SHMRRC Minutes                                                        
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The meeting was held at the Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, President Jeff Graybill presiding.
            Jeff Graybill          
            Dave Murphy
            Rich Aubel
Dale Vilsack
            Paul Kwiecinski
            Rick Lambert
Presidents Report:
   The next setup will be at the Scott Township Pool Building from February 28th to March 2nd, 2019.  Setup will start on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 pm and operations will be on Friday, March 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 2 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.  Dave Murphy will coordinate with Scott Township to finalize the plans for getting into the building on those three days.  Based on the January 14th visit we will request that the township supply power to the setup from the wall via the overhead trusses and drop a line down within our oval from above.  Dave also distributed flyers to the members present for display at appropriate places.

Treasurers Report:
  There was no treasurer's report due to the lack of an attending treasurer.  Dues which are usually collected at the January meeting will be collected at the February meeting. 
There were six members in attendance who unanimously agreed that we had a quorum.  

Dues were proposed to remain at $35 per year and unanimously approved.
The members proposed that the current officers be retained for the year 2019.  As there were no objections from the current officers, the proposal was unanimously approved.

The July Greenberg Show is scheduled for July 20-21.  As not all of our members are able to attend it was suggested that we give Div. 2 the email addresses of  all the SHMRRC members who have modules.  It will be up to the Div. 2 coordinator to contact our members individually and give them the option of joining their setup.

Jeff noted that the Trolley Museum is in the process of completing renovations and it might be interesting to visit there.  He also noted that due to the death of the Age of Steam owner we should try to keep informed of any change in their future attendance policy.

Paul reported that the TCA show in York, Pa. on April 11-13 is proposing a change in their setup.  Previously, HO gauge vendors were distributed throughout the seven buildings used for the show.  The new arrangement will have HO gauge layouts in their own building along with the HO gauge vendors.  The members in attendance agreed that we had no desire to take our modules to York.

It was suggested that the February meeting be held on Thursday, February 28th at the Scott Township Pool Building since we will all be there for setup.  The members agreed that it would be a good idea.  No suggestion was made as to whether the meeting will be held before setup or after.

After all the interest shown in the club at the Carnegie Science Center, it was disappointing that no new possible members attended this meeting.  The -3 degree temperature might have been a factor so we need to consider that they may try to attend the February meeting.  This poses a problem since we have moved the meeting to Scott Township.  Two ideas were presented to solve the problem:

First, we need to update the information on the website to reflect that, for the February 2019 meeting only, the date and location is changed.  Listing the new date and location (along with an address) on the website is the only way we have to inform them.

Second, someone should be at the usual meeting place on Wednesday, February 27th before 7:00 to inform anyone showing up there about the change.

Another suggestion was made to have a clipboard and business cards at all future setups so that we can get potential members' names, email addresses, and phone numbers (optional).  This would allow us to remind potential member that a meeting was coming up.  A copy of the signup sheet is attached.


Since there were no new members, any show and tell items previously presented were dispensed with.  Rich Aubel showed a figure he made for Dave Murphy of a man checking under the hood of his car.  

Rick Lambert brought in a box of kits that he offered to the members free of charge.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm.


Respectfully submitted
Rich Aubel