October 9, 2016 Business Meeting
Club Business Meeting Minutes Archive

Meeting Date: October 9, 2016
Meeting Location: Bill Library, Ledyard, CT
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm

Old Business

Secretary’s Report

September's minutes were recapped.

Treasurer's Report

Treasurer's Report was read and approved.

Boy Scouts

Merrill is working on getting us on the agenda for the monthly Round Table leader meeting on Wednesday December 7th at Kelly Jr. High in Norwich. Goal is to bring a module or two and give a demonstration to insight some interest in the hobby and possibly help with the earning of Railroad Badge. Please contact Merrill if you can help out with this event.

Club Trips

Trip to Deerfield - Oct. 15th group to meet at Chaz's.

Chase P&W Excursion train - Oct 29th, more info to follow.

NMRA Regional Meeting - Jonathan gave synopsis

Springfield 2017

Springfield contracts are being tracked down, Amherst knows we are attending.

Kevin is bringing his 'Kid's Run Trains' Lionel layout

Jim has posted the signup sheets, please sign up to run trains/dispatch.

New Business


Stu is concerned that we are slowing down, that there has not been a lot of attendance on clinic nights. Also that there haven't been very many volunteers to put on clinics. Stu wants more feedback. What do you want to see done for clinics? Andrew has done a lot of clinics and we thank him for his efforts. Don has noticed if the clinics are hands on there is typically more participation. Sunday nights are also inconvenient for a few members who get to work early on Mondays. Clinics that may require more time could be held at Larry's during Saturday or Sunday.

Idea's for Clinics: Assemble a car kit - Andrew, Weather a car - Chaz, Decoder install - Jack?, Craftsman kits - Michele/Amanda/Bob?.  Please contact Bill Evans if you want to schedule a clinic.

Respectably submitted by Michele Watrous, Secretary