- Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 10:57
- Written by Webmaster
At the 21st Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 General conference in Cavtat, Croatia, Arab member societies successfully secured a seat in the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee repressing 92 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. OD5TE – Hani will be on the Executive committee for a 3 years term receiving the highest number of votes among other members. This would have not been possible without the extraordinary work done by the Arab Societies and especially of the participating delegates: 7X2RO – Afif, A41KB – Abdullah, A41LK – Fahd, A61M – Mohammed, DL1BDF – Mustafa, OD5RI - Riri, OD5TE – Hani, SU1KM – Mohamed, IARS Iraq (by Proxy). Other member societies have endorsed OD5TE to be on the executive committee.
Total voting Societies including proxies were 50 and the final results were as follows:
President: Hans Blondeel Timmerman – PB2T
Vice President: Mustafa Diop – 6W1KI
Secretary: Dennis Green – ZS4BS
Treasurer: Andreas Thiemann – HB9JOE
Members: Panayot Danev – LZ1US (32 Votes)
Betty Magnin – F6IOC (36 Votes)
Nikola Percin – 9A5W (33 Votes)
Hani Raad – OD5TE (39 Votes)
Colin Thomas – G3PSM (24 Votes)
Congratulations to all on such an achievement that was only possible when being aligned and working together. Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) Executive Committee and its members extends it sincere appreciation to the Arab Societies and the rest of IARU Region 1 society members for the trust and support given to its president, OD5TE – Hani to represent them on the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee.
Sun City, South Africa will host the next IARU Region 1 Conference in 2011.
OD5RI Elected as IARU R1 IPHA Coordinator
Congratulations are in order to OD5RI- Riri for being re-elected at the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 General Conference, as the Information Programme for Handicapped Amateurs (IPHA) coordinator for the next 3 years.
We are proud of this achievement and wish Riri the best wishes and success as the IPHA coordinator and looking forward for the Arab Amateur Radio Societies to have an active role in the program and support Riri in his task.