New Section Manager Appointed in West Texas
Bill Roberts, W5NPR, of Alpine, has been appointed as the Interim West Texas Section Manager as of July 8, 2011. ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, made the appointment in consultation with ARRL West Gulf Division Director David Woolweaver, K5RAV.
Roberts has served as the ARRL West Texas Section Traffic Manager since 2009. He is a past president of the Big Bend Amateur Radio Club and is also active as a back-up net control station for the Big Bend Emergency/West Texas ARES® Net and a net control station for the National Traffic System’s Daytime Region Net 5.
John Dyer, AE5B, recently completed his latest term of office as the West Texas Section Manager on June 30. Dyer has served as the top Field Organization official in West Texas since July 2007; he previously served as Section Manager from October 2002-June 2005. Dyer decided not to run for a new term of office that began July 1, 2011. Roberts will serve as Interim West Texas Section Manager until a Section Manager is declared elected.
Section Manager Nomination Petition Resolicitation
Since no nominations were received for the West Texas Section Manager election by the nomination deadline of March 4, 2011, nominations are hereby resolicited. Nomination petitions need to be received at ARRL Headquarters by 4 PM EDT on September 9, 2011. If more than one member is nominated in the section, ballots will be mailed from Headquarters on or before October 3, 2011, to full members of record as of September 9, 2011, the closing date for nominations. Returns will be counted on November 22, 2011. A Section Manager elected as result of the above procedure will take office on January 1, 2012. If only one valid petition is received from a Section, that nominee shall be declared elected without opposition. A Section Manager elected through the resolicitation will serve a term of 18 months (instead of two years). For more information, see page 67 of August 2011 issue of QST or the ARRL website.