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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB023 (2011)

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ARLB023 Delta Division Sees Leadership Change; Midwest, Atlantic 
Divisions Unchanged

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ARRL Bulletin 23  ARLB023
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 18, 2011
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB023 Delta Division Sees Leadership Change; Midwest, Atlantic 
Divisions Unchanged

On November 18, ballots were counted in the races for Director in
the Atlantic, Delta and Midwest Divisions. This year, there were
only three contested races for Director or Vice Director in the five
Divisions holding elections. In the Delta Division, Vice Director
David Norris, K5UZ, defeated Director Mickey Cox, K5MC, for the top
slot in that Division. Bill Edgar, N3LLR, won re-election as the
Director in the Atlantic Division. Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, also was
re-elected in the Midwest Division. Terms for Directors and Vice
Directors begin at noon on January 1, 2012 and run for three years.

The following incumbents ran unopposed and were earlier declared the
winner of their elections by the League's Ethics and Elections
Committee: Atlantic Division Vice Director Tom Abernethy, W3TOM;
Dakota Division Director Greg Widin, K0GW, and Vice Director Kent
Olson, KA0LDG; Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, and
Midwest Division Vice Director Rod Blocksome, K0DAS. The rules state
that if a candidate is running unopposed, he or she shall be
declared the winner without balloting.

With Norris running for Director in the Delta Division, the Vice
Director position was open. Tennessee Section Manager Glen Clayton,
W4BDB, was the only person nominated for the position, and as such,
was declared elected without balloting. In the Great Lakes Division,
Vice Director Gary Johnston, KI4LA, decided not to seek re-election.
As Michigan Section Manager Dale Williams, WA8EFK, was the only
nominee for this position, he, too, was declared elected without
balloting.

Atlantic Division

Incumbent Atlantic Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, of Bradford,
Pennsylvania, faced two challengers for his position: John Mueller,
K2BT, of Falconer, New York, and Philip Theis, K3TUF, of Ephrata,
Pennsylvania. Edgar was declared the winner, with 1628 votes. Theis
came in second with 1368 votes, and Mueller came in third with 755
votes. This will be Edgar's third term as Director. Before becoming
Director in 2006, he served two terms as Vice Director.

Delta Division

Incumbent Director Mickey Cox, K5MC, of Monroe, Louisiana, faced
incumbent Vice Director David Norris, K5UZ, in the election for
Director. After all votes were tallied, Norris was declared the
winner. He received 1313 votes to Cox's 1153. Both Norris and Cox
are serving their first term; they were elected in 2008.

Midwest Division

Current ARRL Midwest Division Director Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, of
Hannibal, Missouri, faced Keith Kaiser, WA0TJT, of Kansas City,
Missouri, in the race for Midwest Division Director. With 1276
votes, Ahrens was declared the winner; Kaiser received 802 votes.
This will be Ahrens first full term as Director. He was appointed
Vice Director in 2006 after then-Midwest Division Vice Director
Bruce Frahm, K0BJ, moved up to the Director position when Wade
Walstrom, W0EJ, passed away.  When Frahm was elected ARRL Second
Vice President in 2010, Ahrens moved into the Director slot.

"It is great to see such an interest on the part of members in this
election," said ARRL New England Division Director Tom Frenaye,
K1KI. "I would like to thank everyone for running and also thank the
ARRL members in the Atlantic, Delta and Midwest Divisions who
participated. The big turnout shows the high level of interest our
members have in Amateur Radio and that they take the ARRL elections
very seriously."

Along with Frenaye, Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, W4PWF
and ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, served as
election tellers; Frenaye and Bodson are members of the ARRL's
Ethics and Elections Committee. Tiffany Williams from the accounting
firm of J. H. Cohn LLP, served as the independent observer.

The next scheduled Division elections are next fall for the ARRL
Central, Hudson, New England, Northwestern and Roanoke Divisions. In
accordance with League's Bylaws, ballots will be counted on November
16, 2012.
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