Good to see RAC president Geoff, VE4BAW post another RAC Report. The last one came out a couple of months ago and good for Geoff to make the effort.
I see that there’s a call for volunteers to join the RAC leadership group. I don’t think most members realize just how many positions are likely to go unfilled following the annual meeting.
RAC has long been accused by some as being a top-down run organization and that grates on many and thus the reluctance to join.
As a former member of the executive I can fully understand this position.
RAC’s leadership model has been broken for a long time. Even Geoff in this report notes that we have to go back to days of Earle Smith to find a president who actually served an entire full term. That was back in 2006-2007.
Do you think this might be a clue to there being underlying management and personality issues?
I’m not blaming the current board or executive for this situation. They inherited it and I think it’s evident that the solution eludes them.
I’m a staunch believer in the rotation of leadership and some of these leaders should be rotated out of their positions for the good of RAC. Some should be encouraged to remain for the good of Amateur Radio in Canada.
It comes down to this: Geoff is left to beg for candidates to the office of president who, in his words, is “someone with the very best interests of Amateur Radio and RAC at heart and not their own interests of ego.”
This smacks of my country (my RAC) right or wrong mentality. It broaches no method of descent or creative thinking. If such were not the case then where is the nation-wide debate on RAC’s future. Where is the promised vision-statement about where we all (not just the executive) are going? Where is the membership campaign? Where are the new members? Heck: Where are the old members? Where are the members from Quebec?
I’m not anti-RAC. I’m pro RAC. I proudly wore my RAC t-shirt at Dayton and on Field Day.
RAC is not the problem. In fact, RAC is likely the solution.
The problem lies elsewhere and perhaps we’ll see a correction following the annual meeting?