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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB018 (1999)

ARLB018 New IARU Leaders Chosen

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ARRL Bulletin 18  ARLB018
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 19, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB018 New IARU Leaders Chosen

The International Amateur Radio Union will get a new president and
vice president May 9. In voting completed March 12, IARU
member-societies overwhelmingly ratified the election of Larry E.
Price, W4RA, as president, and David A. Wardlaw, VK3ADW, as vice
president. It's the first top leadership change at the IARU in more
than a decade.

A former ARRL president, Price succeeds Richard L. Baldwin, W1RU,
who has served as IARU President since 1982. Wardlaw succeeds
Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, who has served as vice president from 1989.
Price and Wardlaw will serve five-year terms. Price's replacement as
IARU secretary will be announced sometime before May 9.

First licensed in 1951, Price has held elected offices in the
American Radio Relay League continuously over the past 27 years. He
served as ARRL president from 1984 until 1992. He was IARU vice
president in 1983-84 and has been IARU secretary since 1989. He's
attended 13 IARU regional conferences and has served as an IARU
delegate at every ITU World Radiocommunication and Telecommunication
Development Conference since 1992 as well as at numerous other ITU

Wardlaw joined the Wireless Institute of Australia in 1947 and was
first licensed in 1948. He has served in numerous WIA posts,
including two stints as president.

Wardlaw has twice served as IARU Region 3 Director, 1988-1994 and
1997-present, and has attended six meetings of the IARU
Administrative Council as well as regional conferences. Since 1978,
he's also attended numerous ITU meetings and conferences as a member
of the Australian delegation or as an appointed ITU expert.


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