Nevada Members Re-Elect ARRL Section Manager
In the only Section Manager election this spring to be decided by member balloting, ARRL members in Nevada re-elected Section Manager Joe Giraudo, N7JEH, of Spring Creek, to a new two-year term of office. Giraudo received 347 votes; his opponent J.D. Weiss, NK7W, of Reno, received 124 votes. Giraudo has been Section Manager since August 2008. His new term of office starts on July 1. Ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on May 24.
The following incumbent ARRL Section Managers did not face opposition and were declared elected for their next two-year terms of office, beginning July 1: Jim Cross, WI3N, Maryland/DC; Al Shuman, K1AKS, New Hampshire; Rich Krohn, N2SMV, Northern New Jersey; Bob Beaudet, W1YRC, Rhode Island; Dan Pruitt, AE6SX, San Joaquin Valley, and Mel Parkes, NM7P, Utah.
In West Texas, no nominating petitions were received for Section Manager by the March 4 receipt deadline. West Texas Section Manager John Dyer, AE5B, of Cisco, decided not to run for another term of office, and his present term ends on June 30; he has been Section Manager since July 2007, and had previously served as Section Manager 2002-2005.
According to the ARRL Rules and Regulations for the Field Organization, the West Texas Section Manager’s position will be re-solicited in the July 2011 issue of QST. A Section Manager elected through the re-solicitation will serve a term of 18 months.