Monte Simpson, K2MLS, Appointed ARRL Western Washington Section Manager
Monte Simpson, K2MLS, of Bremerton, has been appointed ARRL Western Washington Section Manager, effective December 31, 2012. Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, made the appointment after current Western Washington Section Manager Jim Pace, K7CEX, was elected as ARRL Northwestern Division Vice Director on November 16. Pace has served as Western Washington Section Manager since October 2007.
After Friday’s election results were announced, Pace recommended to Patton that Simpson should become his successor. Patton also consulted with ARRL Northwestern Division Director Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, before making the appointment. Simpson will complete the unexpired term of office that extends until September 30, 2013. A nomination notice for the new two-year term of office (starting October 2013) will be published in the April 2013 edition of QST.
Simpson has been an Assistant Section Manager since 2007. He has also held Emergency Coordinator and District Emergency Coordinator positions as part of the ARRL Field Organization in past years.
The following incumbent ARRL Section Managers did not face opposition and were declared elected for their next two-year terms of office, beginning January 1, 2013: Phil Temples, K9HI, Eastern Massachusetts; Dale Bagley, K0KY, Missouri; Tom Dick, KF2GC, Northern New York; Marc Tarplee, N4UFP, South Carolina; George Strayline, W2GSS, Southern New Jersey; Dee Turner, N4GD, West Central Florida, and John Rodgers, N3MSE, Western Pennsylvania.
No nominating petitions for Section Manager were received from the Nebraska and New York City/Long Island Sections by the September 7, 2012 closing date. Nominations for these two Sections will be solicited again in the January 2013 issue of QST for 18-month terms of office to begin July 1, 2013.