February 18, 2017


Meeting called to order at 12:30 pm at John Paganoni’s home. Present were Brian Sheron, Superintendent, Marshall Abrams, Senior Assistant Superintendent, Ed Rosado, Assistant Superintendent, Tom Brodrick, Paymaster, Bill White, Clerk, John Paganoni, Committee Chair.

Program Reports

Layout tours: The scheduled tour for June has been cancelled. Brian will check on a layout tour in Hanover, PA. Tom will check on layout near Nick Kalis.

Achievement Program:

Paymaster: The Board decided to donate $250 to each of the modulars at the Minicon.

Flyer: The deadline for next issue content is just after the Minicon.

Webmaster: Bill Mosteller reported no problems at this time.

Op Sessions: Bill Mosteller has not reported any that are scheduled.

2017 Minicon

John and Ed will provide back up on the registration desk.

Brian will create a slide for 2017 (Harrisburg) and our 2018 MERs.

Marshall will provide a set of business cards with relevant contact information.

Marshall will send out a reminder e-mail a week before the Minicon.

Matt Thompson will serve as the photographer.

Board members assigned to write Minicon articles for the Flyer: clinics: Ed; speaker and modulars: Brian; election: Bill White

2018 MER Convention

If Doug Moore is not able to do the web page design, the Board will need to purchase a web hosting software package. Also someone to update the web page during the Convention is needed.

Bill Demas will head up the Layout Tours and the Op Sessions. Bill Mosteller will assist him.

Marty McGurk will handle clinics.

John will work on nearby prototype site information.

Old Business

The board decided to defer consideration of the proposed excursions until after the MER. Brian will so inform Nick Kalis.

Marshall will look for software appropriate for conducting the membership survey.

New Business


Next Meeting: April 15 at Ed’s house.

Note: Officer positions for the new Board will be confirmed by e-mail after the Minicon.

Action Items:

check with Nick Kalis on a nearby layout for the November layout tour: Tom

check on possible layout tour to Hanover, PA: Brian

prepare slide on 2017 & 2018 MERs: Brian

procure a set of contact information business cards: Marshall

write appropriate Flyer articles on the Mincon: Brian, Ed, Bill White

send out Minicon reminder e-mail: Marshall

inform Nick Kalis of excursion plan deferment: Brian

search for appropriate survey software: Marshall