The Kirkreit Summer Picnic is normally held for the RCT membership and their guests every year at a location in or around Tacoma.

Unfortunately, for the summer of 2020 this social event falls prey to COVID-19, as with many other club activities.



Jim (SK) and Judy Kirkreit were very active members of RCT.  Jim was President of the club in 1994 and 1995, and he received the Doc Spike award in 1995.  Judy remains a life member of the club.

RCT had long held a summer picnic, known as "DK at the Beach", at the Owen Beach waterfront area of Pt. Defiance Park.  In addition to socializing and consumption of tasty comestibles, this activity typically included field operation of equipment along with antenna demonstrations and shootouts.  In 2006, the Tacoma Park Service rendered the Owen Beach location less desirable by raising fees and making cooking facilities (grills and fireplaces) unusable.  That year, the summer picnic was moved to Spanaway Lake, and in beginning in 2007 the event became known as the Kirkreit Memorial Picnic.