Friday, May 6, 2011

N7XYO needs volunteers

#ARESOk is seeking nominations for some key leadership positions within Oklahoma.

The candidates are needed for two Zones - Zones 3 and Zone 6.

The is an Zone Emergency Coordinator (ZEC) is the assistant to the Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) for emergency
preparedness. (See Roles and Responsibilities of the ZEC at the end of this e-mail.)

Zone 3 - Oklahoma (OKC Metro Area & area counties)

Zone 6 - South Eastern Oklahoma (South of I-40 / East of HWY-76)

Do you know a fellow amateur operator who would be a good choice for ZEC OR would you like to be a candidate for this appointment?

Please send your nominations, suggestions and feedback to e-mail

I would appreciate your help and feedback with the selection for these key leadership position.

Thank you,

73 Mark Conklin N7XYO
Section Emergency Coordinator
ARES Oklahoma
Twitter @N7XYO

Zone Emergency Coordinator (ZEC)
ARRL Field Organization

The ZEC is the assistant to the Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) for emergency
preparedness. The ZEC is appointed by the SEC to take care of all matters
pertaining to emergency communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency
Service (ARES) on a zone wide basis. The ZEC post is one of top
importance in the section and the individual appointed to it should
devote all possible energy and effort to this one challenging
organizational program for Amateur Radio. There is only one ZEC
appointed in each zone of an ARRL Field Organization.

ZEC qualifications and functions:

Encourage all groups of community amateurs to establish a local
emergency organization.

Advise the SEC on all section emergency policy and planning, including
the development of a zone emergency communications plan.

Cooperate and coordinate with the Section Traffic Manager so that
emergency nets and traffic nets in the section present a united public
service front, particularly in the proper routing of Welfare traffic in
emergency situations. Cooperation and coordination should also be
maintained with other section leadership officials as appropriate,
particularly with the State Government Liaison and Public Information

Recommend candidates for Emergency Coordinator and District Emergency
Coordinator appointments (and cancellations) to the SEC. At the
SEC's discretion, the ZEC may be directly in charge of making (and
canceling) such appointments.

Promote ARES membership drives, meetings, activities, tests, procedures,
etc., at the section level.

Collect and consolidate Emergency Coordinator (and/or District Emergency
Coordinator) monthly reports and submit monthly progress summaries to
the SEC and ARRL Headquarters. This includes the timely reporting of
emergency and public safety communications rendered in the section for
inclusion in QST.

Maintain contact with other communication services and serve as liaison
at the section level with all agencies served in the public interest,
particularly in connection with state and local government, civil
preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Red Cross, Salvation
Army, the National Weather Service, and so on. Such contact is
maintained in cooperation with the State Government Liaison.

Zone Emergency Coordinators are encouraged to earn certification
from the ARRL "Intro to EmComm, EC-001" Course

All ARES Oklahoma officers are also expected to complete
ICS-200.B, and
FEMA training. All existing ARES members must complete this training
before 12/1/2007. All new applicants have one year from the time of
application to become part of ARES Oklahoma to complete this training.

Recruitment of new hams and League members is an integral part of the
job of every League appointee. Appointees should take advantage of every
opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field
Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.

Requirements: Full ARRL membership; FCC Technician class amateur radio
license or higher.

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