The 2017 calendar is coming along great. Mark & Teresa Demyan have volunteered to host the July meeting. The club has booked Maxís Allegheny Tavern for the Christmas party. The only month that is still open is November. If anyone would like to host the November meeting or has some idea for the club, please let me know. In June we have the TCA convention for the end of the month. We may have to schedule an extra meeting the beginning of June to fine tune our display for the show. Thank you to our entire membership who have volunteered to host a meeting or help get the club calendar together for the year.
Please save September 22-23 for our annual train trip. This year we are going to ďGettysburgĒ to ride the York #17 reproduction of the train that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC, to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered the Gettysburg Address. Steam into History had the train built for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. I have made plans for us to tour the National Military Museum, Cyclorama painting, and a two hour battlefield tour. Iím still working on some of the details and will have all the information and cost of the trip for the April newsletter. Good news with the motor coach traveling east this year. We will be able to have a second pick-up point at Monroeville for our members living on that side of town. This should be a very different trip for us visiting one of America's most historical spots of the Civil War. Please see Photo of the York #17.
Great big thank you to Alycefaye Stewart and Joe Welling for hosting the February meeting. We had so much fun making our little island and seeing how creative we could be with a little help from Alycefaye. Alycefaye needed a truck to haul all her craft items up to the church. You name it, she had it there for us to work with. She also had a good helper. Joe had to make two trips to the church plus they used her car too. We canít forget Joe, our chief cook and bottle washer; he was busy in the kitchen the whole time keeping us all well fed while Alycefaye was teaching us what to do. Please check out the photos and see our master pieces. "One picture is worth a thousand words." Thank you both for a great job and fun meeting.
Our next meeting will be at the Monongahela River, Rail & Transportation Museum, March 18, 1PM -4PM. John & Tina Weimer will be our hosts. This is scheduled as another working meeting to get ready for the TCA convention. Please bring your ideas. Iíll have more information about the meeting when I send out the reminder.
Iím back from Florida for the time being, I had to cut my trip short. My cousin Donna slipped in the shower and broke her right arm. To make a long story short she wanted to come back home to Pittsburgh for her therapy. Like in the movie when Dorothy said there no place like home! Iíll be going back down to Florida but donít know when. I need to complete some work I had started.