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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB005 (2009)

ARLB005 Coy Day, N5OK, Resigns from ARRL Board of Directors

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 5  ARLB005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 20, 2009
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB005 Coy Day, N5OK, Resigns from ARRL Board of Directors

After more than 12 years as a member of the ARRL Board of Directors
-- 10 of them as West Gulf Division Director -- Coy Day, N5OK,
announced that he is resigning from ARRL elected office, effective
January 20. Per the ARRL Articles of Association, Vice Director
David Woolweaver, K5RAV, will take over as Director, and ARRL
President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, will appoint a new Vice Director. The
next election for West Gulf Division Director and Vice Director will
be in 2010.

Day, who was Chairman of the League's Ethics and Elections Committee
when he resigned, said, "I have really enjoyed interfacing with and
serving the membership in my term as West Gulf Division Director.
Traveling around, going to club meetings, going to hamfests -- I've
just enjoyed being with other amateurs the most. I've also enjoyed
representing the membership at the Board of Directors meetings,
talking, finding out what they need and what they are feeling and
bringing that back to the Board." Before being elected to the Board
of Directors, Day served as West Gulf Vice Director and Oklahoma
Section Manager.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Coy Day on the ARRL Board,"
said ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN. "Coy's integrity is
admirable and something that everyone should model. We will miss his
wisdom and smooth manner on the Board, and wish the best for Coy and
his wife Judy."

ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, concurred: "In
addition to the gentlemanly demeanor that most people who know him
associate with Coy, what I will always remember about his service on
the Board are the high standards that he set -- for himself, as well
as for the ARRL staff. This was especially evident while he was
Chairman of the Administration and Finance Committee. Coy challenged
and supported the staff in equal and abundant measure."

"I could not step down if I was not confident that David would do a
great job as Director," Day said. "He's been such a great Vice
Director. He's already served on committees and done so many things
within the West Gulf Division. David's doing a great job and I know
he will continue to do great things as Director of the West Gulf

Woolweaver called Day a "tireless contributor to Amateur Radio for
two decades," and said Day's long service "has been marked by honor
and integrity. It has been my privilege to serve with Coy for the
past seven years as his Vice Director. I know that everyone in the
West Gulf Division will join me in wishing Coy well in his

While serving on the Board of Directors, Day served on numerous
committees. "I think I served on all of them," he joked. "I was
Chairman of the Membership Services Committee -- that was before the
name was changed to the Programs and Services Committee. I was also
Chairman of the Administration and Finance Committee. My first
committee was the ad hoc Committee for Long Range Planning, back in

"I would like thank the members and the staff -- the support here at
HQ," Day said. "I also want to thank my fellow Board members -- it
takes all 15 of us working together to make things happen. It's been


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