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Notes from January 29, ‘09 Model Train Display Meeting

Attendance:  Chuck Block, Robert Block, Richard D’Arcangelo, David Davis, George Dell, Chuck Dugan, Bob Konnen, Tracy Maniner, Jim Mondok, Mark Radkowski, John
Takoch, Jeff Valentino

1.  Plans for ‘09 Train Show:

    A.  Dates:  Saturday, December 19: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
               Sunday, December 20:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    B.  Location:  Buhl Community Recreation Center, second floor gymnasium.
    C.  Set-up time for exhibiters:  Saturday, December 19:  8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    D.  Tear-down time for exhibiters:  Sunday, December 20:  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    E.  Cut off date for exhibiters registration:  September 30 at a $5.00 entrance fee.  $15.00 if registration comes after the cut off date.

2.  Bob Konnen offered to prepare a web site for the train show.  Our committee to work this out with Buhl C.R.C. web designer:  Frank Weaver.

3.  George Dell offered to take care of all copying + expenses

4.  George Dell offered to prepare a logo for the train show.

5.  NEXT MEETING:  Friday, February 27 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Willson Room, Buhl Community Recreation Center.

6.  Favorable evaluation from Jeff Valentino, Buhl director and Tracy Mariner, Buhl Program director.  All committee members felt that results were far greater than expected.

7.  Suggestions for next year:  Possible murals;   use a “clicker” to get an actual head count;  better accessibility using second floor gymnasium;  Contact Robert Downing, former CSX employee to be on our committee;  Upgrade exhibit arrangement since we have the luxury of a year to plan;  more door prizes;  allow possibilities for exhibitors to share with each other;  more emphasis placed on ways to exhibit the club to show visitors; more displays in hall ways using care not to block traffic flow;  more time/detail on holiday/train decorations.

8.  Next meeting to include:  election of officers.

Comments/ questions call David Davis:  (724) 342-2821