Posts Tagged ‘RRE meetings’

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

July 6, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet this Friday in Westlake.

The meeting will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. at the FOP Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road.

The program will be presented by Bob Todten.

ARRC Eyes Resuming Meetings in June

March 23, 2021

The Akron Railroad Club expects to resume meeting in June and will hold its first outing of 2021 over Memorial Day weekend.

The New Horizons Christian Church, where the club has met since January 2007, has resumed holding in-person services but is still working out its policies and procedures for groups to hold meetings using its facilities.

The ARRC last met in February 2020. Meetings have been suspended since then due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Club officers recently met to set the slate of activities for the year.

The first of those will be the annual Dave McKay Day in Berea on May 29.

Historically, McKay Day was held on the first Saturday in April until 2019 when it moved to the first Saturday in May.

Other events this year will include the longest day outing on June 27 in Fostoria at the Iron Triangle railfan park.

The summer picnic has been set for July 18 at Waterworks Park in Cuyahoga Falls and will be a joint event with the Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts.

The ARRC plans to wrap up its year with the end of year dinner in December at the New Era restaurant in Akron.

The end of year dinner and summer picnic were canceled last year due to the pandemic.

In an unrelated development, the RRE is eyeing May as its first in-person meeting since the pandemic began a year ago.

The RRE last met in March 2020 but has held virtual meetings online in January, February and March.

The group is considering having its April meeting in Berea as part of a day of railfanning there.

RRE Cancels December Meeting

December 8, 2020

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts in Cleveland has canceled its December meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In normal times, the December meeting features a Christmas season pizza party and member’s night program of slides and digital images.

RRE President Marty Surdyk also announced that after some consideration he has decided to continue asking members to pay dues for 2021 even though the club has not met since last spring and suspended publication of its newsletter.

Members who are having financial difficulties due to the pandemic, which has led to widespread job losses, are being asked to pay what they can if they can.

RRE dues are $20 per person for the period of September 1 to Aug. 31.

RRE Cancels November Meeting, Will Still Hold Turkey Shoot

November 10, 2020

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts in Cleveland has canceled its November meeting, which was to have been held on Friday (Nov. 13).

The RRE will, though, hold its annual “turkey shoot” in Berea on Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 26).

Members and guests will gather at the west end of the Berea Union Station Restaurant for a morning of train watching.

There will be an optional breakfast get together at the Dunkin Donuts, 789 Front St., in Berea, which opens at 5 a.m.

The RRE event will begin around 7 a.m. and last until the last person heads home to eat Thanksgiving dinner.

The Thanksgiving outing was started by Mark Demaline and Bob Todten in 1975.