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Amherst Railway Society
June 17th, 2008
Meeting Announcement


The final meeting of the season for the Amherst Railway Society will be June 17, 8:00 pm, at the Amherst Middle School.

Railroading in Montreal
by Tim Doherty

Railroading in Montreal reflects the excitement fitting the third largest French- speaking city in the world. Covering over 15 years, the show features the CN and CP freights in the city and surrounding area as well as the many different passenger trains on VIA, Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT), and Amtrak.

Tim Doherty started taking pictures nearly 20 years ago and has traveled extensively following railroads throughout North America and Europe. For the last 9 years, Tim was a Transit Planner in the Pioneer Valley before recently moving to Boston to continue working in transportation there.


There will be a

SILENT AUCTION

at this meeting. Views of several items up for auction may be seen by clicking here.

Please click here for a complete list of items including locos, over 100 cars in HO Scale, 50 cars in S scale, models, accessories, track, switches and more. The pictures included in the gallery section of the site are just a small sample of what will be on display ready for you to take home!!!

It is important that people bring cash or checks as they will be taking things home that evening. There are no refunds, all sales are final and all proceeds go to the ARS Treasury.


The June meeting will start with a business meeting.

  1. The Nominating Committee, composed of Bill Venman, Sy Berger and Dick Joyce, will present the following ballot for vote: Sudro Brown, President, Ira Laby, Vice-President, Bruce MacCullagh, Secretary, and Peter Veneman, Joe Albano, Jr. and Alan Rice, Members at Large on the Board of Directors.
  2. The Board of Directors has approved Grants Awards of $45,241, and asks the membership to ratify their decisions. Members will receive a list of the projects and the proposed grants by mail. After approval by the membership, the grants will be posted on this website.
  3. A copy of the proposed Bylaws is below. We will have the vote to adopt these amendments.

Dues will be going up in the new fiscal year. Those of you getting orange slips have expiring memberships. For those wanting to renew, the temporary address to submit dues is:

Amherst Railway Soc., Inc.
Janet C. Moore, Secretary
PO Box 2351
Amherst, MA 01004-2351

It is with sadness that we report the recent death of Stanley Barriger of Claremont, NH. Stanley had operated Ascutney Travel for years, and arranged several ARS trips to Montreal and Steamtown. In past years he presented a couple of programs to the Society. His father was John W. Barriger, past President of several railroads including the Boston and Maine.


RAILROAD HOBBY SHOW, January 24 & 25, 2009 !


Coffee and donuts are free at the June meeting!

Have a nice summer !!


Bylaw Proposals

Proposed Amendments of the Bylaws to be considered by the membership on June 17, 2008.

The purpose of these amendments is to include the President of the Society as an ex officio member of all committees.

The Show Committee membership section currently reads:

ARTICLE 10.2 – Show Committee

10.2.1.1 The committee shall be made up of 5 general members who shall serve overlapping terms of 3 years, the 3 at-large members of the Board of Directors of the Society, the Treasurer of the Society, and the Show Director ex officio without a vote.

The amendment will change section 10.2.1.1 to read (changes in BOLD):

10.2.1.1 The committee shall be made up of 4 general members who shall serve overlapping terms of 3 years, the 3 at-large members of the Board of Directors of the Society, the President of the Society, the Treasurer of the Society, and the Show Director ex officio without a vote.


The Trip Committee membership section currently reads:

ARTICLE 10.3 – Trip Committee

10.3.6. The committee shall be made up of 5 members of the Society appointed by the Board of Directors. Committee members shall serve terms of 3 years and may succeed themselves.

The amendment will change section 10.3.6 to read (changes in BOLD):

10.3.6. The committee shall be made up of 4 members of the Society appointed by the Board of Directors. Committee members shall serve terms of 3 years and may succeed themselves. The President of the Society serves ex officio.


To cover any ad hoc committees add a new section:

10.1.3 The President shall be an ex officio voting member of all committees


The Board of Directors unanimously approved these amendments to the Bylaws on March 12, 2008.

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