New Section Manager Appointed in South Dakota
Chris Stallkamp, W0ADZ, of Selby, South Dakota, has been appointed as the South Dakota Section Manager, effective June 15. ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, made the appointment in consultation with Dakota Division Director Greg Widin, K0GW, and with the recommendation of outgoing South Dakota Section Manager Scott Rausch, WA0VKC.
Rausch, of Piedmont, has served as South Dakota Section Manager since April 2009. He decided not to run for a new two-year term of office that was scheduled to begin on April 1. After a re-solicitation for nominations this spring did not result in any potential candidates, Stallkamp was then appointed to take the Section Manager reins from Rausch. Stallkamp’s appointment extends until March 31, 2014.
Stallkamp has been a radio amateur since 2006, and is a member of the Black Hills Amateur Radio Club. Interest in Amateur Radio runs in his family: Both his mother Margaret, KA0BEB, and father Lloyd, KA0ADZ, of Havre, Montana, are also licensed Amateur Radio operators.