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VOI Officer Update!
Dear VOI Members,
By now you have received information in the mail about the VOI officer elections and membership renewal. The updated biographies below provide you with a brief opportunity to get to know each candidate.
Be sure to return both your ballot and renewal by December 3, 2013 using the self-addressed stamped envelope that was provided. Results of the election will be announced on December 11, 2013 during the general meeting and Christmas party.
Look forward to seeing you there,
VOI Executive Committee
President (1 year term)
Don Lynn ND7L
Thank you for entrusting me to share our passion for amateur radio and to lead our efforts in Southwest Idaho by helping others know, learn, and experience our wonderful hobby.
Our continued support of STEM through our Public Service – Advocacy – Education – Technology & Membership is being noticed. Our leadership in the ARRL Idaho Section and the Northwestern Division grows stronger every day. Our public service benefits many deserving non-profit organizations.
It is said that clubs are the lifeblood of amateur radio ….I’d like to think that VOI is the heart that pumps Ham Radio within Idaho.
It would be my honor, privilege and pleasure to serve as your President in 2014.
Don Lynn, ND7L
Vice President (1 year term)
John Kernkamp WB4YJT
I'm John Kernkamp - WB4YJT
I've been a Ham since the early '70s, and moved to Idaho from California just over a year ago.
I have been very active in Ham Radio operations in California, and am a past president of the Northern California Repeater Co-ordination group (NARCC). I have been a VE testing leader, with over 400 new Hams tested in the last five years.
I am the owner of the Ventenna Company, and the inventor of the Ventenna and the HFp Portable HF antenna.
I'm flattered to have been nominated to be the Vice President of your club, and would be pleased to serve in that capacity, if elected.
Thanks, and 73
John - WB4YJT
Director (2 year term)
Francis Wilson W7HDI
My name is Francis Wilson and I have been nominated to become a Director on the Board of the VOI, or perhaps I should mention, nominated again, as I have served in prior years, a Director, Vice President, and Technical Director, all encompassing perhaps, 10-12 years. Most folks know me as The" Hot Dawg Inspector" or W7HDI. I’ve been an active Ham Operator for almost 57 years; Jan 1957 to present.
I retired from Broadcasting as Chief Engineer for Ch-12 (KTRV), in the year 2000so with my backgrounds in Broadcasting, 12 Years Air Force Communications/Titan I Missile program/ Radio-Television repair, and my ability to work with the Federal agencies that our Repeater Sites set on, I should continue to be a real asset, serving on the Board in the up-coming years.
When I was part of the Board in the past, I was instrumental in helping develop our present voting procedures, and in our obtaining a permanent renewable lease on our Cinnabar Site with the BLM which is the primary owner. There are up-coming issues with our Repeater Sites that will have to be addressed in the future and hopefully if elected, I can help solve these problems as they arise.
Janet Lopez, N7NES
My name is Janet Lopez. I work full time for Accent Hospice in Meridian as a nursing supervisor. I became a Ham in 1994 and recently passed my General ticket and am working on my Extra. I am also an American Red Cross volunteer with supervisory experience. I am also a VE for ARRL and W5YI. I am running for the office of director because I feel that I could make a difference.
Director (2 year term) Continued
Steve Allen, K7SRA
Hello, I’m Steve Allen – K7SRA and I’m running for the open Director position for the Voice of Idaho ARC. I’ve been an active club member and Ham for about three years and hold an Extra Class license. Presently I’m the Technical Committee Administration Chair for the club.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in IT Management (MBA), and finally a Masters of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA). I work as an IT Manager for the State of Idaho, previously I was a technical trainer teaching computer subjects worldwide for companies like HP, SAP and Microsoft.
With the ever increasing collision of the computer world and the HAM world I believe my knowledge in computers and security can be an asset to club.
I’d like to humbly ask for your vote.
Steve Allen, K7SRA
Treasurer (1 year term)
Tony Baca WV7I
Tony, WV7I, has been licensed since 1986 and a member of VOI for several years. He was key in obtaining Non-Profit status for the VOI club. He is an active ham in Southwestern Idaho participating in Field Day and assisting in numerous other events. His interest spans many aspects of Amateur Radio including HF (Voice, Slow Scan, and Digital), Packet (HF, VHF & UHF) and maintaining the HP Voice repeater and his own UHF repeater. Tony is honored to be nominated for Treasure of the VOI.