February-March 2010 Presidentís Report
By Ira Pollack
††††††††††† In this monthís report I would first like to wish you all well.
not much has been going on in the yard as a result of all the snow, cold and
inclement weather that we have been having this month. Justin has been keeping
the yard plowed out though, and when the sun does shine, BobWohlken
has been coming in and prepping the relay ties for this seasonís trackwork. He has been prying out the spikes and tie
plates, then filling the remaining holes, getting them
ready for our use. We have a total of about 80 of these ties for our non-ending
maintenance issues. I will be ordering about 100 more of these relays from our
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lots of things happening, even though some are behind the scenes. I will just
quickly report to you that progress is slowly being made on the electric
engines up in
††††††††††† In other news, we are collaborating with Bill Probert of Lego Collectors fame to erect an operating Lego train layout in the Great Hall of the Museum. This will be a new event for the DRM, I am hoping to draw many new faces with this exhibit. Wade Roese, who is in charge of the building displays and exhibits, will be removing the photo walls in the Great Hall to accommodate this unique display. We have had this area up now for several years, and it has served its purpose very nicely, but it is time now for a facelift and change in the building. This new exhibit will run for about three weeks starting in April.
††††††††††† There are other things happening at the DRM, but I will not comment on them now. I do not like to talk about them until they actually happen, and I certainly do not want to disappoint anyone, especially you, the member and volunteer.
††††††††††† We have an election coming up in March. Use your judgment as to who might best fit the open positions of five directors. I will say though that the main purpose and goal of a non-profit 501C-3 director is solely to raise funds and to sustain the organization financially. Use your discretion accordingly. I also thank the directors who did serve on this last Board over these past two years. Our Board has made some progress in these two short years with many new policies, new events, and most of all, better financial stability.
††††††††††† In closing this report, I look forward to the coming spring and also look forward to meeting and working with all of our new members. See you next month.