All CLUB Members are requested to attend. Coffee and Donuts will be available prior to the meeting as well as voting for the New 2018 Board of Directors. The meeting will begin promptly at 9AM. State of the Club will be presented as well as other Club issues and news. Announcement of the new Board Members will be made prior to the end of the meeting. The Club will be open to the public immediately after the meeting adjourns.
It was even bigger and better than 2016. Same mall and store location (32,000 square feet) as 2016. 125 vendor tables. Sippin’ n Switchin’ layout as well as others (3200+ square feet of train layouts)… Call Joe Corsetti (843-297-7162) if interested in participating in next year’s show…
8th Annual Grand Strand MODEL Railroaders TRAIN SHOW & SALE
Saturday November 11th, 2017 (10am to 5pm)
Sunday November 12th, 2017 (10am to 4pm)
Inlet Square Mall
10125 Hwy 17 By-pass
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
2nd Annual Coastal Carolina TrainFest TRAIN SHOW & SALE
Saturday April 1st, 2017 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday April 2nd, 2017 (10 am to 4 pm)
Coastline Conference Center
501 Nutt Street
Admission: $10 – Children under 17 Free
15 layouts, 21 Clinics, Vendor Sales, Door Prizes, Raffles
The President’s Report and State of the Club were shared with all attendees. Refreshments were also served before and after the meeting.
Congratulations to the new 2017 Board of Directors:
President…………….… Charles Kucherer
Vice President…………….. Bill Baumgartel
Treasurer………………….. Jim Hufschmitt
Secretary……………..……… Tom Cionek
Public Relations…..………… Joe Corsetti
HO Scale Engineer……..… Pete Wheeler
N Scale Engineer………. Rob Mackiewicz
O Scale Engineer……….. Jack McEnerny
Webmaster……….….….…… Lou Jensen
We have a Winner – Keith Oxendine
Winning ticket was drawn by one of our visitors and winner successfully contacted.
His first Train Set.
The Myrtle Beach Mall has allowed the Grand Strand Model Railroad Club to set up a Holiday Winter Display in the mall outside of where our club is located. The 16×6 layout will have many Department 56 buildings, several of which are animated. The train is a On30 Bachmann Christmas train set as well as a Bachmann trolley which will run back and forth within the village. All landscaping was completed prior to October 15th, 2016 (ahead of schedule and under budget).
Come by the mall and check it out. The final layout video (with sound) has been posted on the Welcome Page of our website.
The new By-Laws were approved in a Special Membership Meeting on 10/22/16 and will be effective 12/01/16. Ask any Board Member if you need a copy. The new ballots for the 2017 Annual Meeting will contain any changes enacted by the new By-Laws.
The Club will be conducting its annual membership photo contest of railroad events. Five photos were judged by the membership on September 12th.
1st place photo: Engine #1151 was taken by Ed Sharrett at the Virginia Dept.of Transportation in Roanoke, VA (taken July 2016).
2rd place photo: Engine #126 was taken by Bruce Ganas at Spencer, NC (taken June 2016).
The 2015 winner was Don Brooks.