Wishing you a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year. May God
bless and keeps, you now and throughout the year.
Let the countdown to a memorable year begin as we start the
third decade in the history of the PGRS. We had a great turn out
for the 20th anniversary celebration and Christmas
dinner. We had 49 people in attendance, 46 regular members and
three former members, Mark Mamros,
and Charles & Nancy Hartwing. We hope they may reconsider and
join the club again. Thank you again John and Tina for all the
work on the invitations and mailing for the dinner.
Congratulations to Sherry Mellinger the lucky winner of the
50/50raffle, and a special thank you to Sherry for donating part
of her winnings back to the club.
with the idea of getting everyone a keepsake for the
year, Don Goodwin had a pen/screwdriver with PGRS
1994-2014 “20Years & Still Chugging” made up. We have some extra
pens and if you couldn’t make the dinner, please see Don for
one of the pens.
We had our election of officers at the Christmas dinner.
officers for 2015 are Secretary, Alycefaye Stewart; Treasurer, Tina Weimer; Vice-President, Donald Goodwin; President,
Keith Baggus. Please help them whenever you can in the coming
year. I would like to say thank you on behalf of the PGRS to Ann
Celento for the past eleven years of dedication and service to
the club as our treasurer. Thank you, Ann!
Our first meeting of the year will be the annual planning
meeting for 2015. We are looking for ideas, new or old, and
people who would like to volunteer to host one of the monthly
meeting. If you have a special month you would like to
host and are unable to make the January meeting,
please call me before the January meeting and I can put it on
the calendar and lock that month in for you.
As it stands now we have been asked to do two shows in the month of
May. The first one is in Franklin the first weekend,
and the other is at the
Masonic Lodge in Beallsville the third weekend during the National Road Festival like last year. We also have been asked
to come back and do the Castle Shannon Train show in October.
I plan on still trying to do the Greenburg’s Train show at the
Monroeville Convention Center when they come up. If we are
unable to get the show for that month, a backup plan is needed for the month a show
is scheduled. We get most of our new members from the shows we do.
why it so important that we keep trying to do as many of them as we
Alycefaye Stewart and Tina Weimer have volunteered to host the
January planning meeting at their church:
Just a reminder: the annual dues for 2015 are due now. If you
paid your dues, please save the club postage and the need of
sending second notices, and send them in by the end of
January. The dues are $20 for an individual and $30 for a family