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ARRL Great Lakes Division Leadership Changes

Jim Weaver, K8JE, has announced his retirement from the ARRL Board of Directors.

Source: ARRL.org

ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, has announced his retirement from the ARRL Board of Directors, effective at noon EDT on July 7. Great Lakes Division Vice Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, of Dundee, Michigan, is the Division’s new Director. The Great Lakes Division is made up of Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.

ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has appointed W. Thomas “Tom” Delaney, W8WTD, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to fill the resulting Vice Director vacancy. Both Williams and Delaney will attend the ARRL National Centennial Convention and the July ARRL Board of Directors’ meeting following the convention in Hartford, Connecticut.

Weaver, who lives in Mason, Ohio, had served as the League’s Great Lakes Division Director since January 2003. He was a member of the Programs & Services and CEO Candidate Screening committees. He continues to hold several Field Organization appointments in Ohio, including Official Observer and Public Information Officer.

Williams had been Great Lakes Division Vice Director since January 2012. He previously served as ARRL Michigan Section Manager — from 1992 until 1997, and from 2003 until 2011.

Delaney, the new Vice Director, was a Public Information Officer for about a decade. He is active on the Queen City Emergency Net and belongs to several clubs in Cincinnati. Active in public service work, Delaney is also the volunteer chairman of the Communications Committee for Disaster Services at the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Presidents Message – July 2014

Mike KiefferJune, 2014 is now in the history books! This is the busiest month of the year for our club.

The Hamfest was a great success. We sold all our admission tickets and all of the food. Our net profit was in line with previous years. Thanks to Jim Linn WB8RRR, and the Hamfest volunteers, great job!

Our Field Day was also a great success. In the Categories of: total points claimed, GOTA points and participants, we exceeded the 2013 results. Everyone had an excellent time. Thanks to Bill Schroeder WS6K, and all the participants and volunteers, excellent job! General consensus was that Mulberry Elementary site and our tripod based antennas performed well.

We will have more details about the two events at our meeting on 7/10/14 at 7:30pm at the Faith Church on Price Rd. The presentation for the meeting will be by Brendan Beresford, “Moon Bounce and Meteor Scatter”.

Our next operating event is “Ohio Parks On the Air” in the fall.

73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President

President’s Message – June

June will be a busy month. We are preparing for two major club sponsored events. Our Hamfest is Saturday June 21, 2014 and ARRL Field Day, June 28-29, 2014.

Mike KiefferThere has been a location change for Field Day due to a scheduling conflict with the school. We are now at the Mulberry Elementary School, 5950 Buckwheat Rd.

There will be a lot of activity related to these two events and all our help will be needed.

If you wish to serve on the Field Day committee, see Bill WS6K and Jim WB8RRR about Hamfest.

The club purchased a new grill for events. We also purchased a 30’ tripod mast for erecting antennas for club events. The club also now has a storage locker at Fortress Castle SR28. This facility is located just off 275 at south SR 28. We will be assembling all the Club equipment there during June. Chris Spiess will be the Club’s “Equipment Manager”. If you are storing Club equipment, please make arrangements with Chris to get the equipment to the locker so it can be inventoried. We need it at the facility to make sure it is included in the club’s insurance policy. Once all the equipment is inventoried, it can be checked out by contacting Chris.

Brendan Beresford (KD8RAP) volunteered for the week three net control spot.

Come to the meeting at 7:30pm June 12, 2014 to finalize the MARC Hamfest and Field Day. Also bring any “Show and Tell” items to share with the club. Bring what you bought at the Dayton Hamfest.

As always the meeting is at the Faith Church on Price Rd in Milford, OH, VE testing at 6:00pm.

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