A Note to Members from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR

01/15/2018

In a final few weeks, a ARRL’s Board of Directors has been a theme of an orderly misinformation campaign. It is being orchestrated by a organisation of hams, some of whom are well-intentioned though have been misled. This effort, that consists of a array of mischaracterizations, primarily dealt with (1) a ARRL Board’s condemnation of an ARRL Director, and (2) some due revisions to ARRL’s Articles of Association and Bylaws that are expected to be deliberate during a arriving ARRL Board assembly and that were circulated by a member of a Board. None of a due Article and Bylaw changes has nonetheless been addressed by a Board of Directors. More recently, other equally erring and fake statements have been done with honour to totally separate issues, in an bid to pull into doubt ARRL’s decision-making processes. The principal thought is that ARRL operates underneath some “cloak of secrecy.” The critique is astray and undeserved.

ARRL’s deputy complement of governance, that has worked unusually good in a advocacy and graduation of Amateur Radio and a interests of ARRL members for some-more than 100 years, is unchanged. And a legislative and other advocacy positions now being followed are vicious to a long-term survivability of a Amateur Radio Service.

The ARRL Board does find thoughtful, sensitive submit on process issues concerning Amateur Radio from a roughly 150,000 members. ARRL’s governance structure provides that regionally elected, proffer directors will paint a interests of a members in their particular Divisions, operative collectively and collegially within a Board to make process and to disciple their constituents’ interests. ARRL’s Board members reason cupboard meetings and forums during hamfests and conventions, and they staff ARRL booths during hamfests and conventions in sequence to find out what interests and concerns we have as ARRL members. They take this feedback from you, and they come to Board meetings twice a year to make process for a organization. They work together collegially to rise a best process decisions. This structure presumes that a Board’s common knowledge is distant larger than that of any one Board member, and any Board member is thankful by a Articles and Bylaws to come to meetings with a good thought of what a members need and what is best for Amateur Radio as a whole.

As is a box with many large, inhabitant non-profit associations, ARRL Board meetings are not open to a public.

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