MEETING IN 2018
& Pat Lurakis hosted our January meeting. We do appreciate
their hospitality. It is always a pleasure to visit and experience
their layouts, especially the layout under their tree.
The roast beef and roast
turkey sandwiches were delicious as were the sides and the desserts.
Attending: Tom Ayers, Alice
Irizarry, John Craven, Ed Ramming, Joan Bishop, Bill Keller, Joe
Profetto, Joe's Cousin, Nick, Donna and Larry Grady, Lou Riciardi,
Ned Young, Al and Bobbie Schmidt, Brian Steager and Nigel and
Pres. called the meeting to order at 2:30 P.M. with a flag
salute and the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Ed Ramming thanked Dr Mike and Pat for their
work on this luncheon.
Treasurer: Donna Reported all bills are paid. Also, she reported
that a $75 Memorial Donation was sent to Veterans Helping Veterans
in Bud Oncay's name.
ARE DUE FOR 2017
PLEASE SEND TO
DONNA GRADY, 61 MONROE DRIVE,
LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ 08021
MAKE CHECKS OUT TO SJGRS.
AFTER JAN. 20TH
LATE DUES WILL ARE $20/FAMILY
Patty Reported there were no birthdays in December. She
also passed on the thanks to everyone who worked on the Thomas
Layout at Ocean City. (Alice Irizarry, Becky Lincoln, Marilyn
Fox, Monica Weaber, Donna Grady, Bobbie Schmidt, Lou Ricciardi,
Jack Proud, John Craven, Jim Lincoln and Al Schmidt)
Al reported that we are rebuilding our new member packet and
will send them our within the next two weeks to recent new members.
It will have a welcome letter, badge(s), information on accessing
our web site and the member directory and some general information
Al has updated
our new member registration sheet to contain a few lines about
the new member. This would be a little information about their
layout and / or interests.
Al also wants
to add the above information to our web site that tells a little
about each of our layouts so that members and visitors can see
what each family's train layout contains. Some will be more than
G Scale. To do this each of us needs to send Al a short description
of their layout(s). Al will have a form at out next meeting.
Nemours Children's Hospital
reported on Nemours Project:
Ed has contacted
PIKO and they told him they only work through Dealers/Distributors.
So, Ed contacted Jim Shourt and asked that Jim be our dealer for
this contribution. Jim Agreed. PIKO also told Ed that they donate
at a low cost, but not no cost. We will have to see how this works
out. It was noted that we have allocated $250 so far for this
has plywood from layout from Frank Sheridan's Layout. The track
from Jim and Marilyn's layout is available for this project.
to negotiate with the possible builders of the base. Tom Ayers
offered to help identify what materials we can use from Frank's
layout for this project.
project will be a donation to Nemours. We would be 'on call' for
Joe will remove the temporary layout he installed for the holidays.
if you can help with the permanent layout.
Planet Show: Brian
has set the date for April 21st & 22nd with setup on the 20th.
We will be in the green house as before.
Editor: Alice Irizarry has agreed to help with
this. She will meet with Al in February to work out the details.
Luncheon: Donna reported that we will be back at Fred
& Ethel's in Smithville. The date is confirmed for April
7th at 1 PM. The meal is Caesar Salad with a choice of Flatiron
Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Salmon. The cost for members is
$12 per person. The club will pick up the rest. BY MARCH
15th, PLEASE SEND your lunch choices and checks, made
out to SJGRS, to Donna Grady, 61 MONROE DRIVE, LAUREL SPRINGS,
Open House: We discussed and agreed to set this year's
open house date for Saturday, June 9th. Please let Al know if
you will be participating. Let him know by the end of March, so
we have time to advertise.
Brian Steager has offered to build and distribute a sheet advertising
our club and when we are having events and meeting. The sheet
would direct people to our web site and invite them to come out
and meet us at our events.
Anyone interested in buying hats or shirts, contact Donna. She
will look into current prices.
It was suggested that we get dates for South East PA Garden Railway
Society (SEPGRS) events so that our members are aware of them
and can plan to attend. Al will follow-up with members of our
club that are also SEPGRS members.
Meeting adjourned 3:30 PM.
, 2018 @ 1:00
Donna & Larry Grady's
61 Monroe Drive
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
If you are attending and
plan to bring a dish to share
Please contact Donna or Larry
Donna: 856-745-5438 / Larry: 856-745-5439
April 7, 2018 1 PM
Fred & Ethel's,
See Food Choices/Cost
under Annual Luncheon
You Need to Know
Prayers for: Becky
& Jim Lincoln and Aiden and Tom & Anita Brown.
Jim and Marilyn Fox
will have a new address:
5205A Kippen Place
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
James & Kathryn
119 Cedarcroft Avenue
Audubon, NJ 08106
205 Locust Trail.
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
John and June Seltner
880 Clover Drive
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
60 Smokey Run
Berlin, NJ 08009
New Member, James Holt, is looking for track. Have some track
that is available? Contact James.
50/50 - Joan Bishop
was the Winner of $26.0
& EVENTS IN 2018
@ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive
Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not
arrive before 1PM
NO Club Meeting
Club Meeting @ Grady's
30th & 31st
East Coast Large Scale Train
Show - York PA
Lunch & Meeting - 1 PM @ Fred & Ethel's Smithville
21 & 22
Train Show - Green Planet Nursery (Setup on 20th)
Club Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
Open House Day (10 - 3)
Meeting - Alice irizarry/John Craven
Meeting - Brian and Clair Steager
Meeting - Open
Meeting - Jim &
Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations
@ 2 PM)
1st & 2nd
City Train Show - 6th & Boardwalk Civic Ctr (Take
Down @ 3:30PM on the Final Day)
are subject to change
Please Check for Updates
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.
or 609-646-1102 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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:
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.