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1 Welcome to the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club RADIO-THON for Charity Presentation

2 RADIO-THON for Charity What is the RADIO-THON for Charity? What is the RADIO-THON for Charity? What is Amateur Radio? What is Amateur Radio? What is the Radio Amateurs of Canada? What is the Radio Amateurs of Canada? What is the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club? What is the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club? When is the RADIO-THON for Charity? When is the RADIO-THON for Charity? How will funds be raised? How will funds be raised? When will funds be collected? When will funds be collected? How will funds be collected? How will funds be collected?

3 RADIO-THON for Charity What Charities will the RADIO-THON be supporting in 2010 and why? What Charities will the RADIO-THON be supporting in 2010 and why? What is the Amateur Radio Operator Declaration? What is the Amateur Radio Operator Declaration? What is a Third Party Agreement? What is a Third Party Agreement? What are your costs to run a RADIO-THON ? What are your costs to run a RADIO-THON ? How did the RADIO-THON do in the past? How did the RADIO-THON do in the past? What are some future goals for the RADIO-THON for Charity? What are some future goals for the RADIO-THON for Charity? How can you get involved in the RADIO-THON for Charity? How can you get involved in the RADIO-THON for Charity?

4 What is the RADIO-THON for Charity? It is an Amateur Radio event to: It is an Amateur Radio event to: Raise funds for local, regional and national charities; Raise funds for local, regional and national charities; Raise public awareness for Amateur Radio; Raise public awareness for Amateur Radio; Promote the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club and the The Radio Amateurs of Canada; Promote the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club and the The Radio Amateurs of Canada; Have fun contesting in the Radio Amateurs of Canada, Canada Day Contest. Have fun contesting in the Radio Amateurs of Canada, Canada Day Contest.

5 What is Amateur Radio? Amateur radio operators, or Hams, are individuals licensed by Industry Canada to operate wireless equipment on specific bands or frequencies: Amateur radio operators, or Hams, are individuals licensed by Industry Canada to operate wireless equipment on specific bands or frequencies: to communicate with other users and to communicate with other users and to experiment with radio technology. to experiment with radio technology. Amateurs often assist the public in distress and pass messages from friends and relatives to people and agencies who are in weather-related emergencies such as hurricanes, snowstorms and floods when telephone, cell phone and internet infrastructure fails. Amateurs often assist the public in distress and pass messages from friends and relatives to people and agencies who are in weather-related emergencies such as hurricanes, snowstorms and floods when telephone, cell phone and internet infrastructure fails.

6 What is the Radio Amateurs of Canada? The Radio Amateurs of Canada is a not-for-profit membership association with headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Radio Amateurs of Canada is a not-for-profit membership association with headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is a national organization, representing the interests of amateur radio all across Canada. It is a national organization, representing the interests of amateur radio all across Canada. For more information about RAC, go to For more information about RAC, go to

7 What is the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc.? The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc. or NPARC is a not-for-profit membership association in the city of St. Catharines and registered by the province of Ontario. The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc. or NPARC is a not-for-profit membership association in the city of St. Catharines and registered by the province of Ontario. NPARC brings local amateur radio operators together to share knowledge and comradeship at monthly meetings at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fonthill, Ontario at 19:30 local on the second Thursday of each month except July and August. NPARC brings local amateur radio operators together to share knowledge and comradeship at monthly meetings at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fonthill, Ontario at 19:30 local on the second Thursday of each month except July and August. For more information about NPARC, go to For more information about NPARC, go to

8 The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Supports and maintains four area repeaters: VE3NRS, VA3NRS, VE3RNR and VE3WCR. These repeaters are available 24/7 and can be commandeered by the Federal Government for emergency communications. Supports and maintains four area repeaters: VE3NRS, VA3NRS, VE3RNR and VE3WCR. These repeaters are available 24/7 and can be commandeered by the Federal Government for emergency communications. NPARC is a Radio Amateurs of Canada affiliated club and through RAC, all NPARC members have $5,000,000 liability insurance for radio related activities. NPARC is a Radio Amateurs of Canada affiliated club and through RAC, all NPARC members have $5,000,000 liability insurance for radio related activities. Supports the website and the monthly club newsletter, The FEEDLINE. Supports the website and the monthly club newsletter, The FEEDLINE. Supports FREE yearly amateur radio classes. Supports FREE yearly amateur radio classes.

9 The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Supports and maintains the Internet Relay Linking Project or IRLP on the VE3WCR repeater located in Fonthill, Ontario. Supports and maintains the Internet Relay Linking Project or IRLP on the VE3WCR repeater located in Fonthill, Ontario. Supplies FREE of charge special events communications for community events, such as parades, regattas and air shows thus saving the organizers an added expense. Supplies FREE of charge special events communications for community events, such as parades, regattas and air shows thus saving the organizers an added expense. NPARC is able to support all the above through volunteers, membership dues and a yearly Hamfest flea-market the first Saturday each February at the Merritton Lions Community Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. NPARC is able to support all the above through volunteers, membership dues and a yearly Hamfest flea-market the first Saturday each February at the Merritton Lions Community Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario.

10 When is the RADIO-THON for Charity? Canada Day during the Radio Amateurs of Canada, Canada Day Contest. Canada Day during the Radio Amateurs of Canada, Canada Day Contest. The Canada Day Contest is a national and international amateur radio event, challenging radio amateurs to make as many contacts with other stations as possible in a 24 hour period. The Canada Day Contest is a national and international amateur radio event, challenging radio amateurs to make as many contacts with other stations as possible in a 24 hour period. The Contest Period is from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC July 1st each year. The Contest Period is from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC July 1st each year.

11 How will Funds be raised? Amateurs will canvas friends, family, work-mates and the public for pledges and donations for their favourite charity prior to Canada Day. Amateurs will canvas friends, family, work-mates and the public for pledges and donations for their favourite charity prior to Canada Day. Pledges will be for: Pledges will be for: 1) An amount per radio contact, with a maximum amount or 1) An amount per radio contact, with a maximum amount or 2) A flat donation. 2) A flat donation. Amateurs will begin canvassing for pledges two to three weeks prior to Canada Day. Amateurs will begin canvassing for pledges two to three weeks prior to Canada Day. All pledges will be entered on the charity Pledge Form with complete donor contact information. All pledges will be entered on the charity Pledge Form with complete donor contact information.

12 Sample Pledge Form

13 When will Funds be collected? Amateurs will advise donors how many contacts they have made and collect donations within one week after the event. Amateurs will advise donors how many contacts they have made and collect donations within one week after the event. Amateurs will forward all proceeds and pledge forms with complete contact information to their Charity within two weeks after the event. Amateurs will forward all proceeds and pledge forms with complete contact information to their Charity within two weeks after the event. Funds can be collected prior to the event. Funds can be collected prior to the event. For privacy, all pledges and contact information are confidential and for Charity use only. For privacy, all pledges and contact information are confidential and for Charity use only.

14 How will Funds be collected? For transparency, encourage donors to write a cheque or a money order payable to the charity. Their cancelled cheque will be their receipt. For transparency, encourage donors to write a cheque or a money order payable to the charity. Their cancelled cheque will be their receipt. A tax receipt will be issued by the charity when a minimum amount is donated as specified by the charity. A tax receipt will be issued by the charity when a minimum amount is donated as specified by the charity. Tax receipts will not be issued for cash donations. Tax receipts will not be issued for cash donations. If cash is collected, it is to be forwarded to the Club Treasurer and a cheque payable to the charity will be made. It is difficult to mail coins. If cash is collected, it is to be forwarded to the Club Treasurer and a cheque payable to the charity will be made. It is difficult to mail coins.

15 What Charities will the RADIO-THON be supporting? The CNIB Amateur Radio Program and The CNIB Amateur Radio Program and The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation The RADIO-THON for Charity can support more than one charity. The RADIO-THON for Charity can support more than one charity. The RADIO-THON is not limited to the above two charities. The RADIO-THON is not limited to the above two charities. The Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army have used Amateur Radio in times of need. The Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army have used Amateur Radio in times of need.

16 CNIB Amateur Radio Program The CNIB Amateur Radio Program makes equipment available for lease, sale or loan to Canadians living with vision loss, and provides a support network for 'ham' enthusiasts. For more information go to

17 CNIB Amateur Radio Program

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19 The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation (SCGHF) is a non-profit, fund-raising organization that supports the St. Catharines General Hospital site of the Niagara Health System in securing innovative health care equipment and state-of-the-art technology in modern facilities. For more information go to

20 The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation

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22 The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation Presentation

23 The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation Certificate of Appreciation The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation Certificate of Appreciation

24 Amateur Radio Operator Declaration I am a licensed amateur radio operator and I am participating in the RADIO-THON for Charity. I plan to contact ___ amateur radio stations from across Canada and around the world during the Radio Amateurs of Canada, Canada Day Contest. I will use proper radio operating procedures and abide by all Industry Canada rules and regulations in accordance with my licensing privileges. You can sponsor me for an amount per radio contact with a maximum amount or a flat donation. I will advise you as to how many contacts I have made and collect your donation within one week after the event. I will forward all proceeds and pledge forms to the Charity within two weeks after the event. I will keep your pledge and contact information confidential. Thank-you for your support. I am a licensed amateur radio operator and I am participating in the RADIO-THON for Charity. I plan to contact ___ amateur radio stations from across Canada and around the world during the Radio Amateurs of Canada, Canada Day Contest. I will use proper radio operating procedures and abide by all Industry Canada rules and regulations in accordance with my licensing privileges. You can sponsor me for an amount per radio contact with a maximum amount or a flat donation. I will advise you as to how many contacts I have made and collect your donation within one week after the event. I will forward all proceeds and pledge forms to the Charity within two weeks after the event. I will keep your pledge and contact information confidential. Thank-you for your support.

25 What is a Third Party Agreement? It is a signed agreement between the charity and a third party (a member of the public or a group) who wants to conduct a fund raising activity for a particular charity. It is a signed agreement between the charity and a third party (a member of the public or a group) who wants to conduct a fund raising activity for a particular charity. It is an agreement that stipulates that funds they raise will be donated to the charity and to what area of the charity. It is an agreement that stipulates that funds they raise will be donated to the charity and to what area of the charity. It is an agreement that sets out guidelines to the third party of the charity requirements (publicity, receipting, etc.), resources the charity can or cannot provide, etc. It is an agreement that sets out guidelines to the third party of the charity requirements (publicity, receipting, etc.), resources the charity can or cannot provide, etc. It is a signed contract between the third party and the charity – it must be signed by both sides in order to be official. It is a signed contract between the third party and the charity – it must be signed by both sides in order to be official. It is a document the third party can show for legitimacy. It is a document the third party can show for legitimacy.

26 What are your costs to run a RADIO-THON for Charity? You will need to design and print the Pledge Forms and Certificates of Appreciation. You will need to design and print the Pledge Forms and Certificates of Appreciation. There will be photo copy costs. There will be photo copy costs. There will be stationary costs for paper and card stock, etc. There will be stationary costs for paper and card stock, etc. NPARC will absorb all expenses and has budgeted $50.00 for expenses. NPARC will absorb all expenses and has budgeted $50.00 for expenses. All funds raised on the pledge form will go to the Charity or Foundation. All funds raised on the pledge form will go to the Charity or Foundation.

27 2008 RADIO-THON Results The CNIB Amateur Radio Program received cheques in the amount of $ The CNIB Amateur Radio Program received cheques in the amount of $ The Niagara Region Canadian Red Cross for Disaster Relief received $ The Niagara Region Canadian Red Cross for Disaster Relief received $ Total amount raised in $ Total amount raised in $

28 2009 RADIO-THON Results The CNIB Amateur Radio Program received cheques in the amount of $ The CNIB Amateur Radio Program received cheques in the amount of $ The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation received $ The St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation received $ Total amount raised in $ Total amount raised in $ Total amount raised for charities the past two years is $ Total amount raised for charities the past two years is $

29 2009 RADIO-THON Press Release During the Radio Amateurs of Canada, Canada Day Contest, an open house was held at the station of Peter, VA3WET. Many local amateurs dropped by to make donations and to help make contacts with amateurs across Canada. Those local amateurs were: Kevin, VA3KGS; Rick, VA3WU; Sue, KG4SUE/VE3; Peter, VE3HM; Geddie, VE3CJX; Peter, VE3PET and Dale, VE3LVW. Despite the less than ideal band conditions, 80 contacts were made from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador. Most contacts were in the 80 meter and 20 meter bands using a 10/15/20 meter dipole at 20 feet and a Butternut vertical for 10/15/20/40 and 80 meters. All contacts were by voice (or phone) and using 100 watts of power or less.

30 RADIO-THON Thank-You Amateur radio operator participants. Amateur radio operator participants. Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club. Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club. Radio Amateurs of Canada. Radio Amateurs of Canada. To all that have donated their time and money. To all that have donated their time and money.

31 RADIO-THON for Charity Certificate of Appreciation

32 Future Goals for the RADIO-THON for Charity To encourage more local radio amateurs to get on the air and to canvas for pledges. To encourage more local radio amateurs to get on the air and to canvas for pledges. To find sponsors to donate awards and cover expenses. To find sponsors to donate awards and cover expenses. To increase promotion through local media. To increase promotion through local media. To introduce the event to local high schools so students have another option to fulfill their community service requirements. To introduce the event to local high schools so students have another option to fulfill their community service requirements. To break out of the Niagara Peninsula and get more amateur radio clubs participating. To break out of the Niagara Peninsula and get more amateur radio clubs participating. To set fund raising targets and to create sustainability. To set fund raising targets and to create sustainability.

33 How can you get involved? Any charity in your area with a Charitable Registration Number qualifies for your support. If you wish to get involved with this worthwhile community event or have your radio club get involved, contact: Any charity in your area with a Charitable Registration Number qualifies for your support. If you wish to get involved with this worthwhile community event or have your radio club get involved, contact: The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club at nparc.on.ca or The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club at nparc.on.ca or nparc.on.ca nparc.on.ca Peter at rac.ca to get you started with information and templates. Peter at rac.ca to get you started with information and rac.ca


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