NCMRS Receives State RecognitionThe California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS) presented a Citation Award to the North Country Model Railroad Society in recognition of its efforts as a Community Partner with the City of Oceanside during 2014. A plaque signifying the award was presented to NCMRS president Harold Helland at a special District 12 CPRS 2015 Awards and Installation breakfast held in Encinitas on March 25th.
CPRS representatives and civic officials from throughout Dan Diego and Imperial Counties attended the event. The City of Oceanside was represented by Parks & Recreation Department director Margery Pierce, Eileen Turk, manager, and several members of the Oceanside Parks & Recreation Commission including NCMRS member Rich Blankinship. Congratulations to all NCMRS members whose hard work throughout 2014 made the award a reality.
Next Saturday, 3/14, we start the major upgrade to the Trains for Kids room and so it will be out of action for about a month. We hope to have it working again by mid April. The main layout is coming along and we do have some limited trains running when we are not working on the track. Please stop by and see the progress.
Yes, that is correct. Wednesday at 10 am Leo and Nick will start bench work construction the bench work for our new layout. They will need help. Those of you who are able stop by. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Construction will continue on Saturdays and other days when there is staff.
On Thursday I need a work crew to move some items that are currently in the Livery. They will be moved just a few feet but it would be helpful to have a few warm bodies to assist. Start time for this will be 1:30 pm. So if you have some time early Thursday afternoon come on out and lend a hand.
This means that Saturday’s will now have construction activities. Show up, bring your coffee mug, lend a hand, be a sidewalk supervisor.