ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, has appointed Betsey Doane, K1EIC, as Interim Section Manager for the ARRL Connecticut Section.
The Sheldon, Connecticut native is no stranger to the job. Her stint as Connecticut Section Manager from 1991 until 2016 for 25 uninterrupted years of service makes her one of longest serving Section Managers in the history of the ARRL Field Organization.
In 2012, K1EIC was honored by the ARRL “for more than 50 years in the ARRL Field Organization, beginning as an Official Phone Station in the 1960s. Before becoming Section Manager, she served as Official Relay Station, Net Manager of the Connecticut Section NTS, Section Traffic Manager. Besides serving as Section Manager, Doane is also an Official Emergency Station. In 2005, she was named CCE Mentor/Instructor of the Year.”
In 2018, Doane received the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in higher education.
During her time in the interim role, she hopes to “find a new permanent Section Manager and train that person.” Also, she would like to “reacquaint section members with the ARRL field organization. “There are lots of new people … who may not know what it does or what its value is to the national organization.”
Betsey hopes to “promote Zoom presentations among the clubs on topics of interest, including advanced technology.” She also will begin a search for a newsletter editor to compile club news for the Section.
“Thank you for stepping in as temporary SM. I very much appreciate your doing this,” writes New England Division Director Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC.
We wish Betsey Doane, K1EIC, all the best in her new endeavors!