Our next event will be the annual White Elephant Christmas party to be held on Dec. 20th at the Sunrise Restaurant in Caldwell from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Guests and members are asked to bring a 'white elephant' gift for the gift exchange. If you have never been to a white elephant party, the idea is to dig out some old piece of jun...uh..."vintage" ham gear or other item that is crowding your closet or junk drawer, wrap it up in a pretty package, and give it away at the party. Nobody knows who brought what and everybody will take home a new treasure.
There are rules, however. Gifts may be stolen, traded, bargained for or given away. There will also be a "mystery" box that is guaranteed to be something useful and may be picked instead of an elephant gift. Some other person may steal that instead in exchange for their turn at picking an elephant gift.
If this sounds confusing, it is. When all is said and done, everybody has a gift and had a fun time doing it.