Club Awards

Public Service Honor Roll – Recognition for hams who volunteer for one or more of our Public Service Events. One star is awarded for each event worked. This is available to members and non-members.  2016  Public Service Honor Roll

Ham-of-the-Year - A long MARC and MARS tradition. Any member may be nominated for this annual award, except for currently serving directors. Nominations may be made by any previous awardee. Previous years awardees discuss the nominees, reach consensus, and make a recommendation to the Club President. Previous awardees shall be ineligible to receive this award for a period of ten years from their previous award. It is normally awarded to members who have selflessly volunteered in and/or enhanced club activities. (Some years we have neglected to award this honor.)  Page updated: 12/07/2017

Year Name Call Sign
2018 TBD
2017 Rita A Brenden KG6WPN
2016 Mike Ransom AI6II
2015 Rob Rowlands NZ6J
2014 Steven Fischer K6ETA
2013 Stanton Gleason KD6SWU
2012 Michael Fischer K6MLF
2011 Phil Dunlap K6PHD
2010 SKIPPED -
2009 SKIPPED -
2008 SKIPPED -
2007 Dan Dufficy KH8AF
2006 Doug Slusher KF6AKU
2005 Randy Jenkins KA6BQF
2004 Bill Provines W6JBZ
2003 Chuck Deatrick WA6SQQ SK
2002 SKIPPED -
2001 Ed Karl K0KL
2000 Alan Best K6AJB
1999 Jackson Sauers W6JRI  SK
1998 Rich Carbine W6UDS
1997 Hi Roberts KO6LS   SK
1996 Ben Sawtelle N6PJZ    SK
1995 Stuart Dake AC6GD
1994 Dick Waite W6MJO  SK
1993 Chet Rice WA6PAC SK
1992 Dick Fay AD6TL
1991 Peter Wolford N6IYU  SK
1990 Roger Davidson WB6HZO SK
1989 Bob Fajardo WA6VOI SK
1988 Logan (Mike) Edwards W6FCQ
1987 Shirley Parlan KA6ELJ
1985 Jackie Lecklikner N6LZC
1984 Chet Rice WA6PAC SK
1983 Dick Wilson K6LRN
1982 Bob Heim KS6V  SK
1981 Carolyn Wilson WB6TKD
1980 Nels Lecklikner N6AQY  SK
1979 Jan Harvey WA6MGK
1978 - -
1977 - -
1976 Len Spencer WA6CBQ SK
1975 Logan (Mike) Edwards W6FCQ
1974 Woody Wilson W6KVW SK
1973 Jim Tucker WB6KEM
1972 Al Brodnax W6HLD
1971 - -
1970 June Moore WB6CIE  SK
1969 Gene Halm K6JGX SK
1968 Joe Lydon WB6PQE
1967 Steve Cerwin K6OJO
1966 Gary Grant WB6IMO
1965 Buz Burton W6CYO  SK
1964 Hugh Cassidy WA6AUD SK
1963 Leo Bodian K6BAQ  SK
1962 Frank Turco K6OVV
1961 Stu Macdonald W6IFO

Hi Roberts Award - This award is made to individuals who have been of exceptional service to the Marin Amateur Radio Society, and who exhibit a high degree of the spirit embodied in the club’s founding purposes. Nominations may be made to the Club President, who decides on the award. This award need not be awarded annually.  This award was created in 2011, and is named in memory of Harold (Hi) Roberts, KO6LS.

Year Name Call Sign
2017 Michael Fischer  K6MLF
2016 Randy Jenkins  KA6BQF
2015 Doug Slusher KF6AKU
2014 Craig Mirkin KG6VMT
2013 Dan Dufficy KH8AF
2012 Alan Best K6AJB
2011 Mathew Schallock K6OHD

John Butler ‘Elmer’ Award - This award is made to members who have been exceptional mentors to other club members, especially as it relates to the art and science of radio and technical matters.  Nominations may be made to the Club President, who makes decides on the award. This award need not be awarded annually.  The award was created in 2015, and is named in memory of John Butler, KF6GNI.

Year Name Call Sign
2017 Wladyslaw ‘Jan’ Leja WB6SPX
2016 Kris Backenstose KK6AYC
2015 Mike Ransom AI6II
2014 John Butler KF6GNI SK

Honorary Membership - As specified in Article 12, Section 4 of the By-Laws – Awarded to nonmembers who have rendered distinguished service to Marin Amateur Radio Club. Honorary membership shall be offered and continued at the discretion of the Board of Directors and be approved by the majority of the voting members present at a regular board meeting. Honorary members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office.

Year Name Call Sign
2014 – 2018 Steve Toquinto KB6HOH

Life Membership – As specified in Article 12, Section 4 of the By-Laws – Life membership may be conferred as an honor on any member who has served the Marin Amateur Radio Society in an exemplary fashion. The Board of Directors can nominate a member to receive this award.  A majority vote of the membership at an annual meeting at which a quorum is present can confer this honor on any regular member.  Life Membership can conferred on a member, with a majority vote of the membership, or as specified in the Bylaws.  Life members shall be entitled to vote and/or hold office and are exempt from paying dues. This honor may be granted in conjunction with other awards or alone.

Year Name Call Sign
2018 Doug Slusher KF6AKU
2017 Randy Jenkins KA6BQF
2015 Herb Drake N6QE
2012 Alan Best K6AJB
2007 Dan Dufficy KH8AF
2000 Rich Carbine W6UDS
1998 Stuart Dake AC6GD
Jackson Sauers W6JRI SK
Harry Gilbert N6IT