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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB047 (1996)

ARLB047 ARRL receives award

ARRL Bulletin 47  ARLB047
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 24, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB047 ARRL receives award

Because of its role in the Space Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment,
or SAREX, program, the ARRL has been named one of 43 American
Society of Association Executives ''Award of Excellence'' winners.
The society presents the annual awards to associations whose work
best exemplifies the leadership role of associations in creating a
positive business and social climate. Educational Activities Manager
Rosalie White, WA1STO, submitted an entry earlier this year on
behalf of the League. She cited the 50,000 school-age children and
youth and their communities affected by SAREX and the involvement of
more than 2000 volunteers. The League, AMSAT and NASA cooperate in
making SAREX possible.

White's application points to the uniformly positive response from
the educational community. She notes that the program has inspired
curiosity and interest in mathematics, science and technology and
that many schools have incorporated SAREX into their curricula.

''Thousands of ARRL members have done legwork to make hundreds of
Amateur Radio contacts with the astronauts successful,'' White's
application states.  ''ARRL is proud to be a sponsor of SAREX
because we know it affects the lives of thousands of youth and
adults in a most positive way.''

White said she was thrilled that the SAREX program won the ASAE
competition.  ''We want it to signify a reward to the volunteers who
work so hard to intrigue America's youth to learn about space,
Amateur Radio and all aspects of the curricula that teachers
innovatively tie in with SAREX,'' she added.

Award of Excellence winners will be recognized at an August 11
ceremony in Boston.