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2019 Quinninup Ham Feast Report

November 25th, 2019 by vk6ld

Hello All,

A brief report from the Quinninup Ham Feast held last Monday, 18 November 2019.

We had 32 people enjoying refreshments and a hearty lunch at the brand new Quinninup Tavern.  We had travellers from Albany, Mt Barker, Katanning, Broomehill, Manjimup, Boyup Brook, Binningup, Mandurah, Perth Metro,  Perth Hills and even Darwin come to Ham Feast.  Great to see a few first-timers to Ham Feast and our returning regulars.  I think the location and layout of the new venue is excellent, overlooking the karri forest from the bar, dining room and outside deck.  The tavern only reopened 4 weeks ago after a devastating fire in 2017 and the rebuild is a great credit to Dale the owner and her team. 

The now legendary Ham Feast Raffle was held and the prize winners were:

1st prize (NanoVNA):                           Bruce VK6XZ

2nd prize (Frequency Counter):           Mike VK6MN

3rd prize (RTL-SDR Dongle):                John VK6JCF

4th prize (Cable Tie Combo Bag):        Rick VK6XT

5th prize (Jaycar Gift Voucher):           Dave VK6AI

Alek VK6APK passed the hat around for Barry VK6WF/VK2WB who lost his home and everything last week in the devastating bushfires that have impacted the states of VK2 & VK4.  Alek wanted to thank everyone at the Ham Feast for their generous donations and caring.  The collection raised $169.05 and SEG also donated $50.00 from the raffle proceeds to the collection, which brought the total to $219.05.  Alek sent through a photograph of what is left of Barry’s house and where donations are going to.

Bevan VK6BL (SEG Treasurer) also received some membership renewals at the Ham Feast, so thank you to the renewing members.

We had a few regular Ham Feast attendees that couldn’t make it to Quinninup this year, so if anyone has any photos of the day, please feel free to send them to me.

The next Ham Feast at Katanning will take place around April 2020, so hope to see you there!

Thanks again to all.




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