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 St. Paul Radio Club Annual Banquet


The St. Paul Radio Club Banquet will be held April 29th, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Anderson Student Center (Rogge-Leyden Room, third floor) on the University of St. Thomas campus. Too few SPRC folk realize that UST Catering provides great food and service. With the Club subsidizing a portion of the cost, this is a great deal for members. Our speaker will be Olaf Danielson, a birder and adventurer who might just be the most interesting man in the world (see below). Dinner will be 12.50 per person and tickets must be bought in advance. We will have some nice prizes to be given out by random drawing. Directions to the Rogge-Leyden Room can be found below. Menu details and reservation information are listed below as well.


               Olaf Danielson


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tZfgJd6QL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgOLAF DANIELSON is an author, religious scholar, storyteller, and adventurer that typically goes where few men or women dare to go. On his blogs, www.bigyear2016.com,  www.nudebirder.com and www.olafdanielson.com he writes that some claim he could be the most interesting man in the world. He even likes Dos Equis Beer! 
        Now a resident of South Dakota, he grew up on the family sawmill in a Swedish Immigrant community (Falun) in northern Wisconsin, graduating Grantsburg High School in 1984. He graduated from Ripon College, in Ripon WI (88), Medical School at the University of Minnesota (92), and trained in Pennsylvania and Iowa.  In his fictional novels, he writes about the odd things that could have happened to the immigrant families from the Dalarna region of Sweden where his family also came from. It is an area stepped in myths and legends of the old Norse and about people that seem to have been cursed so that if an odd thing could happen to them, it will. 
       He also chronicles his own real-life adventure in Boobies, Peckers, and Tits, One Man's Naked Perspective, which proves the adage that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
      Olaf is also an entrepreneur, married (Sarah) and father of three wonderful young adults (Allwin, Seth, Lauren “L”). He was an ER physician (retired CEO of an ER Group), an avid birder, a naturist, an international pike and sucker fisherman, and he is a collector and expert of north-European art, his collection largely focusing on nudes and nature. His mottos, are to say yes when anyone invites him to tag along, well unless it is just too weird, and also “to never wake a sleeping owl.”  He lives in a house full of cats and owns a very tolerant spaniel named Brighid.

            In 2016, he broke the ABA North American Birding Big Year record (776 +2), and set the USA birding total at 829 species….because, why not?






St Paul Radio Club Annual Banquet Details


When:  Saturday, April 29th Doors open at 5:00, dinner served at 6:00 PM

Where: Rogge-Leyden Room, UST Anderson Student Center (see directions below)

What: Buffet style dinner with program by Olaf Danielson


Fresh Sliced Fruit Platter, House Salad

Pork Loin with dried cherry sauce

Chicken Marsala

Roasted Red Potatoes

Fresh Seasonal Vegetable

Assorted Artisan Breads / Butter


Vegetarian meal option available upon request



Cost:    12.50/person - must be paid no later than April 14th. Print out this form and bring it with your payment to the meeting on April 7th  or mail it to:

                        Jay Maher

                        3332 Longfellow Ave

                        Minneapolis, MN 55407

Checks should be written to St. Paul Radio Club – Banquet. Please do not send cash through the mail.


St. Paul Radio Club Annual Banquet

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:00)


Number of persons attending: __________

Names (and callsigns if applicable): __________________________________________


            Do you need a vegetarian meal? If so, list number required: ______


Cost: 12.50 person – must be paid by April 14th, 2017.


If you are unable to print out this form, include a note with all of the above information with your payment.

Directions to Banquet: From the Cretin-Vandalia exit on I-94, take Cretin Avenue south to the St. Thomas campus. The Anderson Student Center is on the northeast corner of Summit Avenue and Cretin. Parking for a limited number of vehicles is available in the Anderson Student Center Ramp (entrance on the west side of the building, off Cretin just north of Summit). Swipe a credit card at the entrance and the doors will open.  You will repeat the process to exit (cost is 1.00/hr). If the student center ramp is full, the larger Anderson Parking Ramp is located one block south at the southwest corner of Cretin and Grand Ave. Other parking possibilities include on-street parking and various campus surface lots. Parking permits on campus are not enforced after 6 p.m. on Fridays (or on weekends) There is a drop – off circle near the west entrance to the student center (off Cretin, just north of Summit). Once inside the student center, take the elevators at the west end of the atrium to the third floor. The Rogge-Leyden room is to your left as you exit the elevator.