The First Meeting April 17 1934
CANADIAN LAKEHEAD WIRELESS EXPERIMENTERS
Minutes of Re-organization meeting in the Y. M. C. A.,
Fort William, Ont., April 17th, 1934, 7:30 p. m.
On Tuesday, April 17th, a meeting of the Radio amateurs of the
District was called by J. Sky, Brien O’Brien and Dr. Quakenbush to
be held in the Y. M. C. A., Fort William, to be held as a dinner
meeting in order to organize as a body.
At the conclusion of the dinner, P. J. O’Shea was made Chairman
and called the meeting to order.
He called on the various ones present at the meeting to give
their views on the formation of an organized club, and everyone was
unanimously of the opinion that one should be formed at once.
It was moved by Brien O’Brien and seconded by C. C. MacDonald
that a committee be appointed to find a suitable name and the motion
was carried, with the following being appointed to serve on the
committee: J. Sky, Brien O’Brien, J. Fieldhouse, C. C. MacDonald and
The following were elected as officers for the club: President P.
- O’Shea, Secretary-Treasurer, Bruce Grant.
It was decided that the executive should consist of those forming
the committee to find a name for the club and the officers.
It was moved by Mr. MacDonald and seconded by J. Fieldhouse that
only those holding amateur experimental certificates be eligible for
membership in the Club. This was carried.
Moved by Mr. MacDonald and seconded by Brien O’Brien that a
yearly donation of 50¢ be made by each fellow and any dinners be
paid for by each one attending. This was also carried.
Everyone was in favour of a suggestion made by Dr. Quakenbush
that a relay net be formed to handle messages for conventions being
held here this year.
One of the features of the evening was the reading of two
telegrams of greeting, one from the Manitoba Wireless Experimental
Association of Winnipeg and the other from the Riverdale Radio Club
Another event was the holding of a grab bag, which caused lots of
Several talks were given by various ones present.
The meeting then adjourned although there was considerable
discussion afterwards on radio problems.
The following were present:
- J. O’Shea (FW), J. Fieldhouse (FQ),
- C. MacDonald (GS), S. Clarke (OZ (or RA—hand written)),
- Rayner (CX), E. Moore (KN),
- Sky (HA), K. Dunphy (DX),
- Partington (WH), A. Chadwell (QP),
- Duncan (LY), B. Rudman (UE),
- Harris (GB), Dr. Quakenbush (CH),
- Cavaney (GG), Radio Inspector Pawley and
Brien O’Brien (UA), Bruce Grant (SJ).
Lakehead Amateur Radio Club History Project