diverse Family Program that will allow more options for the families and spouses accompanying conference attendees. By that he means that there will be some activities perfect for young families with children and other activities perfect for spouses interested in the art, culture, and history of the area.2004 Conference Site--Potentially Toronto!
There will be a website touting all the reasons you need to come to Tulsa--but it is not ready yet. You will be advised by email and on the major reflectors when it is ready! Two mailings will go out in 2003--one in February to prompt your schedule planning for the summer and then another in early May which will be the registration documents.
Mark July 25-26, 2003 in your calendars now!
Call for Papers and Presentations: 2003
Peter Shilton, VE3AX and Bob Morton, VE3BFM, represent a group of 10 VHF'ers in the Toronto area who are interested in hosting the CSVHFS Conference in 2004. They have made the preliminary assessments and are eager to show all that the Toronto area has to offer for tourism in conjunction with a conference. Further, they want to show off the VHF/UHF activity in their region.
Kent Britain, WA5VJB, and Chuck Clark, AF8Z, have offered to host the Conference in Dallas in 2004 or 2005 in the event the Society accepts the Toronto area offer for 2004.
Your Board of Directors has discussed site selection in depth and is continuing discussion. While no decision is required until conference 2003, your board will probably come to a decision within two months out of courtesy to the two hosting teams offers.
Our conferences and proceedings would be shallow and thin if not for the generous contributions of presentations and papers that come from you--the membership. Now is the time to start pondering what content you can share with the rest of us. Projects, modes, operating events and even theory are all fair game. What is simple for you might be very helpful to newer VHF'ers in the coming years. Remember, proceedings are references for years to come. In the next e-newsletter you will be put in touch with the program chair of Conference 2003 on specifics for layout, format, and form. Conference 2003 is going to try and have concurrent presentations of beginning and advanced topics. Please contribute content!