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Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society

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Meeting Minutes

June 27, 2015


The regular meeting of PGRS was called to order at 2:15 by Pres. Keith Baggus at Alice & Clark Kemmerer's home.


Jan Vogt, Ed & Ann Celento, Keith Baggus,  Sandy  Hubert, Bill & Jill Fallecker, John & Tina Weimer, Ed Banks, Jack Pyle, Miller Adams, Bill & Claudette Malick, Mark & Teresa Demyan, Alice & Clark Kemmerer, Alycefaye Stewart

Open Issues

Greenberg Train Show on July 11-12         Monroeville Convention Center

The club will be setting up on Friday, July 10 after 5pm, near the boarding doors. Help Needed

Show time: Saturday, 10:00-4 and Sunday, 12:00-4 (help needed at teardown)

A 10’ X 20’ area will be the size. The theme is “Streetcar Destination...A Camp in the Woods”.

Club members are asked to bring anything that relates to camping, picnic, animals in the woods, summer cottage, swimming, and anything that would enhance the idea. Place your name under what you bring in an inconspicuous spot so it can be returned to you.

They do pay us to do this show. We have applied for the Nov. show but are on hold for approval to do either a 12’ x 18’ or a 10’ x 15’ display, depending on space available. So let’s give them a reason to invite us back in November! Jackie Magri has been working hard to get us into these show.

Brownville “Community Days” August 8 (10:00-4) & 9(12:00-4)

Set up is in the basement of R.R. Museum on Friday, Aug.7, at 12:00 noon. Dinner at Hugo’s afterwards. Same theme as Greenberg Show will be used for the layout but in a much larger display area.

We will be raffling a HO set that Don Goodwin purchased for the club. Tickets will be sold for $1 each or 7 for $5.

Club Picnic on August 15 starting at Noon

Miller and Bonnie Adams will be hosting the Picnic at their home this year. More details to follow.

Club Trailer

Need for a replacement trailer was discussed at length during the meeting. A motion was made on behalf of Don Goodwin, who was unable to attend the meeting because of work, and seconded by Ed Banks to purchase a new trailer. Ed suggested that we should look into putting jacks under the existing trailer to take the weight off the suspension when it is not in use.


A motion was made by Keith Baggus and seconded by Clark Kemmerer to…

1. Use all the money from the 50/50. (Prizes for the Christmas Dinner will be canceled)

2. Use profits from raffles.

A second motion was made by Clark Kemmerer and seconded by Tina Weimer to send a letter to all members requesting a donation for the “Trailer Fund”. Our secretary and treasurer were given the task of composing the letter. Some money has already been donated to get the fund underway.

The club owns 6 box cars. $100 will be requested for advertisements to be placed on the car’s sides ($50 a side). Forms to purchase a side will be available for distribution at the Greenberg show.

“Go-Fund-Me” on the internet was mentioned by Teresa Demyan. She is going to look into placing the information required to get funding for the purchase of the trailer.


Treasurer’s Report

Tina Weimer gave updates on all accounts. You may view them on the club’s web page with your password.


Submitted by: Club Sec. Alycefaye Stewart