The first quarterly ARRL West Central Florida ARES meeting for 2015 was held at the Highlands County EOC in Sebring. Ben Henley KI4IGX presented a plaque to Neil Lauritsen W4NHL, our former Section Emergency Coordinator who just retired after 10 years of service as SEC. Also Ben presented ARRL Assistant Section Emergency Coordinators appointment certificates to the following: Neil Lauritsen W4NHL, Paul Womble K4FB, and Randy Payne K4EZM, and Larry Ruegger KO4QS (who could not make the meeting today).
Ben Henley KI4IGX, our Section Emergency Coordinator, presented ARRL Emergency Coordinator certificates to those EC who were present: Roger Weatherly W3IGM (Charlotte EC), Ed Skalecki NI4MX (Manatee EC), Robin Retzloff (Polk EC), Randy Payne K4EZM (Highlands EC), and Darrell Davis (Hardee EC). Ben recognized the ARRL Emergency Coordinator appointments of the other EC’s who could not attend the Section ARES meeting today.
Over 25 attended the WCF Section ARES Luncheon at the Sebring Diner and 41 attended the WCF Section ARES Meeting. The next WCF Section ARES meeting is scheduled for Saturday April 11, 2015 at the Hillsborough County EOC in Tampa.