Volume 25, Number 05 May 2022 

It was an honor to serve as your Interim President and I look forward to continuing as your President for the next two years.

As the CDC has relaxed their mandates relative to COVID, we are delighted to see the attendance at our monthly meeting continues to grow.

We (CAGRS Board) have worked diligently since last July to ensure a safe environment for our Monthly Club Meetings, as well schedule interesting and timely presentations. Through your input, we have gotten “Back to Basics” and plan to continue to introduce presenters who will speak on subjects that include wiring, ballasting, track & engine maintenance, weathering, landscaping and pond maintenance, etc.

In January we started a “Dinner Raffle”! At our monthly meetings, each Member who has paid for dinner will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the meeting one ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive a “Free Dinner” at the next Club Meeting. Winning tickets are NOT transferrable and must be used at next scheduled meeting.

In addition to our monthly meetings, we are in the planning stages for a “CAGRS Picnic” this summer. Watch for updates in the coming newsletters!

In October, we are planning our “Dinner & a Movie” night. Traditionally, this would be our “Pot-Luck Dinner”, however, due to the Pandemic, this year we are planning a “Catered Dinner” for your safety. This event is scheduled for October. Please watch future newsletters for details!

Don’t forget about our “CAGRS Open Houses”. Many of us are starting to work on our layouts, so we’ll be ready for members and friends to visit and see our trains running!

Open House schedules will be published in each newsletter and will include the owners name, address, directions and brief description of their layout. In addition, all of this information will be posted on the CAGRS web site in the "MEMBERS ONLY" area. If you would like to host your layout, please contact Ray & Karen Holich at

Thank you again for the opportunity to continue to serve as your CAGRS President for a full two-year term. Judy Rustemeyer has also been reelected secretary for another term. We look forward to seeing everyone at our Meetings and Open Houses.

Keep the Flowers Growing and the Trains Going.