April 2009 President’s Report
By Ira Pollack
In this month’s newsletter article I would like to thank the outgoing Board of Directors for their service to the Museum for the past two years. The Board has had many new challenges before it with many different decisions to make, all for the growth and benefit of the DRM. At this time I would like to also welcome in the new Board members to their two-year term. As usual all have much work ahead of us, and there are not enough volunteers to cover everything that we do or need to do. We have shortages of volunteers everywhere - at the Front Desk, on the train crews, in the railyard – take your pick. The Museum needs your help; it needs you to come forward to help sustain us through these lean volunteer times. The weak economy has also affected the DRM, but I am hoping that local people will come to see us instead of traveling long distances. We must be able to market our product and reach out to the Greater Fairfield County regions, by offering a fun, inexpensive getaway.
I would like to announce that Pete McLachlan has come forward to fill the Volunteer Coordinator position. Peter will be responsible for meeting the new volunteers, then steering them towards areas of their interests, and integrating them into our system. I wish Pete well with this very important position, and will help him in any way that I can for its success.
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have received a material or coal conveyor from Mr. Bill Ratajack
my report, I am very proud to say that the DRM is 15 years old as of March this
year. What a story it has been, from its early beginnings on
Happy Birthday DRM!