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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB002 (2009)

ARLB002 ARRL Board of Directors, Standing Committees to Meet in 
Connecticut Next Week

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 2  ARLB002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 9, 2009
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB002 ARRL Board of Directors, Standing Committees to Meet in 
Connecticut Next Week

The ARRL Board of Directors holds their annual meeting of 2009
January 16-17 in Windsor, Connecticut, with Directors, Vice
Directors and ARRL Board officers in attendance. The meeting will be
preceded on Thursday, January 15, with meetings of the
Administration and Finance Committee and the Programs and Services

The Administration and Finance Committee, chaired by Northwestern
Division Director Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, studies, advises and makes
recommendations for all administration and financial matters of the
League, including recommending the annual budget to the Board,
making recommendations in regard to staff management and interfacing
with the ARRL Foundation on fundraising issues.  Fenstermaker said
he can report that "2008 was a relatively good year with growth in
membership and meeting the needs of our members. The 2009 plan calls
for continuing to provide existing programs and to develop new
programs, as well as provide better communication tools. Our belief
is that in difficult economic times, members will focus even more on
activities they are familiar with and have investments in, such as
Amateur Radio. We see our opportunities and ability to serve
members' needs increasing under this scenario."

The Programs and Services Committee, headed by Midwest Division
Director Bruce Frahm, K0BJ, studies, advises and makes
recommendations for all programs and services provided by the
League, including Logbook of the World, W1AW and the incoming and
outgoing QSL services.

"The Programs and Services committee is pleased with ongoing work to
strengthen ARRL's Internet presence through the Web site redesign
and the expansion of the IT department.  A good example is the new
Triple Play Worked All States award that is generating a lot of
interest. On the Field Organization side, we are monitoring
implementation of changes brought on by the Section Governance
survey that was reported in July, as well as those brought about by
the NERPC report following Hurricane Katrina and other large-scale
disasters. Membership Services projects include receiving studies
from our Contest and VHF/UHF Advisory Committees and ongoing
consideration of awards-related matters. We're also interested in
development of the new 'PR-101' course for Public Information
Officers and our other educational offerings," Frahm said.

Per the Articles of Association, the ARRL Board of Directors meets
twice a year, in January and July.


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