is off to a good start, we're in our new meeting
place, we had a great turnout, and our 2014
quarterly contest is started.
I hope everyone likes our new home, we
have more than enough room to do some new and
exciting things. Dan Hogan is going to be
starting his instructional seminars along with
members willing to share their knowledge with
all of us.
Some members have brought up the low
lighting in the back of the building and as I
told them, I seriously doubt the squad is going
to install lighting in the back just for us. The
building has been there for years, they have had
a caterer in charge of it, they have rented it
out to a dance instructor and have used it for
many other causes without issue. My advice is to
do as I did on the first night, if the lighting
is an issue, pick up a small flashlight. They
are cheap enough.
In would rather deal with a low light
issue, rather than outside wooden stairs,
smaller room, and an exterior stairway light
with a mind of its own. I think most of you
Someone also asked for a special section
in the newsletter for member feedback. My issue
with the idea is that the entire newsletter
should be member feedback. It's your newsletter
to put in what you want. I have been asking the
membership for YEARS to contribute to the
newsletter. While we do have some contributors,
they are pretty much the same members. I am
always asking for member feedback and generally
get no responses. We have been asking for member
profiles for years, how many of you have
contributed to that? Before we start creating
more special sections in the newsletter, letís
start utilizing what we have, start
contributing. We have a phenomenal newsletter;
your contribution can only make it better. Be a
part of it.
Don't forget your yearly dues are due
this month, if you don't pay up you'll lose your
newsletter, your ability to participate and vote
in contests and all the other perks of
membership. It's only 10 bucks for the year,
make sure you are paid up.
Hopefully we will get some reports from
the Big Sit, I had to miss this years. Let us
know how it was. I know a few members attended.
We had 8 models entered into our first
quarterly contest of 2014, Heavy Commercial. The
wildcard winner was Stash Serzan, 3rd place went
to Al Meske, 2nd went to Chuck Rehberger and 1st
place went to John Stark (me). Great job by all
of you that entered. You can check out the
pictures of the winners and all the models put
out by going to the message board. (Which you
all should be signed up for and checking out
Hey guess what, there's a spot on there
for member feedback, opinions etc. Are you all
on board with that? Somehow I don't think so.
Kit raffle winners for the night were
Nick (where have you been?) Marcigliano, Stash
Serzan, and Jonathan Kuna. Congrats to all the
At one of my other clubs both Bill and
Jonathan gave us their feedback on the side trip
they took to Nicholas Smith Trains and Hobbies
in Broomall PA. Perhaps they can give us a
report at the meeting, or maybe a write up in
the newsletter. These are the kinds of things
that are newsletter worthy.
We also had two potential new members
drop by, Vic Collins and Jerry Armellino stopped
in to check us out. They both filled out
membership applications and I sent them the
January copy of our newsletter to welcome them
to our little band of Plastic addicts.
I also went onto vista print and ordered
up some new club cards. This had to be done
because of our new location, hopefully I will
have them in time for our next meeting.
We are also putting a gift basket
together for the First Aid Squads gift basket
auction on April 25th. If you have anything you
might like to contribute please let me know at
the March meeting.
That seems like enough from
me for now.
Remember if you have any issues or
questions please feel free to call me or e-mail
me, all my info is on each and every newsletter.