May 2008 Presidentís Report
By Ira Pollack
††††††††††† This month, as always, will update you on some of the things going on at the DRM.
††††††††††† To start with, our Tuesday night crew has been helping increase the size of our exhibit area. They have added panels to the existing sections, thereby adding more wall space to this area. If you do not know by now, the Museum will be presenting an art exhibit featuring the works of John Fleming Gould, noted illustrator and graphic artist. Our exhibit will be running from May 10th through December 29th, so please make an effort to view this prolific artistís work of the 1950ís and 1960ís.
††††††††††† Our yard work continues with our crews replacing ties on the 34 Track with a possible option of rebuilding the 32 switch and track for additional storage for our equipment. As you well know, the trackwork is an ongoing project at the Museum. There is certainly enough of it to go around for everyone here. We have definitely made progress, but there is a long way to go. For the most part, we try to meet and work on Saturday mornings, weather permitting.
weeks ago, our yard crew began, letís call it a beautification project, at our
yard entrance. We planted about 20 of the shrubs that were donated to us by
Paul Busse from the
††††††††††† Your help is always appreciated, and forever needed to keep our Museum what it is today, and what it can and will be tomorrow.
††††††††††† In closing this report, I hope that you approve of where we are going and hope that you will continue to be part of our growth and success. As always, I look forward to meeting and working with you as a volunteer.