2014 Club Board

President – N8XQH – Barton Bechtel

N8XQH - Barton Bechtel
Barton previously held the office of Vice President of our club. He currently works for a local utility company out of their Lansing Service Center, and has been living in Lansing since 2012. His role as a Computer Support Technician offers many compliments to the hobby. Barton studies CW in his spare time and achieved his Amateur Extra license in September of 2011. He has been licensed since 1993, when he achieved his Technician class license. He operates mostly on the 2-Meter Band, but with his recent upgrade, he is looking to get on to the other bands.


Vice President – KC8KVR – Larry Dells

KC8KVR - Larry Dells
Larry has been involved with many of the clubs activities. Great Lakes Award Manager, holding the Picnic on the river nearly every summer, and he is currently elmering several folks with their licenses and upgrades.


Treasurer – W8MSK – Jerry Wittkoski

W8MSK Jerry Wittkoski
Jerry has served as Treasurer since 2004. He also is the elected Field Day Cook by popular demand! Jerry loves CW and has recently traded work for more time with the iambic paddle. Very few can carry on a casual conversation while simultaneously completing a DX contact using CW.


Secretary – K8OOK – Mike Eilers

K8OOK - Mike Eilers
Mike began serving as club secretary in 2010. He is known in the club as Mr.County Hunter and loves working DX to contact unique places and special event stations. Even away from the radio, Mike will introduce himself if he sees an Amateur Radio license plate in a parking lot.


Club Trustee – N8GS – Gale Scholten

N8GS - Gale Scholten
Gale has been a member of MARA for many years. He has held the offices of Treasurer and President, as well as the duty of Awards Manager.
Despite the busy lives we all lead, Gale has been a solid presence for ARRL Field Day and other gatherings related to the hobby.
The recent aerial videos of MARA’s Field Day participation are also courtesy of N8GS.
In early 2014, Gale traded “Over the Road” for more projects around the house, and hopefully some additional “On the Air” time.

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