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ARRC Elects Officers for 2019

November 17, 2018

At the 2018 annual meeting of the Akron Railroad Club held on Nov. 16, members elected officers for calendar year 2019.

Todd Dillon, the current vice president, was elected president. He will succeed Craig Sanders, who is retiring from his post after holding it for 14 years, the longest tenure of any ARRC president. Sanders became president in 2005.

Bill Kubas was elected vice president and will serve as program chairman as directed by the ARRC constitution.

Current ARRC Secretary Jim Mastromatteo was re-elected to his position.

Likewise, current treasurer Paul Havasi was re-elected to his office.

Ron McElrath was elected Bulletin editor. He replaces Marty Surdyk, who is retiring as an ARRC officer after more than 20 years of service.

Surdyk served as president between 1985 and 1992 before moving on to the Bulletin editor position in 1993.

ARRC Officers Re-Elected for 2018

November 20, 2017

The current slate of Akron Railroad Club officers was re-elected to another term for calendar year 2018. They were elected by unanimous consent at the November meeting held last Friday.

Marty Surdyk is the senior member of the officer corps, having served as an ARRC officer since 1985. Surdyk, the editor of the Bulletin, was president between 1985 and 1992. He has been Bulletin editor since then. He joined the ARRC in April 1984.

Craig Sanders will be serving his 14th year as president. He joined the ARRC in August 2003.

Jim Mastromatteo will begin his third year as secretary and Paul Havasi will begin his second year as treasurer. Todd Dillon will begin his first full year as vice president.

Dillon Named as ARRC VP Emeritus

January 30, 2017

J. Gary Dillon was named vice president emeritus by the Akron Railroad Club at its Feb. 27 meeting.

ARRC logoDillon had indicated to the officers during a recent board meeting that he no longer wished to serve as the club’s vice president.

Since joining the ARRC on June 26, 1947, Dillon has held all officer positions except for Bulletin editor.

He was elected treasurer in November 1948 and has since served as president in 1958, 1959, 1967, 1968 and 1969. Dillon was elected vice president in 1975, a post he had held since then.

Dillon was named a lifetime ARRC member in July 2010. The Akron native is the last ARRC member left who joined the club in its early years.

The ARRC traces its history to the 1936 formation of a committee to sponsor railway excursions. That committee a year later became the Eastern Ohio Chapter of the National Railway Society.

The Eastern Ohio chapter surrendered its charter in December 1945.

Some members elected to form a new group known as the Northeastern Ohio Railfans, which organized on Feb. 9, 1946.

That group reorganized again a year later as the Akron Railroad Club, which came into existence on March 27, 1947.

The club is currently seeking a volunteer to agree to serve as its vice president.

ARRC Elects Officers for 2016

November 23, 2015

The current slate of Akron Railroad Club officers has been re-elected to their positions for calendar year 2016.

They will be joined by Jim Mastromatteo, who will assume the position of secretary.

The elections were held during the November ARRC meeting. Under the club constitution, the November meeting is designated the annual meeting and officer elections are held then.

The secretary position had been vacant since the death of Timothy Krogg last March.

All of the incumbent officers have held their respective positions for several years.

Craig Sanders will begin his 12th year as president, which ties the record set by the late David McKay for longest tenure as president of the ARRC.

J. Gary Dillon will begin his 42nd year as vice president, Marty Surdyk will begin his 24th year as Bulletin editor and Edward Ribinskas will begin his 23rd year as treasurer.