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 the banquet will be held Sunday December 1.  We'll start our meal soon after 12:30PM and conduct our ceremonies from 1PM to 3PM, at the South Tacoma Eagles Club Aerie #2933, 7037 South Pine Street (S 72nd and S Pine).  NOTE:  this is not the Eagles Aerie where we hold our general meetings, although it is not far away from that location.  Here's a map.

Doors will open at NOON -- find a seat and socialize.  Please don't come earlier unless you are a designated helper.  You're welcome to stay after 3PM if you'd like to help clean up.

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.


Dave Ellison, W7UUU
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