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Potomac Chapter Membership Minutes 2019

Minutes of the 2019 Membership Meetings

Potomac Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, Inc.

May 19, 2019

Montgomery County Executive Office Building

The meeting was called to order by President Gordy Bjoraker at 8:12 p.m. Attendance was 16.

Bill Holdsworth read the minutes of the March meeting.

Jay Creswell gave the treasurer's report, summarizing April expenses.

Jay reported that about $1,600 had been donated to support the restoration of former C&O 2-6-6-2 steam engine #1309. That amount included one donation of $1,309. The chapter will match member donations dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500.

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Other Notes from the Meeting

Gordy reported that Big Boy locomotive No. 4014 will pull a special fundraising excursion benefitting the Union Pacific Museum July 15 from Omaha to Boone, IA.

After the intermission Jim Mixter presented a selection of short video programs that were shown at Summerail 2018, including:


April 16, 2019

No official business was conducted at the April meeting.


March 19, 2019

Montgomery County Executive Office Building

The meeting was called to order by President Gordy Bjoraker at 8:12 p.m. Attendance was 22.

Bill Holdsworth read the minutes of the February meeting.

Jay Creswell gave the treasurer's report, summarizing February expenses.

Rick Davidson reported that chapter renewals are in good shape.

Jay reminded members about the upcoming March 23 banquet.

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Other Notes from the Meeting

After the intermission Jonathan Eau Claire presented a selection of his videos of steam locomotives around the region.


February 19, 2019

Montgomery County Executive Office Building

The meeting was called to order by President Gordy Bjoraker at 8:16 p.m. Attendance was 18.

Bill Holdsworth read the minutes of the January meeting.

Jay Creswell gave the treasurer's report, summarizing January expenses. Jay reminded members about the March 23 banquet.

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Other Notes from the Meeting

After the intermission Bob Flack presented a slide show featuring the Santa Fe Railway.


January 15, 2019

Montgomery County Executive Office Building

The meeting was called to order by President Gordy Bjoraker at 8:10 p.m. Attendance was 20.

Bill Holdsworth read the minutes of the November meeting.

Jay Creswell gave the treasurer's report, which included a summary of annual expenses. Jay reminded members about the March 23 banquet. Bill reported that members could make their reservations via the chapter website.

Members approved a matching grant program to support the restoration of former C&O 2-6-6-2 steam engine #1309. The chapter will match member donations dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500. The deadline is May 31.

The meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Other Notes from the Meeting

After the intermission Carl Franz showed excerpts from films taken in the 1970s.