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March 12, 2006  Annual Dinner Meeting


The annual dinner meeting was held at Elaine's Restaurant, Wethersfield, CT.  Fifteen members and guests attended. Officers attending were acting Treasurer Ken May, and Directors Charlie Bettinger, Jack Kreeger, and George Reitze. Following dinner the meeting was called to order by Ken May at 4:40 PM.

The three-year director's term for Jack Kreeger was completed, and he expressed a preference not to be re-nominated. Charlie Bettinger nominated John Campbell to fill the position, seconded by Jack Kreeger. The secretary cast one vote, electing John. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM.

Following the meeting a presentation of steam operation in Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland by George Reitze was shown.


George Reitze. Secretary



Membership Promotion

Jack Kreeger and Al Daley manned a booth at the West Springfield show. Coverage will also be provided at the Cheshire show in March.

Al Daley is contacting new members and welcoming them to participate in Division activities.


Web Site

Bob Van Cleef has started upgrading the web site. He will continue the upgrade, and investigate obtaining a DOMAIN NAME which will make access to the web site easier. Information will be posted as it becomes available rather than wait for a news letter.


April 4 - 8th Annual Close up Train Show, Milford, CT   10 – 3

Johathan Law High School,  20 Lansdale Ave., Milford, CT  06460

Contact Robert L Fabbri   203-933-0922


April 4 – Model Train and Die Cast Show, Willimantic,  10 – 3

Windham High School,  355 High St, Willimantic, CT

Sponsored by the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum. Handicapped accessible, food on site.

Contact   Joseph Sokol   860-872-2240    Email Joe: 


May 6 – Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum is hosting a “Blacksmithing Event” for the Heritage Metal Fest.  Also see the newly installed turntable and roundhouse.


Sept 18, 2005July 30, 2006 – Modular railroads will be on display at the George bush Library



2006 National Convention – “Independence Junction” will be held in Philadelphia, Pa. July 2 to July 9 and feature the Hartford Associates for Railroad Modeling (HARM) among the other layout tours



2009 Hartford National Convention

Progress is underway toward the National Convention in Hartford on July 5-12, 2009.  The contract has been signed by Hartford National 2009, Inc. and returned to the NMRA for execution.  The NMRA has signed contracts with the Connecticut Convention Center and the 350 room Marriott Hotel in downtown Hartford.  Negotiations are underway with additional hotels.  The train show will also be in the 140,000 s. f. convention center.  On Sunday (January 22nd), the first meeting of chairpersons was held.  During a meeting after the train show in West Springfield on January 28th, 2009, NMRA representatives noted that the bus staging area at the convention center is one of the best they have seen.  Target dates for national publicity were discussed at this meeting as well as the need to finalize the budget.  


Al Daley is representing the Nutmeg Division for the 2009 convention in Hartford.

See the Jan, ’06 Flyer page 7 for previous details









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