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Annual Membership Meeting Scheduled on January 20, 2018 At The Club

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.

8th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show and Sale – November 11-12, 2017

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 

“Gymnastic and More” Visitor Group – 08/02/17

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders welcomed “Gymnastic and More” from Little River to the club Wednesday, August 2, 2017 for an outing. The girls and boys had a great time learning about the layouts, trains, and operating the trains. Some of the group took on the scavenger hunt sheet, looking for the different items on the layouts.

200,000th Visitor(s) – 08/02/17

Wednesday August 2, 2017 the Grand Strand Model Railroaders, Inc welcomed their 200,000 visitors which were twin brothers – Caden and Declan Folly with their grandfather Dennis Cicero. They were given a Limited Edition HO Harley-Davidson train set. Dennis had visited the club before and decided to bring the boys in for a visit. Peter Wheeler, Dick Spatafore and President Charles Kucherer are standing behind the family.

Annual Meeting Held on January 14, 2017 (At the Club)

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

DEPT 56 Winter Wonderland – Completed on 10/15/16

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.

GSMRRC Membership Photo Contest – 09/12/16

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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.