On Sunday, January 12, 2020, ARRL New England Division Director Fred Hopengarten K1VR held a division cabinet meeting for all ARRL affiliated club presidents and other section officials. During the meeting WMA Section Manager Ray Lajoie KB1LRL, Technical Coordinator Greg Algieri WA1JAR, Technical Specialist Paul Topolski W1SEX and Technical Specialist Bob Meneguzzo K1YO presented a new ham mentoring program.
Our section’s Technical Specialist Team has put together a mentoring guide which is intended to be downloaded by whoever needs it and can edit it specific to their club or group. This should be given to a person that has passed their test to provide basic information, club and contact information so they do not seem lost when they leave the room. Hopefully it will introduce them to an Elmer (Mentor) to aid in getting started.
We had some initial setbacks with the initial documentation, but the latest and greatest is now released. The guide has been added to the website’s main navigation above by going to What We Do > Technical Guidance > WMA Mentoring Program. Please feel free to download it and distribute it to whomever it may help!