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SJGRS SOUTH JERSEY EXPRESS .....

January/February, 2019 .... Issue 1/2
Contributors
Anita Brown, Donna & Larry Grady, Bob & Patti Moffit, Ed Ramming & Al Schmidt

Ocean City Train Show

FIRST MEETING IN 2019

Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis hosted our January meeting. It was a wonderful day for our meeting. We with the running of the outdoor layout. The trains run on battery, so the problem of clean track for power pickup does not exist. On the inside, we enjoyed delicious roast beef and roast turkey sandwiches and wonderful sides and the desserts.

Attending: Dr Mike and Pat Lurakis,Tom Ayers, Monica Weaber, Ed Ramming, Joan Bishop, Bill Keller, Donna and Larry Grady, Lou Riciardi, Al and Bobbie Schmidt, Brian Steager, John Seltner and new member, Don D'Angio.

Ed Ramming. Pres. called the meeting to order at 2:10 P.M. with a flag salute and the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Ed Ramming thanked Dr Mike and Pat for their hospitality and work on this luncheon.

Treasurer: Donna Reported all bills are paid and gave the year-end report
2018.

DUES ARE DUE FOR 2019
PLEASE SEND TO
DONNA GRADY, 61 MONROE DRIVE, LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ 08021
MAKE CHECKS OUT TO SJGRS.
IT IS NOW AFTER JAN. 20TH, SO
LATE DUES ARE $20/FAMILY

Sunshine: Patty Reported she sent 1 birthday card in December and 2 birthday cards in January.

Communications: Ed Ramming and Jim Lincoln agreed to continue as president and vice president for 2019.

OLD BUSINESS

SHOWS:
Oean City Show: The show went well. We will keep the sheets and wash them for next year. Ed and Bob worked on the Thomas power packs. The packs worked well. Next year the packs will be redesigned to be less visible. We agreed on replacing the tool box, as the current one is broken.
Ed suggested we get track power connectors and pre-wire them to save on setup time. Also discussed was the use of rubber bands instead of wire ties to hold the track sections together.
We discuss moving Thomas to the other side of the stage to give them more room. Discussion tabled for later.

We all agreed that this show is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.

Green Planet Show: Brian has set the date for April 27th & 28th with setup on the 26th. We will be in the green house as before.

Newsletter Editor: Our new member, Dan has agreed to help Al with the newsletter and our web site.

Annual Luncheon: Donna reported that we will be back at Fred & Ethel's in Smithville. The date is confirmed for Saturday, March 16th at 1 PM in the banquet room. The meal is Caesar Salad with a choice of Flatiron Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Salmon. The cost for members is $12 per person and includes beverage and dessert. The club will pick up the rest. BY February 23rd, PLEASE SEND your lunch choices and checks, made out to SJGRS, to Donna Grady, 61 MONROE DRIVE, LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ 08021.

NEW BUSINESS
Spring Open House: We discussed and agreed to set this year's open house date for Saturday, May 18th. Please let Al know if you will be participating. Let him know by the end of March, so we have time to advertise.

Meeting adjourned 3:30 PM


NEXT EVENT
ANNUAL LUNCH (25 ANNIVERSARY) & NEXT BUSINESS MEETING
March, 16th , 2019 @ 1:00
Fred & Ethel's
Lantern Lounge
Smithville, NJ

See Food Choices/Cost under Annual Luncheon
Please contact Donna
deegee53@comcast.net or
Donna: 856-745-5438


Interesting Information

Wreck at Winslow Junction Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kimBSqKVJ7Y&feature=player_embedded
Article about the K4 Restoration in Altoona
http://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2019/02/getting-up-to-steam
Article about the current status of the Atlantic City Line
https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/feds-say-nj-transit-doesn-t-need-their-ok-to/article_d925487a-dc44-5129-8571-def6aa6321f3.html
Article about the Solari Board at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station
https://billypenn.com/2019/02/05/iconic-amtrak-flipboard-will-become-part-of-30th-streets-permanent-decor/
Canadian Pacific Derailment
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1#inbox/FMfcgxwBVWQNkFxfggLsSTbdtTdQlGCM

News you need to know
Prayers for: Tom & Anita Brown.

Recent New Member:
Dan D'Angio, newest member:
2303 Raymond Drive
Northfield, NJ 08235

50/50 - Brian Steager was the Winner of $32.00. Other prizer4s were

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY

14th Jim Lewis
MEETINGS & EVENTS IN 2019
January 12th Club Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive before 1PM
February NO Club Meeting
March 16th Annual Lunch & Meeting
March 22nd & 23rd East Coast Large Scale Train Show - York PA
April 27th & 28th Club Meeting & Train Show - Brian Steager @ Green Planet
May Club Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
May 18th SJGRS Open House Day (10 - 3)
June 22nd Club Meeting - Foxes (No Trains Running)
July NO Club Meeting
August Club Meeting
September Club Meeting
October Club Meeting
November 9th Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
December 6th Setup for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations @ 2 PM)
December 7th & 8th Ocean City Train Show - Music Pier (Take Down @ 3:30PM on the Final Day)
December Holiday Train Shows
NOTES:

*Dates are subject to change
Please Check for Updates

If you would like to have a meeting in 2019 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: nanab1@comast.net or 609-646-1102 OR al.schmidt@verizon.net 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. www.trainweb.org/sjgrs


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

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
Garden
Railroad Society
1103 Seaside Ave.
Absecon, NJ 08201

 

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nanab1@comcast.net
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