Subject: September 2019 WV Section Manager’s Report
SECTION MANAGER REPORT
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager
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** WELCOME OUR NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION COORDINATOR!
Last month we secured a new PIC! Cory Sickles, WA3UVV, stepped up and accepted the challenge. Cory is well known around the state, having given several technical presentations at hamfests and conventions. Welcome aboard Cory!!
** HELP WANTED:
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS
Each ARRL affiliated club should have a designated Public Information Officer (PIO)! Bascially, the PIO is the club public relations officer, and is nominated by their club and appointed by the Section Manager. You can read the official position description at http://www.arrl.org/public-information-officer.
EVERY CLUB NEEDS ONE!
** CHARLESTON HAMFEST AND ARRL WV SECTION CONVENTION
We’re very pleased to announce that the 2020 WV Section Convention, to be held March 14, 2020, at the Charleston Hamfest, at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, WV. Details to follow!
Are you looking for a club? Contact Spence Graham, WT8WV@arrl.net.
He’s the Section Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC). He’ll hook you
up with the club or clubs close to you. If there isn’t one, and
you’d like to start one, we can help with that, also. Send a list of
the Zip Codes in your area to K8WV@arrl.org, and we’ll get you a list
of hams living in those codes. You might be surprised how many there
are! Don’t know how to organize a club? We can help with that, too,
** NEW WEST VIRGINIA HAMS!
As of September 4, 2019
William E Mccallister, KE8MUB, Saint Albans, WV 25177-3559
Charles Lilly, KE8MUV, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-3276
Brett D Sarkissian, KE8MSC, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6806
Walter R White, KE8MVE, Chester, WV 26034-1454
Dylan M Mercer, KE8MVG, Moundsville, WV 26041-2221
John F Clark, KE8MUF, Buckhannon, WV 26201-2833
Joseph R Garland, KE8MUX, Cowen, WV 26206-0785
Ashley N Jarvis, KE8MUZ, Camden On Gauley, WV 26208-0052
John H Myers, KE8MUY, Webster Springs, WV 26288-8323
Paul F Williams, KE8MSF, Bridgeport, WV 26330-1047
Michael A Dean, KE8MSG, Fairmont, WV 26554-2537
Rick K Lilly, KE8MSO, Summersville, WV 26651-4445
Anthony W Webb, KE8MVA, Summersville, WV 26651-7469
Congratulations! Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth!!
CLUB PRESIDENTS: See someone above from your county? Invite them to a
club meeting! Get them on the air and involved! (Addresses can be found
** UPCOMING WEST VIRGINIA HAMFESTS
10/12/2019 | Parkersburg, Wood County Hamfest
Location: Mineral Wells, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Wood County Emergency Communications
3/14/20, Charleston Hamfest and WV Section Convention
Location: Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, WV
Type: ARRL Section Convention
Sponsor: Kanawha ARC & ARRL
If your organization is conducting a Hamfest in West Virginia, please be
sure to let the League know ASAP.
** CLUB PROGRAM?
If you’re planning your club’s program schedule, and would like to
have a WV Section ARRL Official present a program, send a request with
the necessary date/time information to K8WV@arrl.org. We’ll get
something set up!
** SECTION CABINET
No one person can coordinate all the activities involved with the
West Virginia Section. Here are the volunteers who make it happen, with
the assistance of many others.
Section Manager Dan Ringer. K8WV
Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) Spencer Graham, WT8WV
Assistant Section Manager (ASM) Jane Hardy, WV8JH
Mark Charles Kraham, W8CMK
Louise Ann. Rinehart, KA8ZGY
Karl S. Thompson, K8KT
Public Information Coordinator (PIC) Cory Sickles, WA3UVV
Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Michael E. Maxson, W8SI
State Government Liaison (SGL) Matthew J. Ahearn, KB2PNN
Section Traffic Manager (STM) Kenneth D. Caplinger, WV8KDC
Section Youth Coordinator William W. Stewart Sr, W2BSA
Technical Coordinator (TC) Karl S. Thompson, K8KT
You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to
** STM REPORT
** SEC REPORT
Regretfully, as a result of a hard drive crash, the STM and SEC reports are not available this month.