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WIA to award a new WIA MERIT AWARD at this years AGM

Date : 08 / 05 / 2023
Author : Peter Clee - VK8ZZ

This year the WIA will be awarding the BRENDA EDMONDS EDUCATION AWARD for the first time.

The new award was named in honour of Brenda Edmonds VK3KT (sk) who was the Federal Education Officer, on the WIA Federal Council, and through the IARU Region 3 STARS (Support to the Amateur Radio Service) program in less affluent nations, and Chair its Harmonisation of Licence Qualifications Committee.

Brenda was always focussed on supporting the WIA and was a Victorian Division appointed Federal Councillor. Upon her retirement in 2002, the WIA Victorian Division made her a WIA Life Member in recognition of many years of service.

Brenda was the driving force behind the WIA having a booth at the Great Australian Science Show in Melbourne (1993) to promote Amateur Radio to the younger generation, and had several clubs combine their resources to make it a success.

When the National WIA began in May 2004, she was a regular office volunteer, making further contributions. She was also a behind the scenes proof-reader for the WIA journal Amateur Radio magazine for many years, and Editor of the WIA Callbook until 2008.

Sadly, Brenda Edmonds became sk in 2017

The recipient of the Brenda Edmonds Education Award will be announced at the WIA AGM on Saturday 13th May 2023.

All WIA MERIT AWARDS are available at this Link

Page Last Updated: Monday, 08 May 2023 at 09:54 hours by Peter Clee


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