Clinic: Superintendent’s choice
Summary: It won’t be disclosed until in the meeting. See you there!
On February 11, the meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.
Fred Coleman reported on the Train Show, scheduled for March 5 and 6 in the new Exhibition Building at the WNC Agriculture Center, in Fletcher. He reported that over 50 tables were rented, but with over 30,000 square feet of floor space, there is plenty of room for exhibitors and layouts, and he is still looking for both.
Set up day is Thursday, show hours are: Friday, from 1200 noon until 7:00 pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4 pm.
We will set up our modules, and several other module crews are expected to participate.
Discounted advance-sale tickets in bulk, and raffle tickets are also available.
There are many opportunities for helping:
On Thursday, March 4, starting about 8:30 am., we need help in retrieving our modules from storage and setting them up at the WNC Agriculture Center.
On Friday, March 5, during the morning, we will need help in all the usual last minute details. From 12 noon we will need help in running the show – we need to staff the door, the concession area, the Company Store, and of course, to run trains.
We will also fill these same positions all day Saturday, March 6.
We can start now by getting the word out to promote this important event, by selling advance-sale tickets, and by selling raffle tickets. (See attached flyers.)
Call Fred Coleman to offer your help.
Fred announced that we are now recognized as a 100 percent NMRA club.
Fred suggested we get new shirt to reflect our new identity, using the logo we developed for the show in 2008 on a green shirt. The suggestion was adopted.
Jack Mershon displayed another of his high quality scratch-built structures at the February meeting.
Following a short break, Gordon Fewster presented an interesting program on his visit to Cass and Dublin, WVA, during Railfan Weekend in 2007.