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In this newsletter we have the Presidents report, see below, Johno J winning the Presidents cup and a history of our club from its humble beginnings in Surrey Hills Victoria, Australi.
The year of 2016 has sped pass again and we are into January 2017 and looking forward to another year at SLSV.
The major projects achieved last year were a great effort, these included the completion of the garden shed and it’s fit out which has kept all the tools in their correct place.
The new unloader and all the sections of modifications to make this project a great and efficient method of safely unloading loco’s, has been widely accepted.
The redesigned layout for the goods yard and subsequent re-sleepering and new rails along with rebuilt and new point levers has made this area a very exciting place to, on Club Days, play trains with shunting ect.
The work is continuing at Petticoat Junction to relocate all 16 point levers along with the new air operated mechanisms, a new set of points to convert the old head shunt to a main line entry point to the carriage shed and goods yard area is in production.
The modified retaining wall at Petticoat Junction is nearing completion, with new ballast of this area to follow.
The garden crew is having a hard time keeping up with the pace of the growth of the grass, weeds and the fall of gum leaves, the situation wasn’t helped by a massive rain storm which flooded the tunnel with nearly a metre of water and debris
The Silver Tops mid year luncheon and the Christmas celebrations both went off without a hitch.
Christmas was particularly successful with the weather being good and the catering excellent, those attending had an enjoyable day.
Also, it was disappointing that there were no entries for the Marcus T. award last year, perhaps this year will see some locomotives completed and entered.
It is pleasing to see that Saturday “Gatherings” are well attended members being
brought unto date with the workings of the committee in running the club. Models on the table giving members the chance to see their fellow modellers work and exchange ideas.
The 75th Anniversary for SLSV was held last year with a great inter club run and
BBQ. The attendance and collection of Loco’s, Rolling Stock was great to see and admire.
The Committee is currently working on submissions of works for the following 2017 and the up and coming AGM.
Members are advised that the 2017Annual General Meeting of the Steam Locomotive Society of Victoria will be held on Saturday 18th February 2017 at 12noon.
At the Club Room. Rowans Rd Moorabbin.
The business of the meeting shall be:-
1)To confirm the minutes of the previous annual general meeting.
2)To receive from the committee reports upon the transactions of the Association during the preceding finical year; and
3)To elect officers of the Association and the ordinary members of the committee; and
4)To receive and consider the statement submitted by the Association in accordance with section 30(3) of the Act.
5) To conduct any special business of which notice has been given in accordance with these rules. (Submitted to the secretary at least 21 days before the meeting date.)
Nomination forms are available from the Secretary as are proxy voting forms.
The AGM will be followed by the usual Club Gathering and run.