790 Regent Street,
Jan 20, 1984.
256 Alexandra Ave.,
At the Cambridge DX Society dinner last week, Marshall
VE3KK stated that you were interested in the formation of
the South Waterloo Amateur Radio Club.
Since then I have tried to track down the original
minutes of the early years of the club to no avail. The
latest minutes the present secretary has are from 1978.
I was one of the founding members and the first
holder of VE3SWA. I secured that call for the club at
its inception in 1964.
The driving force behind the founding of SWARC
was George Jefferies who at that time was not licenced
and I was. He coerced me into helping him start the
club and arrange a course to get him and several others
licenced. George became VE3EUQ shortly thereafter. At
that time I was VE3EGG.
Other originals, or soon after inception members
Murray Fisk who became VE3FUU
Dave Dixon who became VE3DXO
Ron Schindler VE3DXI
Keith Kaufman VE3CTY, Earl's late brother.
Russ Tousaw who became VE3GMJ
Len Morris who became VE3FJB
Dave Bell who became VE3CSB
Bruce Tawse who became VE3CET
Stan Jackson VE3IC
Bill and John Woodfield VE3CYK
Ralph Korchensky VE3EUK
Paul Cassel VE3AVY, now VE3SY
It would appear that the original lists and minutes
have not been passed on to the secretaries and have
been lost during the twenty plus years.
George Jefferies passed away in 1971/72. He was
the force behind the club. I was overwhelmed by his
enthusiasm and secured the call and wrote the
original constitution, conned my dad into printing
QSL's, letterheads, cards etc for free.
I sure miss George and his infectious love for his
new found hobby.
Here's hoping that this letter has cleared up the birth
of the SWARC for you. If there are any other questions
please call me at home.
Best of luck,
Ernie Crump VE3OU,ex VE3EGG.