Meeting Date: May 22, 2016
Meeting Location: Bill Library, Ledyard, CT
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Minutes read and approved.
$5,644 in the bank, $12 Cash
NMRA National Train Show
Jim reports the layout is on track. We are still waiting to find out our final space assignment for the show. Tom will be towing Jim Delany’s trailer with most of the modules. The trip will be 7 days Tuesday July 5th through Tuesday July 12th.
National Train Day
G Gaugers set up their layout in New Haven, down in the Tunnel. Wasn’t well attending and will probably be there last hurrah there.
Motion to Fund Transportation NMRA Show
Motion made by Jim S to fund transportation for the trailer’s gas & parking to attending NMRA show with a budget of $1000. 2nd by Andrew
Discussion: Jonathan brought up that in the Financial Report purposed an expenditure of only 20% of annual income. (exact amount would have to be determined by secretary and treasurer quick estimates would be about $500). Also Jonathan pointed out that there were no club owned modules anymore.* Henry asked if Jonathan would make an amendment to the motion for 20% or $500 instead of the $1000. Vote: 5 for 8 against Motion Denied
Precedent was brought up that we did authorize funds for the same reasons for the Cleveland Show.
Vote on Original motion of $1000: 11 for 2 against Motion Passed
*The club still owns the lift bridge and numerous equipment such as the control system and skirting which are needed to be moved for every show.Respectably submitted by Michele Watrous, Secretary