Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

CARS Christmas Lunch December 2009

6th December 2009 Added the report & pictures.


After the success of the previous two mid-day Christmas Lunches we have repeated it again this year on a nice weak sunny day - so nice after days of rain - unusual for Essex.

It was at the same venue as last year - The Chimes Restaurant at The Rettendon Bell on the "old A130" with "mine host, Jean looking after us.

The Rettendon Bell
The Organisers this year were Martyn, G1EFL and his Wife, Val.
Photographs by John, G8DET

This year we had a total of 35 Guest, Members and Visitors.

Guest Table Guest Table
Guests, Trevor, M5AKA (left) talking to Phillip, G4NZQ from Norwich, RSGB Rep for Region 12.

Guest Table
Guests Mark, M0IEO and his Wife, Belinda from Canvery Island.
Mark was elected CARS "Amateur of the Year for 2009" and used his caravan to support many functions involving Amateur Radio and CARS during 2008 and 2009.

Group Table Group Table
Chairman John, G8DET with Pauline his Wife, Dave, G3PEN and Ken, G7RFT.

Group Table Group Table
Geoff, G7KLV folding the Raffle tickets which he organised.   The surplus collected (over £70) from the Excellent Raffle with over 12 prizes was given to "The MacMillian Nurses" who do such sterling work.

Murray & Geoff Table Murray & Geoff  Table
Murray, G6JYB (left) and Vice President, Geoff, G3EDM looking at Murrays camera.

Quiz and trivia sheets were circulated by Colin, G0TRM and John, G8DET.

Group Table President's Table

Group Table
Ethel & President, Harry, G5HF.

Group Table
End table.

Group Table
Raffle Prizes.

Group Table
John drawing the Raffle Prizes.
Note the new CARS shirt organised by Martyn, G1EFL.
Photograph by Colin, G0TRM

Group Table President's Table
Murray showing his nice box of tools he had won in the Raffle (left) and
Vice President, Charles, G0GJS, Martyn, G1EFL and Tony, G4YTG.

Our thanks to The Bell, Martyn and Val for organising it and all those who supported it.

What do we do next year?   Do we repeat the excellent event?   Suggestions to a Committee Member, please.

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