February, 2012 (Victoria) – Dear WARA members, The Rotary Club of Victoria is pleased to provide your association with a grant of $4,000.00 towards replacement of destroyed ancillary radio equipment for your repeater station. We salute the community efforts made over the last 40 years by your members. Your application was brought to our attention in the fall of 2011 by our mutual member Brian Breathnach VE7RVW (Silent Key). Brian passed away in December 2011.
Brian has been a dedicated worker in our club bringing interesting projects such as Angel Flights to our attention. He has been a diligent worker on our car raffle fund raiser even throughout his recent illness. He has brought us fun and entertainment with his St. Patrick’s Day programs. He has peppered our visiting speakers with searching questions. With such a man as Brian as your champion we could not refuse your application. We all regret that he is not here today to make this presentation. We make this donation to the Westcoast Amateur Radio Association in his name in memory of a true Rotarian and a true friend. Yours in mutually serving this community, The Rotary Club of Victoria. Ryan Burles, President 2011-2012.