Get out and Vote!!

By now you should have received your green ballot and envelope. Please
return your ballot in the green envelope. If more than one family
member received a ballot, please submit them in their separate
envelopes.

If you have not received your ballot, please contact the undersigned or
ARRL directly. ARRL will send you a ballot by first class mail.

Historically there has been a very low voter turn-out.

Please vote!

73,

Dale
W5WI

Mail Delivery Problem Affecting Delivery of Board Election Ballots in West Gulf Division

ARRL has become aware of a mail delivery problem affecting the ARRL Board of Director election ballots sent to members in part of the West Gulf Division. Recent flooding has affected some US Postal Service distribution centers in the Houston region of the state, damaging some sorting machines. This is delaying delivery to many members in that area. They are processing mail out, but there are delays in processing out bulk mail, which include the ballots. We are aware that ballots are being processed as part of their work flow, but they cannot give us a definitive date of when they will all be out for delivery.All ballots were mailed from Hartford on Monday, September 30, as required by the Articles of Association/By-Laws. Ballots to most of the West Gulf Division were delivered in the usual time frame, which is generally 10 to 14 days.

We have received numerous requests for replacement ballots. We also have member notifications sent after making the replacement ballot request to inform us the ballot had arrived. We ask ARRL members to be patient.

If you still do not receive your ballot by Monday October 21, 2019, please send a request for a new ballot. The ARRL HQ will process replacement requests on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, via first-class mail and daily as later requests come in. That will allow 3+ weeks (24 days) for the replacement to be delivered to you and allowing for their return to ARRL’s accounting firm of CohnReznick LLP by the noon on Friday, November 15, 2019, deadline.

There is no deadline for requesting a replacement ballot. Also, there is no deadline for you to have received your ballot in order to be eligible to vote. Please note that all replacement requests need to be in writing (email is okay) but must directly come from the ARRL member. Third-party requests cannot be processed.

If you have already requested a replacement ballot but still haven’t received the original ballot by October 21, you will need reconfirm your need for a replacement by email. If your original ballot is received before that time, we also ask you confirm that, so that your request can be closed.

We thank you for your patience in this unusual situation. If you have any questions, please contact ARRL Assistant Secretary Dan Henderson, N1ND, telephone (860) 594-0236. — Thanks to Dan Henderson, N1ND, Assistant Secretary, ARRL

John Robert Stratton N5AUS to attend KCARC Abilene Oct 14 meeting

John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, West Gulf Division Director and Candidate for re-election will be speaking at the October meeting of the KCARC Abilene Monday, October 14th at 7pm at the Cobb Park Recreation Center.

He will give his views on where the ARRL and the hobby has been, is now and where he thinks it should go in the future.

Please come if you are interested in the future of the ARRL.

 

ARRL West Gulf Division Candidate Interviews

Ham Radio 2.0

This was recorded from a Facebook livestream by Ham Radio 2.0 on Sept 28, 2019, between the 2 candidates running for West Gulf Division Director. Thanks to Mike, N5VCX for arranging this meeting.

N5AUS’ Election Page: https://votewestgulf.org

W5MJ’s Election Page: https://www.qrz.com/db/w5mj

 Click this link for the video of the interview

 

John Stratton N5AUS visit and September Club Meeting next Monday 16 Sept

This is an invitation to the Midland Amateur Radio Club’s September Club Meeting and visit by John Stratton N5AUS, acting Director of the West Gulf Division of the ARRL on 16 September.  The doors will open at 7:00 pm and the meeting will start at 7:30 pm.  There will be several door prizes, including a Baofeng UV-9R, the higher power version of the UV-5R.  A 2500mAh battery, speaker mic,  and software interface with cable are included.

I know that for many of you this is a long trip; however, I want to extend the invitation as it is a great opportunity.

Mr. Stratton will give us a first person update on the ARRL Board of Directors focus on topics facing modern Amateur Radio.  It will be a good opportunity to put him on the hot seat with your concerns and questions.  John has been a regular attendee of the St Patrick’s Day Hamfest and gives an informative presentation during the Section/Division Forum. If possible make plans to attend and bring a fellow ham with you. 73 and have fun,

David KF5WDJ

 

Ham-Com 2019

PLANO EVENT CENTER

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH & SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH

ARRL WEST GULF DIVISION CONVENTION

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Springtime Section Manager Election Results Announced

Dale Durham, W5WI, Re-elected WTX Section Manager

In the only contested Section Manager election this spring, ARRL members in Utah have re-elected Mel Parkes, NM7P, as Section Manager for a new 2-year term of office that starts on July 1. Parkes, of Layton, received 481 votes; his opponent, Pat Malan, N7PAT, of South Jordan, received 233 votes. Parkes has served as Section Manager since 1999. Ballots were counted and verified at ARRL Headquarters on May 21.

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ARRL West Texas Section Convention

The 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest

The 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest & ARRL West Texas SectionConvention hosted by the Midland Amateur Radio Club. The hamfest will be held March 16th, 2019, at the MLK Community Center in Midland, Texas.

Check out all the pages on this website for the most up to date hamfest information. If we have your email on file we’ve emailed past attendees with a link to this website in order to reduce our mailing expenses. For others our traditional hamfest flier was mailed out in late January. You may also download the flyer.

In addition to our normal hamfest prizes we are again raffling an Elecraft K3S transceiver with MH4 microphone.  A maximum of 300 tickets will be sold at $20 each.  Don’t delay, they’re going fast! For complete details please visit the raffle page on this website.

We look forward to seeing you at the St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest!

John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, is New ARRL West Gulf Division Director

John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, of Austin, Texas, is the new ARRL West Gulf Division Director. Stratton, the incumbent Vice Director, moved up to the Director’s chair after Director Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV, announced his immediate retirement during the ARRL Board of Directors meeting January 18 – 19.

An attorney, Stratton served as West Gulf Division Vice Director since 2009, when he was appointed to succeed Woolweaver, who became Director following the resignation of then-Director Coy Day, N5OK.

Woolweaver served as West Gulf Vice Director from 2000 until 2009, and as Director from 2009 until 2019. During his
tenure, he served on several committees, including the ARRL Board Executive Committee. He is a member of the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors.
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West Gulf Division Newsletter January 2019

A special message from your Director

“Everything that the ARRL undertakes must be 100% for the general good.  That policy bred loyalty and confidence.  With those two things an organization can proper forever.”
Hiram Percy Maxim , September 1927 QST.

History.  I joined the ARRL Board in 2000 as Vice Director after Jim Haynie, W5JBP, was elected President and Coy Day, N5OK, moved up to Director.  That is nearly twenty years ago!  I never thought that I would spend nearly twenty years on the ARRL Board.
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