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ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, Retires


ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, has stepped down, and Vice Director Dr Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, has succeeded him. Bodson announced his retirement on January 16 -- before the official end of his term next January 1 -- at the Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting in Windsor, Connecticut.

Fellow Board members gave Bodson a standing ovation in recognition of years of service to the League. The Board elected Bodson as an Honorary Vice President. Bodson served the League for more than 20 years — as Roanoke Division Vice Director from 1993 through 2000, and as Director from 2001 until his retirement.

Earlier in the meeting, ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, presented Bodson with his 60-year ARRL membership certificate.

An ARRL Life Member, Boehner served as ARRL South Carolina Section Manager from 2003 until 2009, when he was elected Roanoke Division Vice Director. He was re-elected in 2013. Boehner is an avid DXer and has achieved DXCC Honor Roll and 5-Band DXCC. Originally from New York, Boehner is in private medical practice in Aiken, South Carolina.

ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has appointed Bill Morine, N2COP, of Wilmington, North Carolina, to fill the remainder of Boehner’s term as Roanoke Division Vice Director, effective immediately. An ARRL Life Member, Morine served as North Carolina Section Manager from 2010 until 2014, and is a past ARRL Public Relations Committee chairman. Morine was the 2001 recipient of the ARRL Philip J. McGan award for public relations.




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