April 18, 2015
meeting of the PGRS was called to order @ Monongahela River, Rail &
Transportation Museum, Brownsville, Pa. by Pres. Keith Baggus.
Keith Baggus, Barrie Baker, Dave &
Lois Bodnar, Ed & Ann Celento, Bill Fallecker, Don, & Debra Goodwin,
Gene & Caryll Linck, Ken & Laurie Maglietta, Bill & Claudette
Malick, Bill Patterson, Alycefaye Stewart, Bruce & Reggie Watkins,
John & Tina Weimer, John & Sondra Wiggins.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes from March 14, 2015 meeting
were not read; they are as follows:
No meeting was held. Members and
guests met in the lobby of the Carnegie Science Center on Saturday,
March 14, 2015. Keith Baggus got the group rate for 19 going into
the Center and two did not pay because they were members. Tina
Weimer received some orders for the new badges. Please remember if
you want to order a badge send the form and check to Tina Weimer.
Present at the event-Keith Baggus, Alex Binder, Ann Celento, Don &
Debra Goodwin, Al & Shirley Hartman, Frank & Jackie Magri, Bill &
Claudette Malick(plus their guests), Bruce & Reggie Watkins, John &
Tina Weimer, John & Sondra Wiggins. Everyone was impressed with the
railroad exhibit and members visited other parts of the Center, as
well. The group was graciously invited back to Bruce and Reggie
Watkins home not far from the Science Center.
Minutes submitted by; Club
treasurer; Tina Weimer in the absence of Alycefaye Stewart
Information was presented about; how
shirts can be ordered. Contact Keith for details
The next exhibit will be at the May
Mart in Franklin, Pa. on May 2, 3, 2015, hosted by Bill & Jill
Fallecker, 1234 Elk Street, Franklin, Pa.16323. A train layout will
be set up.
Next is the Beallsville Masonic
Lodge Train Show, 2907 Main St, Beallsville, Pa. 15313, on May 16,
17 hosted by Don and Debra Goodwin, 1327 Daniels Run Road, Scenery
Hill, Pa. A train layout will be set up on Friday the 15th.
Modules in G- scale construction
were discussed. Each member might build their own and bring to a set
up. Might consider in future.
Tina Weimer reported that we have 44
member units and 74 members. Dues, checking and C.D. information may
be obtained on our web site with your pass word. A register report
for the clubs future was suggested and the officers received
information to consider before presenting further ideas to the club.
Don Goodwin was asked about the
trailer and money needed for a spare tire. A motion was made by
Bruce Watkins that $250.00 be set aside for a tire and rim, Don
Goodwin seconded the motion. New locks were also requested for the
trailer. All motions passed.
A 50 /50 of $102.00 was won by Ken
Maglietta. He donated his winnings back to the Club.
New badges were handed out to all
who were at the meeting. 9 more badges were ordered. It is not too
late to place your order with Tina Weimer.
12 Vests have been bought by
members. Alycefaye is to see about getting them embroidered.
Bruce Watkins presented information
on the Big Train Operator Club (formerly the LGBMRRC).He gave out
applications and also flyers for the Convention-June 23-27, 2015 in
North Conway NH. Next year’s Convention will be in La Port, IN June
Bill Malik shared a gadget he
installed on the end of a coal car. Once Cabooses were no longer
used, a signal was placed on the last car. He found a signal @ Mikes
Train House for around $20.00 and wired it to a battery hid inside
the car. Scale is just right. Ask him for details
Keith Baggus opened the floor to our
Host, Ernie Bradmon, president of the Monongahela River, Rail &
Transportation Museum who welcomed us and introduced his fellow
volunteers and the Mayor of Brownsville, Lester Ward. An interesting
presentation was given by Mr. Bradmon and Mayor Ward. Refreshments
were provided and our group had plenty of time to view the Museum
and ask questions of the staff.
Scott Nickenbaugher (sp?) presented
information about the National Pike, Steam, Gas & Horse Association
35th Annual Show in Brownsville. The spring show is May
16, 17, 2015 and the Main show is August 7-9, 2015.
(for more information). We have been asked to set up in the basement
of the Museum. Plans were not finalized at this time.
Meeting was adjourned by Keith
Baggus, over 20 members then traveled to Hugo’s restaurant just west
of Brownsville on Rt. 40 for lunch. Everyone had great food and the
pies were sky high. Good food…Great prices. We all walked out into
the beautiful sunny spring day with full stomachs and happy hearts.
Minutes submitted by;
Club secretary; Alycefaye Stewart