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2017 YEAR of the YL Ham Radio Operator



President's Message

Welcome to December

So now the end of the year is approaching fast. I really can't believe how fast time goes when one is trying to get so much done in a short time.

December, 2015, I phoned Ann, VE3HAI and said: "Do you realize that CLARA will 50 in 2017?" "So" was her reply. Well I decided that we needed a party, me, just newly appointed as your President, and I had ideas of grandeur. I emailed the rest of the executive and pitched the idea. The rest is history.

Yes, we had a great 50th Birthday Bash, and everyone had a good time. Now it is time to start looking to the future and figure out where CLARA is gong next.

In saying that, we need more members, and we need younger members also. We need YLs who are willing to step up to the plate and let their names stand as Area Reps and Executive positions. Don't get me wrong, I don't want any of our reps or exec to stop doing what they are doing, but we need more people to take on these positions sooner rather than later. So, I am asking you all to consider joining, rejoining, and if possible take over from some of our long-time members who have held positions for so many years.

I really think that CLARA can continue and prosper as long as we all work together to achieve the same goal.

Thank you to each and every one of our members, you are an awesome group, and CLARA is richer for having you as members.

Please remember that your dues are due if you haven’t already paid. Thank you.

Enjoy winter and as always follow the Girl Guide Motto of "Be Prepared".

33, 73, 88 




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.

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.  


Happy Birthday to all our


Geddie , VE3CJX Jan, VE3BII Tracy, VA3CDU
Barbaree, VA3BEC Trudy, VE3DK Marianne, VE3MXT
Joan, VE2PYL    


Slowly but surely I am refreshing the CLARA website. It is a long process, so please, keep checking back to see what else we have added for your viewing pleasure.