Social Report for Up the Stick!
We love a good BBQ at the MWRS and thanks to my blowing the budget last year with the Coles Country Beef sausages we have had a few BYO BBQs to get us financially back on track. BYO BBQs are extra special as the personalities of the members really shine. There was a circular sausage that looked like a sleeping snake. I tended to go for a steak and mustard. With all sorts of variations in between. The BBQ itself continues to serve us well however at some time in the future it will go where all great BBQs go, into the sky and BBQ heaven, and a rebuild will be required for this iconic piece of kit. (I have some cad plans of a super duper BBQ if we decide to proceed this way) I would also like to make mention of the XLYs and Harmonics that also attend and make these events extra special.
Flag Pole Competition – Yes I know it overlaps with contests reports but it is social contest.
Firstly a correction from last year’s edition of ‘Up the Stick‘. The 25 foot Chinese made flag poles we purchased are in fact only 24 foot long. Thanks to Tim VK2BT for actually measuring the unit. They must have different rulers in China. In any case the event was a success. I managed to scare my wife Annette, VK2FOXE, when the Jolly Roger Flag that arrived at her work from FleaBay, as she though we were being targeted/stalked in some way by some one or group. No need to worry dear, just your husbands antics.
Despite the scoring regime I think Geoff, then VK2MIA, now VK2AVR took out the fun side of the comp with both a flag on his pole, pirate hat and a protest from onlooker saying that he couldn’t do what ever it was he was doing. Well done Geoff!
As with previous years another well attended event at the Terrey Hills Tavern in a similar location to last year which worked extremely well. It’s a good arrangement as you purchase what you want when you want and simply eat it. Stories are swapped and laughter was a plenty as it is every year.
Jim (Inset callsign) left us to go back o the UK and unlike last year where we made a ‘Bye Jim’ sign out of sausages on the BBQ, photographed it and sent it to him Dom suggested that it may be prudent to hold the event before Jim actually left. Another great day and BBQ. It is the MWRS way, thanks Dom.
Firstly, I have enjoyed my two years a social officer, however the promised groupie like following of YLs has not been as expected. 😉
I was hoping in the following year we could sneak in at least two more BBQ and in conjunction with the Publicity officer see if we can not make this flag pole contest a growing event. On top of that I was also thinking of some last minute dinners around Terrey Hills before the club meetings could also be encouraged.