It was a fine occasion, where our members got the chance to meet with friends and chew the fat (in some cases, literally!) with each other and with family members before the CTARC closes for the December season.
The braai fires were lit at 12h00, and people started to arrive shortly thereafter. Very grateful thanks to Anne and the ladies for providing the scrumptious hamburgers, rolls and salads, and to Rob / ZS1SA, for fetching the meat!
The weather was fine, the wind not too fierce, and it was most pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the fellowship and friendship for which our club is well known.
Later on in the afternoon, Dennis Wells / ZS1AU presented the Len Wells Ham Spirit award, This year the trophy goes to Paul / ZS1S and his good lady Glynis / ZR1RW, both of whom are worthy recipients of this award for their direct and indirect involvement in the Tristan da Cunha DxPedition earlier on this year
Festivities continued until about 17h00,
We look forward to an exciting and active new year for the CTARC in 2016. Various meetings are being planned and details will be presented here and on the CTARC bulletins in due course.
Some more photos of the meeting are [here]
|ZS1VK and ZS1TK|
|ZS1BL, ZS1VK, ZS1II AND ZS1FK in the clubhouse|
|ZS1S, ZS1LVH, ZS1AN & ZS1X|
|ZS1VK, ZS1L & ZS1PXK|
|Dennis / ZS1AU & Anne, our trusty Club Secretary & Ragchew Editor|
|The weather was warm and the grub was great!|
|ZS1CO, ZS1S and ZS1OSK|
|Richard / ZS1RIC, Hans-Jurgen / ZS1HJH and Wolfgang / ZR1WLH|
|John / ZS1AGH & Paul / ZS1S|
|Tony / ZS1TM (left) was a dab hand with the burgers|
|Frank / ZS1CM and Fred / ZS1FZ were also there|
|Dirkie / ZS1X proudly shows off his harmonic to Anne, who is instantly won over.|
Harmonic (radio-ham in-the-making) just sits there, looking hugely cute.
|Grateful thanks to Anne & Elsabe for their expert management of the food tables|
|The long awaited Len Wells Ham Spirit Award. Dennis / ZS1AU begins his preamble|
|And the winner is... Paul / ZS1S / and his good lady, Glynis / ZR1RW,|
who both won the award jointly for their Tristan da Cunha DX-pedition
|Left to right: Paul / ZS1S; Dennis / ZS1AU & chairman Rob / ZS1SA|
|Afterwards, Noel / ZS1FW, Rob, Paul & Dennis share a moment of hubris|
|Glynis / ZR1RW, Paul / ZS1S and Dennis / ZS1AU in Dennis's shack.|
Photo by kind courtesy of ZS1AU, and taken in or around April 2015