By CGWRR
Tuesday - January 15, 2019 9:06 am
Reminder that the Foothills Model Railroaders Swap Meet is this coming Saturday and several of club members will be going and getting a table.  If you interested in joining us please let Brent or Dennis now, we could certainly use the assistance. 

The Foothills Model Railroaders Swap Meet runs the 3rd Saturday every other month in 2019 with the except of in May (moved to accomodate a train show in Cheyenne). 

The 2019 dates for the swap meet are: January 19th, March 16th, May 25th, July 20th, September 28th, November 16th.
Below are the swap meet details:
GREEN MOUNTAIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
12900 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO; (Corner of West Alameda Parkway & Mississippi St)
  •    $3.00 Adults
  •    $1.50 Seniors (65 and more) and Children under 12
Sellers:
  • Tables are $1.50 per foot, $3.00 minimum.  Tables are "first come, first served"- doors open for sellers at 7:30am
  • The table fees are collected starting about 8:30 AM.   (Please stay by your table until your fee has been collected)
By Brent Rush, Club President
Friday - January 4, 2019 11:04 pm

Why, you ask?  Good question.  Our membership dues schedule have been at the same levels since the organization had a semi-permanent display in Westminster Mall back in 2007!  That has been a long time, twelve years.  It has been a topic of conversation at many of our board meetings and we have always just gone back to not making an increase after much debate. 

In this past April's board meeting we had a very frank discussion about our expenses, we examined all our current and projected operating expenses.  Coupling those expenses with the upcoming projects costs projections it was clear that our current dues structure could not possibly sustain the organization financially at the dues levels set in 2007.  We had to make a really hard decision regarding membership dues.  The board accepted the recommendation that we raised full membership level by $25.00.  That means full membeship dues will now be $100 annually, Junior annual membership dues remains $45.  The board elected to keep the current new membership adminstration fee at $30.  During the annual Club elections in July 2018 the full membership voted to ratify the boards recommendation to change the dues schedule staring in 2019.  . 

If you have any questions or comments please email us me at rushb@cgwrr.org

Thanks,
Brent Rush
Club President
Colorado & Great Western Modular Railroad
www.cgwrr.org

By Brent Rush, Club President
Tuesday - January 1, 2019 1:03 pm
The club's 2019 train show schedule is firm for the first half of the calendar year.  Look for an e-mail from me kicking off our club 2019 activities with details on the show trains below.  The e-mail will also include the 2019 club calendar which is about 90% complete and I hope to distribute it out this weekend.
  • Great Train Show February 2-3, 2019 Colorado Springs, CO
  • Rails In The Rockies February 16-17, 2019 Estes Park, CO
  • Rocky Mountain Train Show (TCA) March 2-3, 2019 Denver, CO
  • Sherman Hill Train Show May 18-19, 2019 Cheyenne, WY.
Trains shows in consideration for the second half of 2019 are still in the works.  As an examples, we haven't heard yet if the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo will return in 2019. I'm also still hammering out details for the TCA show next November in Loveland. 

Thanks,
Brent Rush
Club President
Colorado & Great Western Modular Railroad
www.cgwrr.org