• [ans] ANS-292.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AMSAT Boardof Di

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    ANS-292.02 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin

    AMSAT News Service Bulletin 292.02
    DATE October 18, 2020
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    * AMSAT Board of Directors Elects Robert Bankston, KE4AL, President

    At its annual meeting, the AMSAT Board of Directors elected Robert
    Bankston, KE4AL, of Dothan, AL, President, succeeding Clayton Coleman,
    W5PFG. Bankston is a Life Member of AMSAT and has previously served
    as Treasurer and Vice-President User Services, as well as volunteering
    in several other capacities for AMSAT, including the development and
    launch of AMSAT’s online member portal and chairing the 2018 AMSAT
    Space Symposium held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, in
    Huntsville, Alabama. He also is an ARRL Life Member and holds an
    Extra Class license.

    Immediate Past President Clayton Coleman, W5PFG, said “It has been
    both a joy and privilege to serve as President of AMSAT in 2020. In
    what has been a rather difficult year for many individuals in amateur
    radio, AMSAT, through its many supportive members, volunteers, and
    donors, has continued course on our vision of Keeping Amateur Radio in
    Space. With our initiatives such as modernizing the AMSAT office with
    a self-service member portal and the Linear Transponder Module, the organization has moved forward. With the talented and capable
    individuals sitting on AMSAT’s new Board and its Officers, I am
    confident in a bright future ahead for AMSAT and the amateur radio
    satellite service.“

    Other officers elected by the Board were:

    • Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, of Washington, DC, as Executive Vice President
    • Jerry Buxton, N0JY, of Granbury, TX, as Vice-President - Engineering
    • Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, of Brooksville, FL, as Vice President -
    • Jeff Davis, KE9V, of Muncie, IN, as Secretary
    • Steve Belter, N9IP, of West Lafayette, IN, as Treasurer
    • Martha Saragovitz, of Silver Spring, MD, as Manager
    • Alan Johnston, KU2Y, of Philadelphia, PA, as Vice President -
    Educational Relations
    • Frank Karnauskas, N1UW, of Burnsville, MN, as Vice President -

    [ANS thanks the AMSAT Board of Directors for the above information]


    In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers membership in the
    President's Club. Members of the President's Club, as sustaining
    donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
    tional benefits. President's Club donations may be made at https://tinyurl.com/ANS-PresClub.

    Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
    at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
    enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the stu-
    dent rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.

    Join AMSAT today at https://launch.amsat.org/

    73 and remember to help Keep Amateur Radio in Space,

    This week's ANS Contributing Editor,

    Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
    n8hm at amsat dot org
    Via the ANS mailing list courtesy of AMSAT-NA https://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/ans

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