Greetings to All Amateurs New and Old;

Hello everyone I am sending this notice to invite you all to come out, have lunch, and attend a very important meeting of the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc.. It will take place on Sunday 07 April 2019 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 in hopes that members of the club from the North Shore and Manitoulin Island, Elliot Lake, Sudbury and any other location could join us. There have been some changes within the radio club that I would like to update you on. I am also very pleased to announce that the club has received a huge donation of money from the Little Current Lion’s Club for the upgrade of the VE3RMI repeater system. I would like to present the updates, plans and of course to vote and get approval from the club membership to purchase new equipment for the repeater system. As you may know Jim and Lorraine McLean VE3LJM and VE3LMJ have stepped down from the executive positions due to health reasons and we are required to fill the vacancies so we will be voting on these positions for Vice President and Treasurer. I am happy to report that Jim and Lorraine are still members of the club.

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. Under our new By-laws passed last year it is important that all past and present members of the club be notified of this meeting. 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 2019 are now due and we still have many outstanding members that have not renewed. I am also pleased to report the dues have not increased and are still $30.00 for single and $40.00 for family. 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. If you would like to mail in your dues all the information is on our club website at 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 07th April 2019 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 in new executive and vote on purchase of equipment for the VE3RMI repeater and get updated on all the plans.

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 notice 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 and vote on the new plans for 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 7th of April.



Allan Boyd



Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc.