We had a great time getting together
and working to remove Alice’s Elevated
Our thanks to all who
were able to bring their tools to gather for a lunch and work party
to take down Alice’s elevated railway as she prepares to move out of
her house and be closer to her family.
We had a
great lunch of sausage and meatball sandwiches. The potato salad fit
Following the work, we
relaxed with a nice set of desserts, homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
and Chocolate Chip cookies.
Attending were Larry &
Alice Irizarry, Lou Ricciardi, Phil
Hatrak, and Bobbie and Al Schmidt.
President Lou Ricciardi
opened our business meeting with the pledge of
allegiance, a welcome to everyone and a thank you to Alice for
hosting our gathering.
was given by Donna Grady. Our bills are paid and we are 2 years from
30th anniversary of our club.
report by Al Schmidt, it is continuing to operate. But he needs to
make time to get together with Jim’s friend to upgrade to a newer
and easier to maintain design.
that Patti and Bob Moffat
could not make the meeting due to a lack of coverage for Bob’s Mom.
Ocean City Show- Al
reported that they are still planning on having their annual train
show the first weekend in December. They would love to have us in
the show again this year and asked us to hold the date.
show date approaches, they will be in touch again. So, we are OK for
Battleship New Jersey-
Al reported that he sent out a query but has not received a reply.
He will have to send a follow-up.
National Garden Railway Convention 2024-
Al raised the question of our hosting or co-hosting the convention
for 2024. Our group responded that while we have many locations in
our area from Delaware through North Jersey and Eastern PA, we do
not have the bandwidth of people and time to host a national
a question of how the Father’s Day Open house went that was held by
Joe and Thora Fromal. Here is their response:
Thora Fromal in Egg Harbor Township, NJ had a Father’s Day weekend
train show. We had a great turn out and the weather could not have
been better, in the 70's and a nice breeze. It was fun meeting new
people and seeing children so excited watching the trains as well as
looking at our Koi Pond. It has been 3 years since our last
show, and we really missed seeing the children's smiles and asking
good questions. Lots of pictures were taken by some guests. We
had ice cold bottles of water for our guests and Thora gave out
stuffed animals, engineer hats, wooden train whistles, pins, and
coloring pictures of trains and fish. On the downside we had a
lot of no shows due to Father’s Day plans. We will try to
remember not to have a show on special days.