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ARRL Board of Directors Meets July 18-19 in Connecticut


The ARRL Board of Directors holds their second meeting of 2008 July 18-19 in Windsor, Connecticut, with Directors, Vice Directors and ARRL Board officers in attendance. The meeting, which begins today and continues through Saturday, was preceded on Thursday with meetings of the Administration and Finance Committee and the Programs and Services Committee.

The Administration and Finance Committee, chaired by Northwestern Division Director Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, study, advise and make recommendations for all administration and financial matters of the League, including recommending the annual budget to the Board, making recommendations in regard to staff management and interfacing with the ARRL Foundation on fundraising issues. Fenstermaker said he can report "a successful first half of 2008 with increased workload from membership increased and requests for services remaining high. Staff has done a good job, satisfying the needs of members. The committee continues to review new programs and opportunities to serve the members and grow Amateur Radio. We will continue to leverage our opportunities and foster a positive perception of Amateur Radio as a viable and fun avocation."

The Programs and Services Committee, headed by Midwest Division Director Bruce Frahm, K0BJ, study, advise and make recommendations for all programs and services provided by the League, including Logbook of the World, W1AW and the incoming and outgoing QSL services. "PSC has oversight of our Field Organization and its volunteers, membership programs such as operating awards and contesting, the Education and VEC departments and W1AW. In spite of the slow return of sunspots, interest in on-air events and LoTW is trending up, which is great. Our biggest task has been a yearlong study of Section governance. We will report our findings and recommendations to this board meeting," Frahm said.

More information on the July meeting of the ARRL Board of Directors will be available on the ARRL Web site and in The ARRL Letter.



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