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RCA Director Carole Perry has been leading RCA’s Youth Initiative for over 30 years. Carole’s mission is to get middle and high school aged youth interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) using the vehicle of amateur radio.
Each year Carole attends numerous youth and amateur radio events all over the U.S., and even overseas. One of the events she has been attending is the “Hamcation” event in Orlando Florida, and this year they decided to start a new legacy award in honor of Carole. Carole was the first recipient of it: The Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award! Each year going forward an educator will be chosen to receive this new award, based on their promoting the use of amateur radio among youth.
Congratulations to Carole for her pioneering work in introducing youth to STEM subjects in school!!
The press release with details is HERE.
The Press Release is HERE.
Congratulations to our new officers and directors!
See the press release HERE.
The Radio Club of America has announced the winners of the awards for 2018, and this year’s group of Fellows. The presentations will be made at our 109th Awards Banquet in New York City on November 17th.
The press release can be found here.
Tom Sorley was an RCA member (since 2011) and was the recipient of NPSTC’s Richard DeMello award in 2015. Tom was Chair of the FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC), and was also Deputy CIO and Deputy Director of IT for the city of Houston TX. As a result of these positions and other work that he did over his career, Tom was well known in public safety communications circles.
Sadly Tom passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 3, 2018.
His widow has very generously requested that a memorial fund be set up in his name, with the proceeds going to the Radio Club of America.
The donation form can be found here, and you can check off the form near the bottom right under “Tom Sorley Memorial Fund to RCA”.
Tom’s Silent Key listing on the RCA Website can be found here, and included is a link to his obituary.
(Note: Donations to RCA may be tax-deductible in the U.S. because RCA is classified as a 501c3 organization by the IRS. However each individual must determine the deduct-ability based on their own tax situation.)
RCA Directors Chip Cohen and Carole Perry were recently recognized by the amateur radio community for their efforts.