Fond Farewells to Founding Board Member as ARDC Welcomes a new Treasurer

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“kc” claffy, KC6KCC

Founding Board Member and recent Treasurer “kc” claffy KC6KCC has stepped down as of June 1, 2024. kc had been an ARDC Board Member since 2011, when she helped colleague Brian Kantor WB6CYT/SK establish the organization. She played a significant role in transitioning ARDC to becoming a foundation and is a strong advocate of better utilizing the 44Net address space in support of ARDC’s mission. Upon kc’s departure, Ria Jairam N2RJ became ARDC’s new Treasurer.

“It has been an incredible journey helping to create ARDC to ensure continued operations of AMPRnet and advance so many science, technology, and education efforts related to open source radio communications,” says kc. “I am so proud of the growth and success we have achieved together. ARDC has a tremendously capable staff and board, and I have complete confidence that ARDC will continue to thrive.”

“I am extremely grateful for kc’s contributions to ARDC, and her direct assistance to me on various occasions since I joined the board,” says President Bdale Garbee. “Her vision and dedication have been instrumental to our success, and her presence on the board will be missed. I wish her all the best, and look forward to continuing to collaborate with her in various ways in the future.”

“I have loved working with kc and learned a ton from her during my time at ARDC,” says Executive Director Rosy Schechter. “She will definitely be missed, though her work to help us continue to improve our grant evaluation process will remain.”

At ARDC, we extend our gratitude to kc for her contributions and for being a significant driving force in shaping the Foundation into what is today.

You can see our Board Members, as well as the entire ARDC team, on our Who We Are page.