Kentucky ARES has made major strides in the past 22 month in reaching out to the communities of the Commonwealth. When the organization started statistical analysis of programs and activities in June 2009, only 36% of the 137 positions had an active volunteer in the role. In April 2011 that percentage is 55%. This is an accomplishment for any volunteer organization.
The recent flooding and severe weather has spotlighted amateur radio’s contribution to their communities. It has also brought to light how many communities do not benefit from amateur radio’s service. If your county does not have an active EC or your district an active DEC and you are a good organizer and would like to raise your hand to volunteer to lead – NOW is the time.
Please know that the requirements are clear to expect consistent monthly reporting, ARRL membership and other section requirements that are available on the local information pages on KYHAM where you apply for them.
To apply for an ARES Coordinator position, please go to www.kyham.net/county.html and click on “Apply to be a Coordinator” in your district. These applications are automatically received by the DECs, ASECs, SEC, and KY ARRL Section officials responsible for appointments.
This list was posted April 30, 2011. Here are the current vacancies.
District 1: Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman counties
District 2: Livingston, Todd, Trigg counties
District 3: McClean, Ohio counties
District 4: DEC 4, and Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Monroe counties.
District 5: Breckinrididge, Green, Marion, Taylor, Washington counties.
District 6: Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Trimble counties.
District 7: Carroll, Pendleton counties.
District 8: Bracken, Lewis, Mason, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson, Rowan counties.
District 9: Greenup, Martin counties.
District 10: Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Wolfe counties.
District 11: DEC 11, and Bell, Clay, Jackson, Laurel, Knox, Rockcastle, Whitley counties.
District 12: DEC 12, and Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Russell, Wayne counties.
District 13: Bourbon, Clark, Estill, Garrard, Harrision, Madison, Nicholas, Powell, Woodford counties.
Please think about your abilities to serve and organize while applying. Being an ARES coordinator is not always easy, and takes a strong soul. Research the requirements and know if you want to work as a volunteer.