to attract new members.

Committee members: David Bart, Tim Duffy, Carole Perry, Stan Reubenstein

Marketing

CHAIR: Elaine Walsh
elaine@ecommint.com
Member: 1983
Fellow: 1990

 

 

The Marketing Committee develops and executes policies and procedures to attract new members, donations, sponsors, speakers, and volunteers, and to build positive awareness of the RCA and its mission.

Committee Members: David Bart, Jean Paul Beauchamp, Fred Hamer

Membership

blair_ernieCHAIR:  Ernie Blair
eblair@madco911.com
Director
Member:  1999
Fellow:  2011

 

 

Vice Chair: Stephanie McCall
Stephanie.McCall@knect365.com
Director
Member:
Fellow:

 

The Membership Committee focuses on seeking out qualified individuals who share the Radio Club’s values in promoting our industry and expanding our vital scholarship fund so that we may benefit current and future generations. At the core of our values is the need to serve with honesty, dignity, and integrity and generate sufficient interest in the Club to ensure that potential members understand and embrace our belief that we need to promote the future, honor the past, and continue to expand our scholarship program to the benefit of tomorrow’s engineers and scientists and the future of our industry.

Informally, every member of the Radio Club of America is a part of the Club’s Membership Committee and each member carries the largest burden for the Club in promoting and representing our values.

Committee Members: Michael Clarson, Alan Leffler, Margaret Lyons, Don Vaughan

Nominations & Elections

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CHAIR: Nathan “Chip” Cohen
W1YW@aol.com
Vice President
Member: 2010
Fellow: 2017

 

 

The Nominations & Elections Committee oversees the Club’s election process. The committee is responsible for the nomination of candidates, distribution of ballots, counting of votes and final election report.

Committee members: Michael Clarson

Publications, Proceedings, Papers


CHAIR: David Bart
jbart1964@gmail.com
Director
Member: 2009
Fellow: 2017

 

Technical Editor: Jack Belrose
Editor: Glenn Bischoff

Committee members: Amy Beckham (Executive Secretary), Chip Cohen, John Facella, Elaine Walsh

Regional Conferences


CHAIR: Karen Clark
kjclark33@comcast.net
Director
Member: 1999
Fellow: 2004

 

VICE-CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
WA6MU@gmail.com
President Emeritus and Fellow
Member:
Fellow:

This committee organizes and executes the IWCE, APCO, and Dayton Hamvention Conferences.  This includes the IWCE breakfast and the APCO cocktail reception.

Committee Members: Mercy Contreras, Charles Kirmuss

Scholarship Fund


CHAIR: Rich Biby
rich@biby.net
Director
Member: 1994
Fellow: 2000

 

VICE CHAIR: Michael Clarson
WV2ZOW@gmail.com
Member:
Fellow:

The Scholarship Fund Committee oversees the requests for consideration from colleges, makes recommendations to the Board for approval and communicates with the colleges to receive the scholarship funds before and after the grants are made.

Committee Members:  Charles Kirmuss

Sponsor Committee


CHAIR: Jane Winter
jwinter@fractenna.com
Member

 

The Sponsor Committee coordinates the process of gaining sponsors for RCA within the wireless industry.

Committee Members:  Jon Paul Beauchamp, Karen Clark, Chip Cohen, Mercy Contreras, John Facella, Karen Hollingsworth, Elaine Walsh

Technical Symposium

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CHAIR: John Facella
pantherpinesconsulting@gmail.com
Executive Vice President
Member: 1987
Fellow: 2009

 

VICE-CHAIR FOR SPEAKERS/TECHNOLOGY: Dr. Nathan “Chip” Cohen
w1yw@aol.com
Vice President
Member: 2012

VICE-CHAIR FOR BUSINESS: Bob Naumann
bnaumann@dxengineering.com
Director

 

The committee’s purpose is to line up speakers and coordinate the details of the annual Tech Symposium, to ensure that we are providing presentations about the current and future state of the wireless art.

Committee Members:  Dr. James Breakall

Website

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CHAIR: John Facella
pantherpinesconsulting@gmail.com
Executive Vice President
Member: 1987
Fellow: 2009

 

 

CO-CHAIR: open

 

The Website Committee is committed to keeping the website updated with the Club’s current and future events of interest to its members and collecting and posting historical information related to the Club in an on going effort to honor the past.

Youth Activities

carole purple jktCHAIR: Carole Perry
WB2MGP@gmail.com
Director
Member: 1991
Fellow: 1995

VICE CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
WA6MU@gmail.com
President Emeritus & Fellow
Member:
Fellow:

 

The Youth Activities Program was started by Carole Perry to get middle and high school students interested in radio. This program is spreading throughout the country and is producing some outstanding young people who are interested in radio and science. Each year, at the Dayton Hamvention, Carole showcases some of her brightest students. As of 2015, her program has produced 6 RCA Young Achievers who have spoken at the annual Technical Symposium and 77 RCA Young Achievers worldwide.

Committee members: Ernie Blair, Charles Kirmuss, Richard Somers, Gordon West

RCA Radio Amateur Club License Committee

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CHAIR: Nathan “Chip” Cohen
W1YW@aol.com
Vice President
Member: 2010
Fellow: 2017

 

The purpose of this committee is to control and maintain RCA’s FCC Amateur Radio License W2RCA.  This committee will also manage and coordinate the twice yearly RCA amateur radio QSO parties, including the dates, rules, and other details.

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