About the RCA
The mission of The Radio Club of America is to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge, recornize outstanding achievement, provide financial assistance to deserving students and preserve the history of wireless communications.
Welcome to the Home Page of the Radio Club of America. Intended for members and non-members alike, this page provides members with current information of interest (such as Announcements and Annual Banquet information), provides non-members with information on the Club and how to join, and provides everyone with an interesting look at the Club's rich history and future.
New office information as of February 25, 2013:
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170 Kinnelon Rd., Suite 33
Kinnelon NJ 07405
2013 Committees of the Radio Club of America
CHAIR- Sandra L. Black, Executive Vice-President
The Awards Committee researches and selected members and nonmembers for award receiptents.
Committee Members: Open
CHAIR - Timothy Duffy, Director - to be open **
The Banquet and Meetings committee's key duties include organizing and executive the Radio 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.Please contact Tim at tim.duffy@ stelera.com
Committee Members: June Poppele, Andy Seybold,
Any Radio Club of America member wishing to assist and become a member of the Banquest and Meetings Committee is welcome.
CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS COMMITTEE
CO-CHAIR - Robert B. Famiglio Esq. K3RF, Vice President/Counsel
CO-CHAIR Alan S. Tilles, Esq. , Vice President/Co-Counsel
CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chair - Rich Biby, Director
Member - 1994
Fellow - 2000
This committee wishes to further the outreach through providing education programs, seminars, and short lecture, by offering continuing education at various RCA events.
Committee Members include: Carroll Hollingsworth, Rob Walker
The Fellows Committee researches and selectis members for elevation of Fellow.
Committee Members: Rich Biby, Marilyn Ward.
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.
GOOD & WELFARE COMMITTEE
CHAIR - June P. Poppele
Life and Honorary Member: 1981
The Good & Welfare Committee was formed to give comforting support to those who may be ill or to those familites who have lost a loved one, by way of a get well card or consolence letter. We care about our members and are interested in showing out support to each one or to the member's family.
MUSEUMS & ARCHIVES COMMITTEE
CHAIR, David P. Bart , Director
LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
CHAIR -Philip Casciano,President Emeritis
It is the purpose of the Long Range Planning Committee to prepare for the future activities of the RCA by making suggestions for improvements to the future operation of the club, and also to make suggestions as to the direction the committee feels the club should be heading toward for further consideration by the Executive Board. Contact Phil at Philc@pmcreps.com
Committee Members: Stan Reubenstein
The Marketing Committee developes 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 missions.Contact .
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The formal Radio Club of America’s Membership Committee is a select group of members who focus on seeking out potentially qualified individuals who share the Radio Club’s values in promoting our technology 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: Alan Leffler, Margaret Lyons, Paul Middleton, Ray Trott, and Don Vaughan.
NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
CHAIR - Anthony "Tony" Sabino Jr. President Emeritus
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The Nominations and 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:Gerald "Jerry" Agliata W2GLA; Phil Casciano,
CHAIR - Open
Committee Members: John S. Belrose, Ph.D, Karen Clark, and Diane Weidenbenner
Papers Review: Gil Houck and Eric Stoll.
REGIONAL CONFERENCES COMMITTEE
CHAIR - Carroll L. Hollingsworth, Director
This committee include the Texas Event as well as the IWCE/APCO Conferences. The Texas Event committee assist 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 Conferences committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the Radio Club breakfast held at IWCE and APCO conferences.
Contact Carroll at email@example.com
Committee Members: Stan Reubenstein and Karen Clark
SCHOLARSHIP FUND COMMITTEE
CHAIR -John E. Dettra Jr.,WB4NBF, Director
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.
SECTIONS/INDUSTRY CONFERENCES COMMITTEE
CHAIR -Richard J. Reichler
Senior Member and Fellow: 1987
Life Member: 1999
The Sections/Industry Conferences Committee develops and executes policies and procedures to 1) facilitate the formation and operation of RCA- Sections (chapters), 2) facilitate affiliations with kindred non-profit organizations, 3) conduct events and meetings (in person, via radio, by teleconference, etc.) of members and guests of the RCA at radio industry conferences and in other situations, and 4) operate RCA exhibit booths at radio industry conferences.
Contact Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members: Ray Trott. Rich is looking for someone to take over this Committee.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
Chair -Carole Perry, Director
Member - 1991
Fellow - 1995
The Youth Activities Committee is dedicated to encouraging and supporting radio/technology programs in high schools, and middle and elementary schools across the country. It also searches out students in grades 12 and below who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications to receive the RCA Young Achiever's Award. Carole Perry WB2MGP can be contacted for recommendations for Young Achievers and for young presenters at the annual Dayton Youth forum at Hamvention, and for the donating of radio equipment.
Committee Members: Hal Guretsky, Jim Hendershot, Bruce Marcus, Richard Somers, and Stan Reubenstein.
CHAIR -Bruce McIntyre, President
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. Contact Vivian Carr at 732-229-3260 if you are interested in being Committee chair.
Committee Members: Bruce McIntyre and Robert Schwaninger.