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Tulsa Garden Railroad Club July 30, 2011 Minutes President Vernon Guess called the meeting to order. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved and seconded as published Treasurer’s report was given by Stan Morris. Checking account balance as of June 30th $764.40 Savings account balance as of June 30th $3024.78 Treasurer’s report was approved and seconded. Vernon Guess was invited to a gentleman’s house to view his 1 ½ scale railroad which he donated to our club. It included an engine, cars, #6 switches, aluminum track, ties and a caboose. Vernon contacted David Salamon to give him first chance at the collection. All pieces had been underwater and were rusted. All collection was sold to David for $1,000.00. The officers decided to take $250.00 of the money to buy raffle prizes for the Christmas party. The extra $55.00 left from last year was also spent at the national convention for the prizes. The grand prize being Auntie Em’s house will also be raffled off but by a different raffle than the other prizes. Old Business The club agreed in May to cut the legs off the modulars to make it more convenient to set up and to view for the children. Because of the weather this was tabled for a later time. Vernon Guess was to give a talk in Muskogee about Garden Railroading, this also was canceled due to the weather and the a/c going out in the library where the talk was scheduled. The members attending the National Convention discussed the purchases they made and the fun we all had while there. Cindy Whitton brought pictures she had taken which she shared in a slide show. The layouts open to the convention were discussed. The club purchased a DVD of all the layouts for the club to view at another meeting. Lisa Sullivan was not present to give update on whether or not we would be able to set up at St John’s for a Christmas display. Bill Black said all he needed was a name to start with. Cindy Whitton would like to know about Open Houses before they happen. There have been some Open Houses that none of us knew about and would like to have attended. New Business September 17, 2011 is the Midwest City Show. The club has been given the option to bring our layout. An honorarium of +- $50.00 will be given to the club. No one had the vehicle to pull the big trailer so we could do our raised ground track and the ground track itself. Rob Hardgrove said he could pull the small trailer. Stan Morris, Bill Black, Harry Wolohon & Mike Klawitter volunteered to go for set up and show. September 24, 2011 is the Route 66 Car Show. We were asked if we would like to set our trains up at Claremore Lake. Kathy Klawitter will call for confirmation and Stan Morris, Vernon Guess, & the Klawitters volunteered to set up and run the trains for the day. Any other member is welcome to come to the layout and help. The lack of attendance was brought up by Bill Black. He commented that people are not showing up for Saturday meetings. Maybe the night meetings would be better. The idea of meeting on Saturdays at member’s houses was to see their layouts. Greg Sturge suggested we might go back to regular meetings and just open houses during the summer. Vernon Guess stated the original idea was six months out and six months in house. We will be back at the church for meetings in October and elections would be taking place at that time. Maybe it would be better to let the new slate of officers decide and we end the year as we planned. Vernon reminded members that articles for the Railmail were needed. Any article would be appreciated on just about any subject related to G scale railroading. Meeting was adjourned. Greg Sturge presented a slide show on his layout. Showing us how he is using ladders to raise the track as the original in New York City.
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