Our 33rd year!

December 2016 Edition


2017 Meeting Dates
Date Refreshments Raffle Clinic Show and Tell
1/06/17 HO HO Auto Racks/Intermodal
2/03/17 O O Contest
3/03/17 N N Locomotives
4/07/17 Board (Chili Dinner) General Fund Tank Cars
5/05/17 HO HO Passengers
6/02/17 Board (Pizza) General Fund HO Models of Toledo


Meeting Called to Order at:
8:01pm, 12/02/16

Motion to accept the Secretary's report (Dispatcher) from last month:
Dan made the motion, seconded by Henry. The motion passed.

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

Motion to accept:
Andi made the motion, Michelle seconded. The motion passed.

Secretary's report:
Nothing to report.

Vice President's Report:
Cody discussed signups for clinics.

President's report:
KC discussed the Bylaws Committee schedule for next year and getting the Division specs bundled so that they can be distributed to new members. KC also thanked everyone for their candy donations. We are in talks to get Division banners made for HO and N in the same style as the O Division banner. The new business card design is here to take a look at as well.

Committee reports:
Public Relations: The club was mentioned on the front page of The-Key weekly publication.

HO Division Report by Michelle Echler:
Michelle discussed the upcoming shows.

Planned Shows:

12/03/16- Santa in Swanton, there is still a bit of work to do between 8am and 9am to be prepared for the show to start; the show starts at 10am and runs until 4pm.
12/10/16- Fulton County Foster Kids Show at St. Richards (CLOSED SHOW), setup is at 8am.

O Division Report by Cody:
Cody discussed the Toledo Zoo setup, the public's response has been great. We are asking for volunteers for setting up at the Manor House.

Planned Shows:

11/18 to 12/31- The Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo, setup will be on Sunday Nov. 13 at 1pm. Tear down will be on January 2nd at 10am.
12/03 to 12/11- The Manor House; setup will be 10am on 11/19 & 11/20. Tear-down will be on Tuesday, 12/13.

N Division Report by Cody:
Cody discussed the upcoming shows and stated that we now have all four lines on the track working.

Planned Shows:

12/3/16- Santa in Swanton, the show starts at 10am and runs until 4pm.
12/10/16- Fulton County Kids Show at St. Richards (CLOSED SHOW)

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

Old or unfinished Business:
KC discussed the proposed 2017 meeting dates. Russ made the motion to approve them, it was seconded by Chris. The motion passed. The meeting dates for next year are attached as the final page of the Dispatcher this month.

New Business:
No new business this month.

Good of the Club:
The raffle was for the General Fund. A hand-knit green sweater with a train on it was given to the raffle winner as well.

Show & Tell:
Duane brought in a K-Line O Gauge boxcar that is twenty three years old. Walt brought in his Buckeye Central Holiday Train. Jon brought in a few of his snowplows.

Meeting adjourned:
8:35pm, 12/02/16


Our Next Meeting will be: January 6, 8:00pm

Location: The Swanton Council Room

Show and Tell: Auto Racks/Intermodal

Also keep in mind that the winter meetings will be canceled if there is a level 2 or higher snow emergency declared.