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Meetings & Events

Events of interest to members of the society.

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Upcoming events

    • 07/29/2017
    • Mount Diablo District

    This is a BAGRS sponsored event

    Read the Trellis & Trestle newsletter for all information

    Garden Railway Tours

    Mount Diablo District (Contra Costa County north of Walnut Creek)

    Nancy Norris, Superintendent

    ANNUAL PICNIC, register online....

    • 08/12/2017
    • 08/13/2017
    • Districts south of San Jose

    This is a BAGRS sponsored event

    Read the Trellis & Trestle newsletter for all information

    Garden Railway Tours

    Saturday - S. Santa Clara & San Benito Co. (Morgan Hill South),
    Nigel Mallinson, 
     Superintendent 

    Annual food drive for charity from 9AM - 3PM

    Sunday - Santa Cruz & Monterey (Santa Cruz & Monterey) 

    Trevor Park, Superintendent

    • 09/17/2017
    • Two Districts

    This is a BAGRS sponsored event

    Read the Trellis & Trestle newsletter for all information

    Garden Railway Tours (two districts in one day)

    Sunday - East Bay (Alameda Cty. West of the Hills),Bill Ralph, Superintendent 

    Also (East Alameda & Contra Costa County south of Walnut Creek), Terry Paullin, Superintendent

    • 10/21/2017
    • 10/22/2017
    • Bottom of the Bay

    This is a BAGRS sponsored event

    Read the Trellis & Trestle newsletter for all information

    Garden Railway Tours (Two days of tours)

    SaturdaySan Jose/Milpitas (San Jose, Milpitas, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga)                            

    Michael Laine, Superintendent

    Sunday - Sunnyvale/Santa Clara (Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mt. View, Cupertino) 

    Bob Crum, Superintendent

    • 11/12/2017
    • Each district has its own location

    This is a BAGRS-sponsored event

    April and November are for Intra-district events. Ask your District supervisor about your district activities, which could include:

    - Social gathering at one of our garden railways. Run trains, talk, and eat snacks. Maybe a potluck lunch.

    - Social lunch at a central restaurant. Try to find one with a railroad theme (they exist). Antioch has the Red Caboose redcabooserestaurant.com

    - Progressive tour. Like a regular tour of open houses, but district members all go to the same railway at the same time so that owners can participate. Can also be a way to provide a meal by courses at each house.

    - Work party. Sometimes an older family needs help due to health issues. Rail cleaning, weed abatement, erosion control, plant maintenance, and finally running a train can be rewarding in a group effort.

    - Clinic. Organize a workshop with a specialist/speaker, tools and some materials. Participants bring equipment to weather, a building to paint, Sculpey for figures, electronic projects, etc.

    - Build a project on one of your railways. Supply tools and materials. Give instruction. Get something done.

    - Propagation party. A mature railway can offer plant material for district members to take stem cuttings from miniature trees and divisions from wayward groundcover. Participants bring pruners, pots, and soil.

    - Pruning party. Many hands lighten many trees. Take cuttings home to root. (November is a good time to prune and root cuttings)

    - Planting party.  Many hands plant many plants. Share extras with participants.

    - Ops session. Demonstrate or instruct participants on how to move cargo with prototypical operations.

    - Community public railway. Gather to help a local garden railway because it makes a difference for our hobby. Show the public what we’re about. Hint: G&O (East Bay), Roving Garden RR (Diablo Valley), Flower and Garden Show (Peninsula).

    - Your idea. Or combine two or more of the above ideas. Report in the T&T.

    - District Superintendents are your representatives. They organize local events for you and report back to the Scheduling Coordinator. You can help. Talk to them. At some point their interests will take them away from the job and you could take that job for a year or two.

     

    • 12/30/2020
    • Mailed to your addreess

    Use this link to order a BAGRS name tag for yourself or a family member.

     


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