BVARC January Annual Awards Banquet
Every January BVARC has its annual Banquet.
We honor and award outstanding BVARC members from the year before as well as enjoy some great food and some amazing people.
There is usually an entertaining speaker and door prizes..
You can buy your Banquet tickets here on the website. They usually go on sale in November or December.
REMINDER: There will be no General Membership Meeting in January!
Join us for the Awards Banquet instead.

Annual Bvarc Awards Banquet

Speakers / Awards / Prizes

Appreciation to BVARC Members

Yummy Food and Great People

B-VARC Awards

The Order of the Key

The Order of the Key is the highest honor that can be conferred by BVARC.
With this award, we recognize the BVARC member who has made outstanding
contributions to the progress of the club. These contributions might take
the form of a long-term, consistent commitment to service, or might represent
an extremely high level of service for a shorter time. In any case, the award
represents exceptional service and commitment to the goals of BVARC.

Any BVARC member may make nominations for the Order of the Key. The
nominations must be made in writing, and should include a description of the
nominee’s contributions to the club. Nominations must be submitted to any
BVARC officer or Board member not later than the December regular membership
meeting. The President will then poll the Board of Directors secretly to allow
them to vote on the nominations. Although any member may enter a nomination,
only the Board of Directors does voting. If in any year, no candidate receives
unanimous approval of the Board, then no award shall be made that year.
The vote by the Board of Directors must be unanimous for the award to be
conferred.

The Dr. Bill Award

In 1988 BVARC initiated the presentation of the Dr. Bill Award, which was
originated by Keith and Eva Huge (KA5F and KA5CYZ) in honor of Dr. Bill Ossenfort,
NG5C, now a silent key, which was very active in the Volunteer Examiner Program
in the Houston area.

This award may be presented each year to the BVARC member recognized as the
outstanding participant in the BVARC Volunteer Examiner Program. There shall be
no more than one award presented each year, unless in any given year the Board
of Directors elects unanimously to award more than one award. It is not mandatory
that an award be made each year, if in the board’s majority opinion, no nominee
is selected. Under normal circumstances, other than the condition stated in the
first sentence of this paragraph, the yearly recipient of the award, should there
be one, must receive majority approval of the BVARC Board of Directors.

The Loop and Zepp Award

In 1989, the Loop and Zepp Award was originated to recognize BVARC members for
their efforts to promote operation on the high frequency (HF) bands. These efforts
may take the form of dedicated participation in any form or forms of HF activities,
the promotion of HF activities or the assistance in furthering HF activities.

There shall be no more than one award presented each year, unless in any one given
year the Board of Directors elects unanimously to award more than one award. It is
not mandatory that the award be made each year, if in the board’s majority opinion,
no nominee is selected. Under normal circumstances, other than the condition stated
in the first sentence of this paragraph, the yearly recipient of the award, should
there be one, must receive majority approval of the BVARC Board of Directors.

Any member of the club may make nominations for all Awards. Nominations must be made
in writing, and must be submitted to any BVARC officer or Board member not later than
the December regular membership meeting.

The Appreciation Award

Established in 1990 for the president to recognize club members that have significantly
helped the club in various ways during the past year. This award
is left to the discretion of the BVARC president.

The Outstanding Service Recognition Award

Established in 2003 and requires approval by the BVARC Board.
Very few BVARC members have received this award. Any BVARC member may submit nomination for this award
subject to approval by the BVARC Board.

The K1JT Award

The K1JT Award, named in honor of Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT, the developer of the JT modes for weak signal and EME work, was originated in 2014 to recognize BVARC members for their efforts to promote operations on 50 MHz. and above in the VHF, UHF and SHF bands. These activities might include providing repeater availability for nets and other club activities, radio control and remote operation projects, balloon-launching and tracking, weak signal work, EME, JT- modes, assistance for charitable bike rides and walks, net control operators, promoting radio sports, emergency management, and other related activities. There shall be no more than one award presented each year, unless in any one given year the Board of Directors elects unanimously to award more than one award. It is not mandatory that the award be made each year. The recipient of the award must receive a majority approval of the BVARC Board of Directors