I joined the Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club as a member in 2004 shortly after getting my FCC Amateur Radio License. I continued to renew my membership yearly because I enjoyed the educational projects it hosts and the opportunities to perform communications at public service events. In 2008 I was elected Treasurer due to my history as a business owner and consultant. During the next four years that I managed the finances we received several cash grants for the purchase of equipment. In 1982 when the corporation was formed there were only 64,000 IRS subsection 501(c) organizations total in the United States. As of 2015 there are more than 1.6 Million such organizations and the Jefferson County Radio Amateur Club has not only maintained it's relevance but thrived even while other non-profits have dissolved. In 2014 I was elected President and I'm happy to say that there isn't a lot that's changed in the eleven years I've been associated with the club. We're still holding engaging educational activities after school hours and on weekends. We've expanded our programs and in the past ten years the license preparation courses and test sessions we've held have led to over a hundred new FCC licensees in the tri-county area. I wouldn't give up my membership in the club for anything, in fact, I'm now a Life Member!