There was no formal meeting this month. Instead, we celebrated our annual Metro DX Club Winterfest.
21 members and guests gathered at Papa Joe's Restaurant in Orland Park for a delicious family style dinner, a chance to mingle with members and take part in our free prize raffle.
Bob, K9CJ, welcomed the group.
Matt, K9BBQ, conducted the prayer which included safe travels for our two members, N9TK and WB9Z, who are enroute to Bouvet Island.
After dinner, we began the drawing for donated prizes. We were fortunate to have enough prizes so that everyone would win something. We decided to have a Grand Prize drawing for three items that had significant value. N9TK donated an Astron 50 amp power supply, and Expert Linears donated 2 envelopes with $$ inside.
The balance of the evening was spent mingling with each other.
A good time was had by all.
Thanks to our prize donors: N9TK, Expert Linears, DX Engineering, Ham Radio Outlet, MFJ, KB3IFH QSL's, W9ILY, KA9QAT and K9LSH.
Here are some photos of the group enjoying the food and fun. Lee, WA9LEY, was our dinner chairman and Master of Ceremonies and did a great job!