Effective January 1, 2011, Phil Temples, K9HI, begins his two-year term as ARRL Section Manager for Eastern Massachusetts. A copy of his introductory text to all EMA ARRL members can be found at http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/eastern-massachusetts, along with his January Section News column.
Temples has retained some key section staff, while also appointing several new people. Staying in their current posts are: Affiliated Club Coordinator “Bo” Budinger, WA1QYM, of Westford; Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY, of New Bedford; State Government Liaison Shawn O’Donnell, K3HI, of Framingham; and Section Traffic Manager Jim Ward, N1LKJ, of Raynham.
New staff named are: Assistant Section Manager/Youth Activities Jason Sample, KB1PQB, of Groveland; Official Observer Coodinator Ed Parish, K1EP, of North Reading; Public Information Coordinator Bob Salow, WA1IDA, of Natick; and Technical Coordinator Eric Falkof, K1NUN, of Wayland.
Temples has promised a more “club-centric” approach to structuring of the field organization, with emphasis on supplying affiliated clubs with more resources, recruiting more field appointments, and beefing up the local National Traffic System organization in the section.