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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB045 (2002)

ARLB045 Great Lakes Division leadership changes

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 45  ARLB045
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 23, 2002
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB045 Great Lakes Division leadership changes

George Race, WB8BGY, of Albion, Michigan, stepped down as Great
Lakes Director during the ARRL Board of Directors meeting on July
20. Race, 66, had served on the Board for 12 years. Prior to that,
he'd held numerous other field organization positions over the
years, including several terms as Michigan Section Manager.

Race said that while a Board vote to shift ''Section News'' from QST
to the Web did play a small part in his decision to resign, it was
not the primary factor and he harbors ''no bad feelings'' that the
vote went the other way. ''My wife Barb and I just decided we needed
some time for ourselves,'' said Race, who resigned in a letter to
ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, the Board
secretary. ''There's life beyond the League,'' Race added.

Legendary within the ARRL field organization for his travels around
the Great Lakes Division, Race said he's spent some 45,000 to 50,000
miles a year on the road on the League's behalf and ''wore out three

''I've enjoyed so much working with the membership and with the
Board,'' said Race, who is the technical services supervisor at
Albion College, where he's worked for nearly 35 years.

Great Lakes Vice Director Gary Johnston, KI4LA, was declared the new
director. ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, has appointed Michigan
Section Manager Dick Mondro, W8FQT, to be the new Great Lakes Vice

A successor to Mondro as Michigan SM is expected to be named soon.