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 .
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 .
the meeting a presentation of steam operation in Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland by George Reitze was shown.
Kreeger and Al Daley manned a booth at the West Springfield show. Coverage will also be
provided at the Cheshire show in March.
Daley is contacting new members and welcoming them to participate in
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.
4 - 8th Annual Close up Train Show, Milford, CT10 – 3
Sept 18, 2005 – July 30,
Modular railroads will be on display at the George
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
2009Hartford National Convention
underway toward the National Convention in Hartford on July 5-12,
The contract has been signed by Hartford National 2009, Inc.
and returned to the NMRA for execution. The NMRA has signed
contracts with the ConnecticutConvention 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
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.
Daley is representing the Nutmeg Division for the 2009 convention