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Dick Smith Patron of the WIA's Centenary Celebrations

Date : 02 / 03 / 2010
Author : Michael Owen - VK3KI

The WIA is very pleased to announce that Dick Smith VK2DIK has agreed to be Patron of the WIA's Centenary Celebrations.

Dick is one of Australia's best known entrepreneurs, businessman, aviator and modern day explorer. He obtained his amateur licence when he was 17. He founded Dick Smith Electronics, the Australian Geographic and Dick Smith Foods. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1999 for service to the aviation industry, and was the 1986 Australian of the Year.

In accepting the position of Patron for the WIA Centenary Celebrations, Dick Smith said "I am delighted to support an organisation that traces its history back 100 years but at the same time is looking to the future by encouraging a new generation of radio amateurs."


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