Speaker Date Topic
Brent Taylor Jul 24, 2019
Ham Radio
Ham Radio

Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercialexchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosportcontesting, and emergency communication. The term "amateur" is used to specify "a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;"[1] (either direct monetary or other similar reward) and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).

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NO SPEAKER - Evening meeting Jul 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, Evening meeting/get-together at Bar 1911 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Kerry-Lynn Maze Aug 07, 2019 7:45 AM
U. N. International Organization for Migration
U. N. International Organization for Migration

About IOM

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 173 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration.

IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.