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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB036 (2004)

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ARLB036 Norton, Woolweaver and Donahue winners in contested ARRL 
division races

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ARRL Bulletin 36  ARLB036
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 19, 2004
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB036 Norton, Woolweaver and Donahue winners in contested ARRL 
division races

Richard J. ''Dick'' Norton, N6AA, of Topanga, California, will be the
new
ARRL Southwestern Division Director. Norton thwarted a bid by current
Southwestern Division Vice Director Tuck Miller, NZ6T, to gain a seat on
the ARRL Board of Directors. The final tally was 2662 to 1451 votes. A
retired businessman and electrical engineer and an ARRL Charter Life
Member, Norton's been a radio amateur for 49 years and is a member of
the
CQ Contesting Hall of Fame. He competed at the 2002 World Radiosport
Team
Championship and is a pioneer in computerized contest log checking.

Norton will succeed current Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard,
W6XD, who's held the seat since 2002 but decided not to run for the
2005-2007 term. During his campaign Norton pledged to work to defend
Amateur Radio frequencies, help amateurs in their communities and grow
the
number of Amateur Radio operators and ARRL members of all ages. Edward
J.
''Ned'' Stearns, AA7A, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was unopposed for the
Southwestern Division Vice Director's seat that Miller vacated to run
for
Director.

In the West Gulf Division, incumbent Vice Director Dr David Woolweaver,
K5RAV, overcame a strong challenge from Doug Loughmiller, W5BL, to
retain
his seat. The vote was 1417 to 1301. A dentist, Woolweaver is an ARRL
Life
Member and has been a Amateur Radio licensee for 46 years. He's the ARRL
Board Liaison to the Public Relations Committee and also served under
West
Gulf Division Director Coy Day, N5OK, as Congressional Action Chairman.
During the campaign, Woolweaver stressed the importance of ''a strong,
politically active voice'' in confronting BPL, antenna ordinances and
spectrum protection. Day ran unopposed for a new term.

It was a similar story in the ARRL Southeastern Division, where
incumbent
Vice Director Nelson E. ''Sandy'' Donahue, W4RU, beat back a challenge
from
Sharon T. ''Sherri'' Brower, W4STB, 2413 to 1694. Donahue, a ham for 43
years
and a former Georgia Section Manager, was first elected in 2001. During
the
campaign, he cited his lifelong commitment to the League, to public
service--he's completed and mentors all three ARRL Amateur Radio
Emergency
Communications courses--and to operating. Twenty-five-year veteran
Director
Frank Butler, W4RH, faced no opposition for re-election.

Votes were counted November 19 at ARRL Headquarters. Three-year terms
for
successful candidates begin January 1, 2005.
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