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The 2015 Awards Banquet





The Massillon Amateur Radio Club's Annual Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, January 10th at the Massillon Senior Center, the home of the MARC with nearly 50 members and guests attending.

After opening remarks from outgoing President Ralph Bugg, K8HSQ, we enjoyed a fine hometown meal with all the trimmings including lots of great desserts catered by our own club member Shirley Treacle. 

 

The Club Dinner was held at the Senior Center


Club President Ralph opened the formal portion of the dinner with opening remarks followed by his personal thanks to everyone present. This was followed by presentation of our Service Awards honoring those members who deserved special recognition for their efforts during 2014. The following members were recognized for their service to the club in the following categories.

 
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HAM OF THE YEAR to Chris Wetzel, KD8TNF (L)

Our most distinguished award is our annual Ham of the Year Award.

Awarded each year to the individual who demonstrates the true mission of the MARC and the Amateur Radio Service. It recognizes the member who is dedicated to the many facets of our club, their family and the amateur radio service.

This years recipient, Chris Wetzel, KD8TNF was a very active member during 2014 actively involved in club activities, public service, fund raising efforts still finding time for creating his home station and lots of operating over the year.

In recognition of this outstanding achievement, we are proud and honored to award this years coveted William J. North, W8NP Ham Of The Year Award to Chris, KD8TNF.
 

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The DX AWARD To Mike McNamara, KB8OTK (L)

  

 The DX Award is presented each year to recognize the efforts of the club member who through operating achievement and diligence, makes contacts with fellow radio operators both around the country and around the world.

DX'ing is a very popular aspect of Ham Radio and it takes hard work and patience to capture the elusive callsigns of operators from around the world.

Congratulations Mike for being this years recipient of this operating award !
 

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Our Special Culinary Award presented to Shirley Treacle

Although not a licensed radio operator, Shirley has shown her commitment to the MARC throughout 2014 by providing refreshments and baked goods for us to enjoy at both club meetings and our annual Field Day Communications Exercise.

Her largest contribution came at our annual Awards Banquet when she again volunteered to cater the entire dinner. Held again this year at the Senior Center, this was truly a fest meant for a King ! It included all the trimmings of a home cooked meal and was a tremendous success.

Shirley is a valued club member, a wife and mother and a good friend to everyone in the club. For this and many other accomplishments throughout 2013, we recognize Shirley with our MARC Culinary Award.

 

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At the conclusion of the major service awards, Perry, W8AU issued our "Not So Serious FUN Awards"  to several lucky recipients.

The special "Radio Road Reporter" award to Mike McNamara, KB8OTK, who runs a mobile rig in his truck. We think Mike emits more RF from his rig than diesel exhausts !

The "Carnival Parker Award" to Chris Wetzel, KD8TNK for his colorful and energetic handling of parking at the Swiss Festival in Sugarcreek. Apparently Chris likes to use a whistle when directing parking !

 

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Returning Vice-President Terry Russ, N8ATZ resorted to extreme measures to "rise" to the occasion with incoming club President Ralph Bugg, K8HSQ !


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The great evening concluded with the installation of the 2015 Executive Board.

 

    Don Wade, W8DEA  administers the oath of office to the new club officers

 

 

 

 

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