WEST VIRGINIA STATE AMATEUR RADIO COUNCIL


OUTSTANDING AMATEUR OF THE YEAR

Nomination and Election Procedures

Ratified February 17, 2007

Each Year there shall be selected from the Amateurs residing in West Virginia an “ Outstanding Amateur of the Year.


This person shall be selected for outstanding contributions to the Amateur community during the year for which the award is given i.e. Outstanding Amateur of the Year in 1992 shall be for achievements January 1, 1991 through December 31, 1991.


Nominations for the Outstanding Amateur of the Year shall be solicited from the entire Amateur community in West Virginia, with forms sent to each known Club in the State of West Virginia at least four (4) months prior to the Convention that the Award is to be presented. This form or any other nomination shall be delivered to the Vice President of the WV State Amateur Radio Council no later that forty-five (45) days prior to the above mentioned Convention.


The proper nomination shall include the call sign, name, address and achievements of the nominee during the year for which the nomination is made, along with a biography of the nominee.


No later than thirty (30) days prior to the Convention which the award is to be presented the Vice President of the Council shall mail ballots to the President, Secretary and Treasurer of the West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council, and to the five (5) most previous selected “Outstanding Amateur’s of the Year”. In the event that a voting member be nominated, they would not receive a ballot.


This ballot shall include copies of each nominating letter and/or form as presented to the Vice President of the Council and also a stamped envelope addressed to the West Virginia ARRL Section Manager for return of the ballot only. These ballots must be post marked at least twenty (20) days prior to the Convention that the award is to be presented.


The West Virginia ARRL Section Manager shall count the ballots and obtain the plaque keeping confidential the winner of the balloting until the award is presented at the Council Meeting scheduled at the West Virginia State ARRL Convention of that year by the West Virginia ARRL Section Manager.


In no event shall there be no more than one vote per person nor more that one ballot be sent to persons having a vote on the Outstanding Amateur of the year. In the event that one or more or the voting panel is unable to vote for any reason all ties will be broken by the West Virginia ARRL Section Manager.


There may be special nominations and awards given for achievements in the past. Special Achievement awards must be nominated in the same manner as the Outstanding Amateur of the Year and voted on by the same panel as mentioned above but must carry Seventy-five (75%) of the vote. It is when this award is given it will be known as “Special Service Award”.


The Vice President shall provide the appropriate dates in place of the number of days/months for each year of the award.


Presented WVSARC January 25, 1992 by R.J. Fowler, II, N8FMD

Ratified WVSARC April 4, 1992 (Transcribed from hand written document by SecretaryKA8ZGY)

Revised/Approved April 14, 2001

Revised/Approved February 17, 2007

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