Posts Tagged ‘RRE meetings’

Woods to Present Slides at Friday RRE Meeting

September 13, 2022

Don Woods will present a slide show at the September meeting of the Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts.

The meeting will begin at 8:15 p.m. on Friday at the Church of the Redeemer located at 23500 Ridge Road in Westlake.

The church is located a short distance east of Clague Road. Attendees should enter the church via the driveway on the east side of the building and proceed to a lighted parking lot. They should use the wide sidewalk to enter the building.

Todten to Present at RRE Meeting on Friday

April 12, 2022

Bob Todten will present the program at the April 15 meeting of the Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts.

He will show a selection of images of locomotives built by Montreal Locomotive Works and Bombardier of Canada.

The meeting begins at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Friday at the Church of the Redeemer, 23500 Center Ridge Road in Westlake.

The club’s next meeting will be May 20. A program for that meeting has yet to be determined.

RRE also announced that by vote of the members at the March meeting the meeting date has been changed to the third Friday of the month.

There will be no meeting in June as the club plans to hold its annual outing to Bellevue.

RRE to Meet Friday in Westlake

February 7, 2022

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will meet on Friday (Feb. 11) in Westlake.

The program will be a member’s night format with attendees encouraged to show 25 digital images or slides.

The meeting will be held at the former Fraternal Order of Police Hall at 26145 Ridge Road. The starting time is approximately 8:15 p.m.

The meeting may be the last one to be held at this location. The building has been sold and the new owner plans to renovate it to accommodate a printing business. That process will eliminate the meeting rooms.

The RRE is seeking a new meeting venue and has asked anyone who knows of a potential meeting site to contact one of the club officers.

The most recent RRE newsletter indicated that officers are exploring various potential meeting venues but are unsure if one will be available for the March 11 meeting.

Also undecided is the fate of the 2022 banquet. The event was cancelled in 2021 and 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In recent years the banquet has been held in April, but RRE officers indicated no site has yet been lined up for this year.

Members will discuss the banquet during the February meeting and among the options are holding the event later in the year or cancelling it for 2022 and look to have it in 2023.

RRE also announced that it seeking program presenters for the remainder of 2022.

RRE Christmas Party is Friday

December 5, 2021

The Forest City Division of the Railroad Enthusiasts will have its annual Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall at 26145 Center Ridge Road in Westlake.

Pizza will be served with attendees asked to pay a $6 cover charge to pay for the pizza. Attendees also are asked to help out by bringing snacks and non alcoholic beverages.

The program will be a member’s night format show of digital images and slides.

Presenters can present 25 to 30 images on any subject matter related to railroading.

The club’s digital and slide projectors will be available for your use. Digital images should be stored on a USB drive. Slides can be in a carousel tray or loose and shown via a stack loader.

The meeting may be the last that RRE is able hold at the FOP hall. The building has been sold and it is not clear yet if the new owners will continue to allow groups to use it for meetings.

Groups might be able to continue using the facility but be subject to a rent increase and other restrictions. RRE has a contract to use the facility through December but not beyond that.

President Marty Surdyk wrote in the RRE’s December newsletter that he hopes the good relationship RRE has with the current owners will be taken into consideration by the new owner.

If RRE is unable to use the FOP Hall, it will need to seek a new venue but locations willing to allow groups to use their property have diminished due to the COVID-19 pandemic and legal liability issues.

For now the next RRE meeting is still scheduled for Jan. 14, 2022, at a location to be determined.  The program presenter has not yet been announced.

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.