February 25, 2007 Business Meeting
Club Business Meeting Minutes Archive

Meeting Date: February 25, 2007
Meeting Location: Bill Library, Ledyard, CT
Meeting Time: 7:34 pm

Secretary’s Report

Read and accepted, as read.

Treasurer’s Report

Read and accepted, as read.

Storekeeper’s Report

The storekeeper was not available.

Old Business

1) Bob Murphy’s Operating session – “Great time had by all” – Will attempt to schedule another (sooner than 5 years)!

2) Springfield 2007 – Also went quite well (Bob McGregor unloading the blue trailer was a big help).  The radios still had problems.  Some worked, but headsets did not.  There was some discussion about ensuring that ALL locations have plexiglass installed, to ensure locomotives do not take swan dives to concrete floors (without owner permission). 

a) Stu also discussed the need for better control of trains running on the layout.  At times, only a few trains were running, which detracts from the overall visual effect and tends to have people walk away. 

b) Kudos was given to George and Don in particular (and others), for the very nice work done on their modules. 

c) The new transition module did not work as intended, and will be fixed (apparently all the gaps were not cut?).  Module connectors all worked well, especially with all the new modules.  Track connectors were still a problem.  It was suggested that fresh cut flex track be used.

d) Passes ran out (60 were provided).  Need to revisit the handout method.

3) Al Mayo requested to show some new club logos, but was politely declined based on past opinion on that subject.  A suggestion was also made that club and personal modules be “formally” named, particularly for use on the web site.

New Business

1) Old Topics – Shows: Willimantic is scheduled for April 22.  For Christ the King, there will be a Saturday set-up to run Saturday evening and on Sunday.

2) Work sessions – Larry’s – transition module work; debug wiring of back modules.  There is room for other work, as well.

3) Clark mentioned that the Club Info Display should be used to promote the Club.  He suggested a first use at Cheshire (email to Clark if anyone is able to support this).

4) Preparation of new Nametags for the members was suggested.

5) A suggestion was made to allocate funds for mailing newsletters directly to Bill Evans.  However, Bill stated that that is of no advantage – leave the process as is.

6) Delivery of the Newsletter will use the 2007 member list, as it now stands.

7) Stu is offering to make new Train Boxes for anyone that is interested.

8) Some shelving plywood from the Blue Trailer may be available for personal use (ensure Red Trailer has all it needs first).

Meeting Adjourned @ ~8:25 pm.

Respectably submitted by Bob Applegate, Secretary