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