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RE: Area coordinators



Interesting point, here. Our SM in the Southeast is Susan Swiderksi
AF4FO, and is a tireless representative for ARRL, and most of the clubs
just love to have her come by and visit any of their events. She brings
energy to anything she touches. 
 
So it turns out this is a real individual situation. One person has a SM
who has little effect, one that watches and wonders how so much can get
done. Being an AC is a fun job with lots of personal contact. If you
like that kind of thing, it shows. I think a lot of the ACs signed up,
thinking it was a tech support role, then shyed away from pressing the
flesh. 

The <most> interesting comment I've recently on the subject, though is
the fact that how can an AC be very effective if he/she doesn't even
know who the membership base is in their area.
 
I sure hope I get the chance to vote on THAT subject up at the next
board meeting. <grin>
 
Regards,
Steve Diggs, W4EPI
Second Alternate - AMSAT BOD

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
Behalf Of Phil - KB9CRY
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 10:07 PM
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Area coordinators

I agree.  The ARRL has the same problem, IMHO, with their section 
managers.  I've found them to be useless, but then again, aren't we 
members supposed to provide a vote and/or an opinion on who's elected? 
 If so, then we are the enemy!  Phil  KB9CRY

Greg Wycoff wrote:

>I think the point was if you are going to be a amsat coordinator (not
just a
>title holder) you should be active in some form of satellite work.
active on
>satellites, active in a satellite net, demos, presentations, ect. ect.
ect.
>I bet over half of the people on the amsat coordinator list are no
longer
>active in satellite communcation or talk about satellites on their
local
>repeaters.
>
>AMSAT needs to review their list of coordinators and find out who is
still
>active. and if they are not then remove them from the list, because
they are
>no longer a valid resource for AMSAT.
>
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Wayne Estes W9AE" <w9ae@earthlink.net>
>To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 8:15 PM
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Area coordinators
>
>
>| Emily wrote:
>|
>| I counted 5 coordinators within shouting (2m repeater) distance of my
>home,
>| and I've never heard any on the birds or on repeaters, talking up
sats or
>| holding nets. Heck, I've only ever heard one on the air and that was
>during
>| the VHF/UHF contest.  If I had joined any other organization I would
have
>| had an AC contact within a week.
>|
>|
>| Wayne replies:
>|
>| How would an Area Coordinator to KNOW that you just joined?
>| The membership list is currently top-secret.  New members aren't
>| anounced to the Area Coordinators.
>|
>| Wayne Estes W9AE
>| AMSAT Area Coordinator
>|
>|
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