February 9, 2014

From QCWA Headquarters

QCWA Bulletin 2014-005 - QCWA Secretary Vic Culver, W4VIC Resigns

QCWA Secretary Vic Culver, W4VIC, regretting submitted his resignation effective pending the QCWA Board of Directors filling the position with another candidate. Mr. Culver cited minor health issues that need his immediate attention. In this regard he felt best to resign in order to allow the QCWA Board to move forward in filling the vacancy with someone who will be able to commit more time.

Mr. Culver will continue in the capacity of QCWA Certificate Custodian.

Pursuant to the QCWA Bylaws, the Board of Directors filled the vacancy with candidate John Kludt, K4SQC. Mr. Kludt was first licensed as KN7SYS while in junior high school.  His primary interests are rag chewing, DX, and weak signal VHF. He is a Life Member of QCWA and AMSAT, and holds DXCC, WAS and WPX awards, while finishing up the Triple Play Award and pursuing VUCC satellite.

Mr. Kludt is a semi-retired family physician, and currently the Medical Director for a clinic serving the working poor and uninsured. He had served as a Family Medicine Program Director with the University of Wisconsin, Vice President in Information Technology with WellPoint Healthcare Networks, and a volunteer board member with the Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association. He currently serves as a volunteer and President of the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance, a 501c3 corporation that gives mini-grants for community health improvement projects in the state of Georgia.
 
In addition to amateur radio, John enjoys bicycling, reading and time with his wife and grown five children.

73,

Ken Oelke, VE6AFO
President, QCWA Inc.