Pensacola Model Railroad Club


HO Division


Minutes of the Business Meeting of December 1, 2015


The business meeting was called to order at 6:24 PM by Secretary Chip Borona.
Officers attending: Treasurer Bill Little. Members: Sean O'Brien, Rick Simmons, Charles Tucker and Donnie Dixon. There were no guests in attendance.

I. Reading of the Minutes
  A. The minutes of the previous meeting November 10th were read by Secretary Chip Borona.
    1. The approval of the minutes were moved by Charles, seconded by Rick and approved by the membership.

II. Treasurerís Report
  A. The Treasurerís report was read to the club by Bill Little reporting that the current balance was approximately $335.40.
    1. The approval of the report was moved by Sean, seconded by Charles and approved by the membership.

III. Announcements
  A. The next business meeting will be held at 6:30PM at Billís Train Shed on Tuesday January 5th, 2016
    1. Members can arrive at 5:30 PM to grill and eat dinner, then to stay after the meeting to run trains. Bill will leave the gate on the side street open.
  B. The next run sessions will be at Billís Train Shed, Tuesday December 15th and December 29th at 6:00 PM.
    1. Members can arrive at 5:30 PM to grill and eat dinner, before running trains. Bill will leave the gate on the side street open.

IV. Old Business
  A. After Action of Pensacola Train Show
    1. Numerous issues with the Club were noted.
      a. Improper set-up of Bridge Module & UR91/92
      b. Lack of leadership and organization.
      c. Not enough people or time to set-up on Friday
      d. Incorporating the Engine Service Module took a lot of time and energy away from a basic set-up.
      e. Written SOPís would help as memory joggers
  B. Christmas Marine Corp Toys for Tots Drive.
    1. 7 train sets to be donated to the Marines.
  C. NAS Childrenís Christmas Party.
    1. December 11th at 6PM to 9PM
    2. Set-up at 3PM at NATTC Hanger
    3. We will be using Charles 4x8 Christmas layout for fast setup and take down
    4. Members attending: Sean, Charles & Chip
  D. Status of the Engine Service Module construction.
    1. Track repairs
    2. Re-evaluate the strength & support of the frame to prevent warping.
  E. Reminder, HO Division is invited to N-Scale Christmas Party

V. New Business
  A. Presentation for January meeting
    1. No offers were made.
  B. Club Dues Increase
    1. Dues are $10/month ($120/year) whether paid in one lump sum or monthly.
  C. Change meeting day to Mondayís as Bill is working now on Tuesday.
    1. No decision was made.
  D. Make a cart to move the Engine Service Modules.
    1. Add handles to inside frame to assist in moving.
  E. Spring Activities
    1. A membership drive was discussed in conjunction with the N-Scale Division.

VI. Club Welfare
  A. Reed will be undergoing surgery..

The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 PM.

Respectfully Submitted by
Stephen ďChipĒ Borona
Secretary PMRC HO Division

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