QCWA's - The Old Man Flag of the Great State of Kentucky Louisville
Chapter 1a Louisville, KY
Chartered in the 1st half of 1952
These are listed in the order received/found by the webmaster.

In the 1953 QCWA Yearbook Forward, paragraph 6, President John Di Blasi, W2FX(SK) wrote:
1953 Yearbook Forward
which Louisville?
  • Chapter #1 in Cleveland was Chartered June 1, 1951,
  • Chapter #? in Louisville was Chartered after Cleveland and before the first QCWA News Letter in June of 1952.
  • Chapter #2 in Chicago was Chartered June 13, 1954.

There is no record at QCWA HQ that a chapter ever existed in any of the cities named Louisville in the US.
Those are in: AL - Barbour County ; CO - Boulder County ; GA - Jefferson County ; IL - Clay County ; KS - Pottawatomie County ; KY - Jefferson County ; MD - Carroll County ; MO - Chariton County ; MO - Lincoln County ; MS - Winston County ; MT - Jefferson County ; NE - Cass County ; NY - St Lawrence County ; OH - Adams County ; OH - Stark County ; TN - Lawrence County

I talked to Frank, W4AMJ(sk), Charter Member #13, he was on the Board of Directors in 1953. Frank has no recollection of this chapter.
I talked to Ralph, W2CVF(sk), Charter Member #23 and he doesn't remember anything about our lost chapter either.
Received: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Subject: QCWA in Louisville

I have been a member since about 1974. To the best of my recollection, there has never been a QCWA Chapter in Louisville. But I may be wrong. There may have been someone who tried to start a Chapter in 1953, but I don't think there is anyone around today who can verify this.

Sorry I couldn't be of any help.

Charlie, W4OXX
From the first QCWA News Letter - Volume 1, Number 1, page 2, dated June 1952 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor
The Lost QCWA Chapter 1A

From the QCWA Bulletin - Volume 4, Number 2, page 3, dated August 1955 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor.
The Lost QCWA Chapter 1A
added 7/14/2015 - NØUF

The Louisville Chapter is not mentioned in the April 1957 Bulletin, Volume, 6 Number 1 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor.
The Louisville Chapter is not included when the first Active Chapter List that includes chapter numbers is published in 1976.

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