President to speek in Holland Hamfest Nov 5&6 2004
- JIM HAYNIE TO BE FEATURED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 2004 ARRL MICHIGAN STATE CONVENTION IN HOLLAND, MICHIGAN ON NOVEMBER 5 & 6.
Jim Haynie is President of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for Amateur Radio. As President, Haynie is the official spokesman of the ARRL Board of Directors in regard to matters of League Policy. He also represents the League in its relationship with the public, various governments, governmental agencies and officials with which the League may be concerned. The League's President serves as an unpaid volunteer. In January 2004, the ARRL Board reelected Haynie to his third term as the League's 13th President.
Haynie began his service to the Board in 1987 as West Gulf Division Director. Three years later the ARRL Board elected him Vice President, and he served in that capacity for two years. In 1997, Haynie rejoined the Board, again as Director of the League's West Gulf Division, and held that position until he was elected President in 2000.
Haynie's lifelong interest in ham radio was sparked as a teenager, when his father gave him a Hallicrafters SX-88 receiver for his birthday. He was first licensed in 1973, as WN5JBP.
Defining Amateur Radio's role in homeland security has been one of Hanyie's top initiatives. In June of 2003, he signed a formal Statement of Affiliation between the Department of Homeland Security and ARRL. Later that year, he served on a panel of national Citizen Corps affiliates during Volunteers in Homeland Security Conference. He's also taken part in several meetings with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).
Emergency and disaster communications have been a longtime interest for Haynie. Over the years, he has been involved in ham radio communications efforts during earthquakes in Guatemala and Mexico City, a tornado in Wichita Falls, Texas, and a Delta Air Lines crash at the Dallas/Fort worth International Airport.
Bringing young people into ham radio is another passion for Haynie, and he was instrumental in establishing the ARRL Amateur Radio Education & Technology Program, popularly known as "The Big Project." The educational initiative was guided by the success of a ham radio program at DeGoyler Elementary School in Dallas, the program's first "pilot school."
A native Texan, Haynie and his wife Suzette live in Dallas. They have two sons and seven grandchildren. As a small business entrepreneur, he formed the Jim Haynie Company in 1984, specializing in metal and fabrication sales. From 1963 to 1968, Haynie served in the United States Army.
Outside of ham radio, he enjoys competitive skeet shooting and traveling with his wife.
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