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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB101 (1996)

ARLB101 Dave Coons, WT8W, is new Great Lakes Vice Director

ARRL Bulletin 101  ARLB101
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  December 23, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB101 Dave Coons, WT8W, is new Great Lakes Vice Director

Dave Coons, WT8W, is new Great Lakes Vice Director

ARRL President Rod Stafford, KB6ZV, has appointed Dave Coons, WT8W,
of New Carlisle, Ohio, as the new Vice Director of the Great Lakes
Division.  The appointment is effective immediately.  Coons replaces
John Thernes, W4ZN, who recently resigned to devote full time to
graduate studies.

Coons, 65, is a former US Postal Service employee and served for 12
years as postmaster in Miamisburg, Ohio, before retiring in 1989.
During his stint in the US Navy in the late 1940s and early 1950s,
Coons taught CW aboard ship.  He's been a ham and a League member
since 1963.  ''It's been a great hobby throughout all these years,''
said Coons, adding that he was ''pleased and honored to be asked'' to
serve as a vice director.

Coons is deeply involved in ham radio activities.  He's served as a
volunteer examiner since 1989, is a past president (two years), vice
president and secretary of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association
(DARA) and has taught for the past 16 sessions at the HANDI-HAM's
Camp Courage.  This year at the Dayton Hamvention, he'll chair the
communication group.  He enjoys CW, is a sysop for a packet node and
participates in several HF nets.

Coons said his wife, Rita, supports and encourages his involvement
in ham radio.  He said he looks upon his appointment as vice
director as ''a great opportunity'' to expand on that involvement.

Dave Coons' address is 932 Hedwick St, New Carlisle, OH 45344,
telephone 937-849-0604, e-mail WT8W (at)