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RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, is currently attending the annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in Windsor, Connecticut.

The ARRL Board Meetings are held twice each year, in January and July, and RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, and IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, are once again attending the meeting as guests of the Board.

At the meeting the ARRL Directors nominate and elect a President, a First Vice President, a Second Vice President, an International Affairs Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Chief Executive Officer as officers who serve on the Board of Directors. The election results will be publicized by the ARRL and will be posted on this webpage.

The above photo was taken prior to the election and shows (from left): Rick Niswander, K7GM (ARRL Treasurer); Greg Widin, K0GW (ARRL First Vice President); Rick Roderick, K5UR (ARRL President); Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA (RAC President); Tim Elam, VE6SH (IARU President); Rod Stafford, W6ROD (ARRL Past President); and Jay Bellows, K0QB (ARRL International Affairs Vice President).

RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, extended greetings and best wishes from RAC and thanked ARRL President Roderick, K5UR, for attending the RAC Planning Meeting and Annual General Meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick last September.

In his remarks, he indicated that RAC and the ARRL have similar objectives and both organizations benefit from learning how each other undertakes to achieve them. He noted the continuing growth of Amateur Radio in Canada and reported that he had been elected for another term as President of RAC, which was greeted by applause from the ARRL Board members.

ARRL Board Meeting

Leadership Elections to Highlight January 17-18 ARRL Annual Board Meeting 

The ARRL issued the following news release prior to the meeting:

“The ARRL Board of Directors will elect League officers when it meets for its 2020 annual meeting on January 17 -18 in Windsor, Connecticut.

The Board will hear nominations and then vote, as necessary, for ARRL president, first and second vice presidents, international affairs vice president, secretary, treasurer, chief executive officer, and chief financial officer. The Board will also choose members to serve on the Executive Committee and on the ARRL Foundation Board. Successful candidates will take office after the Board meeting adjourns.

The ARRL Southeastern Division has entirely new leadership. In last year’s elections, Mickey Baker, N4MB, defeated Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, to become the new Southeastern Division Director, while James Schilling, KG4JSZ, won a three-way race for Vice Director.

In the Southwest Division, new Vice Director Mark Weiss, K6FG, was the sole candidate to succeed Ned Stearns, AA7A, who decided not to stand for another term.

The Board will hear officers’ reports and receive financial reports. Members will also hear reports from ARRL’s Washington Counsel, David Siddall, K3ZJ, and from its Connecticut Counsel. The Board will also receive and consider reports and recommendations from committees and coordinators.

The Board will also consider recommendations of the Standing Committees, including the Executive Committee, the Administration and Finance Committee, and the Programs and Services Committee and consider additional recommendations as contained in reports. The meeting will hear any motions that the 15 individual Directors may offer for Board consideration.”

For the original news item please visit: 

http://www.arrl.org/news/leadership-elections-to-highlight-january-17-18-arrl-annual-board-meeting