Ask Questions, Listen Hard...

Three conversations in 48 hours have led me to reframe my approach to our journey towards a better Radio Amateurs of Canada.

As you have read in previous posts, I care deeply about a national organization for amateur radio in Canada. RAC needs to serve all amateurs and represent the many, many aspects on this hobby.

So with that in mind I'm going to start asking two simple (and very complex) questions of the constituency:

1) What would YOU like RAC to be in 5 years? What kind of organization? What kind of services? What is RAC's place in the the world around it? 

2) What would have to happen to bring about this ideal?

It's important not to mistake this as a theoretical exercise - This sets the very practical compass bearing for where we want to go. It is a journey (It might just be a quest!). I have some ideas, but it is not about "Me" it is about "Us". I need your help as we map this journey out.

Question number one is the heart and soul of our effort. RAC must evolve to provide value to Canadian Amateurs - or it has no reason to exist. That value must be defined in practical terms. (Let's even consider defining value in concrete terms. Let's deliver $200 of solid value for $50-$100 of membership fees, answering the member's question, "what's in it for me?")

Question number two defines some very practical steps along the way. I want to build out a shared view of what we need to do to get to the RAC we envision. Don't worry about who does what, the "who" is not as important and the "what" for the moment.  

I'd love to hear from you individually, but I particularly want to hear from you collectively, at the Club level. I find that there is a certain magic in setting these goals and action plans is small groups. So here is my Challenge to the Southern Ontario club Presidents and Executive - As a club, within the next 60 days, discuss & debate these two questions.

Please Involve me in the discussion and PLEASE involve me in the results.