An urgent message from the RSGB President

| January 24, 2017

This is an exciting time for the RSGB, the Board and all the membership as we reshape our strategy. We all want an active and thriving amateur radio community with the RSGB as a strong and influential national society; now is the time to make and implement plans to build on our current strengths and ensure these ideals are also the reality of amateur radio in five years’ time.

The RSGB is managed by its Board – nine RSGB members from across the UK. There will be two vacancies on the Board from the April AGM but currently no nominations have been received despite information being shared across the Society’s communication channels.

There are also five Regional Manager vacancies in Regions 2, 5, 7, 10 and 12. We’ve had nominations for some of these vacancies, but not all.

The application deadline for all of these roles is next week – Wednesday, 1 February.

I have only been a Board member since becoming President but I find it a really interesting and energising activity – keenly dedicated to the Society and amateur radio. If the Board once had a reputation of being a London-centric gentlemen’s club, that is certainly not true now. If it were, frankly I would not wish to be a member. We do, of course, wish to address the age profile and the gender and diversity imbalance but can only do that with the help of those that come forward.

Will you offer your name for the Board or Regional Team? Could you help to drive forward the Society’s strategy for the future?

How do I find out more?

All the details are in the January edition of RadCom (P 6) and on the RSGB website
If you can’t find them, email me and I will send them to you.

Can I have a chat about this first?

The Board Chairman (Steve Hartley, G0FUW), the General Manager (Steve Thomas, M1ACB) or I will be only too pleased to talk by phone to anyone who is considering putting their name forward – or even suggesting someone else! Please contact us first by email so we can arrange a good time to speak:

Steve Hartley:
Steve Thomas:
Nick Henwood:

Do give this serious thought. Amateur radio has a history of generous volunteering and the Society is dependent on its volunteers. You could really make a difference.

Nick Henwood, G3RWF
RSGB President



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