Officers of the Northwest Country Cousins
Election of officers is held annually with nominations beginning the first Sunday of April and continues through the end of net on the following Saturday. Voting commenses on the third Sunday of April and continue to end of net on the following Saturday.
New officers assume their office on the first Sunday in May.
President: Linville McBride, AC7XO
AC7XO-BIO: To be completed.
Vice President: Paul Bogart, KF7HMS
As told by Paul, a brief BIO:
Hello, my name is Paul Bogart (kf7hms), My wife is Vicky (kf7hmt). I started in radio at the age of 12 by building a Heath Kit CB radio. Then, in about 1982, I purchased my first ham radio to listen to. My wife I and studied for our ham licenses, took and passed our exams in 2010. My first radio was a Yaesu FT101. I now have a Kenwood TS-430S and a Kenwood TS-680S, for HF. I work 2 meters, 6 meters, and the 440 VHF.
Thank you to all of my Cousins for voting for me. I will try to do the best job that I can -- you all are part of my family. '73s
Secretary-Treasurer: Jerry Crabtree, W6OVH
Brief BIO of Jerry:TO BE COMPLETED
Project Manager: Jim Russell Sr., W7ZHQ
Jim is the Sheriff of the Northwest Country Cousins. If you are a cousin, you will get pushups -- Jim hands out pushups like girlscouts hand out Thin Mint cookies. Jim, our former President, is very active on the NW Country Cousins as well as the Western Country Cousins.
Brief BIO of Jim:
Jim is the first born of a master electrician and WWII veteran. He has one brother and six (yes, count them) sisters.
Jim has worked a lot of different jobs in the early years including operating big 'cats' and other tractors on large California farms. Also worked the oil fields and poured and finished concrete. Finally, Jim decided to take up welding and recently ended his career as a welder after 35 years.
Jim became a ham in 1977 and also upgraded the same year to General class license. In 1994 Jim upgraded to Advanced class.
Jim really loves the Northwest Country Cousins and he am also a member of: Western Country Cousins, Mid-West Country Cousins, Southern Country Cousins, BBC, WARTS, OMISS, and OEN. Jim is currently Vice-President of Western Country Cousins and a past-President of Western Country Cousins.