I guess the biggest news this week is that Mike Lisenco N2YBB has appointed me to fill in for Pete Cecere N2YJZ for the balance of his term, who is retiring from his position as ENY Section manager. I wish to thank Mike for giving me the opportunity to serve the amateur radio community and having the confidence in my ability to do so. I am honored to say the least. I also wish to thank Pete for his many years of service to the section. It has been my pleasure to know and work with Pete and I wish him the best in his future endeavors. My appointment was finalized very quickly and I am slightly overwhelmed with all the new information. I promise I will do my best to perform the duties of section manager. I want everyone to know that my “door is always open” for your thoughts and concerns in the district.