Only a few weeks ago a group of radio amateurs from the North Wales area gathered together for a simple coffee morning and ended up deciding upon setting up a new and fresh amateur radio group in North Wales with the ethos of “Radio and Friendship” It has been amazing how much has been achieved in only a few days thanks to the hard work of the groups steering committee. We now have an excellent group logo, a Facebook presence, a website, a qrz.com page, a club callsign, RSGB affiliation, a place to call home and hold our meetings.
On the 5th of December 2019 at 18:30 hrs we held our very first meeting in the Northwood hotel in Rhos on Sea and attracted some 17 members all with various interests and skill sets in amateur radio. Our steering committee chairperson, Martin Moyse (2W0NKS) opened the meeting and explained the format of the evening and then guided us through the evenings Agenda with notes being taken by the steering committee secretary, Sandra Holmes (MW6ACZ)
After the members had introduced themselves we all completed membership forms and then voted in a new constitution which was duly ratified and accepted by the membership of the group. Next on the agenda was the voting on of a committee. At this point the meeting was handed over to John Pritchard, RSGB representative for area 6 (MW0JWP) who read out the committee member nominations and took votes from the floor on the positions to be filled. The following members were voted on, Chairman – Martin P Moyse 2W0NKS, Vice Chairman – Tony Mottram MW6TMQ, Treasurer – Peter Roberts GW4UWD, Secretary – Sandra Holmes MW6ACZ, and committee members Ted Pierce MW6ADF, Carl Kibblewhite MW6PQQ, Pat Harper 2W0HUU
All in all it was a fantastic start to what promises to be a great friendly and active radio club and we all look forward very much to seeing the club develop and go from strength to strength over the coming weeks, months and years.