Greetings from South Texas! Another great hamfest season has begun and Vice Director Stratton and I look forward to seeing all of you at your nearby ARRL hamfest or convention. HamCom 2015 will again be hosting the Division Convention; this year at the Irving Convention Center. We congratulate them on their growth and look forward to seeing you there when we welcome Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, ARRL Chief Executive Officer as our special guest.
Time has come to submit your nominees for the 2015 West Gulf Division Annual awards. Please be sure to complete the application and send it in prior to May 1st for consideration. By nomination in the categories of Ham of the Year, Young Ham of the Year and Excellence Award (covering a variety of potential ham radio accomplishments) is a great way to recognize your fellow ham for outstanding accomplishments. See our news story below for full details.
Lastly, I remind you that the ARRL is a volunteer based organization. If you have time to spare and are willing to volunteer, myself and your Section Manager are always looking for people to help out. Please feel free to contact us and volunteer to share your skill set. While there are always a variety of tasks to accomplish, folks with web building/management experience are needed on both a Section and Division level. Also, contributing editors for newsletter and web content would be amazing. Please consider volunteering today!