Why should you consider standing as an RSGB Regional Representative?

Philip Hosey, MI0MSO

Philip Hosey, MI0MSO

In 2013 I was elected as the Regional Manager for Region 8 (Northern Ireland) since then I have seen many changes in the Society and I have to say, in my experience, these have been positive changes.

To be part of those changes has been challenging at times, but in saying that, it has been a rewarding experience at the same time.

Volunteering lets you put something back into the very diverse hobby that amateur radio is.

It was only by volunteering for the RSGB that I discovered how diverse it is, by meeting skilled dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers in the regional teams and other volunteer leaders in the Society.

Regional Representatives, as we are known as since the 2018 AGM, meet in person with those other volunteer leaders and senior HQ staff as the Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) three times a year.

We also meet regularly via Skype as a Regional Forum (RF).

Meeting as the RF and VLT gives us the opportunity to have the views of the amateur community heard by providing a conduit to share news, problems, etc. and, in doing so, gives us a way of keeping in touch with what is going on.

It also lets us help develop the future of amateur radio in the UK and deliver on the Society’s strategic goals.

As a Regional Representative, you will be the main contact between the amateur community and the Society in one of the 13 Regions.

Along with a team of District Representatives you will have the opportunity to use your skills, experience and passion to have an active and thriving amateur radio community in your region.

So to get back to my question “Why should you consider standing as a Regional Representative?”—

  • To give something back
  • Share your knowledge and skills
  • You’re passionate about amateur radio
  • Like a challenge
  • Want to make a difference
  • You have dedication

If any of the above points define you, then the RSGB needs you.

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If you would like to discuss the Regional Representative vacancies you can contact Philip Hosey, MI0MSO on rr8@rsgb.org.uk.