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ARRL Bulletin 18Â ARLB018
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CTÂ May 26, 2016
To all radio amateurs
New Section Managers will take over this Summer in four ARRLÂ sections – Alabama, Indiana, Oregon, and Wisconsin. In Alabama,Â JVann Martin, W4JVM, of Chelsea, received 550 votes to 211 for hisÂ opponent, Dennis Littleton, K4DL, of West Blocton. That was the onlyÂ contested race in the Spring election cycle. Ballots were counted onÂ Tuesday, May 24, at ARRL Headquarters. Outgoing Alabama SM DavidÂ Drummond, W4MD, decided not to run for another term after serving atÂ the helm of the Alabama Field Organization since January 2011.
Martin is currently ARRL Emergency Coordinator for Jefferson County.Â He’s been licensed for more than 20 years. Martin serves as theÂ Director of Emergency Management and Facilities at UAB Hospital. HeÂ is a founding member and President of the Healthcare CommunityÂ Amateur Radio Club. Martin will begin an 18-month term of office onÂ July 1, rather than the nominal 2 years, because no candidates wereÂ nominated by the September 4, 2015, deadline, and nominations wereÂ resolicited.
In Indiana, Brent Walls, N9BA, of Indianapolis, will take over asÂ the new SM on July 1. He has been the Assistant SM under incumbentÂ SM Joseph Lawrence, K9RFZ, of Fort Wayne, who decided not to run forÂ a new term. He has served as SM since July 2014.
In Oregon, John Core, KX7YT, of Portland, will take over the sectionÂ reins from Everett Curry, W6ABM, of Hillsboro, on July 1. Curry, whoÂ has served as Oregon’s SM since January 2014, decided not to run forÂ another term. Core is currently a District Emergency Coordinator andÂ Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator in Oregon.
In Wisconsin, Patrick Moretti, KA1RB, of Dousman, will become theÂ new Section Manager on July 1. He was the sole nominee for the postÂ being vacated by Gary Sorensen, W9ULK, of Oxford, who has been SMÂ since July 2013. Moretti has been serving as the Wisconsin OfficialÂ Observer Coordinator, an Official Observer, and a TechnicalÂ Specialist.
Six incumbent Section Managers face no opposition in this electionÂ cycle and have been elected for new terms starting on July 1: RayÂ Hollenbeck, KL1IL (Alaska); Tom Ciciora, KA9QPN (Illinois); BillÂ Crowley, K1NIT (Maine); Steve Szabo, WB4OMM (Northern Florida);Â Brandon Bianchi, NI6C, (Santa Clara Valley), and Paul Gayet, AA1SU,Â (Vermont).