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ORANGE COUNTY MODULE RAILROADERS, INC.

Southern California's Premier Modular Railroading Group

How To Join Us

How to Join the Club...

Membership is open. You are welcome to be our guest at any regular business meeting. Applications and printed copies of the By-laws and standards can be picked up there, and you can get an idea about how you might fit into the club's activities. Club meetings often start with attendance and introductions,  move through the formal business, and ends with a session called "good and welfare" where topical items of general interest, such a notices of railfan events, swap meets, special train moves may be shared.  The evening usually ends with a short clinic on a topic of interest.   Per the currrent by-laws all members must also be members of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). An on-line NMRA application can be found by clicking here.  To get a head start---become familiar with the corporation's By-laws, available here (119KB) in PDF format; (Read with Adobe Acrobat Reader) then, print a copy of the membership application (found by clicking here), fill it out and bring it to a regular business meeting, or mail it to the P.O. Box shown at the top of the application. Include a check for 3 month's dues (currently $3.00 per month), to cover the initial 3-month probationary period. During the probation period, the applicant is required to attend 3 meetings and participate in the move in or move out of two shows. After that, members are usually accepted by a majority vote of the active members present at the next regular business meeting. Two types of membership are possible: active and inactive. Active members participate in the regular business meetings. Inactive members contribute to the club's operations in other ways, by serving on committees, helping with display move in/move out, etc., but do not vote at business meetings. You may select either class of membership as desired.