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ARRL Appoints New CEO - But Seeks Long Term Leader

ARRL’s new Chief Executive Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, moved one floor down at ARRL Headquarters earlier this year to assume leadership of the organization with an overarching goal of promoting the League’s mission, “To advance the art, science, and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.” Shelley has spent much of his tenure at ARRL Headquarters toiling out of the limelight, so he’s a bit of an unknown quantity within the greater Amateur Radio community. But, he brings to his new position nearly 3 decades of experience as ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer. Shelley intends to leverage that background in his role as CEO, enabling him to hit the ground running.

The ARRL Board elected Shelley as CEO in January, to succeed Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, who has retired. As Shelley himself nears his own retirement over the next 18 months, the League continues to advertise for applicants to fill the CEO position on a long-term basis.

See full story at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/new-arrl-ceo-comes-aboard-facing-challenges-and-change

 

 

ARRL IN Section Manager Ballot

ARRL Headquarters mailed out the ballots this week for the Indiana Section Manager election. Keep an eye on the mailbox for yours.  You should recieve your ballot this week. 

Be sure to get it mailed back in time to be counted!

 

 

LoTW Support for CQ Worked All Zones (WAZ) Award Goes Live:

ARRL and CQ magazine have announced the launch of Logbook of The World (LoTW http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world) support for CQ's Worked All Zones (WAZ http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_awards/cq_waz_awards/index_cq_waz_award.html) Award program, effective immediately. The goal of the project, under way since last year, has been to create the proper technical support system so that radio amateurs can submit LoTW confirmations for WAZ credit, and that has been accomplished, CQ and ARRL said in a joint statement.

LoTW -- ARRL's electronic confirmation system for Amateur Radio contacts --provides contact confirmation when both stations upload their logs to the system, and a match between the logs is confirmed. LoTW has already supported the CQ WPX Award http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_awards/cq_wpx_awards/cq-wpx-award-rules-022017.pdf program since 2012.

"We are very pleased that participants in CQ's WAZ award program will now be able to use their LoTW confirmations for award credit," CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, said. "CQ WPX Award participants have found it very helpful, and we are sure it will be equally helpful for those pursuing WAZ and its many variations."

ARRL First Vice President Greg Widin, K0GW, concurred. "Users of LoTW have been telling us for some time that they would like to use QSLs from LoTW to apply for the WAZ award," he said. "They will now be able to select confirmations to be used for WAZ credit." Read more http://www.arrl.org/news/lotw-support-for-cq-worked-all-zones-waz-award-goes-live.

 

 

 

Age Activated Attention Deficit

This is how most of my days go!

Yes, this is the way most of my days go around here. I know that some of you can relate to this, but I wanted the rest of you to know just how it is when you retire!

I decide to wash my car today, so I started toward to the garage when I noticed that there is mail on the hall table. I decided that I had better go through the mail before I wash the car, and that’s when I laid my car keys down on the table and put the junk mail in the trash can under the table. As I did that I notice that the trash can was full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first, but then I thought that since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk where I find the can of Diet Pepsi that I had been drinking earlier. I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to put the Diet Pepsi aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.

I see that my pop is already starting to get warm, so I decided that I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the pop, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye–they need to be watered.

I set the pop down on the counter and I discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning.

I decide I’d better put them back on my desk, but first I’ve got to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water, and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone had left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decided to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll water those darn flowers.

I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor, it figures So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then I head back down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do earlier. At the end of the day; the car still isn’t washed. The bills aren’t paid. There is a warm can of pop is still sitting on the counter. Those darn flowers are now starting to wilt since they didn’t get watered. There’s still only one check in my checkbook. I can’t find the remote. I can’t find my glasses. And, what hurts the most is that I don’t remember what I did with the car keys!

Then, when trying to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m absolutely baffled because I know that I was busy all day long and I’m really worn out. I realize that this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail.

Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to close friends you know, because I don’t remember to whom it has been sent. Don’t laugh – if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!

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