What: Annual Chapter 37 Christmas Holiday Party
When: December 6, 2004 7:00 PM

This month's meeting was our annual SBE Chapter 37 Christmas Party. It was held once again at The Chart House Restaurant in Alexandria, VA.

Our food sponsors included Bradley Broadcast and Pro Audio (cocktail hour), and Harris (appetizers). Bob Eburg was present to represent Bradley, and Chuck Johnston represented Harris. See below for contact information for both Bradley and Harris.

The food and conversation was good, and we had enough door prizes that everyone went away with something. Dielectric (thanks to John Bisset) sent enough mini-mag flashlights for everyone to get one. At least one was disassembled far enough that there was some question about its getting back together (leave it to an engineer). There were some door prizes in the form of shirts and coffee cups (and a couple of pocket multi-purpose tools) which went by way of a drawing. The big winner was James O'Neal, who was the lucky winner of one of those wind-up radios (courtesy of Harris Broadcast).

As most of you know, John Bisset moved to New Hampshire to work for Dielectric, but he had planned to come to the party. Unfortunately, John came down with the flu, and stayed at home this year. One noteable - Roger DuFault had gotten married pretty close to Thanksgiving time, and both he and his spouse were there to celebrate with us.

Bradley Broadcast has supported the Chapter Christmas parties for quite a few years, so we will list them first in the credits. Here is their contact information:
Representative: Bob Eburg
Phone: 1-800-732-7665
email address:
Website: http://www.bradleybroadcast.com/
(check out their $99 Sony headphone special!)

Harris has also helped out for several years with various contributions such as door prizes and such. This year, they helped pay for the appetizers during the cocktail hour.
Representative: Chuck Johnston is the Harris District Sales Manager for Radio in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Phone: (919) 453-0323
Toll Free: (866) 351-0323
email address: Chuck.Johnston@Harris.com
Website: http://www.broadcast.harris.com
(check out their eXtreme Digital section)

Dielectric provided some door prizes this year.
Representative: John Bisset
email address: John.Bisset@Dielectric.spx.com
Website: http://www.dielectric.com
(check out their DASP (version 6 now) antenna software)

We also gave away some Wheatstone shirts and coffee cups.
The local dealer who was not able to attend, but provided the material was SCMS
Representative: Jim Peck
Phone: (315) 623-7655
Mobile: (315) 430-7458
email address: jpeck001@twcny.rr.com