LEJO Perpetual Award

History of the LEJO Perpetual Award.  The Award is presented each year for exceptional, dedicated and/or accidental service to the amateur community. The handcrafted 10-pound iron keyer was the original idea of Lee Owens, WD6DGI(SK),  in 1978.  Lee, known for his ingenious handy work, presented the keyer to Joe Brown, W6UBQ(SK), while he was in the hospital recovering.  Joe was so impressed with the novelty of the keyer, he decided to present it to the club as a perpetual trophy for others to enjoy. Hence, the LE (for Lee) JO (for Joe) award was conceived.

Selection Criteria.  Criteria for the award includes: being an active member in the association; activity must have been unusual, unique or unpredictable; recipient must agree to return this key to the club at years end and to be a member of the selection committee for the next recipient; recipient shall be an average person, like the rest of us, who may have been at the wrong place at the right time or vice versa and agrees to bring the award key to each club meeting for use by the presiding officer as a gavel.

Selection Committee. The selection committee consists of the W6TJ Trustee, the Club President, and the Previous Year Recipient.

LEJO Perpetual Award Recipients

2016

 Jeff Hannold

 KW6MOT

2015

 Butch Dimery

 KI6ZKP

2014

Jim Wiley

AG6EA

2013

 

 

2012

 

 

2011

Tom Whelchel

WA6TLL

2010

Ed Morgan

KF6BNQ

2009

Damon Jones

KI6HPV

2008

Bil Seymour

WA6MOD

2007

Paul Matthews

WA6DDL

2006

Justin Nelson

AE6YD

2005

Don Williams

KD6UVT

2004

Larry Jensen

KD6TPU

2003

E. E. "Van" Van Noty

AA6SD

2002

Bill Hering

N6WMH

2001

Steve Evans

KF6BNP

2000

Dorothy Anderson

K5JWU

1999

Mark Conway

K6GUK

1998

Dean Chambers

KG6YS

1997

Clair Cessna

K6LG

1996

Rich Harwick

AB4AW

1995

Cliff Lundquist

W6NSN

1994

Frank Vanderpoel

K6UIZ

1993

Cornelius Walker

W6KXN

1992

Betty Ann Merrill

KC6ING

1991

Dave Thompson

N6ZNT

1990

Lee Brown

N6HGT

1989

Jeff Lloyd

N6FRW

1988

Joe Lamb

KA6ABL

1987

Chuck Peck

KN6U

1986

Ken Andrews

KF6QR

1985

Maurice Elmore

KA6ABB

1984

Lee Owens

WD6DGI

1983

Bob Lyon

N6AUI

1982

John Thomas

WA6QMW

1981

Jim Henderson

K6JAD

1980

Frank Johnson

W6KIJ

1979

Bob Mann

W6LKN

1978

Joe Brown

W6UBQ