|One club night Steve walked in with a potato. He had sliced it up and
separated the slices with pieces of a plastic bag . He had then inserted industrial staples
between the slices and pushed an LED into the end pieces. The potato formed a
primitive battery, and the LED lit up.
||This was so unexpected and amusing that it prompted the
creation of the Spud-u-Lite trophy. This was presented to Steve by Simon,
the founder of the club, during the 2000 Christmas dinner that also marked
the club's 21st anniversary.
It is supposed to be presented annually at the Christmas dinner, the
recipient being chosen by mutual agreement as the person who has made us all
laugh the most, cry the most, or otherwise distinguished themselves during the
year. However, we think that Barry, having suffered the indignity of being
nominated twice, managed to lose it some time in 2005. We don't know whether to
duff him up or pat him on the back :-)
List of winners.
||For the original Spud-u-Lite.
||We've all forgotten what he got it for! Probably
for an extra specially corny joke.
||For his flashing buttonhole.
||To make sure he returned the next year.
||For very narrowly avoiding wiping out the entire
club at the SCC fireworks night on Nov.
5th. During this year the trophy will be referred
to as the Scud-u-Lite.
Unfortunately (or otherwise) Barry misplaced the trophy at some time during
the year, so it has "expired".