|October 2019 Newsletter|
Thanks to John K4HQK for loads of great photos for this edition of the newsletter and to Bill K3WA, Jim N3JT and Mike W4AAW for their contributions.
The quality and usefulness of the PVRC newsletter depends on contributions from members. If you have photos from club meetings, screen shots of new contest software, or brief writeups on station improvements or contest war stories, send them in any format to jpescatore at aol dot com.
2019 By Laws Revision Review and Comment
Period Now Open
In May we announced the formation of a team under the leadership of Mark, KD4D to consider revision of the PVRC bylaws. That team has been working diligently on this most important and difficult initiative. The team has decided to offer possible revisions that address one issue at a time rather than proposing a multifaceted, overall revision. They have proposed a revision to Article IV of the bylaws dealing with the Board of Trustees. That proposal has been studied by the Officers and the Trustees and has been fine-tuned in accordance with the advice received during that review. The Officers have decided that this proposal will move forward. That process will involve:
Please take the time to study this important matter. Click here to read the PVRC 2019 By_Laws Update revised 9-13-2019. You can also find it in the main menu above under the member
We strongly encourage discussion at upcoming chapter meetings. You are welcome to submit your comments via e-mail to: [email protected]. All comments received will be carefully considered. In addition, we will be holding a Town Hall Webinar to discuss the proposal and member comments on Thursday, September 19. Details on that webinar will be provided via the reflector and PVRC web site as the date approaches.
The vote on the proposed bylaws revision will be taken along with the 2019 election of Officers and Trustees. Voting will occur during the months of November and December. In accordance with the provisions of the existing bylaws, the President will call for nominations for Officers and Trustees sometime during the month of September. Nominations will remain open until October 31. Please note that this election schedule is in accordance with the existing by-laws, Article II, Section 2.
If the proposed bylaws revisions are approved, they will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Therefore, the 2019 elections for Trustee will be conducted under the existing bylaws.We owe a debt of gratitude for the thoughtful, professional and difficult work that the Bylaws Team has undertaken. I would like to recognize all those team members:
Team Leader: KD4D, Mark Bailey: PVRC Past President, 2010 and 2011
Members (in callsign order):
AA3S, Doug Hart: PVRC Chapter Head, Laurel
K4ZW, Ken Claerbout: PVRC President, 2008 and 2009KE3X,
Ken Low: PVRC President, 2014 and PVRC Trustee 2015
N4KN, Kay Craigie: ARRL President, 2010-2016
N4YDU, Nate Moreschi: North Carolina East Chapter Chair 2016-2018
W4YE, Buddy Smith: PVRC President, 1973 and 1974
73, Tom K3AJ President, PVRC
| The PVRC
2018/19 Olympic Winners are:
Gold Medal Winners
AA3S AC3BU K0OO K2YWE K3AJ K4XL K5VIP K7SV KB3VQC KE3X KE4S N3DPB N3QE N4CF N4GU N4MM N4YDU ND3D NR4O W2CDO W2GPS W3GVX W3LL W3OU W3UL W3YY W4JAM W4VIC WA3EKL
Silver Medal Winners
AB3CV K4GMH K4MI K4ORD K4QPL KK4R N3HBX N3HEE N3JT N4CW N4ZR N6DW NR4M W3EKT W3FA W3IP W4AAW W4PK WA3AER WM3T
Bronze Medal Winners
AJ3M K2AV K2WK K3MM K3NDM K3RA K3TD K3TN K3YDX K4HQK K4QS K8LF KA4RRU KC4D KD4D KG3V KQ4LA N1RM N2YO N3AM N3CW N3DUE N3KN N3OC N3UA N3UM N3WD N4PD N4UA N8AID NC3Y NN3W NR4C NX3Z W3CB W3GB W3IDT W3LPL W3MMM W3YOZ W4BBT W4KAZ W4WWQ W4YE W8LYJ WB4FDT WR3R WR3Z WX3B
PVRC Brochure PVRC Brochure- A new PVRC Brochure to introduce the club to new members was
introduced at Frostfest. You can view a copy of it by
Inter PVRC Sweepstakes Awards - A new program is being rolled out to increase participation on the Chapter level as well as offer a little in house competition. Full details available here!
Introduction to PVRC
PVRC has a rich history going back to its foundation in 1947, with valued traditions defining our club.
"Once PVRC, always PVRC" expresses a positive open-ended membership policy reflecting the many lifetime friendships formed in the club. Many of these friendships now span the US and the globe, with PVRC alumni found in nearly every other major radiosport club.
Though we began as a small local club in the DC metro area, over the years we grew to in-territory membership in six states and DC. To foster the original local experience all across the PVRC territory, we are organized in local chapters. Over a dozen chapters provide members easy travel to meetings for the face to face experience that is the source of tower parties, physical help, elmering, personal encouragement, and just plain fun - the glue that bonds us together.
PVRC members are e-wired, in constant communication via the PVRC e-mail reflectors. We use the reflectors to organize and function as an entire club, schedule club-wide events, set ourselves up for contests, share experience and access the incredible knowledge base of our members. We draw our officers and trustees from all across the club territory, and they largely communicate across this geography via electronic means.
The PVRC 5 Million Award Program recognizes our members' contribution to club competition by awarding points for scores submitted on behalf of PVRC. We award a very neat plaque for reaching 5 million points with endorsements for levels beyond.
Please explore the PVRC web site to learn more about us, and we cordially invite you to contact an officer or a Chapter Chair to begin exploring how membership in PVRC can benefit you as a radiosport player and competitor!
Officers for 2019
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page for full details
President K3AJ Tom Valenti, Vice President N4GU Mike Barts, Vice President W3MMM Jay Horman, Secretary N3QE Tim Shoppa and Treasurer K2YWE Dan Zeitlin