Our February 16, 2002 Annual Banquet was a smashing success!
Guest speaker Arnie Coro (CO2KK), of Radio Havana Cuba's
program "DXers Unlimited," wove a magical tale of radio, antennas and
friendship that will be remembered for many banquets to come!!
Our 2002 Banquet took place at Blossoms Restaurant in Heather Gardens, Aurora
(An archive of the 2002 banquet announcement can be found Here)
Thank you, thank you!
2002 Banquet Vendors, Donors, and Volunteers:
(We couldn't have done it without you!)
Thank you photographers!
All banquet photos are by N1FN,
except the one of Arnie and Roger is by KIØRB
Dick presents Arnie
with an award
Arnie addresses the
the entire gang
Arnie and Roger Wendell
Guests drove in from as
faraway as Missouri!!
The audience was very
interested in every word!
Elaine (WØHEM) and
ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Director
Walt Stinson (in the tie) was with us as well!
CO2KK, and WØHEM
The banquet hall
Here's a shot of
even more guests!
G3KOX visits CO2KK
Thinking of a trip to Colorado?
2002 Banquet Soapbox:
Thank you for your "Herculian" efforts to bring Arnie to the US as your guest speaker. Lesser individuals would have given up in despair and frustration.
For those who weren't there, the story of how to Arnie was brought to the US was told. Arnie arrived in Colorado at about the same time the CQC Banquet started! Airline delays, political red tape, months of hard work...the suspense and drama rivaled a good Hitchcock motive. ;-) Even Colorado's US Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell was involved to help break the political log jam! I'll leave the details to the CQC to tell. They know it best.
Thank you for the efforts to make available the many wonderful prizes.
I was lucky enough to win one of the "Flying Horse" Callbook CDs. (It is my favorite and will get plenty of use)!
Thanks to all of you who turned out to support the Banquet. It was great to put a face, and shake the hand, of many familiar callsigns. To those I didn't get to meet my apologies--same time next year?
Rod - NØRC
Ft Collins, CO
However, as an individual, I was especially moved by the gift Oak Hills Research and CQC presented Arnie Coro during his speech at our banquet. N1FN, OHR's "prime mover," presented CO2KK with an OHR 500 transceiver - there's no doubt this quality gear will be put to good use in Cuba!
Roger J. Wendell - WBØJNR
Thanks to Rich WØHEP, Dick ABØCD, Dave KIØND, and Brad KIØOT for all their efforts to make Feb 16, 2002, our 8th Annual Dinner, a success. They did it! And a Special thanks to Arnie CO2KK for his efforts to make the trip.
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