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Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:27 pm 
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A few quick photos from this afternoon and evening, the first day of the 2014 ORCA National in San Diego. The Kona Kai is a fantastic venue and great water views from all around. Some new members have joined us, some former members are back and several dozen ORCA members and their friends/spouses are here as well.

Here's a few for all of you folks who couldn't make it this year.
Did I mention yachts? San Diego seems to have a lock on 'em:

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ORCA Secretary/Treasurer Roger Schulz, from left, confers with show co-host Brian Funai about some of the silent auction donations, while Board member Butch Carey checks out the offerings.

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Ed Barrett, left, talks reels with Mr & Mrs Gerald Scharfenberg, early in the evening

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Did I mention that there's plenty of food and adult beverages?

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And reels, for close inspection (Randy Anderson, Dave Erickson, Willis Logan & Hank Clough):

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How close? When Clay Hood brought out an extremely rare A.C. Kellogg tournament casting reel, it was like a photo op for the technical set:

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And that reel was something special, including the extra spool in its custom wooden box:

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Lots of old friends and new acquaintances:

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Tune in tomorrow for pics from breakfast with the board, the casting contests and Stu Lawson Ugly Reel Toss, seminars and room trading - and that's only Day 2!

-- Richard

p.s.: The September Reel News will be a little later in the month than usual so I can include a lot of photos and coverage of convention activities, for our many ORCA members who enjoy the print edition.


Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:19 am 
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Nice! Thank you, Richard!


Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:08 am 
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Here are some more pics....click on the fingernail print and you can scroll through and look for your Buds!


Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:09 am 
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Looks like a great time. I wish I could have joined you guys this year!


Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:17 pm 
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Great pictures.

Lots fun to you all. Hope to see some more pictures.

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Jacob


Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:54 pm 
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Thanks, Jacob and Robin!

More photos from the Ugly Reel Toss this morning have been posted, with more to come later in the day.
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