K5RAV David Woolweaver West Gulf Division
Endorsements Campaign Statement
Endorsements for K5RAV and N5AUS
Jim Haynie, W5JBP
Jim Haynie

I am pleased to endorse David Woolweaver, K5RAV and John Robert Stratton, N5AUS in the Fall 2010 West Gulf Division election.

David has done an outstanding job as Director of the West Gulf Division and I can attest to his dedication to amateur radio and its betterment on both division and national levels. John is a welcomed contributor that brings a new and complimentary perspective into our division. Both men have worked tirelessly in their efforts to represent you effectively and professionally. Their combined efforts will insure that all West Gulf amateurs have well respected representation, at all levels that is based on honesty and open dialogue.

Please join me in casting your ballot in support of David Woolweaver, K5RAV and John Robert Stratton, N5AUS.
Jim Haynie, W5JBP
ARRL President Emeritus

Coy Day, N5OK Coy Day
Former West Gulf Director

I endorse David Woolweaver, K5RAV and John Stratton, N5AUS in the 2010 West Gulf Division election. David has done a great job as Director representing the West Gulf Division and has served with integrity. His ability to engage our members has reinforced the volunteer efforts of the Division. John's work with the Texas legislature speaks for itself, having been very successful. With their experience, they will make an outstanding team for the West Gulf and I hope you too, will vote for them.

Coy Day, N5OK Former
West Gulf Section Manager

Lee Cooper, W5LHC

Lee Cooper

I support and will vote to elect David Woolweaver (K5RAV) as West Gulf Director and John Robert Stratton (N5AUS) as West Gulf Director.


Jay urish
Jay Urish


Ballots for the election of the West Gulf Division Director and Vice Director will begin arriving in our mailboxes the first part of October and must be returned to ARRL Headquarters before noon Friday, November 19, 2010.

I am pleased and honored to join the other three ARRL West Gulf Section Managers in endorsing and voting for ARRL Life Members David Woolweaver, K5RAV and John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, for election as Director and Vice Director and respectfully ask that you do the same.

K5RAV has been the West Gulf Division Director since 2009 when Coy Day, N5OK, retired. Before becoming Director, K5RAV served as Vice Director since 2000 when Coy became Director Jim Haynie, W5JBP, was elected President of the ARRL. Before becoming Vice Director, David had volunteered in multiple ways under the ARRL umbrella and his support for the ARRL has been unwavering. N5AUS is currently the West Gulf Vice Director having been appointed by President Kay Craigie, N3KN, in July, following the resignation of John Thomason, WB5SYT. John also serves as West Gulf Division Legislative Action Chair in charge of all West Gulf legislative efforts and as the West Gulf's volunteer legal counsel. Before his appointment, John had been serving as an Assistant Director and as a Legislative Action Assistant for the West Gulf Legislative Group. Touching on just two of their accomplishments, John and David, joined by an army of volunteers.....

John dyerJohn Dyer

It will soon be election time in the West Gulf ARRL Division and our present Director Dr. David Woolweaver (K5RAV) and Vice-Director John Stratton (N5AUS) are candidates for re-election. I have worked closely with David and John over the last few years and enthusiastically support their election. Director Woolweaver is a strong, experienced, politically active voice for amateur radio. Dr. Woolweaver's experience and knowledge led his fellow Board members to select him to serve as a member of the ARRL Executive Board. His direct input into Executive Board matters is a definite asset to those of us in the West Gulf Division. Director Woolweaver and Vice-Director Stratton were key players in amateur radio's success in the last two sessions of the Texas Legislature. Stressing teamwork and speaking with a single voice, they led amateur radio to a victory in the Austin cell phone debates during the last legislative session. Together, they have developed a positive relationship with key House and Senate members, a relationship that will certainly be advantageous to amateur radio in the 2011 session of the Texas Legislature.

Kevin O'Dell

Kevin O'Dell
Oklahoma SM

As the new incoming Section Manager of Oklahoma, I am happy to endorse Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV for Director and John Robert Stratton, N5AUS for Vice Director of the West Gulf Division. With their volunteer efforts they have driven some amazing legislation through the Texas Legislature. David and John hope to have similar success for Oklahoma Hams. Both have a committed attitude toward emergency communications, the value of which is recognized by all Oklahoma Section Hams. Re-elected, David and John will be able to help us build an even stronger emergency system. Their experience and in-depth knowledge of the ARRL, its operations, the West Gulf's EmComm needs and their demonstrated effectiveness in protecting Amateur Radio is what is needed for our future. Along with Coy Day, N5OK, my vote will be going to David and John, and I hope yours does too.

Kevin O'Dell
N0IRW Oklahoma SM


Endorsed by all four West Gulf Section Managers

Kevin O'Dell (N0IRW, OK SM)
Jay Urish (W5GM, NTX SM)
Lee Cooper (W5LHC, STX SM)
John Dyer (AE5B, WTX SM)
and by former West Gulf Director Coy Day (N5OK)
and by ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie (W5JBP)