ARLB018 East Bay SM Jim Siemons, W6LK, Stepping Down; Mike
Patterson, N6JGA, Appointed

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 18  ARLB018
>From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 25, 2021
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB018 East Bay SM Jim Siemons, W6LK, Stepping Down; Mike
Patterson, N6JGA, Appointed

ARRL East Bay Section Manager Jim Siemons, W6LK, is stepping down
because he is relocating to Wyoming. Siemons has served as East Bay
SM since July 2018. Mike Patterson, N6JGA, has been appointed to
succeed him, effective June 1.

Siemons said, "There really is not a greater honor for a ham like me
than to watch so many people get their licenses, learn the code,
program a radio for the first time, win some 'wallpaper,' or just
enjoy each other's company over a cup of coffee. I get to constantly
witness this as SM. ARRL afforded me the opportunity to have
experiences and gain memories that will last me forever!"

An ARRL Life Member, Patterson will serve the balance of Siemons'
term, which extends to the end of 2021. His amateur radio background
is strong in mentoring, emergency communications, public service,
and club leadership. He is a Volunteer Examiner and the treasurer of
the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California - the repeater
coordination body for the area that covers about two thirds of
California. Patterson is also on the Board of the Pacific Division
annual convention (Pacificon), active in the local CERT
communications group (including trustee of the group's repeater);
past president of the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC), and a
member of several clubs within and outside the Section.

Patterson has been very active in MDARC's education and training
programs, and has helped many people to prepare for their first
license and to upgrade.

ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, made
the appointment based on the recommendations of Siemons and ARRL
Pacific Division Director Kristen McIntyre, K6WX.
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