An annual Awards Banquet for members and their guests is held every December. The Awards Banquet is always an enjoyable social event, as well as an opportunity to publicly recognize and express appreciation for those members who have helped to advance the purposes of the Club.


This year we will return, on Sunday December 10, to the Collins Grange, 3404 120th St E, just off of Waller Road, for good food, award presentations and door prizes.

Doors will open at noon, and feasting will begin around 12:30pm, with a short business meeting and the Awards program to be conducted after we've had time to satisfy our appetites.  We expect to be done by 3PM.

For those unable to attend in person, we'll also conduct the ceremonies on Zoom.

This is a pot-luck event.  The club will provide turkey, ham, and soft drinks.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite side dishes and desserts.

Recognition Programs are described in the Standing Rules, as updated from time to time by the Board of Directors. Two of these annual awards are summarized below:


This honor is awarded most years, in the memory Doctor F. Clifford Spike W7OS, an early member of the Radio Club of Tacoma whose long service and devotion to the club was the inspiration for the award. It is made to the Club Member(s) who:

  • best represent the true spirit of Amateur Radio,
  • inspire others to promote and insure current and future success of the Radio Club of Tacoma and
  • has devoted tireless efforts in support of Club operations.

The Club maintains a Doc Spike Inspirational Award Plaque listing the names of recipients and the year they were awarded this honor.


This award may be made by the President annually to the person the President believes has contributed significantly to the mission and purposes of the Radio Club of Tacoma over the past year. Members may nominate candidates for consideration by the President.


Mike Mikuchonis, W7XTZ
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