RAC Elects New President
Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President Dave Goodwin, VE3AAQ/VO1AU, announced he was resigning his post, effective immediately, at the RAC Board of Directors teleconference meeting on February 24. At the same teleconference meeting, the RAC Board elected Bob Cooke, VE3BDB, as RAC President. Cooke will serve until December 31, 2009, the end of the current term.
According to RAC Vice President for International Affairs Daniel Lamoureux, VE2KA, Goodwin indicated that his decision was motivated by his inability to devote enough time to RAC affairs, due to a recent increase in personal and professional responsibilities. Goodwin became RAC President on January 1, 2008 at the end of President Earle Smith's, VE6NM, tenure.
Cooke has a long history of working with RAC. His involvement started in the early 1990s as an Assistant Director; he was served as RAC Ontario South Director from November 2001-January 2005. He was then elected by the RAC Board as Vice President for Field Services, serving from January 2006-February 2009 when he resigned to accept the appointment as President. -- Information provided by RAC