The ARRL Northwestern Division Leadership provides the interface between League Members and the National Organization. The Northwestern Division Leadership shall keep the Division Membership informed and provide the Membership with leadership training and opportunity along with the promotion of League programs within the Division that are vital to our overall success.
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Welcome to the ARRL Northwestern Division Site

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national membership association for Amateur Radio operators. The United States government began licensing Amateur Radio operators in 1912. By 1914, there were thousands of Amateur Radio operators--hams--in the United States. Hiram Percy Maxim, a leading Hartford, Connecticut, inventor and industrialist saw the need for an organization to band together this fledgling group of radio experimenters.

BREAKING NEWS –Northwestern Division Newsletter Supplement

ARRL to Change Administrator for Insurance Plans:

Effective May 26, 2015, the ARRL will be changing the program
administrator for its sponsored Equipment and Club Liability insurance
plans. Beginning on that date, all program administration including
policy application, issuance and claims administration will be handled
by Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage
firm. The ARRL programs will be administered from their offices in
Chicago, Illinois.
This move is being made based on the results of numerous comments from

Letter 5/2015

TIME TO HEAD FOR THE BEACH:
Once again, the annual Northwestern Division Convention will be held at
Seaside Oregon on June 5, 6 & 7. As always, the convention is expected
to draw large crowds of Ham Radio enthusiasts and their families. With
lots of seminars to tons of equipment to buy – and of course flooding
the streets of Seaside with Ham Radio advocates, this year will be an
event not to miss.

ARRL Chief Operating Officer, Harold Kramer, WJ1B, will be in
attendance, along with Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI and Membership

Letter 4/2015

Director & Vice Director Start Their Travel Season
As the Hamfest season is well underway, Vice Director Altus and I are
excited about meeting new people and renewing old friendships, as we
attend Hamfests and club meetings, in the Division. 2015 is shaping up
to be a very busy year, so if you would like either or both of us to
attend your event, let us know soon, so we can get our calendars
updated.

I’m not sure what the total attendance at the Salem and Puyallup
Hamfest were, but the ARRL table was busy from the start of the day on.

2/4/2015 - Vice Director Altus, AB7ZQ, Appointed to Strategic Planning Group

ARRL President Kay Craigie has appointed Vice Director Bonnie Altus,
AB7ZQ, from the Northwestern Division, to the newly formed Strategic
Planning Group (SPG). The group was authorized by the Board of
Directors at their recent meeting in January.

The SPG will be chaired by Second Vice President Jim Fenstermaker,
K9JF, and will be charged with the responsibility of developing a
strategic plan for the ARRL, to plan its direction for the next several
years. The working group will be quite transparent and will solicit

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