[bulletins] FW: WEAVER'S WORDS -- OHIO SM ELECTION SPECIAL EDITION
Fred Stone W8LLY
w8lly at arrl.net
Fri Jul 7 20:29:18 EDT 2006
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Subject: WEAVER'S WORDS -- OHIO SM ELECTION SPECIAL EDITION
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OHIO SECTION SM ELECTION
Dear Ohio ARRL member,
ARRL members in the Ohio Section will soon receive ballots for the
current Section Manager election. Because the ballots were mailed by
USPS bulk mail, no one can predict accurately when they will reach
mailboxes throughout Ohio. The delivery time could easily vary by as
much as two or even three weeks. If you don't receive a ballot within
a reasonable period of time, please get in touch with Dave Sumner,
K1ZZ, (k1zz at arrl.org) and request another ballot.
There are two candidates for the Section Manager (SM) position. These
are Joe Phillips, K8QOE and Mark Erbaugh, N8ME. The two candidates
have accepted my invitation to let me distribute a 300-word statement
of their campaign platforms. In return, they have agreed not to make a
broad-scale mailing of campaign literature to Ohio members. They each
are free to mail campaign statements to upper level Ohio ARRL
appointees, however. Their 300-word statements follow. These are
listed in alphabetic order according to last name. The order in which
their names and their statements appear in this E-mail does not
indicate an endorsement of either candidate by me. As Division
Director, I am neutral in this election.
I have not edited either statement. Each one is presented as I
received it. Please read each of these statements and when you receive
your ballot, please vote for the candidate of your choice.
73 es tnx for supporting ARRL through your participation in helping to
select your elected leaders,
THE CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS FOLLOW
Mark Erbaugh, N8ME
Amateur Extra Class License, Life ARRL member, Former assistant EC,
ARECC Honor roll (passed all three ARRL Emergency Communications
Training Courses), ARRL Certified VE, Leadership roles in other
volunteer organizations, including past president of my local church
A problem I see in the section is the formation of cliques. Those
within the controlling clique receive the benefits of the section;
those outside are discriminated against.
The Section Manager is the only Section official elected by and
accountable to the membership. The SM appoints all other officials.
Most of these officials are doing an excellent job and as SM, I will
support them with all the ARRL resources available. However, a small
number of appointees see their appointment as a personal reward and the
authority of the appointment as a perk to be used to further their own
interests and those of their friends, rather than a tool to be used for
the benefit of all members. As SM, I want to work with these
individuals to convince them that they need to treat every one equally.
I want to work with any member who feels they have been discriminated
against to make sure that they receive all the benefits of their ARRL
I want to develop new programs in the section that will allow members
to participate in areas of their individual interests to further ham
radio, particularly in areas such as training, technology recycling and
building community among hams.
For more information, please visit my campaign web site at
www.microenh.com/~n8me Thank you for your support and 73.
Joe Phillips, K8QOE
An Ohio Section Manager appoints and supervises 12 cabinet level
positions and 575 ARRL field appointments - the official observers; the
public information coordinators; the affiliated clubs and, of course,
all of our 88-county ARES emergency programs. The Section Manager must
have contacts throughout the whole state to do this effectively. The
Ohio Section is the ARRL's biggest section.
In the past 22 years, I have served as Newsletter Editor for the
Area Repeater Council (1984-89); as ARRL Public Information Coordinator
(1989-1998) and the last 8 years as Section Manager. In over two
decades of meeting and working with hams throughout this state, I have
been a featured speaker in more than half of Ohio's counties (47).
Thirty separate meetings in 14 separate counties in 2005 alone.
Working with others during those 22 years, I am proud of several
landmarks In 1986, I organized the first Ohio Repeater Directory (now
in its 20th printing); in 1992, the first Ohio Ham Radio Newsletter
contest (now in its 15th year - the only one in America); and in 1999,
named the Ohio Ham of the year after the late Al Severson, AB8P, (SK) -
my Elmer. Our annual Section Conference, with the famous PIZZA LUNCH,
has tripled participation the past 6 years.
First licensed in 1959, amateur radio has been my lifelong
Currently I am President of the Cincinnati FM club; a member of;
OSSBN, QCWA, the Cincinnati Ham Radio Hall of Fame; the Southwest Ohio
DX Association and the Voice of America museum committee.
Future plans? The Section is planning an Ohio PRB-1 passed by the
General Assembly and creation of a cabinet level post for increasing
Please vote for Joe Phillips, K8QOE and allow me to continue as your
Jim Weaver, K8JE
Director, Great Lakes Division
Chairman, Legislative Action Committee
5065 Bethany Rd.
Mason, OH 45040
K8JE at arrl.org; Tel., 513-459-0142; FAX, same
ARRL, the Reason Amateur Radio is!
Members, the Reason ARRL is!
ARRL Great Lakes Division
Director: James Weaver, K8JE
k8je at arrl.org
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