ARRL Board of Directors, Standing Committees to Meet in Connecticut Next Week
The ARRL Board of Directors holds their second meeting of 2009 July 17-18 in Windsor, Connecticut, with Directors, Vice Directors and ARRL Board officers in attendance. The meeting will be preceded on Thursday, July 16 with meetings of the Administration and Finance Committee and the Programs and Services Committee.
The Administration and Finance (A&F) Committee is chaired by Northwestern Division Director Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF. This committee will review the League's financial performance for the first half of the year and will receive the report of the outside auditors.
The Programs and Services Committee (PSC), headed by Midwest Division Director Bruce Frahm, K0BJ, studies, advises and makes recommendations for all programs and services provided by the League, including operating activities and the Field Organization. "All three Advisory Committees -- DX, Contest and VHF/UHF Contest -- have been busy since the last board meeting," Frahm said. "The PSC appreciates their deliberations on behalf of their stakeholders. Through a number of annual ARRL award programs, we have the pleasure of presenting motions to the board to recognize hams for their superior instruction, technical excellence, outstanding publicity and other achievements. The Emergency Preparedness and Response program, and EmComm issues in general, are taking more of the committee's time as we work to ensure maximum effectiveness of staff and volunteer efforts to work with served agencies. The PSC is excited about the upcoming release of the Advanced ARECC EmComm course (replacing Levels II and III) with a new syllabus and some innovative presentation methods. We also look forward to the availability of a couple more awards via Logbook of the World (LoTW). This online QSO confirmation tool is ever more popular. These are some of the interesting and challenging issues the committee will discuss."
The second day of the meeting will be devoted to a review and updating of the ARRL Strategic Plan. Per the Articles of Association, the ARRL Board of Directors meets twice a year, in January and July.