September 20, 2016
For: Immediate Release
The Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) congratulates all Belizeans on the country’s thirty-fifth (35th) anniversary of independence from Great Britain. Since 1981, this tiny Central American and Caribbean country has embarked on the bold adventure of nation-building that has seen it work in peaceful partnership with the international community, participate in global projects to improve the understanding of other peoples and cultures, and welcome new faces to share our shores.
Belize’s unique geographical position, its natural beauty and the many successes of its people continue to attract interest from many persons throughout the world. Thirty five years after independence on September 21, the Belizean story continues to unfold. With ‘wealth untold’ and promises of peace and happiness, Belize is a land for all to enjoy in cultural harmony.
September is also special for the Belize Amateur Radio Club as it is the month when our activities took off at an exciting pace. Along with the first exciting steps there was also the building of new partnerships, friendships and understanding as we leaped to attain our goals.
The first handshakes of partnership and communication continue to bear fruit for BARC. But its officers and members have not sat on their laurels or settled comfortably to relax. Work continues in building even more friendships, recruiting young members, enhancing our member services and developing better strategies to provide emergency communications assistance in times of need.
Independence Day is a time for celebration but it is also a time for reflection. BARC therefore takes this opportunity to thank all its international partners who have given generously to our aims. We thank our members who have given us their confidence and contributions to reach our goals. We thank our friends and families, stretched out across the globe, who have given their understanding and patience during our quest to serve our nation.
To you all BARC says: “Thank You and Happy September 21, 2016 Belizeans One and All!”
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