This just arrived in my inbox:
ARRL Board of Directors
9:00 PM EDT Thursday, May 22, 2014
- Roll call and announcement that the meeting is being recorded
- Consideration of the agenda for the meeting
- Explanation of procedures for the conduct of the meeting
- Review of a recent decision of the Ethics and Elections Committee with regard to the application of the conflict of interest policy
As some of you may know, I ran for Great Lakes Division Vice Director a couple of times, failing both times. The second time around, I was almost disqualified by the Ethics and Election Committee because at one point, although not at the time of the election, I was selling amateur radio books online. I had given up on that because it was just too hard to compete with Amazon and with the ARRL, given that the ARRL was able to advertise freely in QST.
When I demonstrated that the bookstore was no longer active to the committee, they rescinded the disqualification, and I was allowed to run. Unfortunately, it didn’t do any good. I lost that election by 12 votes.
I suspect that the board is going to be reviewing a similar case tonight.