New RAC Maple Leaf Operator Levels now available: Silver and Gold
Radio Amateurs of Canada is a national, non-profit organization devoted to the protection of Amateur Radio for public use and advocacy for enthusiasts of Amateur Radio at local, national and international levels. As such, the primary goal of all membership fees collected by RAC is to support our operations in this regard.
RAC continues to depend on donations from clubs and members for our many programs and initiatives – including the RAC Youth Education Program, the RAC Scholarship Program, the Defence of Amateur Radio Fund (DARF) and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
Three Levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold
The Maple Leaf Operator Membership is a special, premium membership level designed for individuals who wish to more directly sponsor RAC and its activities, above and beyond standard membership contributions. All Maple Leaf Operators receive the same benefits as a regular RAC member but, in addition, every Maple Leaf Operator is acknowledged in each issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine, by name and call sign, for as long as they remain at MLO status.
As part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations, we have created two new categories of our Maple Leaf Operators (MLO) Membership level: Silver and Gold. Other national Amateur Radio organizations – as well as non-Amateur organizations supported by membership – have several levels of participation allowing those who are able to do so to make higher contributions to sustain the organization. The new Silver and Gold Maple Leaf Operator levels will make this possible.
By becoming a Maple Leaf Operator (MLO) at one of the three levels of membership listed below your contribution will directly support RAC's programs:
Bronze: $100 per year (plus applicable taxes) provides approximately $44 per year in additional funds to sustain RAC and to help it grow
Silver: $500 per year (plus applicable taxes) provides approximately $444 per year to RAC
Gold: $1,000 per year (plus applicable taxes) provides approximately $944 each year to RAC
In addition to being acknowledged in the pages of The Canadian Amateur magazine, the first-time a RAC member either joins RAC as a Maple Leaf Operator or upgrades their membership from regular membership to one of the three levels of MLO status on renewal, they receive a welcome package including the following:
- A signed thank you letter from the RAC President
- A signed certificate proclaiming their Maple Leaf Operator status, suitable for framing
- Several RAC-branded gifts including a hat and a RAC mug
- A custom-engraved RAC pin
If you are able to do so please join our new Maple Leaf Operator Program at whatever level you can. To upgrade now, please call us at 1-877-273-8304 or contact RAC HQ, Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm ET.