2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election results

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election results

    As a result of the 2019 Board of Directors Election, Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV; will serve on the board for two years.

    The First Alternate is Brennan Price, N4QX. The Second Alternate is Howard (Howie) Defelice, AB2S. Both will serve for a term of one year.

    The results of the voting with 1,052 ballots cast (892 electronic + 160 paper) are as follows:
    675 votes ... Michelle Thompson, W5NYV
    585 votes ... Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK
    526 votes ... Jerry Buxton, N0JY
    515 votes ... Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
    480 votes ... Brennan Price, N4QX
    435 votes ... Howard (Howie) Defelice, AB2S
    399 votes ... Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
    366 votes ... Jeff Johns, WE4B

    These results submitted September 20, 2019 by Clayton Coleman, W5PFG AMSAT Secretary

    http://www.amsat.org

    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2019/september/2019-amsat-board-of-directors-election-results.htm

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  2. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congrats Michelle and Patrick!
     
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    And BIG thanks to you Jeff for at least getting your hat in the ring :)

    Nicely done

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  4. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    It was in the ring and, as such, drew some votes in my direction which helped lead to two new BOD members. I am so very PROUD of the new BOD members and alternates and can't wait to see the direction that we may now find ourselves traveling. It was obvious from the votes cast that the membership wanted change.

    With that said, I encourage all that are interested in keeping amateur radio in space to become and AMSAT member and support the organization. I am proud to be a member and even more proud now. I also encourage AMSAT members to vote in all elections and if they aren't satisfied with whomever is in charge to throw their name in the hat and to help change things rather than just issuing disparaging remarks.

    If someone feels strongly about something, they should be willing to step-up and try to be the change. Short of that, if you don't vote, you don't have any right to complain.

    Once again, congrats to Michelle and Patrick. I'm proud of both of you.
     
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  5. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just so folks will know, during the election cycle which was poisoned by AMSAT BOD members, I was personally attacked along with my daughter. Even though the election is now over, I still find myself receiving unwanted attacks from AMSAT BOD members. Jerry Buxton N0JY was just kind enough to Tweet this to me even though I don't follow him or interact with him on Twitter. I can't wait for the next election when hopefully someone can remove more of the cancers on the AMSAT BOD. Get a life Jerry and leave me alone! It's not up to AMSAT BOD members to tell those in the organization how to educate their children. Get a grip or get a lawyer.

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  6. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    AMSAT has a published non-dicrimination policy which can be found here:

    https://amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/AMSAT-Non-Discrimination-Policy.pdf

    If AMSAT is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for their staff, members, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients why are Tweets directed at me from one of their BOD members allowed? This includes me and my daughter which are both paid members of the organization.

    I'm proud of the two new AMSAT BOD members but I will retain counsel unless this BOD member is censured and this harassment stops.
     
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  7. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    WE4B is a fine person. I voted for him.

    Run again next round.

    If AMSAT is to survive--and we all expect it to-- then personal sqaubbles need to evaporate.

    Keep the eye on the prize-- that is, the birds. Elevate the members to the mission.

    73
    Chip W1YW
     
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  8. KI6PMD

    KI6PMD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great job Patrick ! see you on the "BIRDS" 73' Phil KI6PMD..
     
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  9. WD9EWK

    WD9EWK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you, Phil!

    73!
     
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  10. WD9EWK

    WD9EWK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you, Jeff. Please stay involved with AMSAT. I hope to keep hearing you and Marissa on the satellites.

    73!
     
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