From Dale Williams WA8EFK on 8/12/2019
Each year, the ARRL offers an award to recognize someone who has served admirably as an ARRL Section Manager. The Knight Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptionally notable contributions by a Section Manager to the health and vitality of the League. The first such award was presented to Joe T. Knight, W5PDY (now SK) in 2003 — for whom the award was named in recognition of his exemplary service not only as the ARRL Section New Mexico Section Manager for more than a quarter century, but also for his willingness to share his knowledge and skills.
The Knight Distinguished Service Award may be awarded to an ARRL Section Manager who has distinguished himself or herself in accordance with the following ideals:
- Exceptionally notable contributions over an extended period of time within his or her Section and beyond.
- Demonstrated efforts that have contributed to the health and vitality of the ARRL and its Field Organization.
- Displayed actions that are in the spirit of the unselfish contributions of Joe T. Knight, W5PDY.
Nominations may be made by any ARRL member and accompanied by a narrative of the accomplishments of the nominee identifying the long term contributions of the nominee to ARRL and its Field Organization.
The nominations are reviewed by the ARRL Programs and Service Committee, which makes the formal recommendation to the ARRL Board of Directors.
With that background, I am truly pleased to announce to all, at its July meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors honored Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally N8SY with the Knight Distinguished Service Award. Scott easily met all of the required criteria and most certainly has shown exemplary service to the members of the ARRL Ohio Section, Great Lakes Division and the entire ARRL Field Organization.
Please join Vice Director Tom Delaney W8WTD and me in congratulating Scott on this very special occasion.
Dale Williams WA8EFK
Great Lakes Division