Established 1994




October 2016 Newsletter

From the President's Desk Trips
Photos The Dining Car
Upcoming Train Shows & Events Tech Tips
Wanted / For Sale Video of the Month

Financial Report (password required)

Membership Roster (password required)


Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society Minutes for Sept. 17th. 2016

Tina Weimer (club treasurer), in place of Pres. Keith Baggus, brought the meeting to order @ 1:30 pm.

An Agenda and Dates to Remember sheets were handed out to all 18 persons who were attending.

Thanks to Alice Angelo and Clark Kemmerer for having the meeting as well as for providing the great ham, scalloped potatoes and cold drinks.

Minutes; for Aug.28, 2016 were read and approved; Clark Kemmerer (Moved) Lois Bodnar (Seconded).

Treasurer’s Report; was presented. (Can be viewed on our Web Page by members)

Castle Shannon Show; on Oct. 30th. Was discussed; Set-up Oct.29 around noon (Depending when Don Goodwin can get the trailer to the Fire hall). Look for email with details from Keith Baggus.

Volunteers for Set-Up: John & Tina Weimer, Dan Cinowalt, Joe Welling, Alycefaye Stewart, Bob & Carol Gettemy
Show and Tear-down on Sunday: John & Tina Weimer, Dan Cinowalt, Joe Welling, Alycefaye Stewart, Alice Angelo, Clark Kemmerer. We need more members to help…!!!! This is your club…helping is part of the fun….Contact Keith if you can help.

Greenburg Show; We were unable to get into the show this time.

Brownsville; The trailer will be at the Monongahela River Museum sometime in November. Date to be announced. We will be setting up a practice lay out for the T.C.A. Convention in Pittsburgh. Modification for the new carpet storage also needs to be addressed at that time. Keith, Tina and Alycefaye will attend the next meeting of the T.C.A. Details will be shared with the Club. Five members raised their hands that they would be willing to have their train displays on the driving tour during the Convention. Think about including your display and let us know at the next meeting. It’s a great time to show off your work to the world.

Christmas Party (Dec. 3, Jaden’s Catering, 4724 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, Pa, 15146) A letter will be in the Nov. mail with the information and cost for the party and the 2017 Dues form. Pins announcements for 5, 10, 15 or 20 years will be also included.

FYI; We are asking the members to think of places we could do a show for 2017. We try to do at least three shows a year. With Greenburg not being able to include us, we need some suggestions for future shows. Let Keith know if you have an event we could show our trains.

Ideas for meetings; Suggestions were: how to make bridge, building, electric devices, lay out computer programs, Bonsai trees. If you have any ideas for meeting let Keith know.

Outreach; Ideas to reach members that we have missed at meetings.

Ken Maglietta; volunteered to hold the Nov. meeting but needed to check his calendar. If he is unable to hold the meeting, our back up meeting will be at Saint Matthias Lutheran Church, 100 Chapel View Dr., Greensburg, 15601.

Raffle ticket; Won by Tina Weimer. She tried to give her winnings to Clark and Alice to help with the cost of the ham but they gave it back to the club.

Meeting ended @ 2:10 Pm. Submitted by Alycefaye Stewart