2018 BEARS Leadership Nominations & Elections

A reminder that our annual election meeting will be held Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 5pm ET in the Multimedia Room at the rear of the ABC Cafeteria, 47 West 66th Street/Mezzanine, in Manhattan.  That’s between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Garage parking is available across the street (on-street parking is available ONLY for those with NYP license plates), and the facility can also be reached by bus and subway (the 66th Street stop on the #1 line is about one block west of the ABC campus).

The meeting will take place at 5pm, just prior to our quarterly VE testing session.

This general membership meeting is being called to elect new executive officers.

Only BEARS member in good standing are eligible to participate in our nominations and elections. 

To become a dues-free BEARS member in good standing:
  • Complete a BEARS membership application online here if you are a current OR prospective member. Alternatively, you request a hard copy membership form that will be sent to you via e-mail, which you can complete and mail to our Club PO Box listed on the form. The Club must have a complete record on each member before they can participate in our annual elections. Only members in good standing registered with the Club by 5pm ET on May 31st, 2018 may participate in the 2018 election process.
  • Our constitution and bylaws specify that only FULL MEMBERS (active or retired employees of The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, and former Disney employees separated without cause) are eligible to hold executive office, act as a director or repeater trustee or serve as repeater control operators. Committee chairs must also be active or retired TWDC employees, or employees separated without cause. It also goes without saying (we hope) that all executive officers, committee chairs and directors MUST HOLD VALID FCC AMATEUR RADIO LICENSES.
  • But committee membership (except for committees established to revise our constitution and bylaws, which are limited to Disney employees or retirees) is open to all members in good standing, and ALL members in good standing, FULL OR ASSOCIATE, can cast votes for prospective officeholders – and for other Club business – in this or any other election.

It is critically important that we have participation from as many ACTIVE employees as can volunteer, as our repeater systems sit on Company-controlled or Company-leased property. Further, a full slate of elected officers is also required to maintain our legal status as a 501c3 charitable organization under IRS and NYS regulations.

Already standing for election/re-election are:
  • PRESIDENT:                                      Howard Price/KA2QPJ
  • VICE-PRESIDENT:                          Joe Nuzzo/N2BEI
  • SECRETARY/TREASURER:        Brad Berson/W2ZZZ
Our standing key committee chairs are:
  • VE Co-Chairs:                                     Mike Siegel/W2RT &
                                                                     Bill Kirkpatrick/WK2O
  • Tech Co-Chairs:                                 Joe Nuzzo/N2BEI
  • Coordination Council Liaison:    Marv Bronstein/K2VHW
  • Trustees:                                              Marv Bronstein/K2VHW
                                                                     Jerry Cudmore/K2JRC 
                                                                     Joe Nuzzo/N2BEI
To NOMINATE any BEARS member for any position they are eligible to hold, please complete a nomination form online here, or request a printed nomination form, which will be sent to you via e-mail. Complete and mail it to:
BEARS, Inc.,
Ansonia Station,
New York, NY 10023-0016
If you know of a BEARS member who does NOT have e-mail or web access, and should receive notice of our upcoming meeting and elections, please use the CONTACT link at the foot of our home page to send us their name, call and address, and we will snail-mail them a hard copy of this notice and attachments.
Friends, there is no BEARS – and no BEARS repeater system – without you. So please, get on the air on 147.27 Mhz (PL 141.3) or any of our other BEARS or DARI repeaters, step up to take a leadership role in your Club – and  join us for annual election meeting here at ABC on July 18th, 2018 at 5pm.
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