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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB007 (2003)

ARLB007 Board Discusses Strategic Planning, WRC-03 Efforts

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ARRL Bulletin 7  ARLB007
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 22, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB007 Board Discusses Strategic Planning, WRC-03 Efforts

The ARRL Board of Directors met January 17-18 in Connecticut to
discuss a wide range of topics, including a timeline for future
strategic planning, increasing League membership and raising the
level of awareness in Washington, DC, of Amateur Radio issues at the
upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-03).

Last summer the Board created an ad hoc committee on strategic
planning, which developed a set of recommendations for a new
strategic planning process and brought them to the Board meeting
last week. The Board will meet in a special leadership seminar in
July, and in September will convene for a special strategic planning
retreat. With a closer view in mind, a new ad hoc committee was
created to focus on the recruitment and retention of members.

The Board also spent a fair amount of time discussing strategy for
pursuing Amateur Radio's interests at WRC-03, to be held in Geneva,
Switzerland this summer. The hottest topic concerning ham radio is 7
MHz and the objective of a worldwide 300 kHz harmonized amateur
allocation. The immediate need is to get the government side of the
US administration to support realignment of the amateur band and the
shortwave broadcasters in ITU Regions 1 and 3.