Jim Dalke, CPBE, Editor – It was a memorable SBE Christmas Party Saturday evening, December 15 at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union with some fifty members and guests attending. Our honored guests this year included Chapter 16 life members Don Wilkinson and Earl Fleehart.
The gala event began with the traditional “Happy Hour” hosted by Hatfield and Dawson Engineers.
A delightful medley of Christmas carols was provided by the “The Dickens Carolers.”
Jon Kasprick held a brief business meeting and report to make the event an official “SBE Meeting.”
Everyone enjoyed the buffet dinner which included Ivar’s World-famous Alder Grilled Salmon and clam chowder. The Entrées also included Prime Rib and Grilled Chicken Marsala.
The traditional gift and prize drawing followed the dinner.
The Grand Prize winner was Nick Thweatt, a Chapter 16 Student Member from Lynden. The Grand Prize was an expense paid trip to the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. The prize included a three-day, two-night stay in Las Vegas, round trip air fare from Seattle, hotel, and transportation between the hotel to the convention and an exhibit pass.
Our thanks to the many vendors and friends of Chapter 16 that donated the gifts and prizes. They include SBE Chapter 16, Vetco Electronics, Gates Air, BSW, Matt Granard of Westlake Electronics, Wheatstone, Blackmagic Design, Broadcasters General Store, RF Specialties, and Broadcast Tools.
We thank Allan Freedman for our Christmas Party Gallery photos