Tuesday, November 8, 2022

IARU Region 2 Holds Virtual General Assembly

For the first time in its history, Region 2 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), comprised of national amateur radio societies in the Americas, held its triennial General Assembly online rather than in person in early November. According to the ARRL Letter, continuing concerns about Covid and international travel issues prompted the decision, which appears to have had some unintended benefits.  

"Having a virtual conference has allowed many of our societies with limited means to participate in the triennial governance process of IARU Region 2 for the first time," said Region 2 Secretary George Gorsline, VE3YV / K8HI, noting that "26 member societies are represented with 117 registered attendees from across Region 2” as well as representatives from the other two IARU regions and the organization’s international officers. The General Assembly is the group’s formal decision-making body. Details of its actions were not available as of press time.