Barrie Amateur Radio Club Inc.

Welcome to the new website of the Barrie Amateur Radio Club, call sign VE3GCB. 

Our club meets monthly to exchange ideas, meet new friends and share exciting experiences.  We'd like to invite you to take a look through our website and attend our monthly club meetings.  You do not need to be a member to attend our club meetings. 

Next Club Meeting
Our next meeting will be our Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 starting at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of Barrie North Collegiate.

We will be conducting our annual governance tasks at this meeting - presentation of the financial review and election of the Board of Directors for the period of March 10, 2015 to the AGM following the April 30, 2015 fiscal year end (required by law within 90 days of April 30, 2015).

All are welcome to attend the meeting, you do not need to be a club member.

Come out and enjoy the fun of ham radio - bring a friend.



If you are interested in participating in the Financial Review, please contact Financial Review Committee Chairperson Dave Wainwright VE3ILA.  The club thanks Chair Wainwright and the members of the Financial Review Committee for their service.

Reminder - Terms of Office for Upcoming Board

Due to the change in fiscal year, now ending April 30 of each year, we are currently in a state of transition.  The current Board's term finishes as of the March AGM, at which the new Board of Directors assumes responsibility for the shortened (transition) fiscal year, until the next Annual General Meeting (which must occur within 90 days of the new fiscal year end of April 30).  At that meeting, another election takes place for the Board to last for the full year - until the AGM following the end of the full fiscal year - May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.


Term Begins

Term Ends

Current Board

March 2014

AGM – March 2015

Transitional Board

AGM – March 2015

AGM following April 30, 2015 (within 90 days of April 30, 2015)

Full Board

AGM following April 30, 2015 (within 90 days of April 30, 2015)

AGM following April 30, 2016 (within 90 days of April 30, 2016)


 If you have questions or would like additional clarification, please contact us.



As you may be aware, our Annual General Meeting will be taking place at our March meeting.  Based on our meeting last night, there are some key points to be aware of:

  • There will be no Nomination Committee - it was moved and passed that the Nomination Committee be dispensed with and that the entire election process will take place at the March AGM meeting.
  • The bylaws that the Board have been proposing for several months has been deferred to after the AGM - this means that we must elect 6 Directors instead of 4 (as was proposed in the new bylaws).  The ARES Emergency Coordinator, Pat Barrett VE3RNH and the Past President are ex-officio members of the Board, comprising a total 8 member Board.
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Barrie Amateur Radio Club Inc. will be on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of Barrie North Collegiate - 110 Grove Street East, Barrie, ON
  • Due to the important decisions of Board and Officer elections, there will be no guest speaker at the March AGM.

Election Process

As we will not be having a Nomination Committee, please note the new process for elections:

At the March meeting (the Annual General Meeting), nominations from the floor will be called for.  To be nominated, you must be in attendance as the person being nominated must confirm that they will stand for the nomination.  If someone nominates you and you do not wish to stand for the position, you may decline the nomination.  Nominees must accept the nomination to be placed on the slate of candidates.  Once all positions have at least one candidate, nominations will close and, if required, voting will occur by secret ballot.

As an Ontario provincial corporation, our Board consists of a fixed number of Directors: 8 (the Past President and ARES Emergency Coordinator are ex-officio members of the Board), based on our current bylaws, which indicates that 6 of the Directors are elected positions.  Ontario does not allow variable number Boards (e.g. minimum 3, maximum 10) whereas federal corporations allow this.  Due to this fact, it is a legal requirement that we elect all 6 positions.

Nominations will be accepted from the floor for the following Officers, which will also be Directors:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director at Large
  • Director at Large

Remember: for this new process, all nominations will be coming from the floor at the meeting.  Only meeting attendees can be nominated.

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual General Meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact the club.


This item has been deferred to after the Annual General Meeting.  It will be added to the agenda for the April meeting.  Review the below BEFORE the meeting.  Please contact the club with any questions or concerns so they can be addressed before the meeting, thus limiting the length of the meeting.

View Proposed Bylaws (version 3.1)

View Current Bylaws

View a side-by-side comparison of changes here


ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service

There is an ARES meeting at Barrie Fire Hall #1 (intersection of Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street) at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month.  If you are a member of our ARES team or want to learn more about ARES and our group, please feel free to attend.

WAX Group
Our Wireless Amateur Experimenters ("WAX") group continues to meet weekly throughout the year at Ken VE3KDG's workshop in downtown Barrie.  Contact the club for the address as it is a private residence.  Members are welcome to attend our weekly sessions on Thursdays at 7:00 PM. 


Content from Past Presentations
Are you looking for something from a previous presentation?  If so, click here or go to Our Club and select Past Presentations to review content provided by some of our previous guest speakers (where available).


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