Alabama SEC resigns...

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Alabama SEC resigns...

Post by N4NM » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:13 pm

Les Rayburn, N1LF, submitted the following today:

"It is with a heavy heart that I must announce my resignation as Section
Emergency Coordinator for Alabama ARES.
During my brief tenure, it's been my honor to work with some of the
most dedicated amateur radio operators that
I've ever known. I've also been grateful to get to know our County EMA
Directors, State EMA personnel, dedicated
first responders, and served agencies around the state.

The demands of my employment and a growing business have simply made it
impossible for me to be effective as SEC.
Many clubs have extended invitations for me to speak, or put on
programs during the past year, and I've been unable
to honor those. I regret that, but it has lead me to the decision that
it's not fair for the hard working volunteers of
ARES to have a leader that they only know through e-mails and phone

So, with regret, I have chosen to step aside and allow the organization
the chance to have the leadership that it deserves.
I hope that you'll all join me in supporting my replacement. I will
continue my professional associations with emergency
management, and will remain an active volunteer for ARES. I informed
Tom Appleby, Shelby County EC this morning that
I was at his service. I'll continue to be active on the nets, and in
support of our exercises and incidents. So this is not
goodbye, but rather, see you later.

Again, it has been my great honor to serve as the Section Emergency
Coordinator for Alabama. It has been my greatest
honor to serve next to all of you.

Les Rayburn, N1LF"