At the recent meeting of the ARRL Executive Committee in Minneapolis, ARRL Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, representing the Hudson Amateur Radio Council (HARC), donated $8922.93 to the ARRL Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund.
“HARC was formed over 50 years ago to help support expenses incurred by clubs sponsoring Division conventions,” Lisenco said. “Over the past 30 years, conventions in the Hudson Division have become few and far between, due to the costs associated with an event in the metropolitan New York area, as well as finding clubs with the people to staff such an event. The last convention was held in 2000.”
Lisenco said Dave Popkin, W2CC, became the guardian of the HARC money that remained after the last convention and was savvy enough to place it in a certificate of deposit that yielded the substantial sum donated to the ARRL Legislative Issues Advocacy Fund.
“The Division is indebted to Dave for his stewardship and grateful that he was willing to see these monies go to an extremely worthy cause,” Lisenco added.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the League were ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, and ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ.