Memory of John Craven
after our last meeting, John Craven passed away. He will be missed.
Luncheon (Celebrating 25 Years)
We all arrived in time for the start of our annual luncheon. Some were dressed for the St Patrick's Day celebration that weekend. Others were just happy to get together.
Dr Mike led us in a prayer of thanksgiving and we all enjoyed our meals.
After a short business meeting
we cut our 25th anniversary cake and offered a cake mold for anyone
who wanted it.
Attending: Dr Mike and
Pat Lurakis, Ed Ramming, Joan Bishop, Bill Keller, Stephen Condiff,
Jack and Ann Proud, Donna and Larry Grady, Lou and Rose Riciardi,
Al and Bobbie Schmidt, Brian and Clair Steager, John and June Seltner,
Ned Young, Phil and Suzanne Hatrack, Bob and Patti Moffit.
Ed Ramming. Pres. called
the meeting to order at 2:10 P.M. with a flag salute and the Pledge
President Ed Ramming thanked Dr Mike for the invocation and
Donna for her work on arranging this luncheon.
Treasurer: Donna Reported all bills are paid.
Sunshine: Patty Reported
she sent 3 birthday cards and 2 thank you cards (Jim Shourt and
Ed Ramming for their work on the Thomas controllers) in January.
In February she sent 3 birthday cards and 1 feel better card.
Patti also wanted to give thanks
to all our Thomas workers and let them know how much their work
is appreciated every year. These members make working with Thomas
so much fun. We appreciate your help so much. Special thanks to:
Jack Proud, Monica Weaber, Steve Cundiff, Lou Ricciardi, Alice Irizarry,
John Craven and Al Schmidt
Show: Brian has set the date for April 27th & 28th with
setup on the 26th starting at 10 AM
Editor: Our new member, Dan has agreed to help Al with the newsletter
and our web site.
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.
Late note on this item. We have 2 locations, Jim Holt, Green Planet
and Al Schmidt. We can advertise this as an Open House Day, but
a tour won't work unless we have more locations.
End Note for This Meeting:
We finished the meeting reminiscing about the special times we had
over the past 25 years in shows at Ocean City, Cold Spring, Greenberg
Show in Pennsauken, Atlantic City, Cape May Airport, Shore Mall
(a very long running show) Paulsboro, Richland, Vineland our Open
house tours and of course our meetings at our members' homes!
Meeting adjourned 3:30 PM
Green Planet Show -- March 27 & 28
Setup on the 26th @ 10
Bring your trains to run
Green Planet at 1 PM on the 28th
Green Planet Nursery
1022 Monroeville Rd,
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Brian Steager, Coord.
Contact Brian or Clair
if you can attend and will be bringing an appetizer of dessert to
you need to know
Prayers for: Tom & Anita Brown and Alice Irizarry
- No Drawing
|| Larry Grady
|| Clair Steager
|| Brian Steager
|| John Craven
|| Pat Lurakis
|| Mike Lurakis
|| Monica Weaber
|| Paul Gac