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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB007 (2023)

ARLB007 Section Manager Update: Austin Elected, Bigley Re-elected,
Gendron Appointed

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 7  ARLB007
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 30, 2023
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB007 Section Manager Update: Austin Elected, Bigley Re-elected,
Gendron Appointed

The results of two balloted Section Manager elections held this
spring were determined when the ballots were counted at ARRL
Headquarters on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

John Bigley, N7UR, incumbent Section Manager of the ARRL Nevada
Section, was re-elected when he received 277 votes, and Jim
Shepherd, W6US, of Sparks, received 177 votes. Bigley, of Las Vegas,
has been serving as Section Manager since 2015 and has held other
ARRL Field Organization and club leadership positions for more than
20 years. Bigley's new 2-year term of office starts July 1.

Nancy Austin, KC1NEK, was elected as ARRL Rhode Island Section
Manager when she received 129 votes, and incumbent Section Manager
Bob Beaudet, W1YRC, received 127 votes.

Austin, of Middletown, is the President of the Newport County Radio
Club, and she will begin a 2-year term of office on July 1.

Beaudet, of Cumberland, has served as ARRL Rhode Island Section
Manager for 21 years.

The following incumbent Section Managers were the only nominees in
their respective Sections when the nomination period closed on March
10, and were declared re-elected. Their new 2-year terms of office
begin July 1: Chris Van Winkle, AB3WG (Maryland-DC); Peter Stohrer,
W1FEA (New Hampshire); Bob Buus, W2OD (Northern New Jersey); John
Litz, NZ6Q (San Joaquin Valley); Pat Malan, N7PAT (Utah), and Dale
Durham, W5WI (West Texas).

ARRL has named John Gendron, NJ4Z, as the South Carolina Section
Manager. He will complete the term of Marc Tarplee, N4UFP, who
passed away after a brief illness.

Gendron, an Amateur Extra-class operator, is President of the York
County Amateur Radio Society (YCARS) and a member of the Swamp Fox
Contest Group. In addition to being an avid contester and DX chaser,
Gendron enjoys participating in Parks on the Air. He has earned
numerous ARRL awards, including the Worked All States and Triple
Play Worked All States awards, and is closing in on 5-Band DXCC.

Gendron also hosts a YouTube channel, called "From the Hamshack." In
2022, he became the 55th recipient of the Vic Clark Roanoke Division
ARRL Service Award, the Division's highest honor.


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