It came as a bit of a shock on the morning of October 1st to read that George Duffield, VE3WKJ, had resigned his RAC appointed position as the Section Manager of the GTA.
It’s no secret amongst those who closely follow the ARES goings on
that George Duffield was the only one of the three current Ontario Section Managers
who seemed to have his head screwed on properly, and he certainly wasn’t full
of himself...as some are.
I’ve spoken with George many
times on the phone, and he always struck me as intelligent, full of knowledge
and common sense, and an absolute gentleman. He is exactly the type of
ham we need as one of our Section Managers.
George was proactive in his
leadership style, and certainly didn’t seem to have any issues with getting
people to do the jobs he needed doing….I would have worked for him in a
heartbeat if I lived in the GTA and had been asked to help.
This is yet another abject failure of the RAC senior leadership team to step in and get things sorted out before it reached this result, and they wonder why RAC is imploding.
Thank you very much for your dedicated service George, you'll be greatly missed.