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Most of us will miss out on life's big prizes; the Pulitzers, the Heismans, the Oscars.  But we are all eligible for a pat on the back, a kiss on the cheek, and thumbs-up sign!"

Barbara Johnson


It has come to our attention that many folks who need to send in a change of address or articles to share and don't know where to send it. So please go to the Contact Us page, and you will find your area reps along with their email address. Please forgive us for this oversight, Also, under QSL & Contests, please find our Net Frequencies and time. Note that all our CLARA nets run from September to the end of May.




YLRL Friendship Quilt
made by Margaret, AE7MB

The quilt was made for the YLRL 75th Anniversary Convention held in Vancouver, Washington Aug 7-9, 2014

Several YL's made the squares and signed them. Here are the girls who signed the quilt: Marianna W7WFO, Helen VA1YL, Twila N0JPH, Ann K0ANN, Margaret AE7MB, Sara AB7PS,
Cheryl N0WBV. Doshia  KB0NAS,  Maria WB0HUC, Marte K0EPE,  Ann K0ANN, Twila N0JPH, Marilyn AF7BI, Lydia KF4TPW , Merle VE1VCI, Barbara AC7UH. Sharlene KB0WBT  

The Quilt was won by Barbara Ulatowska 



President's Message

October already! I have had a crazy year, with 7 trips in the past 12 months. That is my excuse for being behind & I am sticking to it! The CLARA nets got going without me, with thanks to Gerry VE3MHP and Suzanne VE7IM. The 80 M net mostly falls to Roberta VA3RMW. Please check in when you can - we love to hear from you! Propagation has not been too bad and the YLs are very good about relaying you in

October in Canada means shorter days and more colourful leaves, local harvest products, as well as Thanksgiving. I hope your Thanksgiving will give you many things to be thankful for. We hope that October will not mean the beginning of winter!

October means Jamboree on the Air, too. Scouts around the world get on the air for this event. If you are free on the 3rd weekend of October please take some time to speak to some of the young folks on the air. It is good for them to know that ham radio is not all men!

I am going to mention again that the CLARA Contest next March may be called the CLARA QSO Party. So many of our YLs are frightened of contests and are missing out on the fun we have in this CLARA event. Contesters laugh at us for calling it a contest. It IS more like a party - a chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones, get some radio practice, and have some fun. All recent winners have stopped to visit with every contact, and have had lots of fun and no pressure. This would not change with a QSO Party, but maybe it would give some folks the courage to join us.

Take care, and have a good October

Till next time, 33,73

Helen VA1YL




Please Check out the Upcoming Event's Page. This will have upcoming events for the current month. This page will only work if everyone sends me the information. We will still have the yearly calendar, which Victoria SV2KBS supplies the CLARA and the YLRL sites with. Also check out the YLRL website (www.ylrl.org) and check the Fun at Convention 2014 page. Lots of information.




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