K4AC Makes Motion To Reform The Ethics & Elections Committee

K4AC Makes Motion To Reform The Ethics & Elections Committee

Announcement Date: July 21, 2014

Earlier in the year, the Ethics and Elections Committee (E&E) had attempted to remove Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, from his position as Vice Director of the Rocky Mountain Division due to what they perceived as a pervasive conflict of interest. A heated battle occured on the Board and the E&E decision was overturned. (WY7FD is now the Rocky Mountain Division Director)

The ARRL President appoints the three E&E members from the 10 Directors that are not subject to reelection that year. There is a long pattern of appointing Directors to the E&E that will follow the desires of the President. There are long serving Directors that have never been appointed to the E&E because of their loyalty to the Leagues’ members, not the ruling elite.

K4AC crafted the below motion for language changes to the Bylaws. The motion would change the E&E members from being appointed by the President to being elected by the 15 Directors. The motion was referred to the Executive Committee where it was killed.

The members of the committee shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Board from among those Directors not subject to election during the year of service. The Director receiving the greatest number votes will be the chairman of the committee. Should two or more Directors tie, an election will be held between the tied Directors to determine the chairman.