A few -late- updates

Roann Covered Bridge Festival Exhibit – Kyle Draper

A few things of not have happened since the last update. My bad on getting this out later than I should have.

  • In September Kyle Draper setup some trains at the Roann Covered Bridge Festival Exhibit. You can read more in the latest newsletter…
  • Speaking of newsletters, the Fall 2019 one is now posted for members on the Newsletter page.
  • Also here are a few photos from the Modular Layout setup that happened in September for the Castleton Christian Church – Palooza.
  • Lastly, below are the recently elected member for the club:

Elected Positions:

  • John Buckner – President
  • Dave Wheelock – Vice President
  • Randy Banks – Treasurer/Sec.
  • Bud Hunter – Newsletter Editor

Appointed Positions:

  • Jeff Carter – Membership
  • Andrew Jones – Webmaster
  • James Driesbach – Modular Group Coordinator

MARION C HENSLEY

It is with a sad heart that we pass along the sad news of Marion Hensley’s passing August 18th, 2019. You can read more here: https://gravellawncemetery.com/grave/grave-import-546/

A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel beginning with Masonic Memorial Rites. Friends may call at the chapel on Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the time of service. Burial will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gravel Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Good Samaritan of Hamilton County or the Fortville Masonic Lodge No. 207. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

From everyone at ILSR, our loving condolences.

4014 Big Boy!

Bud Hunter was able to go catch some of Big Boy’s action on the high iron in Rochelle, IL this past Tuesday after it had been on display in West Chicago. “This is an amazing steam locomotive!” – Bud

Additionally, my wife Sarah made for some arrangements to go up and see the Big Boy in West Chicago. So here are a few photos:

2019 Summer Newsletter and Call for Club Officers

With Summer upon us, there are a few noteworthy items to be passed along.

  • It’s hot out folks, so keep those boilers cool with plenty of water!
  • The Summer Newsletter is now available online (Member’s Only).
  • Fall events are now on the calendar too the right side of this post and on the newsletter.
  • We need candidates for 2020-2021 positions. If you’re interested just let any current officer know!

2019 Spring Newsletter

The Spring Newsletter is now available in the Members section… Please note the information for the Spring Banquet as this year we have changed the sign up format.

Our guest speaker is Logan Day. Logan is very active in the “Save The Nickel Plate” movement and will have much to share with all of us on those plans for what has been accomplished so far, and what the current plans are for this coming year.

We set a deadline for your reservations to be sent to Marion by Monday, April 29. Thanking everyone in advance for this courtesy.

Thanks again for paying your late dues and we look forward to starting the 2019 season on May 4th.

The ILSR Board

2019 Annual Dues

Annual Dues are due ASAP. Don’t be late and miss out on the latest news!!!

A new position : Chairman of Engineers. The duties of the task force of Club Engineers will occasionally travel to Riley Children’s Hospital and Methodist Hospital to maintain existing trains and layouts. This individual should be willing to lead the group and keep the trains running.

We are also in need of a Web Master. contact John Buckner or Randy Banks

Thanks and have a great 2019 in Training…..