Our 32nd year!

June 2015 Edition


2015 Meeting Dates 50/50 Drawing
7/10/15 N
8/07/15 General
9/04/15 HO
10/02/15 O
11/06/15 N
12/04/15 General


Meeting Called to Order at:
8:03 PM, 6/05/2015

Motion to accept the Secretary's report (Dispatcher) from last month:
Tim made the motion, Jon seconded, the motion passed.

Treasurer's report:
None.

Vice President's Report:
The raffle was for O Division.

President's report:
Don held a moment of silence for Ron Moffett. Held the nomination for treasurer to fill the remainder of Ron Moffett's term. Tim Gray volunteered for the position, Walt seconded. No one else was nominated. The motion to close nominations was made by Jerry, Walt seconded, the motion passed. In accordance with Article 1, Section A of our Bylaws Tim Gray will be serving as club Treasurer until the special election has been held at our next meeting (July).

Secretary's report:
KC was sitting in as the Secretary.

Motion to accept the Officer's Reports:
Approved.

Public Relations report:
None.

HO Division Report by KC Wittenmyer:

Upcoming Shows:

07/25- St. Stevens on Dorr Street
09/12- Willard
09/19- Firelands
12/05- Santa in Swanton
12/12- Foster Kids

O Division Report by Larry Welch:

Upcoming Shows:

08/14 through 08/20- The Henry County Fair
09/04 through 09/10- The Fulton County Fair (unconfirmed)
10/01- Sauder Village (unconfirmed)
11/13 through 01/03- The Lights Before Christmas (unconfirmed)
12/05 through 12/13- Holidays in the Manor House

N Division Report by Tim Gray:

Upcoming Shows:

07/25- St. Stevens on Dorr Street
09/12- Willard
09/19- Firelands
09/26- South Toledo Neighbor Center
12/05- Santa in Swanton
12/12- Foster Kids

Motion to accept the Division Reports:
Tim made the motion, Jerry seconded it, the motion was approved.

Old or unfinished Business:
None.

New Business:
Walt made a motion to move the July meeting from July 3rd to July 10th. June seconded the motion, the motion passed. It was also requested that Ron Moffett's obituary be included with this month's Dispatcher.

Good of the Club:
The raffle was for O Division.

Show & Tell:
None.

Meeting adjourned:
8:15 pm, 6/05/2015





Our Next Meeting will be: July 10, 2015

Location: The Swanton Community Room

Show and Tell: None




Ronald Dee Moffett



Entered Into Life: January 1, 1946
Entered Into Rest: Thursday Morning, May 28, 2015

Ronald Dee Moffett passed away at home after a 22 month battle with stage IV prostate cancer. Ron was the oldest son of Edith (Grier) Moffett and Thomas Dewey Moffett, Jr. He grew up in East Liberty, Ohio. A year after graduating from high school, Ron enlisted in the Coast Guard and became a diesel mechanic. He married his soul mate, Gretchen (Cook) Moffett on June 20, 1969. They have one daughter, Ronnie.

Ron was very active in the Swanton community. He coached girls' softball, served on Village Council, Planning and Zoning Committee, and was an active member of the "O" Division of the Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club. Ron was an avid bowler for many years and rolled a 300 game on February 14, 1980. He and Ronnie also bowled in several tournaments together. Ron worked as a diesel mechanic for Detroit Diesel and WW Williams until his retirement in 2008. Ron was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Ron leaves behind his wife, Gretchen, daughter Ronnie (Fred) Bower and grandson Josh, siblings Dan (Joan) Moffett, Barry( Marcia) Moffett, Karen Moffett, Becky (Chuck) Schmitt, Cindy (Randy) Bell, a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends. He will be missed by all.

Family and friends may visit Sunday, May 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral services will be held Monday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Swanton, with Pastor JT Bean officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main Street, Swanton, OH 43558, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551, or Swanton Area Railroad and Model Club, Box 26, Swanton, OH 43558.