Pensacola Model Railroad Club

HO Division 

Minutes of the Business Meeting

of October 11, 2016

 

The business meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by President Reed Ostrander

 

Officers attending were Vice-President Steve Grenot and Treasurer Bill Little. Members attending were Howard Cowgill, Jerry Dupont, Banks Edwards, Rick Simmons, Charles Tucker and Doug Fountain.

 

I. Reading of the Minutes

A. The minutes of last monthís meeting were read by Chip.

1. The approval of the September 6th minutes, with corrections was moved by Banks, seconded by Charles and approved by the membership.

 

II. Treasurerís Report

A. The Treasurerís report was read to the club by Bill reporting that the current balance is $1202.52.

1.The approval of the report was moved by Banks, seconded by Charles and approved by the membership

 

III. Announcements

A.  The next Business Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at Billís Train Shed on Tuesday Nov. 1st

1. Members can arrive at 5:30 pm to grill and eat dinner, then to stay after the meeting to run trains. Bill encourages all members to use the gate on the side street and disabled members can use the gate at the front of the house.

B. The next Run Session will be held at 6:00pm at Billís Train Shed on November 15th .

1. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers & the trimmings will be provided.

2. You can also bring your own food to grill, a cover dish or desert. There will be drinks or BYOB.

3. Bill encourages all members to use the gate on the side street.

a. Disabled members can use the side gate at the front of the house.

 

IV. Old Business

A. Status of the Roundhouse Modules

1. Roundhouse is ready except for scenery

2. The Club needs all the buildings we can get

a. Reed will bring the water tank and coaling tower

B. Pensacola Interstate Fair; Pensacola FL

1. Layout coordinator & parking passes - Reed

a. Reed will also provide the daily run schedule.

2. Load master will be Jerry.

a. Jerry will pick up the trailer at Billís House at 11:30 am

b. It will be necessary to make two trips to bring all the club modules

3. Set up Sunday Oct. 16 at 12:00 pm

4. Work and repair days will be Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

5. The Fair begins on Thursday Oct. 20 at 4:00 pm

6. The Fair will end for us on Saturday Oct. 29 at 10:00 pm

7. Take down & pack up on Sunday Oct. 30 at 12:00 pm

8. The Fair hours for running trains are:

a. Week Days are from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

b. Weekends are from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

9. It will be the Clubís goal to have the Roundhouse operation at all times during the Fair.

C. NAS Childrenís Christmas Party

1.Currently in committee and will be announced soon.

 

V. New Business

A. PMRC Constitution revisionís

1. Reed provide handouts provided by the N-scale Division

2. The Club was unable to vote on the proposed changes many comments need clarification.

3. Reed will go back to the N-scale Division and request an update.

B. Club Elections will be held on Tuesday December 6th

1. Nominations can be made beginning on November 1st

C. Club Projects for 2017

1. Complete the Roundhouse module

2. Complete the Farmhouse module

D. 2017 Foley Model Train Show

1. Time and Date are TBD

E. Is there any interest in the NMRA Southeastern Region (SER) Convention in   June 1017?

1. http://midsouthnmra.org/convention.htm

a. Rocket City Rails, June 10 -11, 2016, Huntsville, AL

2. Activities to include: Banquet, Clinics, Prototype Tours, Layout Tours, Operating Sessions & Non-Rail Activities

F. Ronald McDonald House Christmas Train Run

1. Last year Charles sets up his 4x8 layout at the Ronald McDonald House and ran trains for the children at lunch and dinner time.

2. This year he is looking for members to volunteer with him.

G. Resin Casting Demo

1. Chip will be hosting a casting demo in January or February next year.

2. The Demo will feature simple to complex mold designs.

 

VI. Club Welfare

A. The club had nothing to report.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:27pm

 

Respectfully Submitted by

Stephen ďChipĒ Borona

Secretary PMRC HO Division

 

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