meeting of the Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society was held
Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Brentwood
United Methodist Church in Brentwood, PA. Members began arriving
before 4:00 pm arranging tables, chairs and supplies, laying out
train track and cars in the back / side of the room. There was
plenty of socializing discussing the holidays and the recent
snowy weather while setting up the Chili Cook-Off beside our
drinks, breads, crackers, salads, chips & dips and many
Vogt, our new president, gathered us at 4:20 pm to start our
meeting. Ending at 5:10 pm, in less than an hour, we had
conducted our business and planning just as everyone was getting
hungry and restless. It was felt we had gotten a good start on
scheduling 2011ís activities. See notes from the planning and
business sessions below. In the future, any needed business
meetings are anticipated to be shorter and infrequent. Everyone
is thanked for their involvement and ideas.
then eagerly headed for the refreshment tables to sample the
aromas we had been enjoying during the meeting. We were
reminded to select our 3 favorite chilis. For voting,
person was given 3 colored squares to distribute into the bowls
in front of their favorite recipes; purple was for 1st,
green was for 2nd and cream was for 3rd.
not an easy decision for many of us. Meanwhile, some went back
to enjoy running the train cars and layout club members had set
were sold by Al Hartman and Jim Schwarz. The winner this month
was Jim Schwarz. The club received $16 (including a donation);
Jim received $10.
were in attendance: John & Sondra Wiggins, Don Rowley, Justin
Rowley, Shirley & Al Hartman, John & Jan Vogt, Bert Mangold, Ann
& Ed Celento, Dave & Lois Bodnar, Carol & Jim Schwarz, Keith
Baggus, Anabeth & Chuck Dollins, Gene & Caryll Linck, and Elliot
McLean & guest Pat Sestric.
WINNERS of the CHILI COOK-OFF: Elliot
Mc Lean (bowl F) won first place, a yellow neon RR light. Lois
Bodnar * (bowl D) won second place, a set of metal train
wheels. Shirley Hartman (bowl B) won third place, a human
figure. Everyone enjoyed all the refreshments and the time to
interact with other club members. Watch the web site for *
recipes of many of the delicious foods we shared.
brought 2 boxes of books that held the clubís train books, our
library, that members can borrow. Jan Vogt will now store our
library at her business showroom. Contact her to borrow any
inventory list is on the web site.