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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB010 (2021)

ARLB010 Oklahoma SM Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW, Stepping Down; Mark Kleine,
N5HZR, Appointed as OK SM

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 10  ARLB010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  April 6, 2021
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB010 Oklahoma SM Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW, Stepping Down; Mark Kleine,
N5HZR, Appointed as OK SM

Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW, Oklahoma's long-serving Section Manager (SM) -
serving two terms from 2010 to 2014 and again serving since 2016 -
has decided to step down effective April 9, 2021. Although he is
stepping down as Oklahoma SM, O'Dell will continue to serve amateur
radio and ARRL as a member of ARRL's Public Relations Committee.
Prior to becoming SM, O'Dell served as both a Public Information
Officer and as the Public Information Coordinator for the Oklahoma
Section for many years.

Mark P. Kleine, N5HZR, a resident of Norman, Oklahoma, has been
appointed to replace O'Dell as Oklahoma Section Manager effective
April 9, and will serve out the balance of O'Dell's term, which
extends to September 30, 2022.

Kleine has been a very active member of the Oklahoma amateur radio
community for many years, currently serving as an Oklahoma Assistant
Section Manager, a leader of the South Canadian Amateur Radio
Society (SCARS), and as President of the Central Oklahoma Radio
Amateurs (CORA), a group of nine amateur radio clubs that host the
Oklahoma City Hamfest "Ham Holiday." An ARRL Life Member, Kleine is
also an amateur radio license class instructor and Volunteer
Examiner for three different Volunteer Examiner Coordinators.

ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, made
the appointment based on the recommendations of ARRL West Gulf
Division Director John Robert Stratton, N5AUS; O'Dell, N0IRW; West
Gulf Vice Director Lee Cooper, W5LHC, and leaders of the Oklahoma


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