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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB005 (2024)

ARLB005 Winter Season Section Manager Election Results

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 5  ARLB005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 23, 2024
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB005 Winter Season Section Manager Election Results

On Tuesday, February 20, at ARRL Headquarters, ballots were counted
for two Section Manager elections that were conducted this winter.

ARRL members in Louisiana elected Houston Polson, N5YS, of
Winnfield, to become the next Section Manager of the ARRL Louisiana
Section starting on April 1, 2024. Polson received 200 votes, and
incumbent Section Manager Matt Anderson, KD5KNZ, received 169 votes.

Polson was first licensed in 1984, and he has been a member of the
Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club in Omaha, Nebraska, ever since. He is
also a Volunteer Examiner and an active member of the Central
Louisiana Amateur Radio Club.  Anderson, of Covington, has served as
the Section Manager for the ARRL Louisiana Section since August 31,
2023, when he was appointed to fulfill the remainder of the term
after John Mark Robertson, K5JMR, stepped down.

In the ARRL Pacific Section, Alan Maenchen, AD6E, was re-elected in
a close race by receiving 113 votes. Kevin Bogan, AH6QO, of
Honolulu, received 100 votes. Maenchen, of Wailuku, Hawaii, was
appointed as Section Manager of the Pacific Section on November 1,
2023, to fulfill the term of office after Joe Speroni, AH0A, stepped

The ARRL Georgia Section has a new Section Manager as of January 1,
2024. Hank Blackwood, K4HYJ, of Dalton, Georgia, was the only
nominee to run for the re-solicited, 18-month new term of office
that is to begin on April 1.

David Benoist, AG4ZR, who continued serving as Section Manager of
the Georgia Section beyond the conclusion of his term on September
30, 2023, decided to step down at the end of 2023 to allow Blackwood
to officially begin his term of office early. Benoist, of Senoia,
was Section Manager from December 2021 through December 2023, and he
previously led the Georgia Section's field organization from
November 2016 to September 2021.

The following incumbent Section Managers were unopposed after the
fall nomination deadline, and they will begin new, two-year terms of
office starting on April 1, 2024: John Fritze, K2QY (Eastern New
York); Bob Wilson, W3BIG (Eastern Pennsylvania); Marvin Hoffman,
WA4NC (North Carolina); Dave Kaltenborn, N8KBC (San Diego); Chris
Stallkamp, KI0D (South Dakota), and Jack Smith, KE4LWT (Virginia).


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