Duane Henderson KC5NID of Mooreland from our NW District stepped up an agreed to serve as our president, replacing Scott Baker WA5A of Edmond who has served admirably for the last several years. Duane is former president of Tri-State Amateur Radio Group, and has served on various boards and committees. So he is no stranger to leadersip roles inside and outside of amateur radio. I am sure we will hear much more from him in the future. He is a close known associate of our NW District Officer Jay K5GUD, we won't hold that against him. Although I think Jay probably warned him.

Duane can be reached by email KC5NID@cneconnect.com.

Scott WA5A had to step down for personal reasons, as he has decided to continue his education, and go into the nursing field. He is also very busy with family issues too. We sincerely thank Scott for his years of service and wish him the best in the future.

In other officer news our very dedicated treasurer, Jerry N5KNU, stated that this will be most likely the last full year of service for him.

Merlin WB5OSM
vice-president and frequency coordinator