Former Kentucky Section Manager Dave Vest, KZ4G, of Ashland, passed away April 27, 2009. He was 75. Vest served as Section Communications Manager/Section Manager from April 1981-March 1983. He also served as the first ARRL Section Traffic Manager in Kentucky prior to serving as Section Manager. According to current Kentucky Section Manager Jim Brooks, KY4Z, Vest supported numerous Amateur Radio groups in the Kentucky-Virginia-West Virginia area. He was a past president of the River Cities Amateur Radio Association and the Tri-State Amateur Radio Association and a founding member of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Quarter Century Wireless Association. "Dave promoted Amateur Radio throughout his life and elmered countless newcomers into the hobby," Brooks said.