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Chapter 36 - Northwest Indiana

~ Creaky Knees and Rusty Keys ~


Yes, this buffet thing works out well for us, doesn't it! The Golden Corral in Merrillville served up a feast for us, and I think that everyone had a good time and a good meal. Thanks to Bruce, W9OTN, for recommending this place... I'm sure we will be back again! Attendance came up slightly this month with 35, including Danny and Heather's beautiful daughter. It was very nice to welcome several newcomers to this meeting and hope that they will return often.

I guess the 3-month-long operating contest was too much, and though I worked a few of you on 2 meters, it seems that I was the only one playing. And I didn't play very much either... winning this contest with only five contacts with QCWA members. Shame on us! But it is a beautiful picture of NBC5 meteorologist Ginger Zee that I won, and my wife has already told me I can't hang it up! Maybe you were smarter than me and could foresee that problem!

We will try to move the meetings up to early or mid-month now for the rest of the year in order to avoid conflicts with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays that are approaching. So watch your email for an October announcement before long. Thanks to everyone for continuing to come out and support our eating-meetings!


Pics by W4SV (click for larger view):


Attending: (in last name order)

Bruce (W9OTN) and Pam Balsley
Marv Boetcher (WV9O)
Ken (KE9TC) and Jan Brown
Don (K9WHK) and Verneice Buchanan
Gary (WA6UOO) and Barb (KA6OJX) Cave
John Gianotti (W9WY)
Joe Grossbauer (WA9MSD)
Chuck (KC9OYE) and Cherie Hill
Tony (W9AL) and Janet (KC9HUG) Langer
Dave (W9DN) and Fran Nicolaus
Ed (K9TZT) and Carol Perosky
John (KA9PGC) and Erin Phillips
Tom (W8FIB) and Cindy Ruggles
Larry Sargent (KC9IU)
Danny (W9DWS) and Heather Scheetz, and daughter
John (W8OCG) and Margie (W8MSN) Schick
Don (KD9HI) and Marie Sims
Stan Vandiver (W4SV)
Gene (W9CWG) and Helen Wiggins, and daughter Barb


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