Re: As a New or even Old Timer.... Do you know who your ARRL Section Manger is? Have you ever met them?



Thanks again !

I guess there really is no one magic bullet so to speak
my goal has always been to be visible and in reach of my our members

I attend as many club meetings and hamfest as possible
I have a very understanding and supportive wife
we are almost always at functions together
She is a licensed amateur radio op as well.

Newsletters from myself as the SM are sent by way of the ARRL SM Email toolset
which we are hoping to see a drastic improvement of 
once the arrl site is back online.

I have only made it to New Mexico once and that was a very short trip through the North corner of the state
However it is a small world for us Amateur Radio ops as you know, and I look forward to
meeting you.

Steven Lott Smith
Tele 318-470-9806
ARRL NTX Section Manager 
Please note: My Out Going Email address is LottsPhoto@...
KG5VK@... is forwarded to my Gmail address

On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 7:24 AM <k5lxp@...> wrote:
W5PDY's activities were well covered in the ARRL Letter, which I'd do a search for but as you mention, the site is down for the upgrade.  I would say what was most notable about him is he was just a plain nice guy, and he would stop and talk to everyone.  As I mentioned above, he was as much an ambassador as a manager.  Given what you describe of your activities you are already far and away more than many SM's I've known over the years.  Often the only time you saw or heard of them was the perfunctory "ARRL forum" at a hamfest, blathering about League business.  It's hard to beat up on any of those in the field organization as it's volunteer, and a huge commitment if you take it seriously.  From my perspective it's more about serving League members for their interests and needs, promoting the hobby, and lastly promoting the League.  In these days of competing hobbies and interests it is an uphill battle to gain attention but it's possible.  I don't think it takes any special activities or methods, once you've licked visibility and accessibility the rest is by the numbers.  Assign your PIO to keep your section website fresh so it becomes a focal point of current events and not a static directory page.  My SM sends out periodic mass emails but I don't think often enough, I'd like to know more about what's going on in the section so maybe you can look at that.  

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM

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