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Author Topic: N2DUP calls for changes in ARES EC staffing in Min  (Read 391 times)
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« on: May 23, 2004, 10:47:31 PM »

VOTE FOR A LEADER
Chuck Gysi, N2DUP
for ARRL section manager in Minnesota

NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release
May 23, 2004
Contact: Chuck Gysi, N2DUP / N2DUP@RadioHams.net

NOTE TO EDITORS:  A digital mug shot of Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, is available via e-mail request.  Please specify the file format you prefer.


N2DUP calls for changes in ARES EC staffing in Minnesota

   Minnesota’s Amateur Radio Emergency Service needs changes to make the system work better, according to Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, a candidate for Minnesota section manager in this summer’s American Radio Relay League election.

   While strides have been made to appoint more emergency coordinators (ECs) in each county of Minnesota, the system still seriously lacks an adequate number of county ECs, Gysi said.

   “With all the concerns about homeland security and the need for amateur radio to interface with that activity, we need to make it a top priority to make ARES a more effective organization throughout Minnesota,” Gysi said.

   Currently, the state is divided into 88 EC districts.  Each of the state’s 87 counties comprise their own EC district, except for St. Louis County, which is divided into two, north and south.

   “Unfortunately, 56 of those 88 positions in Minnesota – including four of the seven Twin Cities metro counties – are vacant,” Gysi said. “That means only 32 ECs have been appointed in Minnesota.  That indicates to me that the system needs an overhaul.”

   Gysi said he has given the EC system much thought and has discussed the matter in person with not only ECs , but also district emergency coordinators (DECs) and the state emergency coordinator (SEC).  

   “The plan I have floated is to ensure every county has an EC appointed,” Gysi detailed. “If there isn’t a ham within a county willing to take on the EC role, then we need to look to a neighboring county for another already-appointed EC to assume an additional role.  From the discussions I have had in my recent travels around the state, this system will work because we will be able to have an EC in place, and then we can look at assistant ECs (AECs) or even official emergency stations (OESs) to assist within the designated county.”
   
   Gysi notes that there already some areas of the state where an EC effectively watches over more than one county, such as the system in place in Houston and Fillmore counties in far southeastern Minnesota.  

   “I have people willing to fill AEC and OES roles in counties without an EC, so all we need to do is get an EC in a neighboring county ready to assume additional territory, and we can get the job done,” Gysi said.  “My opponent has yet to advance a proposal to address this serious shortage of ECs in Minnesota.  I have a solid plan that will work and plan to begin working on its implementation even before I would take office as Minnesota’s next section manager.”

Gysi is a long-time ARRL volunteer himself and knows the ARES program well.  He has served as an EC and DEC, as well as OES and county and municipal officer for the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES).  He has been an active amateur radio operator for all 22 years he has been licensed.  He chose to run for the section manager’s position because of his leadership experience.

   The section manager oversees the more than 2,500 ARRL members in Minnesota and appoints hams to serve in capacities ranging from official observers to public information officers. ARRL members will be mailed ballots from league headquarters in Newington, Conn., about July 1.  

   Gysi is available to make presentations at club meetings or other gatherings of hams anywhere in Minnesota.  Call him toll-free at (888) 463-5355 or send an e-mail to N2DUP@RadioHams.net.  In addition, he has set up an extensive web site about his candidacy at www.RadioHams.net.  

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NEWS: N2DUP pledges to appoint youth as assistant  Reply  
by N2DUP on May 15, 2004  Mail this to a friend!  
VOTE FOR A LEADER
Chuck Gysi, N2DUP
for ARRL section manager in Minnesota

NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release
May 15, 2004
Contact: Chuck Gysi, N2DUP / N2DUP@RadioHams.net

NOTE TO EDITORS: A digital mug shot of Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, is available via e-mail request. Please specify the file format you prefer.

N2DUP pledges to appoint youth as assistant section manager

Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, a candidate for Minnesota section manager in this summer's American Radio Relay League election, has pledged to appoint a youth as assistant section manager.

"There is no question in my mind that the future of amateur radio is youth, and if we don't value their input as to what is important in attracting them to the hobby, then we're not doing our job," Gysi said.

"It's too easy to try to think that we know what is best for youth and how to attract them to a world-class hobby," Gysi said. "However, as the father of two teen-agers, I know that we need to consult youth and value their input on the best methods to attract their interest."

Several younger hams have taken leadership roles in southeastern Minnesota, yet they are teen-agers. There are plenty of opportunities to ensure younger hams play an important role in the growth of the amateur radio hobby.

"The teen ASM I appoint will have a valuable role in my section manager's cabinet," Gysi said. "My section leadership will look to our teen ASM's input to gain more youth operators in Minnesota."

The teen ASM also will work with other young hams around the state to keep their interest in the hobby and identify new ways to put their skills to the best use of the ARRL, Gysi added.

"I want youth involved with Field Day activities, in contesting, at public service events, and more," Gysi said. "How better can we advance the participation in our hobby than to get younger operators involved and gain a taste of the various facets of amateur operation?"

Gysi is a long-time ARRL volunteer himself and has been an active amateur radio operator for a solid 22 years. He chose to run for the section manager's position because of his leadership experience.

The section manager oversees the more than 2,500 ARRL members in Minnesota and appoints hams to serve in capacities ranging from official observers to public information officers.

ARRL members will receive ballots from league headquarters in Newington, Conn., about July 1.

Gysi currently serves as an ARRL public information officer and also has served as emergency coordinator, district emergency coordinator and official emergency station. He is a member of the Rochester Amateur Radio Club and the Minnesota Wireless Association.

Gysi is available to make presentations at club meetings or other gatherings of hams anywhere in Minnesota. Call him toll-free at (888) 463-5355 or send an e-mail to N2DUP@RadioHams.net. In addition, he has set up an extensive web site about his candidacy at www.RadioHams.net.

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VOTE FOR A LEADER
Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, for ARRL section manager in Minnesota

NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release
May 9, 2004
Contact: Chuck Gysi, N2DUP / N2DUP@RadioHams.net

NOTE TO EDITORS: A digital mug shot of Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, is available via e-mail request. Please specify the file format you prefer.

N2DUP announces run for ARRL Minnesota section manager

Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, has announced his candidacy for Minnesota section manager in this summer's election in the American Radio Relay League.

Gysi is a long-time ARRL volunteer and has been an active amateur radio operator for a solid 22 years. He chose to run for the section manager's position because of his leadership experience.

"I have a lot to bring to the section manager's position," Gysi said. "I am the best candidate running because of my leadership skills and long-time involvement as an amateur."

The section manager oversees the more than 2,500 ARRL members in Minnesota and appoints hams to serve in capacities ranging from official observers to public information officers.

"I can bring the ARRL Minnesota section back on track and fill unfilled key appointments," Gysi said. "I have served in a number of key ARRL positions in the past and know how to find the best people to get the job done."

ARRL members will receive ballots from league headquarters in Newington, Conn., about July 1.

Gysi currently serves as an ARRL public information officer and also has served as emergency coordinator, district emergency coordinator and official emergency station. He is a member of the Rochester Amateur Radio Club and the Minnesota Wireless Association. He also has served as a volunteer in amateur radio communications during his entire 22 years as a ham operator.

"I am the only qualified and experienced candidate running for section manager," Gysi said. "The Minnesota section has a lot of work ahead that needs to be done and only an experienced candidate can handle the task. That's why I ask you to vote for a leader. I look forward to serving my fellow ARRL members in our great state."

Gysi is available to make presentations at club meetings or other gatherings of hams anywhere in Minnesota. Call him toll-free at (888) 463-5355 or send an e-mail to N2DUP@RadioHams.net. In addition, he has set up an extensive web site about his candidacy at www.RadioHams.net.

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N2DUP pledges to appoint youth as assistant sectio  Reply  
by N2DUP on May 16, 2004  Mail this to a friend!  
VOTE FOR A LEADER
Chuck Gysi, N2DUP
for ARRL section manager in Minnesota

NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release
May 15, 2004
Contact: Chuck Gysi, N2DUP / N2DUP@RadioHams.net

NOTE TO EDITORS: A digital mug shot of Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, is available via e-mail request. Please specify the file format you prefer.

N2DUP pledges to appoint youth as assistant section manager

Chuck Gysi, N2DUP, a candidate for Minnesota section manager in this summer's American Radio Relay League election, has pledged to appoint a youth as assistant section manager.

"There is no question in my mind that the future of amateur radio is youth, and if we don't value their input as to what is important in attracting them to the hobby, then we're not doing our job," Gysi said.

"It's too easy to try to think that we know what is best for youth and how to attract them to a world-class hobby," Gysi said. "However, as the father of two teen-agers, I know that we need to consult youth and value their input on the best methods to attract their interest."

Several younger hams have taken leadership roles in southeastern Minnesota, yet they are teen-agers. There are plenty of opportunities to ensure younger hams play an important role in the growth of the amateur radio hobby.

"The teen ASM I appoint will have a valuable role in my section manager's cabinet," Gysi said. "My section leadership will look to our teen ASM's input to gain more youth operators in Minnesota."

The teen ASM also will work with other young hams around the state to keep their interest in the hobby and identify new ways to put their skills to the best use of the ARRL, Gysi added.

"I want youth involved with Field Day activities, in contesting, at public service events, and more," Gysi said. "How better can we advance the participation in our hobby than to get younger operators involved and gain a taste of the various facets of amateur operation?"

Gysi is a long-time ARRL volunteer himself and has been an active amateur radio operator for a solid 22 years. He chose to run for the section manager's position because of his leadership experience.

The section manager oversees the more than 2,500 ARRL members in Minnesota and appoints hams to serve in capacities ranging from official observers to public information officers.

ARRL members will receive ballots from league headquarters in Newington, Conn., about July 1.

Gysi currently serves as an ARRL public information officer and also has served as emergency coordinator, district emergency coordinator and official emergency station. He is a member of the Rochester Amateur Radio Club and the Minnesota Wireless Association.

Gysi is available to make presentations at club meetings or other gatherings of hams anywhere in Minnesota. Call him toll-free at (888) 463-5355 or send an e-mail to N2DUP@RadioHams.net. In addition, he has set up an extensive web site about his candidacy at www.RadioHams.net.

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