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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX009 (2003)

ARLX009 Past New Mexico SM Joe Knight, W5PDY, honored at convention

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Special Bulletin 9  ARLX009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 28, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX009 Past New Mexico SM Joe Knight, W5PDY, honored at convention

Former New Mexico Section Manager Joe T. Knight, W5PDY, was
presented with the Knight Distinguished Service Award August 23 for
his 27 years of outstanding service as SM. The ARRL Board of
Directors created the award at its July meeting and named it for
Knight to recognize "exceptionally notable contributions" to the
"health and vitality" of the League by a section manager.

The presentation, by ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Director Walt
Stinson, W0CP, occurred during the ARRL Forum at the New Mexico
State Convention in Albuquerque. ARRL Club and Educational
Correspondent Margie Bourgoin, KB1DCO, who represented ARRL
Headquarters at the convention and conducted a forum, reported a
full house at the ARRL forum where Knight was honored. "He received
a standing ovation," she said.

In creating the Award, the ARRL Board said that Knight "has
distinguished himself as a leader among leaders" who often has "gone
above and beyond the call of duty" by volunteering to train and
orient new SMs.

Knight, who stepped down July 2 because of illness, is one of only a
few ARRL Field Organization volunteers to have served as an SM for
more than 20 years. For many years, Knight was a regular participant
in the annual ARRL Headquarters workshops for new section managers,
at which he shared his leadership perspectives and vast experience
with newcomers.


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