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Chapter 36 - Northwest Indiana

~ Creaky Knees and Rusty Keys ~

Fair winter weather, our annual election, and an awards presentation all contributed to an excellent turnout of 30 members and guests for our January meeting at Bob Evans in Chesterton. Alan W1PIT, Dale WB1FMW and Bud N9WXY and his wife Paula joined us for their first time, and we hope that they will return often.

We were glad to honor four of our members with Anniversary Awards for this year (see photos below). Don, K9WHK and Chuck, KC9OYE received their 55-Year certificates. Bob, W9ORW and Bruce, W9OTN reached the 60-Year milestone. Congratulations to all of you!

Also below, see Gene, W9CWG posing for a special photo with Don, K9WHK. This is because we learned that Gene administered that very first license exam to Don, going all the way back to that 55-year mark in 1960. Wow... that's impressive! Also, on Jan. 19th a former Valpo Tech student, Mark Thompson, KC9VUL, posted a very nice YouTube tribute to Gene and Valpo Tech. Click here to see it. (If the video doesn't play, then right-click on this link and choose "Save As" or "Save Link As" to download it to your computer.)

For our annual election, Troy, KC9E and I were duly arm-twisted into another term as your chapter officers for 2015. We will do our best.

Photos by Stan W4SV. Click for larger view.

Attending: (in last name order)

Bruce (W9OTN) and Pam Balsley
James (KC9KTV) and Nancy (KC9NEB) Beckner
Don Buchanan (K9WHK)
Gary (WA6UOO) and Barb (KA6OJX) Cave
Dale Dickinson (WB1FMW)
Troy (KC9E) and Claudette (KA9IXZ) Harrison
Chuck (KC9OYE) and Cheri Hill
Dave Kaufman (NU9I)
Bud (N9WXY) and Paula LeMay
Levi (WB9CAO) and Sue (N9EOX) Mayes
John Miller (W9ZG)
Dave (W9DN) and Fran Nicolaus
Bob Pence (W9ORW)
Alan Pitts (W1PIT)
Carlos Santini (KA9JYO)
Danny Scheetz (W9DWS)
Mark Skowronski (K9MQ)
Tom Troike (W9QN)
Stan Vandiver (W4SV)
Gene (W9CWG) and Helen Wiggins, and daughter Barb

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