West Gulf Division Newsletter January 2019
A special message from your ARRL WGD 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 prosper forever.”
Hiram Percy Maxim, September 1927 QST.
 
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.
 
But.  After twenty years, it is time for me to move on.  At the end of the ARRL Board meeting, January 19, I will retire as Director and John Stratton, N5AUS, will move up to the Director position.  A candidate is now being vetted to serve as John's Vice Director and an announcement should be forth-coming in a few weeks.   Thank you for your support, your assistance, your friendship.  
 
I promise I won’t forget you if you don’t forget me.  We made history together and the future is ours to create.  Thanks to all!  
 
Good DX with no QRM
73
David, K5RAV
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