of Our Dear Friend and Club Member
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
and Jim Fox hosted this month's meeting. .
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,
& Jim Fox, Ned Young Bill Keller, Ed Ramming, Joan Bishop,
Alice Irizarry, John Craven, Jack Proud, Lou Riccardi, Joe Profetto
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.
Treasurers report: Larry Grady reporting for Donna. All bills
paid. Any questions or comments contact Donna.
Patty was unable to attend but submitted the following
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
Web Master Report: No Report.
Welfare: No Report.
Christmas Show, December 2nd & 3rd with setup on the 1st.
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
at October meeting. Show set up Dec. 1, 2017 and show date on
Dec 2 & 3, 2017.
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.
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
239 Ridge Road
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Please let Alice know at
if you plan to attend and
if you will be bringing a dish to share.
You Need to Know
Prayers for: Becky
and Jim Lincoln, Tom & Anita Brown.
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.
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
& EVENTS IN 2017
Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive
NO Club Meeting
Club Meeting @ Grady's
24th & 25th
East Coast Large Scale Train Show -
Lunch & Meeting - 1 PM @ Fred & Ethel's Smithville
22nd & 23rd
Train Show Steager's - Green Planet Nursery (Setup on the
Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
Open House Day (10 - 3)
Meeting - Tom Ayers
Brian and Clair Steager
and Marilyn Fox
Meeting - Alice Irizarry
& John Craven
Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations @
3rd & 4th
City Train Show - 6th & Boardwalk Civic Ctr (Take Down
@ 3:30PM on the Final Day)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 609-646-1102 OR email@example.com
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
with show dates are contact people in addition to the Show
Coordinator, if you would like to participate.
Shop for Model Railroading equipment and accessories:
Call for Hours
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.