February 2019 from
Jerry Pyfer

Thank you for staying and rejoining us for 2019.

Your NWI dues portion will remain at $20 for 2019. The NWI Chapter will only accept our portion, the NRHS portion must be sent to the NRHS.

You have several options for the NWI dues payment: Mailed to our P.O. Box, mailed directly to our Treasurer Lloyd Rinehart at 522 Bradshaw Street, Dixon, Il., 61021 or presented to Lloyd at a chapter meeting. He will not be attending the February meeting.

If you haven’t renewed by now, your address label will have a yellow mark-up indicating such. The March edition will have a red mark-up and the end of your membership-subscribership.

Meeting Cancelled by Weather?

The question came up once again, how can we find out if a Chapter meeting is cancelled due to weather.

We have two options for such a notice. First, Roger Hervey, our webmaster, will have it posted on our website. I will contact him early in the week if the weather has a chance to go bad. On that Saturday, I will give Roger the order to post yes or no.

Lance Wales will set up a facebook site for the Chapter to give an indication for those that choose to go with facebook.

Rockford Passenger Train Update

Friday, Feb. 8th, saw another passenger train meeting held in Rockford. About 100 people attended with both sides of the issue present. The supporters as well as the detractors made their thoughts known.

One sentence caught my attention, “We may have to start from square one.” This is due to the fact the information from the previous effort is over eight years old and things change. So, here we go again, more money will be spent on fact findings. The routing debate fires up again. And life goes on. Just my thoughts.

28th Annual RRVD Train Show

We will once again take part in the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Railroad Association’s 28th annual train show to be held March 30 and 31st.

John Fredrickson will handle set up and would appreciate your help to represent the NWI Chapter on Saturday and Sunday. I plan to be there Saturday. We can use three people per day. Let John know if you can help out: 815-226-0670

The show opens to the public Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

The train show will take place at Belvidere North High School gymnasium located at 9393 Beloit Road, Belvidere.

Slide Scanning Note

As noted on Page 2 of this newsletter, Lance Wales will be available this meeting to scan your slides for the photo contest in April.

You should inspect your slides before giving it to Lance. Are there any goobers, fibers or scratches? We will be glad to scan it for you, but you need to detect any imperfections prior to scanning.

For more information about the Chapter, see Meetings and Join.

Chapter address

North Western Illinois Chapter - NRHS
P.O. Box 5632
Rockford, IL 61125-0632