At the January 17 Holiday Party, outgoing club president Matt Walsh, AC9IG honored two members with the club’s annual Bill Smead Memorial Construction Project Award and the Member of the Year award as voted on by the club’s membership.
Long time club member Ron Remus, WB9PTA received the Bill Smead Memorial Construction Project Award. The inscription reads “In recognition of technical knowledge, continued attendance and promoting the amateur radio hobby at the Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club’s Construction Project meetings.” Ron’s name and call sign will also be engraved on a plaque displayed at the Construction Project Meeting site.
Another veteran member Cliff Swoka, K9QD received the Member of the Year award. It was presented “In recognition of exemplary service to the club, continuing service as a club officer and participation in club activities and the amateur radio community.”