Division members met in-person at the home of Paul Mahoney near Frederick, MD. 18 or so were present. After viewing the layout and socializing, the Superintendant welcomed everyone and called the business meeting to order at 2:45 p.m. It was noted that this is just the 3rd in-person meeting since the pandemic started.
22.11–1Paymaster’s Report: Paymaster Ray Price reported the SMD bank balance was $3,457.91 (the same as last month).
22.11-2Clerk’s Report (Meeting Minutes): The attendees dispensed with the reading/summary of the minutes (previously distributed by e-mail), and per Roberts Rules of Order, the draft minutes, as submitted, were approved by acclamation.
22-11.3The SMD welcomed a possible new member named Leo.
22.3–3Meeting Reminders: There was a brief discussion of email meeting reminders. It seems that, while reports of the first mailing not getting to all members had been made, only one of those present actually experienced the issue. All received the 2nd notice.
22-10.5Mini-Con 2023: The Mini-Con date is set for the first Saturday in April – April 1, 2023– the week before Easter.
22-11.4A Summer Trip in 2023: Two destinations were discussed: 1) the Western Maryland Scenic RR in Cumberland and 2) the EBT in Orbisonia. No official vote was taken but many voices spoke in favor of the EBT. The Clarkes pointed out that FEBT would be willing to open the Robertsdale Museum for the SMD.
22-11.5Upcoming train shows were discussed, but there were too many to get all the details. There was a suggestion that the newsletter list them.
22-11.6 Host Paul Mahoney briefly spoke of his, “It’s just fun” philosophy of model railroading.
Adjournment: The Superintendant accepted a motion to adjourn. The next meeting on Sunday,December 11, 2022 will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Jeff Grove’s home near Maugansville, MD. It will be an in-person, face-to-face meeting. Members will be reminded by e-mail.
Notes for the Minutes taken by Pete Clarke and formatted by Clerk Harvey Heyser
Following the meeting, host Paul Mahoney presented a clinic on 3-D printing.