Forty five members and spouses of the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) gathered for their Annual Dinner on Saturday January 26th at Anna’s Brick Oven Restaurant where a delicious buffet dinner was enjoyed by all. One highlight of the evening was that many club members had the opportunity to meet other members and their spouses for the first time, hopefully the beginning of new and lasting friendships. Additionally, several ladies told club leadership that they were interested in obtaining their licenses and that they would like us to conduct a Technician class in the near future.
WAARC members Vinny KX4HH, Kerry NH2A and Wally WA3RWP enjoy the time before the meal began to catch up on recent club events.
The major highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Jim Bailey KB4ZIN annual award for excellence. Here club president Dino KL0S (right) and 2018 award winner Chris KC4CMR (left) join in to present the 2019 award to Bill Conkling NR4C in recognition for his long time support to the Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula clubs in both elected and support positions along with his activities as an “Elmer” for new hams and club members.
A selection of free door prizes helped end the evening.
The main prize was a Icom IC-V8000 2m mobile radio won by Rob KK4R.
Bill NR4C will maintain the KB4ZIN award plaque until January 2020 when another awardee is selected. Bill will keep the award statue to proudly display in his shack.