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September, 2017 .... Issue 9
Anita Brown, Donna & Larry Grady, Bob & Patti Moffit, Ed Ramming & Al Schmidt

In Memory of Our Dear Friend and Club Member
Larry Paakh

Larry was a very active member of our club, loved collecting trains as well as working around the real thing. He built a very large and portable layout that we used at Cold Spring and at the Big Train Operator's Convention when we were the hosts. He was a recipient of the NMRA Achievement Award.


Marilyn and Jim Fox hosted this month's meeting. .

However, it is with regret that this was the last running of their layout as they will be downsizing and relocating. Good news Marilyn and Jim will be remaining in the area and will still participate in club activities. Good luck guys and we wish you all the best, Happy Railroading.

Attending: Marilyn & Jim Fox, Ned Young Bill Keller, Ed Ramming, Joan Bishop, Alice Irizarry, John Craven, Jack Proud, Lou Riccardi, Joe Profetto andLarry Grady..


Ed Ramming. Pres. called the meeting to order at 2 P.M. with a flag salute of the Pledge of Allegiance. President Ed Ramming thanked Jim and Marilyn for their work on this luncheon.

Donna Grady's Treasurers report: Larry Grady reporting for Donna. All bills paid. Any questions or comments contact Donna.

Sunshine Report: Patty was unable to attend but submitted the following report.

7 Birthday cards were sent out in Aug.
1 Sympathy card to Edelman family (Also received thank you card from the family for the donation)

Please note Larry Paakh passed away this past month and a donation will be made in his name to: New-Pen-Del Newfoundland Club, Inc.

Communications Report: No Report.

Web Master Report: No Report.
Welfare: No Report.


Ocean City Christmas Show, December 2nd & 3rd with setup on the 1st.

Show Coordinator: Club has heard from Ocean City and we have been invited back. If you intend to drive on the Boardwalk for loading or unloading purposes you will need to provide license, insurance and registration to get a permit.

Here is the information we need to send to Kathy for trailers to come up on the boardwalk for the show. She will need a copy of the:

1. vehicle insurance,
2. vehicle & trailer registration
3. driver's license of person driving.
If you want to email it to Al, he will forward the information to Kathy

More information at October meeting. Show set up Dec. 1, 2017 and show date on Dec 2 & 3, 2017.

Permanent Layout-Nemours Children's Hospital
Joe Profetto reporting on Nemours Project:

1) Will need letter head stationary for Piko and other donations
2) Will need a sponsor board to list sponsors.
3) Ed Ramming has contacted his contact for the electronics.
4) Joe explained how cabinetry would fit together with platform.
5) Also Nemours Hospital may have Open House and hoping we can participate even if only temporary layout, no date set.

Contact Joe if you can help.

Reorganize the trailer: Larry's intention is buy rubber made tubs or cheap knockoffs. Anita offered 4 tubs from her shed.

Other Venues for Shows: No further discussion at this meeting.
Permanent home: No further discussion at this meeting.
Advertising our Club: No further report on this item.

Newsletter Editor Needed: Many Hands Make Light Work. Al can post it to our web site and email it out BUT he needs help to record build the newsletter.


Motion by Larry Grady to spend up to $250.00 to purchase and start platform construction for the Nemours Project. Second by Lou Riccardi. Discussion on motion: motion passed.

Meeting adjourned 3:00 PM

October 15, 2017 @ 1pm
Alice Irizarry & John Craven
239 Ridge Road
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Please let Alice know at or 609-893-1485
if you plan to attend and
if you will be bringing a dish to share.

News You Need to Know

Prayers for: Becky and Jim Lincoln, Tom & Anita Brown.

50/50: Forty Dollars was collected. Joan was the Winner of $20.00. Also a second drawing was held for antique aircraft donated by Jim Fox, Lou Riccardi won. In addition Jim auctioned off BTO train cars with proceeds going to the club. Thank you Jim. Well after a fierce bidding battle between
members Lou's $25.00, bid was the winner.

For those Contribution in Memory of Rudy Irizarry, here is the address for contributions in Rudi's name.

Handicapped Fund
Messiah Lutheran Church
530 Virginia Drive
Browns Mills NJ 08015

The church is in the process of doing a major renovation of the path leading up to the front door of our church. It is a steep hill. The new path will take a different route and make it easier for people in wheel chairs and will have a rail for walkers to hold onto when going up the path.


7th Roe Ricciardi
8th Bud Oncay
22nd Bobbie Schmidt
24th Suzanne Cantanese Hatrak


January 8th Club Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive before 1PM
February NO Club Meeting
March 4th Club Meeting @ Grady's
March 24th & 25th East Coast Large Scale Train Show - York PA
April 1st Annual Lunch & Meeting - 1 PM @ Fred & Ethel's Smithville
April 22nd & 23rd Train Show Steager's - Green Planet Nursery (Setup on the 21st)
May 07 Club Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
June 3rd SJGRS Open House Day (10 - 3)
June 17 Club Meeting - Tom Ayers
July NO Club Meeting
August 20 Brian and Clair Steager
September 24 Jim and Marilyn Fox
October 15 Club Meeting - Alice Irizarry & John Craven
November 11th Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
December 2nd Setup for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations @ 2 PM)
December 3rd & 4th Ocean City Train Show - 6th & Boardwalk Civic Ctr (Take Down @ 3:30PM on the Final Day)
December Holiday Train Shows

*Dates are subject to change
Please Check for Updates

Time to start thinking about meetings for next year. If you would like to have a meeting in 2018 contact Anita Brown or Al Schmidt. Dates can be changed but we need to set up our schedule in order to plan for shows etc. Contact: or 609-646-1102 OR or 856-672-0172

Check out the web page for calendar information, latest photos and updated directory. Thanks to our Webmaster Al Schmidt for keeping this site updated.

**Names listed with show dates are contact people in addition to the Show Coordinator, if you would like to participate.

Where to Shop for Model Railroading equipment and accessories:

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If you know someone who would like to advertise in our newsletter, have them send their business card(with a check for $25 which will cover their ad for one year) to:

Anita Brown
1103 Seaside Ave.
Absecon, NJ 08201

We now have a business card that we hand out to people who inquire about our club. Please pick some up, if you can and hand them out to anyone who you think may be interested.


South Jersey
Railroad Society
1103 Seaside Ave.
Absecon, NJ 08201


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