Our 34rd year!

May 2017 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
07/07/17 O O O Red/White/Blue Trains
08/04/17 Board (Ice Cream) General Fund N Hoppers
09/01/17 N N Steel Industrial Coil/Gondolas
10/06/17 HO HO Halloween
11/03/17 O O Bay Window Caboose
12/01/17 N N Christmas Exchange Christmas


Meeting Called to Order at:
8:03 pm , 05/05/17

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

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

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

Secretary's report:
John discussed the recent issues with the website.

Vice President's Report:
No contest this month. Our social media accounts continue to grow.

President's report:
The St. Stephens show is essentially canceled due to the church being sold, it may be reinstated if the new church property has room. National Train Day is tomorrow. KC handed out the coloring contest certificates. KC reminded everyone again to sign the checksheet so that the roster can be fully updated. Updated bylaw voting is next month so please be sure to read the proposed changes. Pizza Dinner is next month.

Committee reports:
Public Relations- Cody touched on this during the Vice President's report.

HO Division Report by Andi Echler:
Andi discussed getting the VanWert program ready. If you are interested in running there please let Andi know.

Planned Shows:

May 6th- National Train Day, the show runs 9:30am to 4pm. Setup will likely be the day before.

August 12th- Camp Miakonda for the Boy Scouts. Setup is on the 11th, Teardown is on the 13th.

End of July- Van Wert

O Division Report by Larry:
Setup is complete for National Train Day. Larry discussed the upcoming shows.

Planned Shows:

May 6th- National Train Day, the show runs 9:30am to 4pm. Setup is on Friday, May 5th after 9am. The layout will be 9' x 12'.

August 12th- Camp Miakonda for the Boy Scouts. Setup is on the 11th, Teardown is on the 13th.

October 7th and 8th- Sauder Village, details to follow.

December 2nd through December 10th- Holidays at the Manor House, Setup is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 17th through 19th. Teardown is December 13th and 14th.

November 17th through December 31st- The Lights Before Christmas (unconfirmed)

N Division Report by Tim:
Setup is complete for National Train Day

Planned Shows:

May 6th- National Train Day

August 12th- Camp Miakonda for the Boy Scouts. Setup is on the 11th, Teardown is on the 13th.

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

Old or unfinished Business:
KC touched on the bylaw updates during his report, this is the second official reading.

New Business:
No new business.

Good of the Club:
The raffle this month is for HO Division, there is a pair of Mud Hens tickets in the raffle tonight.

Show & Tell:
Don brought in a New York Central Madison Set made by UTH. Nick brought in a Southern Pacific Stations Sounds passenger car. Duane brought in a Rail King Aero Train passenger car. Larry brought in a standard gauge M.T.H. set of passenger cars.

Meeting adjourned:
8:36 pm, 5/05/17


Our Next Meeting will be: June 2nd, 8:00pm

Pizza arrives around 7:30pm

Location: Swanton Community Room

Show and Tell: Models of Toledo

Important notes:

Club Dues are coming up in June. Voting on the updated bylaws is also next month.