The Anne Arundel Radio Club held it's annual Holiday party at Ford Hall on the grounds of the DFRC. Attendance was the highest in recent years due to the number of recent graduates of the fall tech class.
The menu included the standard slow roasted ham and turkey and other savory items that were followed by a wide selection of cakes, pies and cookies.
Service awards that were earned this years were presented. Overall club members donated 4376.5 hours with 336.75 hours by non-members
5 received new AARC name tags given
15 received White labels for 25+ hrs
5 received Bronze labels for 50+ hrs
3 received Silver labels for 75+ hrs
11 received Gold labels for 100+ hrs
The highest hours put in by one member was 650.25 hrs
5 members put in 100 to 199 hrs
5 members put in 200 to 299 hrs
1 member put in 400 to 499 hrs
24 members put in less than 24.25 hrs each.
Remarks were made by the incoming and outgoing club presidents reflecting on what was accomplished this year, specifically the first shack renovation in 30 years, and what we hope to complete in the coming year.
Door prizes were awarded, these included dual band handhelds, Icom 2200H mobile units, an atomic clock, Yeasu hats, and the most popular prize, AMMO CANS!
We also had presents for the younger crowd in attendance, including a 12 year old who recently passed his Tech exam! Congrats!
Finally, a reminder that this Holiday Party was our last official club gathering of 2018, replacing our regular 3rd Thursday meeting on December 20. Therefore, our next regular meeting will be in 2019 on the 1st Thursday, January 3. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Until then, Happy Holidays!!