VK4SS Makes Generous Donation
Al Shawsmith, VK4SS, one of the original Australian radio amateurs, and one of amateur radio's greats, now 90 years old, presented the WIA with a cheque for $10,000 on Saturday, 22 October 2005.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
WIA President, Michael Owen, VK3KI, who was in Brisbane for the Presidents lunch and the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society meeting the next day to celebrate the first Foundation licences, accepted the cheque on behalf of the WIA, saying that he was accepting it on the basis that Al�s wish that the money would be used for educational purposes or in support of WIA educational activities would be respected.
Michael thanked Al on behalf of all radio amateurs, saying that he was deeply moved by this thoughtful and generous gesture.
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