From the President’s desk
“Thank you” to
all that came out to Children’s Hospital for Sunday’s meeting.
I know that for some, they had a hard time making up their mind
to come or stay at home to watch the Steelers game, but we
lucked out. We had a TV at the Hospital and were able to
keep up with all that was going on at the game.
looked like it was in really good shape, but once we started the
cleaning I think we all were surprised as to how dirty
everything was in just 18 months. Dave Bodnar had gone over on
Saturday to get a jump on the track maintenance and the
animations. Thank you Dave for this extra effort. We
all appreciate the work you do for the club. Please take
the time to look at the photos. They will give you a good
idea as to what all was done. And no, it wasn’t a remake
of the old movie “Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman”.
Thanks again to
David & Lois Bodnar, Larry & Janet Marcinko, Paul & Alycefaye
Stewart, Gene & Caryll Linck, Al Hartman, and Ann Celento.
When you see them, take a minute and thank them for all their
hard work on the layout at Children’s Hospital. Al Hartman
brought doughnuts to our picnic in August, and with all the food
we had, they didn’t get eaten. Alycefaye froze them and we
enjoyed them at Sunday’s meeting. Thank you Al for the
doughnuts and Alycefaye for your foresight in freezing them for
us and bringing them to the meeting.
After the work
on the layout was done, we had a short business meeting and
discussed the November Greenberg Train Show in Monroeville.
There is a great deal of concern over our having an adequate
number of people for set up and take down. We discussed if we
would be better off going back to setting up on Saturday before
the show as we had done in the past. This might be a good
way to have more people coming out to help. By doing this
they could stay and go though the show rather than just setting
up on Friday. Members would only have to make one trip out
to Monroeville. The take down people could come early on Sunday
and go though the show and stay to help with the take down.
Again only having to make one trip out to Monroeville.
We are going to
give it a try and see how this works. Set up for the Greenberg
Show will be Saturday, November 13, from 7:30AM to 10AM. The
show opens at 10AM and runs to 4PM. We will have doughnuts
for the early birds. Sunday, November 14, the show runs from
10AM to 4PM and take down is from 4PM to 8PM. We are also
going to put together a schedule of who can come and when.
Please let me know what time or day works best for you and what
fits your schedule. Please let me know as soon as possible,
when you can help so that I can make up the schedule and save a
lot of calling.
We are working
on putting together a reward system for the people who work the
shows. I don’t have all the details on how this will work now. I
hope to have it all put together by the next newsletter, and
give a full report on just how it will work.
We are still
looking for anyone who interested in running for office for next
year. We will be holding our election for officers at the Annual
Dinner/Christmas Party. This is one of our best attended
events of the year. If we don’t get the needed candidates
for the election, we’ll take nominations from the floor at the
Once again this
year Kalmbach Publishing Co. is offering to PGRS members a $5.00
discount on a years subscription to “Garden Railways” magazine.
You will be able to renew or start a new subscription. The
details will be on the dues renewal forms.
Frank Magri went
into the hospital this Friday for surgery. Let’s send him
a card and keep him in our prayers for a speedy recovery. The
Magri address is 409 Cheri Dr. Mc Murray, Pa 15317.