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Chapter 36 - Northwest Indiana

~ Creaky Knees and Rusty Keys ~

We had a great time for our last meeting of 2012, with 24 people attending, including for the first time together, all three of our Century Club Award holders: Gene W9CWG, Ron W9FB, and John W9ZG (see photo below).

With all that food and fun, we didn't even realize that we didn't have any show and tell for this meeting. And we didn't really take time for any business for that matter, including soliciting nominations for our Chapter Election next month. So be sure to come out for our January meeting so YOU can be nominated and elected this time!   :-)

Even without a regular business meeting, I still spread the word around that the upcoming Winter Journal will be the last printed edition. We are fortunate to have a very connected group, and all but two of our members have access to the QCWA Members-only website to download the future digital editions of The Journal, which will now be a monthly magazine instead of quarterly. I think we have the ability to get The Journal to our other two members also, so this changeover should have little or no effect on us.

One last thing: There have been a couple of requests now to ask our members and guests to wear a hat, or shirt, or badge with your call sign on it (name and call would be good too, of course). Many of us have become familiar with our regular members, but it still can be difficult for newcomers or those who attend infrequently. So, if you have an item that you can wear to our dinners, please do. And if you see anyone you don't know already, please take a moment to introduce yourself to them. Thanks!

Photos by Stan W4SV. Click for larger view.
(Email , if you want a better copy of any of these photos.)

I'd like to say a big Thank you! to my friends from QCWA and the La Porte County Amateur Radio Club who gave me this fine piece of very comfortable apparel. I'm sure it will help to keep me warm through these coming winter months, if I don't eat it!

Bacon makes everything better!

Attending: (in last name order)

Bruce (W9OTN) and Pam Balsley
Ron (W9FB) and Renee (W9MDF) Banaszak
Kenny (KE9TC) and Jan Brown
Don (K9WHK) and Verneice Buchanan
Gary (WA6UOO) and Barb (KA6OJX) Cave
John Gianotti (W9WY)
Carl (W9CJH) and Lila (N9ESS) Hallberg
Chuck (KC9OYE) and Cheri Hill
John Miller (W9ZG)
Dave Nicolaus (W9DN)
Mike Rohwedder (WU9D)
Tom (W8FIB) and Cindy Ruggles
Stan Vandiver (W4SV)
Gene (W9CWG) and Helen Wiggins, and daughter Barb

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