With the retirement on Jan 19, 2019 of ARRL West Gulf Division Director, Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV from the Board of Directors, John Stratton, N5AUS, WGD Vice Director moves up to the front row and takes the helm of the division as the ARRL West Gulf Division Director. Stratton will be filing a full report of activities from the Jan 19, 2019 ARRL Board of Directors meeting held at ARRL HQ in Newington, CT. Persons for potential appointment to the Vice Director position are currently being vetted.