Shortly after becoming the WIA Director for Awards Chris Platt VK5CP found that he had
very little time for the task because of increasingly intense work pressures. WIA
Director Trent Sampson VK4TS has been appointed Acting Director for Awards until Chris is
able to devote the necessary time to the role.
Steve Chamberlain VK6IR was appointed Awards Manager last February but found that he was
unable to use the time he had set aside for establishing the role and so felt it better
to allow someone else the opportunity to deal with this important area of WIA interest.
Bob Robinson VK3SX has been appointed Awards Manager.
In addition, Allan Meredith VK2CA has rejoined the Awards Committee and Laurie Davison
VK7ZE has joined the Committee. Laurie is expected to become the first VK ARRL card
checker in the very near future.
Last March Dale McCarthy VK4DMC retired from the Awards Committee as he felt that he was
no longer able to devote the necessary time to that role.
The routine management of the Awards process will continue to be through the WIA office,
and WIA Treasurer John Longayroux VK3PZ, currently overseas, has reorganised much of the
basic current data to provide a basis for the work being undertaken by Trent, Bob and the
The Awards pages on the WIA website have been updated, work is continuing to update the
DXCC standings and the delay in issuing WIA Award certificates is expected to be largely
overcome in the next 6 weeks.