As we know, Steve, N4OGR because a silent key because of Covid 19. Covid also shut down the club’s fundraising. We established a Steve Frick scholarship funded by personal donations. The fund raised over $4,000.00, which will be awarded to two recipients this year and next year. Some of the donations came from the square dancers in the club that Steve and Jan, KE4TMW belonged to. To memorialize Steve and the scholarship fund, George, K4GVT donated a very nice blank plaque. George has recently retired and is starting an engraving business. George did the engraving, which consisted of a separate engraving job for each donor and another engraving job for the top of the plaque. There is also a photo of Steve at the top of the plaque.
Jan is Steve’s widow and was unaware of the plaque. OVH members appeared on her doorstep and OVH President Jay, NQ4T awarded the plaque to her. Jan liked the photo on the plaque and said it was a good likeness of Steve. And then she cried.
The Steve Frick Scholarships will be awarded for this year as soon as the scholarship committee makes its selections.