ARRL Hudson Division 2013 Awards Banquet Benefits Spectrum Defense Fund
Proceeds from the 2013 ARRL Hudson Division Awards Banquet last fall have been donated to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund by banquet sponsor, the Orange County Amateur Radio Club (OCARC) The donation totaled nearly $5000, a record for the Division. Nearly 170 attended. Awards for 2012 and 2013 were presented, since the 2012 banquet had to be called off due to Hurricane Sandy.
Award recipients were Amateur of the Year: Richie Cetron, K2KNB, (2012) and Kevin Morgan, AB2ZI (2013); Special Achievement: Len Signoretti, N2LEN, (2012) and David Galletly, KM2O (2013); Grand Ol’ Ham: Sid Wolin, K2LJH, (2012) and Tony Pazzola, W2BEJ (2013).
“Sadly, the news came only a week following the banquet, that Sid Wolin was a Silent Key,” Shacklett said. “Seeing Sid accept the Grand Ol’ Ham award made this banquet especially memorable.”
OCARC representatives presented a check for $4800 to the Spectrum Defense Fund at ARRL Headquarters in February. — Thanks to Gordon Shacklett, KB2SSZ