[adaptech] Re: RAC in Canada and the CNIB!

  • From: "Matthew Elliff" <gowrone@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <adaptech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 18:47:02 -0600

come back on again. also look at your ofline list, you'll see the address,
hehehehehe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shane C. A. Lush" <sca.lush@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <adaptech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 6:08 PM
Subject: [adaptech] Re: RAC in Canada and the CNIB!


>
> k!
> thanks!
> shane
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: adaptech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:adaptech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Matthew Elliff
> Sent: Saturday February 8, 2003 5:24 PM
> To: adaptech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [adaptech] Re: RAC in Canada and the CNIB!
>
>
>
> interesting. hey im me on aim for my new msn address, shane.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shane C. A. Lush" <sca.lush@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <adaptech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 1:41 PM
> Subject: [adaptech] RAC in Canada and the CNIB!
>
>
> >
> > Hello to all.
> > Hear in canada we have what we call the CNIB, the canadian national
> > institute for the blind.
> > I have just received a message from the charmen of the board of the CNIB
> > amateur radio program regarding RAC, radio amateurs of canada.
> > RAC is the same as ARRL or the FCC. in the U.S. actually the FCC is like
> the
> > CRTC in canada.
> > Anyways I thought this might interest some members.
> > Send your comments to this list.
> > adaptech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Enjoy!
> > Shane Charles Andrew Davidson Lush
> > S.C.A.L. Adaptive Technologies.
> > va3duk@xxxxxx
> > http://va3duk.servehttp.com
> > or
> > http://va3duk.va3aum.com
> > P.S. some spelling has been corrected in this forward.
> > Begin forward...
> > Subject: Our Relations with Radio Amateurs of Canada(RAC)
> >
> >
> > Recall I am Chairman of the CNIB Amateur Radio Program
> >
> > You are one of our members
> >
> > Our relations with RAC has been reasonable but it needs work and I would
> > like some help from you to help us, the leadership of the Program,
decide
> > what to recommend to RAC.
> >
> > Historically the blind have had a reduced membership fee of $20
available
> to
> > you. There are few such members. only about 30 across Canada. I am not
> going
> > to get into a long discussion of the value of RAC but it is our natinal
> > organization that enhances our hobby and helps defend the frequencies
> > allocated to the Amateur Radio service. We need RAC and they deserve our
> > support.
> >
> > We all enjoy saving money but I have seen a shift in thinking over tha
> last
> > few years. We, the blind, are less interested in reduced prices but more
> > interested in access to information. It has been suggested to us that
> > perhaps it is time to delete the $20 reduced fee in favour of a single
RAC
> > membership fee of about $40 but each of us get the magazine in the
format
> we
> > want large print, audio or electronic in our computers.
> >
> > I would appreciate your spending some time thinking of this and
answering
> > the questions that follow my signature. If you want to discuss further
> write
> > or call me or Randy at 416 480 7400 X7438.
> >
> > Please reply to me at either the rogers.com or the rac.ca addresses
> >
> >
> > George Fanjoy VE3PEB
> > Chairman CNIB Amateur Radio Program
> > Toronto 416 207 0797
> > ve3peb@xxxxxx
> >
> > Questions:
> >
> > 1. Do you now receive The Canadian Amateur (TCA), the magazine of Radio
> > Amateurs of Canada (RAC)?
> >
> > 2. Do you read it? In what format? To what extent do you read it?
> >
> > 3. Is TCA of value to you in any way? If so what value?
> >
> > 4. Do you see RAC as a useful organization for you? If not how could it
> > become useful?
> >
> > 5. Are you a member of RAC? If so at $20 or $40?
> >
> > 6. If not: What would be needed fo you to join?
> >
> > 7. You are aware that a reduced membership fee, $20 without the
magazine,
> is
> > available to the blind.  The regular membership is about $40 per year
with
> > the magazine. It has been suggested to us that the blind do not want
> reduced
> > prices, they want access. Would you support a single membership fee
> probably
> > in the $40 range and you get the magazine in the format you want eg
large
> > print, audio cassette or CD or electronic format in your computer?
> >
> > 8. Expand on your reasons.
> >
> > 9. Do you have any comments that would help us, the Amateur Radio
Program,
> > establish what our recommendation to RAC should be?
> >
> >
> > End forward...
> >
>

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