When I first joined chapter 8 I must have been the youngest member. As I remember we had around 50-60 members at each meeting. We met down off University and Snelling at what was like an "Old Country Buffet". Most of the members had original WØ calls, my KØ call showed me to be a newer ham back then. Some of the calls I remember were: WØKYG, WØIXR, and how could anyone forget WØFCC?
Evert, WØKYG, and I used to go to many meetings together. The meetings were on a Week night and in the winter it made it difficult for people in the far reaches of the state to make the meetings so they were changed to the Officers Club at Fort Snelling on Saturdays. Much better, more room too.
Funny thing about WØKYG and I, for many years we just chatted on CW. One day I happened to check into the PICONET on 3925 and there was Evert as net control. He came back to saying "what are you doing on phone?" My response was "same as you" and so everyone had a good laugh.
I was voted into being secretary so with my then new Apple 2C and away I went. The business meetings were quite long and involved so I started bringing a tape recorder and transcribing the minutes when I got home which worked out just fine. Also it solved a lot of arguments as to what people said as I could just play it back for all to hear.
We had some neat programs too. Someone showed us how PC boards were manufactured and someone else showed us photographs of his trip to Alaska. He was a professional photographer on vacation and so was always telling us how the photos could be improved but to most of us we could not tell as they were so good.
Well, that is about all I can remember from my "OLD" days with chapter 8
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