West Gulf Division Excellence Award – Stuart Rohre K5KVH

I would like to congratulate Stuart Rohre K5KVH – Red Cross AEC in Travis and Williamson County.  Stuart received the West Gulf Division Excellence award – as the EMCOMM Ham of the year 2012.  The presentation was made by Coy  Day, retired ARRL West Gulf Division Director and Dr. David Woolweaver – Director of West Gulf Division ARRL.

In receiving the honor Stuart’s first words were in praise of his team mates – Joe Fisher K5EJL and Bob Morgan WB5AOH who have supported W5KA Red Cross Station in many drills and deployments.

A member of Travis County ARES since 1975, Stuart began working with Red Cross in earnest in 1991.  Stuart had his baptism of fire serving Red Cross in the Jarrell Tornadoes of 1997.  He was the first ARES operator at the chapter and was asked to organize communications for the disaster.  Public Safety communications were out!

That was followed by decades of service, and Stuart currently rotates as Administrator on Call – fielding requests for assistance from 48 Counties, to dispatch Red Cross teams to help the victims of disasters small and large.

Stuart is an active member of the Disaster Services Technology team, ARES Liaison for Red Cross.  He is also lobbying and working diligently to maintain W5KA!

Please join me in congratulating Stuart on achieving this well deserved award and recognition.

Kevin McCoy
Disaster Services Technology / KF5FUZ
American Red Cross of Central Texas Region


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