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.


On the assumption that vaccination will make it safe to once again gather to recognize members who do the work to keep our club active and healthy, plans are made and a venue tentatively located.  This year the banquet will be held Saturday December 11.  This is a departure from recent years, when we've had our banquets on Sundays.  We'll start our meal soon after 12:30PM and conduct our ceremonies from 1PM to 3PM.

The location of the banquet will be the Christian Reformed Church, 2419 E 72nd Street in Tacoma.

Radio Club of Tacoma will provide a main course and soft drinks.  Other dishes will be pot luck.

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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