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Tom Sorley Memorial Fund Established

Tom Sorley was an RCA member (since 2011) and was the recipient of NPSTC’s Richard DeMello award in 2015.  Tom was Chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), and was also Deputy CIO and Deputy Director of IT for the city of Houston TX.   As a result of these positions and other work that he did over his career, Tom was well known in public safety communications circles.

Sadly Tom passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 3, 2018.

His widow has very generously requested that a memorial fund be set up in his name, with the proceeds going to the Radio Club of America.

The donation form can be found here, and you can check off the form near the bottom right under “Tom Sorley Memorial Fund to RCA”.

Tom’s Silent Key listing on the RCA Website can be found here, and included is a link to his obituary.

(Note:  Donations to RCA may be tax-deductible in the U.S. because RCA is classified as a 501c3 organization by the IRS.  However each individual must determine the deduct-ability based on their own tax situation.)





First Call: Nominations for Directors and Officers Due Tuesday 4 September 2018

The Radio Club of America welcomes nominations for Officers and Directors for the incoming leadership of 2019. Officer nominations are sought for Treasurer, Secretary, VP/Counsel, and Vice President.  Nominations for a total of seven directorships are also sought. Nominators and nominees are asked to review the bylaws for more information, as well as the description of the directors’ duties and expectations here.

The nomination application may be obtained here.  Alternatively, nominators may self-nominate by filling in the form themselves and emailing it to the Club Executive Secretary.  Any questions can be emailed to Chip Cohen, Chair at: w1yw@aol.com.

Please make sure nominators have discussed the process thoroughly with the prospective candidates, and the candidates are aware of their nomination..

The deadline for nominations is the first business day in September, which falls this year on 4 September, 2018. No nominations will be considered past that date. Shortly after, all candidates will be requested to provide final biography and position statements by September 20, 2018.

The opening date and deadline for voting will be posted soon, as we bring the on-line based voting system up this year.  RCA strongly encourages on-line voting and will only entertain paper ballots in extraordinary circumstances.  Friends, please help us use this modern and easy method—online balloting– for electing our new leadership.

Please address all queries to Chip Cohen, Chair (Nominations and Elections), at w1yw@aol.com

Candidates Sought for RCA 2019-2020 Elections Coming up in October

RCA will have several Director positions to fill for the 2019-2020 year, as well as an officer position for Vice President.

Candidates who are interested should either fill out a form to nominate themselves, or have another member nominate them.   The form is found here.

A job description and a listing of responsibilities and expectations of directors will be found here, and it is recommended that all candidates ensure they can fulfill the responsibilities expected.

Save the Date! RCA’s Networking Session at APCO Las Vegas, Sunday August 5th

The RCA Networking Session at APCO 2018 will be held on Sunday August 5, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Venetian-Palazzo Hotel, Casanova 505 Room.

Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door.

APCO 2018 Cocktail Party Registration Form

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We hope to see you there!

REMINDER-RCA Awards and Fellow Nominations are Due by June 30th!

Each year RCA solicits its membership to submit names of people deserving of an Award, or for nominations to the rank of Fellow.  This is a very important process, so that the industry can celebrate the achievements of those that have helped to advance the wireless art.

Please note that some Awards are for RCA members only; others are for anyone in the wireless industry.  This is made clear if you look at About/Awards on the Website.  If you click on a specific award, it will tell you the criteria and past recipients of that award.

The forms and instructions can be found below, or on the Awards tab.

Thank you

RCA 2018 Fellow Nomination Form

2018 RCA Awards Nomination Form

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