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Chapter 36 - Northwest Indiana

~ Creaky Knees and Rusty Keys ~

We had a good turnout of 24 members and guests in September at Golden Corral for our final meeting of 2016. This year has been limited to only 3 meetings, and that schedule may continue into 2017 also as we conduct our first changing-of-the-guard in the past 8 years.

Stan Vandiver, W4SV, is stepping down as President. (Hey, that's me!) If no one else comes forward for our January election, then Troy Harrison, KC9E, will move up from the Secretary-Treasurer position he has kept since we restarted Chapter 36 together in the February blizzard (2009), and Troy's wife Claudette, KA9IXZ, is willing to assume the duties of Secretary-Treasurer.

I am very grateful to both Troy and Claudette for all of their past help and for their continued willingness to serve our chapter. I also very much appreciate the support of all of our members and guests over these many years. It has been a great team effort and we have done well together to keep Chapter 36 up and running smoothly. I am looking forward to having less responsibility, but I'll still be around to help manage our website and email list.

Thanks to Tom Ruggles, W8FIB, who brought in a show-and-tell item for us tonight. It was an Elecraft KX3 transceiver with an add-on Begali Adventure key. Very nice! And well used too. Tom is very active on QRP and Morse, and he just worked his 300th entity earlier today.

And a special thanks to Dave Nicolaus, W9DN, who bought my dinner tonight! :-)

Sorry, no photos at this meeting.

Attending: (in last name order)

Bruce (W9OTN) and Pam Balsley
James (KC9KTV) and Nancy (KC9NEB) Beckner
Don (K9WHK) and Verneice Buchanan
Gary (WA6UOO) and Barb (KA6OJX) Cave
Troy (KC9E) and Claudette (KA9IXZ) Harrison
Chuck (KC9OYE) and Cheri Hill
Rich (K9CIV) and Marcia Lochner, and son Andy
John Miller (W9ZG)
Dave Nicolaus (W9DN)
Bob Pence (W9ORW)
Ed Perosky (K9TZT)
John (W3ML) and Paula Poindexter
Mike Rohwedder (WU9D)
Tom Ruggles (W8FIB)
Stan Vandiver (W4SV)

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