Last Sunday at the IRTS AGM in Dundalk, AREN were presented with the Arup Cup. The certificate that was also presented read:
“This Award is presented to AREN Communications Volunteers in recognition of their continuous training, operations and achievements for the good of the community.”
Accepting the cup on behalf of AREN volunteers John Ronan, EI7IG said “To be honest, I was caught completely by surprise on the day. That said, I think the award is due recognition for the work being done continuously by various groups country wide, whooperate under the AREN banner. This work includes, not only the operating on the day, but also the public relations aspect, which, although secondary, is of no less importance to the hobby as a whole. I’m delighted on behalf of everyone involved in Emergency Communications throughout the country.”
The Arup family donated this cup to the Society in memory of their son EI3M who died at an early age. The cup is beautifully crafted in Danish silver and is awarded for exceptional service to the Society or to Amateur Radio. The cup was first awarded in 1948 to Howard Coombs EI6J.
AREN will be assisting with communications next Saturday the 8th of May when the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland will be bringing their fleet of
boats into Dublin along the Grand Canal. They are looking to recruit some additional operators for the exercise which will give you a flavour of life along the inland waterways as well as an interesting introduction to AREN.
The operation will be from dawn to dusk but even if you can assist for a few hours during the day you will be most welcome. Contact Liam EI3HK 086 2521542 or Paul EI2CA 087 2523908.