Thomas Dick, KF2GC, of Saranac Lake, has returned to the office of Section Manager of Northern New York. He has taken the reins of the Northern New York Field Organization from Tom Valosin, WB2KLD, who had been Section Manager since 2007. When Valosin decided not to run for another term of office, Dick submitted his nomination petition to run for Section Manager; the open position was re-solicited in the January 2009 issue of QST
. Since Dick's nomination was the only one received by the receipt deadline, he was declared elected and his term of office extends through December 31, 2010. Dick has several years of prior experience as a Section leader: He served as the Northern New York Section Manager from 2000-2006 and as Section Emergency Coordinator from 1998-2000.