ARRL Members in the Western Massachusetts Section will have the opportunity to choose a Section Manager, Director, and Vice Director, while members in other New England sections will have the opportunity to choose a Director and Vice Director. Nomination notices were published in the July 2021 issue of QST on page 67 and 68 for Section Manager, Director, and Vice Director along with instructions for submitting nominating petitions.
In Western Massachusetts, Section Manager nomination petitions must contain the signatures of five or more full ARRL members residing in the section. A sample nomination petition is available on the ARRL website at <http://www.arrl.org/sectio-terms-nomination-information>. Petitions must be received by September 10, 2021. If more than one member is nominated, ballots will be mailed from Headquarters no later than October 1, 2021 to full members of record as of September 10, 2021. Returns will be counted November 23, 2021. A Section Manager elected as a result of this procedure will take office on January 1, 2022. If only one valid petition is received from a Section, that nominee shall be declared elected without opposition for a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2022.
In New England, ARRL members will have the opportunity to choose a Director and a Vice Director to represent them for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2022. Any full ARRL member may request official nominating petitions starting July 1, 2021 by letter or email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Requests must be received no later than August 13, 2021, and completed forms received no later than August 20, 2021. If there is only one eligible candidate for an office, that candidate shall be declared elected for a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2022. If there are multiple candidates, official ballots and candidates’ statements will be mailed no later than October 1, 2021. Completed ballots must be received by November 19, 2021. The Director and Vice Director candidate(s) receiving the most votes will be declared the winners that day.
The incumbent Western Massachusetts Section Manager is Raymond Lajoie, KB1LRL, Lunenburg, Massachusetts.
The incumbent New England Division Director is Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
The incumbent New England Division Vice Director is Phil Temples, K9HI, Watertown, Massachusetts.