I received the following email last evening from Jim Rinehart, K9RU, Chairman – IRCC Activities and Awards Committee of the Indiana Radio Club Council informing me that the BRVARS is the recipient of their “Outstanding Club Award.” You can read the content of Jim’s email below. This is a very prestigious award for our Society. It is only awarded to Clubs that have gone above and beyond for Amateur Radio and is only awarded when a Club meets those standards of excellence set by the Indiana Radio Club Council.
Jim will be attending our November 16th regular club meeting in order to make the award presentation to the Society. Hope everyone will be able to attend the event.
“Hi John, K9SVL
The Indiana Radio Club Council has an Outstanding Club Award we give to club that go beyond what we normally find clubs doing. They refer to it as over the top these days.
A little history of the award, the IRCC found when going over the Amateur of the Year nominations that the clubs they were involved with were doing some really innovated stuff and we wanted to recognize the clubs and also share what they were doing with other clubs.
The IRCC seeks out these clubs by reading club newsletters and by peer nomination.
The BRVARS working with the Shelby County Historical Society to put together The 100 Years of Radio exhibit at the Grover Museum in Shelbyville and the W9S special event station operation certainly was a great accomplishment.
I first heard about it from Bob, W9KVK who had a chance to visit it. Later I read about in the ARRL Indiana Section Newsletter.
I saw Mike Jones, K9MJ at the Indianapolis Hamfest and he sent me more details about the event and pictures.
Doreen Everett AE5QM, Chairman of the IRCC and Lou Everett, WA5LOU wanted to make the presentations since they worked with the BRVARS on the event, but Doreen … ask if I arrange to make the presentation.
BTW: The Indianapolis Radio Club has been talking about doing a similar display with the Indiana Historical Society, but only on the history of Amateur Radio in Indiana.
We put together a lot of stuff during the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis Radio Club.
CU at the BRVARS meeting, Monday, November 16th.
Jim Rinehart K9RU
Chairman – IRCC Activities and Awards Committee“