Our 33rd year!

March 2016 Edition


2016 Meeting Dates 50/50 Drawing
2/05/16 O
3/04/16 N
4/01/16 Chili Dinner at Swanton Fire Department (meeting starts at 6pm) General
5/06/16 HO
6/03/16 Pizza Dinner/ Yearly Dues are due O


Meeting Called to Order at:
8:05pm, 3/04/16

Motion to accept the Secretary's report (Dispatcher) from last month:
Jim made the motion, Andi seconded, the motion was approved.

Treasurer's report:
Tim gave the Treasurer's report.

Secretary's report:
John discussed the email that we received via the website.

Vice President's Report:
The Vice President was absent for the meeting.

President's report:
Don brought in some flyers and catalogs.

Motion to accept the Officer's Reports:
Jim made the motion, Andi seconded it, the motion was approved.

Committee reports:
No committee reports this month.

HO Division Report by KC Wittenmyer:
KC is stepping back from managing HO Division, leaving these duties to Cody. Work sessions are still being held at Andi's house. Progress on the modules is coming along nicely.

Upcoming Shows:

4/16/16- Firelands Show
5/07/16- National Train Day
07/?/16- St. Stevens Show

O Division Report by Larry Welch:
Larry passed along thanks from the Metroparks in regards to the volunteer hours spent at the Manor House over the last holiday season. O Division is on hiatus until National Train Day. Larry is looking for ideas from the O Gaugers for the Amtrak Show.

Upcoming Shows:

May- Amtrak Days
8/11-8/18- Henry County Fair
9/02-9/08- Fulton County Fair
???- Sauder Village
11/11-12/31- The Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo
12/03-12/11- The Manor House

N Division Report by Tim Gray:
N Division has their new trailer, which is working well so far and is actually a year newer than we initially thought. Tim has identified the issue with the power supply and has ordered the required component to fix it.

Upcoming Shows:

3/13/16- Toledo Trainmaster Show
5/07/16- National Train Day
07/?/16- St. Stevens Show

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

Old or unfinished Business:
No old or unfinished business.

New Business:
Ed proposed that we reinstate the Chili Dinner at the fire station. Ed made the motion, Jim seconded it, the motion passed; as such the Chili Dinner is back on the calendar. The $5 charge for the Chili Dinner has been eliminated via motion as well (June made the motion, Don seconded it, the motion passed).

The meeting was paused for about 15 minutes so that the O Division members could discuss, it was called back to order at 8:45 pm.

The O Division members voted to approve the loan as discussed. Duane Topel made a motion that O Division lend the funds with the stipulation that only $500 be paid for to hold the trailer prior to the contract from Ed being written and agreed to. Jim Johnson seconded the motion. The motion was approved. The contract details will need to be discussed at the next meeting.

Good of the Club:
The raffle was for the N Fund this month.

Show & Tell:
We had quite a few engines (36) that were brought in, see the pictures. Kurt, Andi, Larry, Mariah, Cody, KC, Duane, Don, and Devan all brought in engines this month.

Meeting adjourned:
9:04 pm, 3/04/16


Our Next Meeting will be: April 1st at 6:00pm

Location: Swanton Fire Department

Show and Tell: None

Important notes

Don't forget folks, the Annual Chili Dinner has been reinstated and the $5 dinner fee has been eliminated. Folks whose last names start with the letters A-L are to bring salads this year, while those whose names start with M-Z are to bring along some form of dessert. The Club provides the Chili and will also supply beverages in the form of coffee, pop, or lemonade. If you want something else to drink please feel free to bring it in.

The dinner will be held at the fire station and served at 6pm as usual; please remember to park in the factory parking lot that is west of fire station, not in the lot nor in front of the doors, as we don't want to cause any problems by blocking folks in or out. A short meeting will be held after.