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RCA Elections 2018 for 2019/2020
Once again, its time to vote-in the next leadership of RCA. Here are some key things to remember:
- The polls open 3 October and close 31 October, 2018
- You will receive, via email, your voter code and voting instructions from Amy (Amy@radioclubofamerica.org) shortly
- Voting is via the internet
- IF you need a PAPER ballot, you must contact Amy by 21 October so that she can send one to you
- You must vote for a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 directors of your choice; this was prescribed by RCA BOD decision in 2017 so that no candidate has an advantage
Candidate information is found linked HERE.
At this election we are fortunate to have a large field of director candidates to choose from, so please carefully review the candidates and make your choices!
Amy will be happy to help if you have questions. Thank you for your participation and best of luck to our candidates!
The Radio Club of America has announced the winners of the awards for 2018, and this year’s group of Fellows. The presentations will be made at our 109th Awards Banquet in New York City on November 17th.
The press release can be found here.
CQ de W2RCA! Calling all hams! We are planning a QSO party for RCA members toward the end of the year, probably in November. Stay tuned as details emerge and are published on this Web site!
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.)
RCA Directors Chip Cohen and Carole Perry were recently recognized by the amateur radio community for their efforts.
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.
Howard and Micheline Rosen have generously initiated a new RCA Endowment Fund. For details see below.