Each year we reward an individual’s efforts with a “Ham of the Year” award. The idea came from a bull session at our September 1985 monthly club meeting when Jack Barr WD4JWO, nominated Jeffrey Blythe KA4WYC, for his efforts and dedication to public service events. Some people don’t change, Jeff was our first Ham of the Year and he’s still one of our most dedicated public service hams.
The tradition has continued. Our reigning Ham of the Year chooses his successor, and at our holiday party, presents the award. It’s then the job of the new Ham of the Year to pay attention throughout that next year, because he knows he has to choose a worthy successor. Choosing the right person is a difficult task, but we try to give most consideration to service to our club, our community, and to other Hams. This is another reason to get involved in our club activities, and another reason to come to our holiday party to share in the kudos.
|1985||KA4WYC||Jeff Blythe||2000||K4RSG||Shawn Goodin|
|1989||KI4YV||Bob Southworth||2004||W4WNT||Bill Turner|
|1990||KK4FC||Ralph Eubanks||2005||WB2RHM||Ben Antanaitis|
|1990||N4ROL||Mark Roberts||2006||K4KRW||Richard Dodd|
|1991||N4MH||Mary Hunt||2007||KI4CXO||Jodie Rowland|
|1992||KB4UFO||Otis Pruitt||2008||K4KAY||Earl Fortner|
|1993||WB2NHQ||John White||2009||K4GKK||Andy Hawkins|
|1994||W4PVT||Mac Wood||2010||AC4ZR||Bill Newsome|
|1995||KI4YV||Bob Southworth||2011||KX4MB||Mitch Barbato|
|1996||N0WP||Bill Pond||2012||K4NET||Bryan Ferdinand|
|1997||K4RSG||Shawn Goodin||2013||KK4HOK||Charles Comerford|
|1998||KS4OX||Elena Maya-Scott||2014||K4VCF||Paul Jones|
|1999||WB4PCS||Wilton McAllister||2015||KK4ZIZ||Jon Greene|