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 By all these lovely tokens. September Days are here, with Summer's best weather and Autumn's best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson



This is an awesome article on our very own Merle, VE1VR.  My thanks to John WØPV for putting this on QRZ.com  Also Thanks to QRZ.com

Please click Merle Taylor -  Mave of Morse Code

This is a well composed biography of a truly remarkable Canadian woman of The Greatest Generation. I thought you might enjoy viewing it too. She didn't become a ham until 1986! 73 de John - WØPV

President's Message

Hello Everyone,

I headed to Winnipeg in late August to do a couple of things. I had to check out the venue for the upcoming convention. All I can say is WOW. I also had to visit family. They are important because without them-who would we be? As you know, the CLARA 50th Birthday Bash will be in Winnipeg, July 18-20th, with the hotel giving us convention rates from the 17th-21st. They are a wonderful, happy, helpful staff. Now we just need folks to come and join us.

The menu is awesome and yes, I have tested out the food, and had help from Pat VE4PEH and her OM Pete VE4PH, my aunt and uncle, and my brother and his lovely wife. Oh also from my OM Harv VE5AC. They all agreed, the food is great. So we should not have a problem.

Almost everything is done for the convention, now it’s just the little tiny things that make it great. I have a wonderful committee of girls who have done these before, and everyone is pitching in. I could not do this without them.

The quilt squares are starting to come in, and please remember girls that I need them no later than April 1st in order to get them to Margaret AE7MB who is going to put it together for us. I was asked by one of our members where do I want the names & callsigns put, well, anywhere is fine, and then I was thinking that maybe around the stem would also be awesome. It really doesn’t matter, just so long as we have squares to make a wonderful quilt. Now do I dare put my name in for the draw?? Not quite sure yet.

Ok, that’s it for now, Please be on the look-out for the Birthday Bash Specials that will be coming out with more information as it becomes available. Also check the website www.clarayl.ca and our CLARA Facebook page.

The committee still has a bit of work to do on the registration form, and again that will be done shortly

Lastly, CLARA will be having a certificate for our 50th Birthday Bash.  It will be for contacts during the year if I am not mistaken.  Have not worked all the kinks out of it yet, but again the rules and picture of the certificate will be on the website no later than January.  Linda VE9GLF is designing the certificate, and once we have it, we will have the rules as well.  It is going to be a Great Party year.  So stay tuned for all the upcoming news.

The registration form will be up on the website and will be in the CLARION starting in January 2017.  

Please go to the CLARA's 50th Birthday Bash Page, for pictures of the new logo, badge and apron.

Also:  Please need help with ideas for the OM gift bags-can't put in the small bottles of alcohol as I don't want to get into trouble with the Manitoba Liquor Board, so unless all the guys want "girly" things, I'm open to suggestions. 

Please don't forget that the CLARA nets will be starting this month.  We look forward to hearing you on the bands.

Hope to see as many of you as is possible next July.  In the meantime, please take care, have a wonderful month of September.  Prayers for those who want them, need them and anyone else who doesn't mind a prayer or two.

33, 73, & 88 as the case may be




We're having a party:  please go to the CLARA's 50th Birthday Bash page for more information.  Also please go to CLARA's Quilt for information.  There are patterns and pictures.  You don't have to do the squares that are on that page, just as long as it is a maple leaf and our colors are red & white.



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.  


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