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Mid- Eastern Region of the NMRA

Photo tour of some Division layouts (click caption to see more)

The Division has a an email group named PD2NERBNRA@groups.io. If you have not joined and wish to please contact the Senior Superintendent.

2020 MER - NMRA CONVENTION POSTPONED

The Board of Directors has received notice that the 2020 Mid-Eastern Convention "Carolina Special" scheduled for  October 15-18, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C.has been postponed until 2022. To view a copy of the notice and for more information click here.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO WITH ALL THE TIME YOU HAVE AVAILABLE?
The Potomac Division brings to your attention that the PD website provides access to past Potomac Flyer issues, past clinics, and a new activity, where if you like railroad trivia, then take a try at the Potomac Division crossword puzzle challenge. To go to any of these just click on the blue link and you will be taken to them. The crossword puzzle will be a PDF file you can download that provides the puzzle, clues, AND the solution (don't peek at the solution until you try to solve it!) We will try to have a new puzzle each week.

CANCELLATIONS due to the coronavirus:

Potomac Division Outreach Program will be rescheduled at an undetermined date in the future after the Governor's coronavirus guidelines are lifted.
 
For additional information regarding cancellations of Layout tours you can click here. Layout tours will continue as soon as the coronovirus guidelines permit and hosts allow visitation of their homes.


POTOMAC DIVISION VIRTUAL CLINIC CLINICIANS NEEDED
 
The Potomac Division is looking for clinicians willing to conduct 30 minutes programs in our Virtual Clinic format. These virtual clinics will use the Zoom video platform and allows attendees to sit in the comfort of their home and enjoy the hobby of model railroading. Clinicians can volunteer to do a Powerpoint presentation or put on some type of a demonstration. These clinics are being scheduled every third Sunday of the month starting at 3:00 P.M. and going for approximately 30 minutes. If you are willing to be a clinician and have a topic you would like to present contact Andrew Dodge, MMR, our Senior Assistant Superintendent and let him know what you would like to do. This is an opportunity to earn points toward the NMRA Author AP certificate.

POTOMAC DIVISION VIRTUAL CLINICS.
 
A schedule of Virtual Clinics for the Potomac Division is in progress. All Virtual Clinics take place on the third Sunday of the month starting at 3:00 P.M..Here is what is on tap so far:

DATE TOPIC CLINICIAN
August 16
 "NMRA Car AP       '
 Ernie Little, MMR
September 20
 "NMRA Author AP and Potomac Flyer"
 Alex Belida
October 18
 "Tips for researching and Building Prototype Structures"
 Marty McGuirk
November 15
 To be Determined
 TBA
December 13
 To be Determined
 TBA

All Virtual clinics are presented using the Zoom video platform which will allows attendees to have video and audio, video only, or just listen access. Click here for Information on how to use Zoom. An email with information on how to access the on-line clinic will be sent to the PD membership prior to two weeks prior to the clinic and reminder emails will be sent one week prior and the day of the clinic.

The first Potomac Division Virtual clinic was presented by Andrew Dodge, MMR, and our Senior Assistant Superintendent on Sunday, July 19th. The clinic was on the topic of "Railroad Infrastructure" and was well received by 25 NMRA members from the Potomac and Chesapeake Divisions.


VIRTUAL MODEL RAILROAD EVENTS
   
We are awaiting information on the next NMRAx event and as soon as we receive information it will be posted on the website.

The NMRA has posted videos from the clinics and layout visits that took place at the NMRAx events. Click on the following link to go to their NMRA Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHw-7-1FWB5zQgTM0ZVY-Yw/videos


POTOMAC FLYER LOOKING FOR ARTICLES

The staff of the Potomac Flyer is looking for articles on railroad related projects our members are working on during the Coronavirus 19 restrictions. If you have something please reach out to them and share what you have.Division Board of Directors thanks all of you that participated in Layout Survey.


        ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM NEWS:

The Potomac Division has several Master Model Railroaders (MMRs). To see a list of the PD MMRs click here.

Congratulations to Bill Lyders on his receipt of the NMRA Model Railroad Engineer Civil AP achievement certificate.

Congratulations to Bernie Kempinski on his receipt of the NMRA Master builder – Cars, and Master Builder – Prototype Models AP achievement certificates. With receiving these he is now a Master Model Railroader- MMR #654.

Congratulations to Alex Belida on his receipt of the NMRA Master Prototype AP achievement certificate.


     MER ELECTIONS are underway and you should be receiving an electronic ballot via email this week.
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