Michael Owen - VK3KI
The Board of the WIA has accepted the recommendations of the 2011 Club Grant Committee and announced the successful applications. Two categories of project were identified that the WIA would support this year. The first category was projects and activities to be conducted before 1 June 2012 to attract new amateurs, but focussed on people under 25 and the second category was amateur radio projects that are useful and innovative and that utilise both information technologies and radio communications. No projects were proposed by any club that fell into the second category.
The Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club will be supported by a grant of $1,500 to support a mobile shack as a promotional tool to attract new members, for Field days and emergency communications within their local area.
The Brisbane Amateur Radio Club will receive a grant of $600 to help them to improve the quality of their meeting presentations using digital projection equipment.
The St George Amateur Radio Society Inc. will also be supported by a grant of $600 for a basic trailer to be converted into a mobile display and field operations unit.
The Sunraysia Radio Group will be supported by a grant of $1,000 to support their work promoting amateur radio to Scout District in the Mildura/Wentworth area.
The Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society will receive a grant of $600 to support building on the established training room by the addition of training aids and a number of kits.
The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will be supported by a grant of $900 to provide a projector and basic transceiver and antenna to supplement existing training aids for classes.
The full report of the 2011 Grant Committee can be found below.