Following on the questions posed “Where are the Positive Hams? And How to Tell? – Part I” here are my thoughts:
Publicly Praise and Acknowledge the “Right Stuff”
This is really basic. Tell the amateur radio Elmer and the community about the “Right Stuff” with public recognition of things well done.
A few hours away a Michigan club has an outstanding – actual OUTSTANDING – youth radio program. “Delta County Amateur Radio Society” (DCARS K8PL), M & M Amateur Radio Club W8PIF, DAR K8DAR Club, and YACHT (Young Amateur Contest Ham Team) (I get confused who is who with all the great things they all have going) has more going for its youngest and newest hams than most club ever have going if you count everything they do for decades! Their youth YACHT radio club has over 100 members alone!
How do they keep this going? - They make sure the young amateurs involved are recognized in the community, in the ham community and in ham publications. They lavish praise where praise is due in a public way.
There is a lot that comes together with their success, but topping it is not letting things well done get hidden.
Very simple, hold up and publicly praise the Right Stuff in Amateur Radio.
So these are a few of my observations and thoughts – what are yours?