SEA-PAC January 2020 News

The SEA-PAC Committee wishes each of you a very Happy and prosperous New Year.

SEA-PAC 2020 will again be held at the Seaside Convention Center, Seaside, Oregon beginning on Friday, June 5 and running through Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Now is not too early to start planning for SEA-PAC 2020. Registration opens in less than a month on February 15. See the “Registration” tab on the website. Reservations for accommodations are already being taken for SEA-PAC weekend. Check out “Sponsor Lodging” on the SEA-PAC website.

The Gala SEA-PAC Banquet will be Saturday night, June 6. The key note speaker will be Dr. Scott Wright, KØMD, editor of ARRL’s National Contest Journal. Get your Banquet tickets when you register as they always sell out before the convention. See the “Banquet” tab on the SEA-PAC website for more information.

The SEA-PAC collector Pin Contest is in full swing. Let your creative juices flow and submit your design by March 1st. The winner will receive 2 free tickets to the Gala SEA-PAC Banquet. Rules are available on the SEA-PAC website. Click on the “SEA-PAC Pins” tab.

With the convention center construction complete, in addition to the main floor one-day Flea Market tables, this year’s Flea Market will again include those two-day tables up on the mezzanine. Table sign-ups open on February 15. More information is available on the “Flea Market” tab on the SEA-PAC website.

SEA-PAC is successful because of the labors of countless volunteers. We are always looking for folks to lend a hand. If you’d like to help make SEA-PAC a success, check out the “Volunteering” tab on the SEA-PAC website.

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See you at SEA-PAC 2020

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC President Attends Annual ARRL Board Meeting: January 17-18 2020.

RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, is currently attending the annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in Windsor, Connecticut.

The ARRL Board Meetings are held twice each year, in January and July, and RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, and IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, are once again attending the meeting as guests of the Board.

At the meeting the ARRL Directors nominate and elect a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, an International Affairs Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Chief Executive Officer as officers who serve on the Board of Directors. The election results will be publicized by the ARRL and will be posted on the RAC website.

The above photo was taken prior to the election and shows (from left): Rick Niswander, K7GM (ARRL Treasurer); Greg Widin, K0GW (ARRL First Vice President); Rick Roderick, K5UR (ARRL President); Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA (RAC President); Tim Elam, VE6SH (IARU President); Rod Stafford, W6ROD (ARRL Past President); and Jay Bellows, K0QB (ARRL International Affairs Vice President).

RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, extended greetings and best wishes from RAC and thanked ARRL President Roderick, K5UR, for attending the RAC Planning Meeting and Annual General Meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick last September. In his remarks, he indicated that RAC and the ARRL have similar objectives and both organizations benefit from learning how each other undertakes to achieve them. He also noted the continuing growth of Amateur Radio in Canada and reported that he had been elected for another term as President of RAC, which was greeted by applause from the ARRL Board members.Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Hams Assist A Ham

Good work by amateur radio operators on both Vancouver Island and the lower Mainland when a call came to the assist of a ham on central Vancouver Island. The ham had been travelling behind Horne Lake when the vehicle slid off the road. Using the Island Trunk system a call for assistance went out. The RCMP attended and assisted those who had slid off the road. Good work by all involved.