3.At the discretion of the President,
responsibilities may be delegated as needed.
4.The President cannot over-ride or veto any
decisions made by a majority vote of the club members, but can vote to break a tie.
5.The President is authorized to spend up to
$100 of club funds unless an emergency arises.
1.Assists the President.
2.Represents the Club when the President is
unable to do so.
3.Presides over club meetings when the
President is absent.
4.Coordinates all shows that the club is
involved in utilizing club members, coordinating with the appointed Yardmaster.
1.Receives deposits and takes responsibility for all moniescollected.
2.Keeps club checking account up to date.
3.Provides a Quarterly financial report for
4.Coordinates with the Communications
Superintendent on Club Newsletter.
5. Insures that all checks written have two officer
1.Coordinates with the President monthly on the
Club Newsletter and sends newsletter via mail, e-mail, etc.
2.Helps with preparing announcements for
upcoming events, meetings, etc.
3.Helps the Club Secretary keep the Club roster
updated at least twice a year.
4.Keeps Club and Officer meeting minutes.
5.Keeps a historical scrapbook of events,
meetings, newsletters, etc.
A.All meetings will be held the 3rd Friday of the
month unless otherwise notified. The formal Club Meeting will start at and will
end at Earlier attendance at
6 is encouraged to see/run/buy/sell/trade
train items with the host's permission.
B.Meetings will be held from September
to April and a summer party in September.
C.The annual Christmas party will be held the 1st
Friday or Saturday of December.
D.Meetings will be held at different member homes
throughout the year or wherever the President decides is appropriate.
dues are to be paid between August and November of each year. The dues are $12.00 per
person or $20.00 per family.
for each new member are $12.00 plus $5.00 initiation fee. Dues will be prorated after
December at $1.50 a month.
who do not pay their dues by the end of November will be considered inactive.
Club will vote on which shows they will support each year. This vote must be in the
majority of the members in attendance at the Club meeting when the invitation is
presented. Club members are welcome to attend other shows as they please but may not
represent the Club as a whole.
effort must be made to be ready at show-time with all modules operating and trains
running. Members track, switches, and pins should be clean and ready before the show
should make their individual modules as interesting as possible with approved scenery.
Members should be prepared to answer questions the show crowds might have.
need to schedule themselves to be at their modules as much as possible during show hours
to operate their layout and trains.
who do not have modules at a particular show are encouraged to help with set-up, tear
down, monitoring the nodules, and running trains.
STANDARDS FOR MODULES
mainline tracks will run straight through all modules. Mainline tracks must use rubber
extensions from mainlines without approval from Yardmaster.
operating accessories and American Flyer or S-gauge compatible type scenery only.
(Plasticville, Lionel, Marx, K-Line, or anything that looks appropriate in scale and
is to stay in tune with show theme if one is selected.
trains in club yard or from personal module.
up after eating during show hours. No food or drinks should be left on modules.
stacking of boxes on tables during show hours. Boxes should be stowed beneath modules.
Save tables for train repairs, etc.
timetable (if used) for operating trains.
all track incursions (bringing trains onto the mainlines) with approval of the operating
bare wood. Each module must be covered with astro-turf or decorated in a natural type of
scenery. The module backboard should be painted club color or covered with some type of
scenery or backdrop. No bare wood, please.
or backboards must be in place before show starts. The only exceptions are the yard
need to have approval of Yardmaster or a Club Officer prior to set-up and built according
to Club specifications (36" wide x 70" long x 36" high).
are responsible for their own modules. The Club will provide the table skirting and, where
necessary, the plastic retaining walls for corner modules and yard modules.
3 club meetings before applying for membership to ensure mutual interest.
out Club application and member profile (his/her interests, etc.).
be nominated/recommended by two GSAF Club members.
in at least 1 train show.
by the by-laws of the GSAF Club.
annual Club dues with $5.00 initiation fee (see 4.B above).