Committees

RCA invites its members to join a committee to assist in continuing the Club’s fine work. With shared effort and cooperation, committee members bring the selfless vitality that keeps the Club running smoothly, while performing the benefits and services that are vitally important. The Board of Directors would like to thank all committee chairs and members, who understand and appreciate the Club’s mission, and who wish to continue the fine work of the Radio Club for another 100 years.

To learn more about getting involved with a committee, please contact the chair.

Awards

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CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
stan@auroramkt.com
Member: 1980
Fellow: 1989

 

 

The Awards Committee researches and selects members and nonmembers for receipt of awards to be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet.

Committee members: David Bart, Ernie Blair, Carroll Hollingsworth, Elaine Walsh

Banquet

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CHAIR: Karen Clark
kjclark33@comcast.net
Director
Member: 1999
Fellow: 2004

 

The Banquet and Meetings Committee’s key duties include organizing the Club’s annual awards dinner to honor those that have achieved accomplishment deserving recognition. Securing an interesting keynote speaker is one of the most challenging assignments we have, and the committee welcomes ideas.

Constitution & By-Laws


CHAIR: Barney Scholl
scholl@scholl.org
Member: 2016

Fellows

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CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
stan@auroramkt.com
Member: 1980
Fellow: 1989

 

 

The Fellows Committee researches members that are recommended to elevation to Fellow.

Finance
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CHAIR: Ron Jakubowski
k2rj@yahoo.com
Treasurer
Member: 1987
Fellow: 1993

 

The Finance Committee has responsibility for cost-benefit analysis of Club activities, recommendation of revenue producing activities, oversight of financial accounting, and submission of budgets.

Committee members: Margaret Lyons

 Historical and Museums & Archives

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CHAIR: Paul Gilbert
ke5ZW@wt.net
Director
Member: 2007
Fellow: 2012

Keeping The Radio Club Vibrant


CHAIR: Margaret Lyons
margaret.lyons@vcomm-eng.com
Secretary
Member: 1998
Fellow: 2003

 

The committee was founded to establish a course for the Radio Clubs future. As we move forward into the Club’s second century, we need to keep the Club vibrant and relevant to attract new members.

Committee members: David Bart, Tim Duffy, John Facella, Craig Jorgensen, Carole Perry, Stan Reubenstein

Marketing & Development


CHAIR: Elaine Walsh
elaine@ecommint.com
Member: 1983
Fellow: 1990

 

The Marketing & Development Committee develops and executes policies and procedures to attract new members, donations (for scholarship funds), sponsors, speakers, and volunteers, and to build positive awareness of the RCA and its mission.

Committee Members: Mark Allen, David Bart, Karen Clark, Harlin McEwen

Membership

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CHAIR: Ernie Blair
eblair@madco911.com
Member: 1999
Fellow: 2011

 

 

The Membership Committee focuses on seeking out qualified individuals who share the Radio Club’s values in promoting our industry and expanding our vital scholarship fund so that we may benefit current and future generations. At the core of our values is the need to serve with honesty, dignity, and integrity and generate sufficient interest in the Club to ensure that potential members understand and embrace our belief that we need to promote the future, honor the past, and continue to expand our scholarship program to the benefit of tomorrow’s engineers and scientists and the future of our industry.

Informally, every member of the Radio Club of America is a part of the Club’s Membership Committee and each member carries the largest burden for the Club in promoting and representing our values.

Committee Members: Michael Clarson, Alan Leffler, Margaret Lyons

Nominations & Elections

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CHAIR: Nathan “Chip” Cohen
w1yw@aol.com
Director
Member: 2010

 

 

The Nominations & Elections Committee oversees the Club’s election process. The committee is responsible for the nomination of candidates, distribution of ballots, counting of votes and final election report.

Committee members: Mark Allen, Michael Clarson

Publications


CHAIR: David Bart
jbart1964@gmail.com
Director
Member:  2009

 

Technical Editor: Jack Belrose
Editor: Glenn Bischoff
Papers Review:  Gil Houck

Committee members: Elaine Walsh

Regional Conferences

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CHAIR: Stan Reubenstein
stan@auroramkt.com
Member: 1980
Fellow: 1989

 

 

This committee includes the Texas Event as well as the IWCE/APCO Conferences. The Texas Event committee assists in providing technical sessions at the Texas APCO conference, as well as promoting the event to the technical public safety community in Texas. In addition, the Texas Event Committee plans, promotes and executes the RCA Texas Dinner at the annual Texas APCO conference.

The IWCE/APCO Committee  is responsible for planning and execution of the Radio Club breakfasts held at IWCE and APCO conferences.

Committee Members: Karen Clark, Mercy Contreras

Scholarship Fund


CHAIR: Rich Biby
rich@biby.net
Director
Member: 1994
Fellow: 2000

 

The Scholarship Fund Committee oversees the requests for consideration from colleges, makes recommendations to the Board for approval and communicates with the colleges to receive the scholarship funds before and after the grants are made.

Technical Symposium

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CHAIR: John Facella
pantherpinesconsulting@gmail.com
Vice President
Member: 1987
Fellow: 2009

 

 

VICE-CHAIR: Nathan “Chip” Cohen
w1yw@aol.com
Director
Member: 2012

 

The committee’s purpose is to line up speakers and coordinate the details of the annual Tech Symposium, to ensure that we are providing presentations about the current and future state of the wireless art.

Website

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CHAIR: John Facella
pantherpinesconsulting@gmail.com
Vice President
Member: 1987
Fellow: 2009

 

 

CO-CHAIR: Mark Allen
w6pc@ma52.us
Director
Member: 1988
Fellow: 2001

 

The Website Committee is committed to keeping the website updated with the Club’s current and future events of interest to its members and collecting and posting historical information related to the Club in an on going effort to honor the past.

Youth Activities

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wb2mgp@gmail.com
Director
Member: 1991
Fellow: 1995

 

The Youth Activities Program was started by Carole Perry get middle and high school students interested in radio. This program is spreading throughout the country and is producing some outstanding young people who are interested in radio and science. Each year, at the Dayton Hamvention, Carole showcases some of her brightest students. As of 2015, her program has produced 6 RCA Young Achievers who have spoken at the annual Technical Symposium and 77 RCA Young Achievers worldwide.

Committee members: Mercy Contreras, Charles Kirmuss, Stan Reubenstein, Richard Somers, Gordon West

RCA Radio Amateur License W2RCA Trustee & RCA QSO Party Organizer

Eric Stoll, Ph.D., P.E., K2TO
stoll@ieee.org
Treasurer Emeritus and Trustee of W2RCA
Member: 1975
Fellow: 1987