The Genesis of Our Club

 

Roy Higgins, VE3GBZ (SK) – President Tom Montgomery, VE3FCJ – Treasurer
Bob Fugard, VE3DUF (SK)
Vice-President
Frank Walker, SWL (SK) Later became VE3EEL
Publications Director
Tom Simpson, VE3FFO – Secretary Hugh McCully, VE3AYR – Public Service Director

 

Charter Executive

Charter Executive
Charter Night
November 13, 1972

Charter Executive

Charter Executive
CJ Memorial Dedication
February 28, 1998

Charter Members

Charter Members
CJ Memorial Dedication
February 28, 1998

 

 

Incorporation Burlington Amateur Radio Club Inc

At the Executive meeting of February 1977, Eric, VE3AVE was directed to advise on the action required to produce a draft of a newly revised Constitution.At general meeting, Monday, September 12, 1978, Hugh McCully, VE3AYR, moved that, “the Burlington Amateur Radio Club seek at once a charter incorporating the Club as a non-profit organization, for the protection of the members liability”. The motion was seconded by Rae, VE3CZN and then carried by the members present.

A second motion by Hugh McCully, VE3AYR, that “at the same time that the Club register the name Ontario Hamfest”. Seconded by Rae, VE3CZN and carried by the members present.

At the regular meeting in November 1977, a draft report for Club incorporation was presented to the membership by the law firm, Hastings and Charlesbois. The process not only proposed incorporation of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club but, also, the incorporation of Ontario Hamfest as Ontario Hamfest Inc.

“The Executive decided not to proceed with incorporating the Ontario Hamfest name because of excessive cost that would incurred and the problems involving corporate tax structures with regard to fund transfers between the Club and the Ontario Hamfest Committee.”

“Executive Recommendation: that the Club proceeds with incorporation of the Club name and that it register the name “Ontario Hamfest” in the Registry Office at Queens Park”

A motion was made, seconded and carried – “That the Burlington Amateur Radio Club instructs Ms. Lynn Hastings (Hastings and Charlesbois), to incorporate the B.A.R.C. for a fee not to exceed $600.00 and to include registration of Ontario Hamfest”.

In February 1979, Ernie, VE3BIX and Ken VE3WN began together on draft By-Laws following receipt of sample By-Laws supplied by the lawyer’s office.

At general meeting on February 11, 1980, it was proposed by Roy, VE3GBZ and seconded by Frank, VE3EEL; that the By-Law relating generally to the transaction of the affairs of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club Inc., having been circulated to the general membership, be hereby adopted, signed by the President and Secretary, the Corporate Seal affixed thereto and numbered BY-LAW NO. 1″. The proposal was carried by a vote of the members present.

Charter Members All Paid-up members as of the Charter Night meeting, December 11, 1972

Bill Ambler VE3CFY, Loreen Ambler VE3EAZ, R.B. Ashcroft VE3GBX, Brian Ashcroft SWL, Sid Bateman VE3FSH, Bob Beattie VE3FMZ, G.F. Beaumont VE3FWB, Keith Bernard VE3BSC, Roy Binns SWL, John Bright SWL, Ed Charlesworth VE3FSI, Paul Devereaux VE3AED, Noel Eaton VE3CJ, Bob Fugard VE3DUF, Les Grant SWL, Jack Gray VE3AEH, John Hayhurst VE3FBX, Roy Higgins VE3GBZ, John Jenner VE3BDG, Harry Johnson VE3FHL, Dick Jordan VE3GKJ, Brion Jorgensen VE3FUJ, Martin Kjaer SWL, Geoff Legg VE3GLL, Wayne Lockie VE3FMN, Hugh McCully VE3AYR, Irwin Merritt VE3AHB, Wib Miller VE3CIE, John Mokren VE3BFY, Bill Montgomery VE3EC, Tom Montgomery VE3FCJ, R.J. Rennison VE3BEW, Mel Riddell VE3QU, Ken Robinson VE3WN, Eric Sigvaldason VE3AVE, Tom H. Simpson VE3FFO, Bob Sinclair VE3DFS, Dave Smith VE3BKL, Jack Stewart VE3FBZ, Frank Walker SWL, Doug West VE3AEI, Ted White VE3FZT.

All call signs listed are accurate as of November 1972. Calls may have been changed or members are now Silent Keys

Source: Burlington Amateur Radio Club – mini-news (1972/1973)