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December 2015

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delara news Delaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH   VOL 34  NUMBER 12
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The DELARA Holiday Party!

Feliz Navidad from El Presidenté’s Crib…

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is drawing to a close already. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun. The holiday season is upon us and that means parties, gifts, and fun in general. Speaking of parties, our Delara After-the-Holidays Holiday party plans have been confirmed. For this year’s party we are doing something different so that no one is burdened by having to do any of the work. The festivities will be held on January 9th at the Berkshire Party House, which is at 1848 Alexander Rd, Galena, OH 43021. (http://www.berkshirelakecampground.com/party-house.html ) 740-965-2428 Plan to arrive around 5:00 PM and we’ll eat at 5:30. The cost for the all-you-can-eat buffet is $16.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and we can choose two entrees from these five items: Country fried steak Baked or fried chicken Baked ham Roast beef Lasagna We also have a choice of one of three appetizers: Salad bar Fruit cup Relish tray Mashed potatoes and gravy, two veggies, plus rolls and butter are also included. One caveat: We need a minimum of fifty guests to enjoy the full buffet. If we have less than that, we’ll have the pizza and salad buffet at $11.00 plus tax and gratuity per person. I’ll need to give them a firm head-count so please call or email me with your number of guests and your two choices of entrees and your choice of appetizer. (We’ll go with the majority) I already have emails from some of you. Directions: If you’re coming I-71 (or if you’re coming across 36/37 from Delaware): Take exit 131 (Sunbury/Rt 36/37), go east about a mile, then south on S. Galena Rd. When you come to a 5-way stop (the first stop sign you come to), bear left to continue on S. Galena Rd. Take the first right onto Alexander Rd. You can also get to Alexander Rd. from Route 3 (go west on S Galena, then left on Alexander) or from Cheshire Rd. (At the 5-way stop, go right on S Galena, then right on Alexander) I asked about their decorations and they will leave them up for us. The lady said they “Really do it up nice for Christmas.” There won’t be any center-pieces on the tables so feel free to bring something for your table. That’s about it for now. If there are more details, I’ll put them out on the email reflector, including a head-count request towards the end of December. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and a safe and healthy 2016. I hope to see you all at the party but if not, then at the January meeting.

DELARA Officers for 2016

At the November business meeting, our slate of officers was formalized for 2016.  Our members expressed their satisfaction with the job being done by President Joe Papworth, K8MP, and Secretary/Treasurer Ken Bird, W8SMK, by electing them to another term. With the retirement of Dave, Stan Broadway, N8BHL, was elected as Vice President. (He not being at the meeting to defend himself :-)  Dave did an excellent job at coming up with presentations with speakers and topics that were really interesting- so a “Great Job” chorus is heard around the room!   If you have a topic you think would be interesting for the group, something you would like to learn more about or something you’re doing that is new or different, ~please~ drop me an email (n8bhl -at- arrl.net)  and we’ll get something going!
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