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Thank you to our volunteers

Date : 06 / 05 / 2016
Author : Phil Wait - VK2ASD

An annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of volunteers is National Volunteer Week. It has a theme of ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’, reflecting research that shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives.

Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week celebrates volunteerism in Australia. Think about the many volunteers in the WIA and radio clubs, who contribute so much to the running of Amateur Radio. The countless hours spent delivering numerous WIA member services, including this VK1WIA broadcast, the WIA website and Amateur Radio magazine just to mention a few.

The WIA Directors who give their time to the very important deliberations of the WIA Board – that heads-up a not-for-profit company. Recently we have seen after many months of planning a submission to the ACMA, delivered at a meeting with our regulator, setting out a reasoned argument for reform to the Licence Condition Determinations – our regulations.

The WIA Board is now finalising material for the Annual General Meeting of this not-for-profit company on Norfolk Island – as well as other important matters for the betterment of Amateur Radio. When you next look at the list of WIA committees, think about the volunteerism that makes it all possible.

The WIA Accredited Assessors around Australia provide a free service, some of them have been doing so for more than a decade, and even a few who were involved in education for decades.
The motivation of our volunteers shown time and time again is wanting to put something back into the hobby that they enjoy. We are lucky to have them – and on behalf of all of us – thank you.
They are part of the more than six million Australian’s who volunteer, and we pay honour to through National Volunteer Week held on May 9 to 15.


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