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ARES - October 2013 Report

North East Ontario Regional Directors Report for October, 2013


We are getting very close to the Annual General Meeting to be held in Hamilton on October 5. If you’re nearby please stop in.

In my last Directors report I encouraged readers to send in questions and I would answer them. Dave, VE3JX availed himself of the opportunity with the following question:

"That the constitution of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (as approved by the Minister in November, 2010) be modified as follows: SECTION 8. OFFICERS
Article 10 - Removal) That the RAC President can terminate any Executive member with an appeal process to the RAC Board. The appeal by the impacted party must be filed with the Board by no later than the second next scheduled Board Meeting.
b) Any Executive officer may be removed from office at any time by a simple majority vote of the Board, which may then appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term."

Dave’s question is: Why is this Constitutional amendment considered necessary, and what is the "story" behind it?

Regarding Article 10 a, if a member of the Executive chooses to do something detrimental to RAC, the President needs the authority to terminate the person in a timely manner to minimize damage to the corporation. However to allow natural justice to occur the removed person has the ability to put his case before the BoD and the termination will be overruled or confirmed. Article 10 b is simply a copy of the old Article 10 and is no change to the constitution.

The logic behind it is that the Directors are charged to protect and proactively minimize any potential damages to the corporation. A person going off on a path contrary to the goals of RAC could damage the corporations integrity or fiscal situation or and this cannot be tolerated by the BoD. This gives the President a tool to protect RAC but still allows the terminated party an appeal process. If the President is overruled he may not have the confidence of the BoD and would either resign or be removed. This would be considered on a case by case basis.

I would like to try and keep this going, got a question?


If you have any questions or concerns please email me at


Bill VE3XT
North East Ontario Regional Director
Radio Amateurs of Canada

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