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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB009 (2016)

ARLB009 Ballots Counted, Results Announced in Three ARRL Section
Manager Contests

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 24, 2016
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB009 Ballots Counted, Results Announced in Three ARRL Section
Manager Contests

Three new Section Managers and five incumbent Section Managers will
begin new terms in their respective sections starting on April 1.
The results of three contested elections in the winter election
cycle were announced February 23, after ballots were tallied at ARRL

In the Pacific Section, Joe Speroni, AH0A, of Honolulu received 228
votes, to 103 for Kimberly Fendt, WH6KIM, of Mountain View.  Speroni
has been the Pacific Section's Affiliated Club Coordinator and
maintains a variety of Amateur Radio-related interests.

Outgoing Pacific Section Manager Bob Schneider, AH6J, of Keaau,
decided not to run for another term of office after serving for the
past 10 years. Schneider also had served earlier as Pacific SM from
1992 to 1996 and from 2002 to 2004.

In the San Diego Section, Dave Kaltenborn, N8KBC, of Chula Vista,
California, outpolled Patrick Bunsold, WA6MHZ, of El Cajon,
California, 350 to 219 votes.

Kaltenborn brings more than 25 years of experience as a radio
amateur to the top post in San Diego Field Organization. He has been
Assistant Section Manager, Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator,
and a District and local Emergency Coordinator.

Outgoing Section Manager Steve Early, AD6VI, of La Mesa, California,
decided not to run for another term after serving for the past 8

In Virginia, incumbent Section Manager Joe Palsa, K3WRY, received
870 votes, while Anthony Harbour, KG4YXP, of Ridgeway received 512.

Palsa, of North Chesterfield, was appointed as Virginia's SM 1 year
ago, to complete the remaining term of then-Section Manager Carl
Clements, W4CAC, who had stepped down. With this election, Palsa
will continue as Section Manager for the next 2 years.

In Louisiana, Scott Wren, KD5DFL, of Pineville, will succeed Jim
Molan, KD5IGG, as Section Manager on April 1. Wren was the only
nominee for the new term when Molan, of Cottonport, announced that
he would not run for the position again after serving for one term.

Wren has served as Section Emergency Coordinator for the past 2
years and as an Assistant District Emergency Coordinator or
Emergency Coordinator since 2005.

These incumbent ARRL Section Managers faced no opposition and have
been declared elected for new terms beginning on April 1:

Pete Cecere, N2YJZ, Eastern New York; Joe Ames, W3JY, Eastern
Pennsylvania; Karl Bowman, W4CHX, North Carolina; and Chris
Stallkamp, W0ADZ, South Dakota.


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