Superstition ARC The President's Corner

For December 2019 By Steve, KB7KWK

The time has come for me to step down as President of the Superstition ARC. I was elected as club President in November of 2008. I was very surprised that I was even nominated much less elected. Although I had been in charge of a large company in the past, I had no idea what the heck I was doing. I had never been to a club Board meeting prior to taking office so I had no idea what to expect. I quickly learned that this club was in need of some repairs. I had a lot of ideas to bring to each Board meeting and hoped that the Board would agree on some of the changes that I wanted to make. I must admit there was some opposition in the beginning by some of the members that had been around for a long time. Some people do not like change. I eventually convinced them that this was the best course of direction for the club. I do not take any full credit for any changes that were made to the club that lead it into that direction. I want to thank each and every Board Member that helped me through the years. I also would like to thank every Vice President that sat by my side through the years. There were many nights on the phone discussing club business so that the right choices were made to benefit the club and its members.

When I was elected in 2008 there were a total of 75 members in this club. I told myself a few years ago that I would continue to run for President and hopefully stay President until the club reached 200 members. In the summer of 2019, that goal was met, making the Superstition ARC the largest club of its kind in Arizona. This is due to all of you club members and to the Board Of Directors and Officers who took two days out of every month to make this all happen. I will miss being your President, however, I have confidence that your next President, Andy Keels KD4ABB will continue to take charge and lead the club into 2020.

This is my final President's Corner, 73 to all of you for now. I hope to see all of you at the meetings and club events.....
Steve Estes KB7KWK President 2008-2019