Members’ Update – 11 September 2020

Hello fellow AGMRC members,

The Committee met last week on Tuesday 1st September 2020.  Despite the effects of COVID-19, the year’s end seems to be fast approaching.  While the Club’s social activities have been severely limited this year due to lockdowns and social distancing, the Committee is hopeful that the Club Running Weekend and the Christmas Party/Dinner can go ahead as planned.  I will give more details about these events below.

The more important issues discussed by the Committee last week are as follows. 

Update on Yeronga Priority Development Area – Club’s New Premises

The Vice President, Dennis Remmer attended a meeting with representatives from the Yeronga Community Centre about 2 weeks ago and was provided with an update on the progress of the development.  Please refer to your newsletter for full details of the very encouraging news, including a planned completion date of December 2021. 

The Committee will keep you informed of developments.

Running Sessions at Members Homes

As you know both the President, Barry Chiswell and I have notified members in the last fortnight that we have had to put a hold on these Club organised gatherings until further notice due to the recent COVID-19 outbreaks and the Government’s sudden reversion to stricter measures.  We are constantly reviewing the situation and monitoring government recommendations and directions and as soon as things improve, we will be delighted to recommence these running sessions.

Members Meeting and Club Running Weekend – 26 and 27 September 2020

The Members Meeting and Club Running Weekend is still on for the Saturday, 26th September and Sunday, 27th September at the PCYC Carindale.  We are permitted to conduct the activities on this weekend as both the Club and the PCYC have COVID-19 plans in place.  Sergeant David Beard, Manager of the Carindale PCYC, has confirmed that the Club can use the PCYC facilities on this weekend. 

The President, Barry Chiswell sent members details of the events on 26th and 27th September, and the arrangements for set up on Saturday morning and pack up on Sunday. 

2021 Club Calendar – Photo Request

As I said in the last Members Update, the Club Treasurer, Daphne, is organising the printing of a Club Calendar for next year.  Daphne is still looking for photos from members that may be suitable for inclusion in the calendar.  It is preferred that the photos are of model trains or model train layouts.  If you have a photo that you would be happy to have printed in the calendar, please get in touch with Daphne as soon as possible.  You will need to have copyright in the photo, so photos from magazines or books could not be used. 

Christmas Party

The Committee has been looking at venues for the annual Christmas Party/Dinner.  Details of what is available and members preferences will be discussed at the Members’ Meeting on 26th September.  Following that meeting it is hoped that we can lock in a date and a venue.

Well, that’s about it for now.  Please take care of yourselves and be safe. 

All the best.

John Bateman
All Gauge Model Railway Club Inc.

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