The Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club Inc. (OVMRC) established the “Amateur of the Year Award” to recognize outstanding and deserving Amateurs in our club. Jerry Wells VE3CDS, 1928-1997, a former Life Member of the Club and Silent Key, received the first “Amateur of the Year Award” in June 1997 for his contribution of time, effort and devotion to the Amateur Radio Course, his work as a Delegated Examiner and his management of the Amateur Radio Station VE3JW, located at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology. The original “Amateur of the Year Award” was subsequently renamed the “Jerry Wells OVMRC Amateur of the Year Award” in his honour.
This annual award consists of a suitably engraved plaque and engraved chrome plated Iambic paddle keyer or equivalent. Nominations from members are completed by the October General Meeting and selection of the winner is by a vote of members attending the November General Meeting. The Award is presented during the January General Meeting. For further information, please contact any member of the Club Executive.