January’s ‘The Signal’ newsletter is now available online!
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Ever since the raffle layout winner was announced at the ExTRAINaganza, several club members have been busy creating the next layout. Tom Coulombe, Jerry Johnston, and Travis Johnson have finished building the base, creating a track plan, laying the track, and painting the layout. Nick Matluk has been ballasting the track, and Terry King has been painting and restoring buildings to be used on the layout.
The raffle layout will be used at several club events this year and is frequently the center of attention at non-club affairs. It will be exhibited for the first time on January 18 at an event sponsored by the Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn. As the year goes along, we may be asked to use it at schools, libraries, nursing homes, veterans’ homes, and “Old Home Days” at various towns. With the use of the raffle layout at these special events, our club gets a lot of exposure and opportunities for distributing handouts promoting our other club activities.
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As this year comes to an end, I am asking you members if you are considering your pledge for your annual donaon for this coming year. As you know the Club is a 501 (c-3) non-profit educational organization as identified by the IRS. Any donaon is tax deductible on your individual income tax form.
I would like to thank those members who have given generously in our annual pledge drive this past year. As I illustrated in May at the annual meeting, the pledge drive makes up one third of our revenues. This coming year (2013) will be our first year of the second five-year plan to help offset the cost of operaon and maintenance of the building.
We are grateful to those who have contributed in the past, not only with labor but with monetary contributions to support our ongoing acvies. Some have contributed directly to specific projects when asked; others have contributed materials to help in building the layouts in the club. The success of the train show at the Auburn Middle School and the tremendous response of your me and effort for HOBO Holiday, Trainfest and for the ExTRAINaganza has been very encouraging this year.
As I report at each monthly meeting, the revenues generated from dues, train shows, raffle layout, and donated materials are supporting the normal operations of the club. These additional pledges help to pay for the club’s major projects. You will find in the newsletter a pledge form to fill out and forward to me. All pledges will be held in strict confidence.
Thomas A Coulombe, Treasurer
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