Train Show Preparations Coming to a Close

The meeting for August 2008 was called to order August 2nd by Club President Wiley Starnes at 10:28.

The minutes for July 2008 were presented. Bill Lancaster made a motion to accept the minutes as read and Mike Hitzfelder seconded. The motion passed.

The Treasurer’s report was submitted and read.

Old Business

Temple Mall Display – Bill Lancaster reported that he now knows where the display space will be, but is unable to measure the space until August 18th. The space is close to Dillards and Payless Shoes. The Mall will promote the display on their website, Marquee, and in the newspaper. The display will run the last two weekends of August to sell raffle tickets and train show tickets.

Building Committee – Ed Neill said the committee will mount four small oscillating fans on the walls back in the freight house area by the HO layout.

Inventory Committee – Betty Neill said she needed one representative for each of the scales to help keep her current on additions and deletions from the recently completed club inventory. The following volunteered: Bill Lancaster (N Scale), Bradley Linda (HO Scale), and Wiley Starnes (O Scale).

Clinics – Mike Cleveland said to see him if anyone is interested in giving a clinic in October.

Raffle Layout – Mike Ross reported that he needs throttles or the parts to go with the power supply he has on hand. Jim Moody painted the scenic divider and it looks great.

Train Show – Jim Bush mentioned that he will have a meeting with everyone on the train show work schedule after next month’s business meeting. Ed Neill said he had pre-sale tickets available and to see him if you are interested. Betty Neill said she had purchased the train show awards and they had doubled in price over the last time she had purchased them.

Digitrax Equipment Club Purchase – The order has been placed. Ron Miller will pick up these items in Dallas when they come in.

The club received a donation of N Scale equipment and a layout. Unfortunately, the club lacks the space to display the layout. Bill Lancaster made a motion for the layout to be donated to the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. Joe Pyland seconded and the motion passed.

Baylor University – The modular groups will resume work on modules in preparation for the Baylor and Waco Train shows the week of August 11th. See Ron Miller if you are interested in participating.

New Business

Dan Ladd reminded everyone of the RRHM railfan event planned for October 10-11 that will cost club members $40/person.

Wiley Starnes reported that Frank Harlan is recovering from surgery.

Wiley Starnes reminded everyone to remember to keep the depot aisles clear.

Wiley Starnes announced there will be a special meeting held on September 6th in conjunction with the regular business meeting. He would also like the board members to meet at 1300 on August 16th to review the revised bylaws which are still at the law office.

Wiley Starnes mentioned Raymond’s Country Kitchen in Lorena, TX as a potential location for a club Christmas party. It would be a convenient location for those participating in the Baylor show and on the way home from the Baylor show for Temple and Killeen area based club members. Joe Pyland made a motion to have the party at Raymond’s on December 4th from 6-9 PM. Earl Blanchette seconded and the motion passed. There will be a White Elephant gift exchange with a $10 maximum value on gifts.

Ed and Betty Neill donated a 35 cup coffee maker to the club.

Joe Pyland made a motion for the HO group to open the club on the second, fourth, and fifth weekends of August and run the A/C. Dick Copeland seconded and the motion passed.

Bill Lancaster made a motion for the second Saturday in September to be a clubhouse cleanup day before the train show. Ed Neill seconded and the motion passed. Cleaning supplies will be provided.

Bradley Linda made a motion to adjourn. Rick James seconded and the club adjourned at 11:31.

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