Ramming and Joan Bishop hosted our May Business Meeting
following on the heels of our show at Green Planet Nursery.
The food was
great and there was plenty to go around. Thanks to you, Ed
and Joan. Thanks to all who brought desserts. We had a great
We followed lunch with our
meeting and then a tour of Ed's layout and his latest updates.
Ed Ramming, Joan Bishop, Larry
& Donna Grady, Bill Keller, , Patti & Bob Moffit, Jack
Proud, Al Schmidt, Jim and Marilyn Fox and Joe Profetto.
Pres. called the meeting to order at 2:30PM, with a flag salute.
President Ed Ramming thanked Joan for her work on this luncheon.
Donna Grady's Treasurers
report: All bills are paid. We have 36 families. Motion made
and passed to send $75 to the Shoreline Model Railroad Club in
memory of Janet Heath.
Sunshine Report: Patti
Moffit sent out
out 2 birthday cards in April; Paul Gac and Mike Lurakis and 1
combination birthday and welcome card; Monica Weaber. Also sent
1 sympathy card toJack Heath and 2 get well cards; Larry Paakh
and Rudy Irizarry.
Patti reported that
Larry Paakh and Rudy Irizarry were in in Rehab. Jim Lincoln
had surgery on his neck and is doing well at home. (Rudy was in
the hospital for 10 days and is now back in Rehab.)
Web Master Report; System
is up and running.
Welfare: No Report.
Al Schmidt, reported that the show went well at Green Planet.
Our thanks to Larry Grady, Bill Keller, Jack Proud, Ned Young,
Al Schmidt and our 2 travelling minstrels (Brian and Clair). We
had a great time running trains and testing all of our equipment,
transformers and rolling stock. Our thanks to Jack for bringing
his trains to run.
cars and roads made a great addition. And the plants added by
Brian were a very nice touch
OPEN HOUSE DAY
Al Schmidt Reported that this will be June 3.
This year's theme is "Garden Railway Open House Day".
Al has put together a flyer, directions and a web page. We now
have 5 participants, Mike Hannigan, Green Planet, Bill Keller,
Ellyn and Mac McMullin and Al Schmidt. The flyer and other
information is our website. The web page is at: http://www.trainweb.org/sjgrs/Spring%20Tour/Open%20Houses%202017.htm.
We will contact TV Channel 6 as part of our advertising.
Joe Profetto reported that they agreed to having the display,
- It must be movable for access to the area
- Cannot have a gate or fence
- Must be contained, have built in controls
- Must be enclosed, with a roof (Plexiglas)
- Needs to be 11' x 18'
Further discussion covered
starting with a road trip to the Delaware Hospital to see how
that is constructed.
Look into finding a professional
design group to build the unit. We would develop the track layout.
Possibly build a mock-up
of our plan. Make use of Jim Shourt with the layout and electronics.
Contact Joe if you can help.
Ocean City Christmas Show,
December 2nd & 3rd with setup on the 1st. Al will contact
to see if we are invited back for this year. (We expect to be
back in the Music Pier this year.)
Other Venues for Shows:
No further discussion at this meeting.
Permanent home: No
further discussion at this meeting.
Advertising our Club:
No further report on this item.
Many Hands Make Light Work. Al can post it to our web site
and email it out BUT he needs help to record build the newsletter.
the trailer: We had a discussion about reorganizing and reconfiguring
the left side of the trailer to remove the racks on the left side
and use tubs to hold equipment. Wrap equipment in Bubble wrap,
and get stacking, square tubs to use the space better. Also, look
into getting a common set of couplers. Plan working session for
Meeting adjourned 3:20 PM
after a visit to Ed's layout.
June 17th, 2017 @ 1pm
713 White Horse Pike,
Elm, NJ 08037
Please let Tom know if you plan to attend and
if you will be bringing a dish to share
You Need to Know
Prayers for: Jack
Heath, Bud Oncay, Becky and Jim Lincoln, Tom & Anita Brown,
Rudy an Alice Irizarry and Larry Paakh.
Larry Paakh is now
on an antibiotic for pneumonia and still has a sore on his left
foot that has not improved and remains wrapped.
He remains at THE HAMMONTON
CENTER (REHAB CENTER) ON WHITE HORSE PIKE.
Rudy Irizarry is out
of the hospital and now at Mt Laurel Center on Church Road in
Mt Laurel. He is now on dialysis.
The last-ever Ringling Bros.
show will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook, in its entirety...
Joe Fromal is selling
trains. Use this link to see the details. <http://www.trainweb.org/sjgrs/Items%20for%20Sale/Joe%20Fromal%20-%203-2017.pdf
Bill Keller is selling
buildings. Use this link to see the details. http://www.trainweb.org/sjgrs/Items%20for%20Sale/Bill%20Keller%20-%203-2017.pdf
by Jim Fox, other prizes were won and enjoyed.
|| June Seltner
|| John Seltner
|| Bob Moffit
|| Alice Irizarry
|| Ned Young
|| Nancy Hunter
|| Patti Moffit
|| Gibson Young
|| Bob Kruse
& EVENTS IN 2017
Meeting @ Dr. Mike & Pat Lurakis Please do not arrive
NO Club Meeting
Club Meeting @ Grady's
24th & 25th
East Coast Large Scale Train Show -
Lunch & Meeting - 1 PM @ Fred & Ethel's Smithville
22nd & 23rd
Train Show Steager's - Green Planet Nursery (Setup on the
Meeting - Ed Ramming & Joan Bishop
Open House Day (10 - 3)
Meeting - Tom Ayers
Brian and Clair Steager
Club Meeting - Nominations, Bobbie & Al Schmidt
for Ocean City Train Show (starting at noon, decorations @
3rd & 4th
City Train Show - 6th & Boardwalk Civic Ctr (Take Down
@ 3:30PM on the Final Day)
are subject to change
Please Check for Updates
If you would like to have
a meeting in 2017 contact Anita Brown or Al Schmidt. Dates
can be changed but we need to set up our schedule in order
to plan for shows etc. Contact: email@example.com
or 609-646-1102 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the web
page for calendar information, latest photos and updated
directory. Thanks to our Webmaster Al Schmidt for keeping
this site updated. www.trainweb.org/sjgrs
with show dates are contact people in addition to the Show
Coordinator, if you would like to participate.
Shop for Model Railroading equipment and accessories:
Call for Hours
If you know someone
who would like to advertise in our newsletter, have them send
their business card(with a check for $25 which will cover their
ad for one year) to:
1103 Seaside Ave.
Absecon, NJ 08201
We now have a business card
that we hand out to people who inquire about our club. Please
pick some up, if you can and hand them out to anyone who you think
may be interested.