Over the last few months there have been lots of discussion concerning actions over the last year or so of the ARRL Board of Directors and top management concerning a new silent code of ethics, removal of Directors, disallowing one vice-Director to run in a recent campaign.
And when a proposed agenda came out for their January meeting things blew up — they planned on adding the ARRL President and CEO to the Board of Directors, expand even more on the silent code of ethics and a number of other issues that many members felt were bad for the membership.
So, in December 2017, a small group of passionate, long-time supporters of ARRL recognized a disturbing trend in recent actions and proposals of the ARRL Board of Directors. This group banded together as myARRLvoice to better understand the issues, to educate the community and to advocate for positive change. The original group included John Crovelli W2GD, Kip Edwards W6SZN, Rusty Epps W6OAT, Bob Famiglio K3RF, Rich Gelber K2WR, Fred Hopengarten K1VR, Jim Idelson K1IR, Rick Tavan N6XI, Jim Talens N3JT, Bob Wilson N6TV and Marty Woll N6VI.
It is a grassroots group working on behalf of their fellow Members of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), monitoring the activity of ARRL leadership and advocating change to ensure the organization’s effectiveness in matters of policy and governance, and to foster ethical and competent stewardship.
They have already had results in many of the questionable items for the January Board meeting were dropped and code of ethics is being revisited.
Visit their website and learn more at their website MyARRLvoice.org