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Requestfor Nominations for 2019-2021Board of Directors Class

Nominations deadline for election to the ASCRA Board of Directors 2020 Class, 2019-2021 term, have been opened. A maximum of six (6) nominations may be submitted per member to be received no later than April 15, 2019.

Please remind other members you may contact about the nomination deadline. Also please verify that your nominees are willing to serve before you submit their names in nomination. Service as a director may entail travel to Independence, Missouri, or attendance via conference call, for at least one board meeting per year. All nominees should have E-mail capability but this is not a requirement for nomination or serving. Board meetings usually provide conference calling for those directors who cannot attend in person.

Only one nomination is required to place a willing nominee on the ballot. Each nomination must clearly identify who is making the nominations using a single piece of paper, postcard, E-mail message or phone call to the Secretary. Please list your nominees by name and call sign and include a preferred contact phone number, email, and postal address for each nominee.

The folowing directors are eligible to be nominated to the 2021 diectors class (2019-2021)

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

The following directors are not eligible for nomination due to current service through 2020:

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

Please Submit nominations to:
ASCRA Secretary Doug Shaw WA0EMX,
c/o PO Box 73, Independence, MO 64051-0073

or by E-mail to wa0emx@arrl.net
or mail to 11312 E 55th Terrace, Raytown, MO 64133-2965
or by text message to his mobile phone at (816) 686-0112,
or by voice call to h: (816) 358-6856 or to mobile listed above.

Election Results for the 2018-2020 ASCRA Board of Directors Class

Pursuant to the ASCRA Bylaws,at the direction of the Secretary, the following nominees were elected to the ASCRA Board of Directors for 2 year terms commencing as of June 12, 2018

Only six nominees were received by the Secretary, all incumbants. Due to the number of qualified nominees not exceeding the reqiored number of directors for a given class, the nominations were confirmed in lieu of a balloted election.

The following members are elected to the 2020 directors class (2018-2020)

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


Continuing on the board is the 2019 directors class:

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

Many thanks to all our nominees who volunteered to serve ASCRA as directors if the 2019-2020 ClASS (terms expiring in spring of 2019) and to the 2018 diretors class who continue their service on the board.

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
  • ASCRA
    P.O. Box 73
    Independence, Missouri USA 64051

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    updated 8/27/2016