V.A.R.P.A. is an informal gathering of amateurs who give financial and moral support to keep a club BBS and it's associated networks going. In return, some packet specialists assist other amateurs by holding seminars at each meeting usually held on the last Sunday of each month (excluding statutory holidays).
As mentioned previously, it is an informal organization consisting of an appointed executive comprising of a President (Glenn Terrell VE7GCT ), a treasurer (Paul Johnson VE7DHM) and a secretary (Larry Joe VE7DIE). Paul looks after membership details, mailing, and other monetary matters. Larry looks after the creation and publication of the monthly newsletters, as well as hosting the monthly technical seminars. Glenn co-ordinates the general activities and assists in some technical aspects of the seminars. Funds that are collected are set aside for copying, mailing and general system upgrade and maintenance.
The membership fee is $30. The above prices have been in effect since 1990 without change. All funds are in Canadian money. If you are interested in supporting the Victoria Amateur Radio Packet Association (VE7VBB BBS), send correspondence to the following address:VE7DHM Paul Johnson 2762 Sheringham Pt. Rd., RR #2 Sooke, B.C. Canada V0S 1N0
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