2008 Club Grants Announced
The 2008 Grants Committee (Don Wilschefski VK4BY, (Chair), Deane Blackman VK3TX, and Rob Fincher VK3BRF) has submitted its recommendations to the Board, which has accepted its recommendations.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
This year the Board divided the scheme, with up to three grants for projects that were seen as useful, and with up to three grants for projects that were seen as innovative.
15 applications were received.
The committee developed a recommendation based on 3 clear ‘innovative’ projects, and five ‘useful’ projects. The Committee concluded that to reduce the number of ‘useful’ projects to three would result in a significant and inappropriate concentration of the allocation of funds, recommending to the Board the higher number of allocations. The Board accepted the recommendation.
Accordingly three innovative projects were awarded grants of $1,000 each as follows:
The Northern Corridor Radio Club Inc. $1000 for the VK-ZS Beacon Project
Amateur Radio Victoria $1000 for the Digitisation of the ATV Repeater VK3RTV.
The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club Inc. $1000 for a project called The Dish.
Five useful projects received grants as follows:
The Eastern & Mountain District Radio Club, $600 for Emergency Preparedness and Education.
The Eastern & Mountain District Radio Club $800 for Portable Wireless Education
The Sunraysia Radio Group $500 for the Refurbishment of Swan Hill Repeater.
The Rockhampton & District Amateur Radio Club Inc. $500 for the 23cm Repeater.
The Redcliffe & District Radio Club, $600 for a Mobile Emergency Communication Centre.
The full report of the Grant Committee which details all applications received and the reasons for their recommendations can be found below.
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