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2017 YEAR of the YL Ham Radio Operator



Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Stella Victoria Broughton VE6VF who passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 96. Jean was a l member of CLARA a few years ago, she will be truly missed by all 

There has been a lot of discussion about money for the CLARA's 50th Birthday Bash. The easiest way for those who do not live in Canada is: 

Go to your bank, ask for an International Money Order in Canadian Funds for the amount that you will be sending into Heather. That way we get the funding in Canadian money. It might cost you a couple of extra dollars to do so, unless you bank says that you are of a certain age and give you the exception.

This in from our Treasurer for the USA Girls:
My bank suggested that after you have totaled up the registration, send me 80% of that in US funds and if there is anything over after the conversion into Canadian, then I'll refund that, at the convention, in Canadian funds. You can send a personal check, that works, just make it payable to "CLARA". Heather

It's going to be a great party, lots of door prizes, great food and great YLs to re-friend with. 

We really hope to see you there. 


CLARA is doing a 50th Birthday Challenge with Certificates

Please go to the CLARA's 50th Birthday Bash page to see the certificates and the rules.  We sincerely hope that ALL YLs will take in this Challenge.  You do not need to be a CLARA member to participate.  It is also open to OMs.



The New YLRL Annual ward is now on this website.  Sure hope we get more participation on this one this year.

Would all of you YL's who are doing a Quilt Square for the CLARA Quilt please do me 1 favour. Please write a brief Bio about you, and the hobby of Amateur Radio. Why did you get into the hobby, and why is it important to you.

One of our contributors of squares Jeanine VA7QD said that if we take pictures of each square contributed, and the brief bio of each YL, and then take pictures of the finished quilt(s) we could sell them at the convention and everyone would have a keepsake of the quilts and have a bit of knowledge about who did it.

Even if they didn’t do the square personally I think it is a brilliant idea, so please send the bios via email is fine, that way I just copy and paste, or just add it to the square when you send it to me in the mail.

Happy New Year to you all, may 2017 be wonderful. 33 Val


President's Message

Welcome to March. Only 4.5 months to go until the CLARA 50th Birthday Bash. My goodness where has the time gone?

First off, I wish to thank everyone for their prayers and speedy recovery wishes for my eye surgery. According to the doctor, everything is healing the way it is supposed to. Guess it will be a not so quick healing, but I am getting there. I really don’t know the correct terms medically, but in the short easy to understand English version is I had my headlights realigned. So now both eyes are centered and although there is a bit of double vision now, and some blurriness, all this will be fixed as the healing takes place. At least I’m not quite the one eyed one horned purple people eater that I once was. So again, thank you all for your good wishes. I really appreciate all of you.

CLARA Chatter party is coming up March 14th and 18th, so hopefully we will get many participates and fingers crossed that propagation is in our corners. More information in this issue.

I have sent our quilt maker approximately 45 squares, maybe more. Thank you all who have sent in your squares, and I am sure there are some of you who are still making them. Please remember that they must be to me by April 1st, so that I can get them to Margaret by the middle of the month. Girls in the USA, please send yours directly to Margaret. Thanks. It is going to be a great quilt. Don’t know the size. Or if Margaret is going to make 2 or what, we will all just have to wait and see, maybe even a couple of throw pillows if there is anything left over. Who know. The booklet is coming together, and I am hoping to have it ready for the party. Please don't forget to send me your short bios as to When you got into the hobby, why you got into it, and what you like best or most about the hobby. Please send your bios to: Val

, speaking of the party. The registration form is at the back of this publication, and we really hope to see you there. I do know that at the moment, there are girls coming from Australia, India, USA and Canada. I am look forward to meeting you all for the first time. If you are in early -like Monday, please don’t be shy, come to Room 644 and have a drink of Saskatoon cider (non-alcoholic), maybe something stronger, snacks etc, and help fill the goody bags. We won’t turn anyone away. We will have our own Pre-party Party. Thanks everyone, sorry this is so long, but have to get it all in. Take care and see you in July.

33, 73, 88 Val VE5ACJ



Well ladies of CLARA, I have a challenge for you.
Some of our sister radio operators in the USA would like to become members of CLARA.
The deal is: If you sponsor them into CLARA, they will sponsor you into YLRL. This is what YL Radio is all about.
The more members we get, the more members they get.
So please think seriously about sponsoring some of our American girls into CLARA. It's not as if we have lots of members in Canada...More is better. Thank you. 


At times we have had a lot of QRM on our 20M CLARA Net, which runs Tuesdays at 1700.  So if you can't find us on 14.120, please turn your dial to 14.123.  I am sure you will hear us as you get closer.  


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





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