Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
PO Box 302
Charleroi, PA 15022
May 2011 Newsletter
May PGRS Meeting
PGRS meeting notes -
Sat. April 31, 2011
I arrived at the home
of Amy & Hugh Toner about Noon, ready for the meeting with
notes, camera and plants to swap. Signs were hung and my
train flag was posted. By 1:05 when nobody had arrived
yet I became nervous. Then at 1:10 Keith Baggus & Ann
Celento arrived. Followed by Hartmans, Lois Bodnar &
Trudels. Next came Lee & Gina Brandes & Paul & Alycefaye
Stewart then the Mangolds.
We had our business
meeting first starting about 1:30. We talked about the
next two meetings and times. Our hostess served
Buffalo chicken, spinach & French onion dip with various
crackers and vegetables. Pop and beer was available to
drink. John Vogt & Scott Mayor arrived just in time
for the talk.
Speaker, Dave Buresch, showed up at 2:15. He said
Lowes had a power failure, that's why he was late.
He spoke for an
hour on all kinds of plants and handed out various
literature. At the end of his speech he gave plants away.
Ann Celento was first she picked an orchid, followed by Paul
Stewart, Lee Brandes, Rich Trudel & I forget #5. Amy
Toner got the hostess plant a Caladium. Dave gave me a
nice book "Glorious Gardens". The 50/50 was won by
Hugh Toner. He donated the $10.00 he won back to the
club. Dave then had a Q/A session. All that
brought a plant was able to take a plant in our Plant Swap.
The meeting was
adjourned at 4:00 pm. with many comments of GOOD MEETING!
The next meeting will
Al & Shirley Hartman's in Baden. Next Saturday May 14.
2:00 - 5:00 We are helping him redo his railroad. Shirley
will serve food when we are done. "Work for Food", Ok!