The Association of Saints Church Radio Amateurs

2017 ASCRA Board of Directors Election Certification-22 July 2017

Pursuant to the ASCRA Bylaws, at the direction of the Secretary, a Ballot Tabulation Committee counted the ballots for the ASCRA Board of Directors election to terms commencing as of June 12, 2017.

Only six nominees were on the ballot this year. Five of six incumbent directors plus one former board member and treasurer were nominated to the ballet. Incumbent director Terry Redding, W6LMJ, DeLand, FL, chose not to accept nomination this time. A total of 9 ballots were received by the Secretary, all via Email. Only six (50%) of the 12 current directors submitted ballots. Three non-director ballots were submitted. All six elected directors received 100% of the ballots cast. No ballots containing write-in votes were submitted.

The following are elected to the 2019 directors class (2017-2019 term):

Chuck Palmer, (NØONN ), Independence, MO (Treasurer)

Doug Shaw,(WAØEMX), Raytown, MO (Secretary & Trustee)

James Craft, (ADØAC), Independence, MO (Executive Director))

Ray Knapp, Jr., (WA2GTM), Perry, IA

Robin Cross, (WØFEN), Kansas City, MO

Jeff Winship, (NØOXK), Oak Grove, MO

Continuing on the board is the 2018 directors class (2016-2018 term):

Aaron Beebe,(KD8JQK) , Caro, MI

Chuck Brady,(KAØGFC), Boonville, MO

Ed Briley, (KDØMEI), Independence, MO

Larry Ragan, (NØAIX), Gladstone, MO

Mike Thayer, (KMØS), Jefferson City, MO (President),

T.J. Redding, (KB5EAG), Omaha, NE

Many thanks to all our nominees who volunteered to serve ASCRA as directors of the 2019 Class (term expiring in spring of 2019) and to the 2018 directors’ class who continue their service on the Borad. Thanks also to Terry Redding, W6LMJ, DeLand, FL, for his many years of service as a member of the ASCRA Board, who continues yeoman service supporting our ASCRA Net activities as one of our most consistent Net Control Stations on the air during our several nets most Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 PM Central US Time.

We also gratefully thank those who have or will send their generous donations to support ASCRA expenses as we work to repair and replace the lightning damaged WØSHQ IHQ remote base TS-480D and the 2 meter RF link radio supporting the WØSHQ VoIP/Echolink node in the coming year. Note that the 2M RF Link radio has already been repaired and is back in service.

Respectfully submitted,

2017 ASCRA Ballot Tabulation Committee

(sgd) John Chapman, NØIYD, Independence, MO
Doug Shaw, WAØEMX, ASCRA Secretary

The following information describes our organization.

What is ASCRA?
  • The membership is largely radio amateurs who are members of the Community of Christ formerly The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (RLDS)
  • Why was ASCRA created?
  • David Bland, KD4GH, felt divinely directed in 1975 to organize the hundreds of licensed amateur radio operators within the membership of the RLDS church.
  • Our Purpose as an Affiliated Organization of Community of Christ:

  • To establish, maintain, support, and operate an association of persons commonly interested in amateur radio communication, and

  • legally utilize communication skills and the licenses granted to service our community and, in this way, lessen the burden of government, and service any religious and charitable organization and in this way lessen human suffering.

  • Provide for mutual improvement through the various teaching skills, fostering the professional competence of the amateur radio licensee, and to promote the performance responsibilities, ethics, and general educational level of the amateur radio licensee.

  • Conduct and encourage scientific research and investigation into the radio and electronics art.

  • Do everything necessary, suitable, and proper for the accomplishment of the forgoing purposes and anything which the Board of Directors of the Association may deem conclusive or expedient for the proper conduct of the Association and for the carrying out its purposes.

  • Support the Enduring Principles and Mission Initiatives of Community of Christ through use of amateur radio communications for fellowship and mission needs.

  • To be a public benefit corporation whose purpose shall be religious, charitable, scientific and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and to be conducted in accordance with applicable Federal laws and regulations and the laws of the State of Missouri.

  • Other ASCRA features

  • VHF repeaters in Lamoni, Iowa and Independence, MO 147.13/73

  • HF station, W0SHQ, located in the Auditorium, Independence, MO supporting missions and missionaries abroad.

  • Web site, ASCRA.ORG

  • Licensing classes taught annually in Lamoni, Iowa

  • HF fellowship nets Sundays, 2:30 PM Cent., 7.190:\; 3:30 PM Cent., 14.287

  • Quarterly newsletters, In-Service

  • Twelve elected directors

  • Annual business meetings
    P.O. Box 73
    Independence, Missouri USA 64051

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