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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB020 (2008)

ARLB020 ARRL Delta Division Gets New Leadership, Great Lakes Division
Remains Unchanged

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 20  ARLB020
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  November 22, 2008
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB020 ARRL Delta Division Gets New Leadership, Great Lakes Division
Remains Unchanged

Gary Johnston, KI4LA, of Edgewood, Kentucky, will keep his seat as
Vice Director of the Great Lakes Division. On Friday, November 21,
ARRL staff members opened ballots for the Director and Vice Director
races in the Delta Division and the Vice Director race in the Great
Lakes Division. ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY,
Dakota Division Director Jay Bellows, W0QB, Southeastern Division
Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, and a representative from an
independent auditor looked on, Sarratt is also a member of the
League's Ethics and Elections Committee.

After all the ballots were counted, the Delta Division gained a new
Director and Vice Director, while hams in the Great Lakes Division
voted to keep their Vice Director. The leadership team in the
Atlantic, Dakota and Midwest Divisions will remain the same. Terms
for Directors and Vice Directors begin at noon on January 1, 2009
and run for three years.

The following ran unopposed and were declared the winner of their
elections by the League's Ethics and Elections Committee: Atlantic
Division Director Bill Edgar, N3LLR, and Vice Director Tom
Abernethy, W3TOM, Dakota Division Director Jay Bellows, K0QB, and
Vice Director Greg Widin, K0GW, Midwest Division Director Bruce
Frahm, K0BJ, and Vice Director Cliff Ahrens, K0CA, and Great Lakes
Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE. The rules state that if a
candidate is running unopposed, he or she shall be declared the
winner without balloting.

Incumbent ARRL Delta Division Director -- Henry Leggette, WD4Q, of
Memphis, Tennessee -- did not seek re-election this term. Two
candidates, current Vice Director Karl Bullock, WA5TMC, of Ripley,
Mississippi, and former Louisiana Section Manager Mickey Cox, K5MC,
of West Monroe, were nominated for this seat.  With 1148 votes, Cox
was declared the new Delta Division Director, Bullock received 993

With Bullock seeking the Director position, this left the Vice
Director position open, with Ariel Elam, K4AAL, of Antioch,
Tennessee, and Arkansas Section Manager David Norris, K5UZ, of
Batesville, in the hunt for this post. Norris won the seat with 1399
votes, Elam received 746 votes.

Three people were nominated for the position of Vice Director in the
Great Lakes Division: Incumbent Gary Johnston, KI4LA, of Edgewood,
Kentucky, former Kentucky Section Manager John Meyers, NB4K, of
Butler, and Michigan Section Affiliated Club Coordinator Daniel
Romanchik, KB6NU, of Ann Arbor.  Johnston will keep his seat, as he
garnered 1218 votes in a very close race. Romanchik received 1205
votes and Meyers received 1155 votes.

''I'm happy to be a part of this election process,'' said Sarratt. ''I
would like to thank everyone for running and also thank the ARRL
members in the Delta and Great Lakes Division who participated. The
big turnout shows the high level of interest our members have in
Amateur Radio.''

''It is great to see such an interest on the part of members in this
election,'' Bellows said. ''These close races do indeed show that
every vote counts and how very important it is to participate.''

The next scheduled Division elections are next fall for the Central,
Hudson, New England, Northwestern and Roanoke ARRL Divisions. In
accordance with League's Bylaws, ballots will be counted on November
20, 2009.


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