Club Prepares for September Train Show

The meeting was called to order on September 5th at 7:05 PM by Club President Bill Lancaster.

The minutes for August were presented. Joe Pyland made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Craig Lancaster seconded. The minutes were accepted as presented.

Betty Neill presented the financial report. 127 tables have been sold as of this date for next year’s show. The report was accepted as presented.

Old Business


New Business

Dieter Hiersig made a motion to have the business meeting changed to coincide with the third Saturday Run Day, meeting to be called to order after 5 PM. Randy Hiersig seconded. The motion was opened for discussion and then put to a vote. There were 5 in favor and 12 against. The motion did not pass.

Joe Pyland made a motion to have a Friday Run Day for members only. Craig Lancaster seconded the motion and the motion passed.

A clean-up was scheduled for September 13th from 9 AM to noon in preparation for the Train Show Open House.

Numerous local media sites have announced the postponement of the Texas Train Festival originally scheduled for the same weekend as the Temple Model Train Show. Some members were concerned the public may also assume our show has been postponed as well. Ed Neill contacted the Temple Daily Telegram to have them amend their story accordingly. MIke Ross notified KXXV TV with a similar request.

Train Show setup will begin at noon on September 19th. The doors to the Mayborn Convention Center will open to vendors at 7 AM on Saturday and at 10 AM on Sunday. All members should be prepared to load material on Sundy at the completion of the show.

Ed Neill distributed pre-sales tickets to members after the business meeting.

Train Show Committee Chairs:

  • Bill Lancaster – Clinics
  • Betty Neill – Awards
  • Gordon Locke – Vendor Relations
  • Dan Ladd – Entertainment
  • Earl Wiley – Raffle Layout
  • Ed Neill – Publicity

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.

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