It’s official! The clubhouse is now open for members to run their trains!
Finally! It took a bit longer to get those emergency repairs completed than we thought, but it had to be done. Thank you for your patience while we worked through this project. As most construction related projects go, this one took longer and cost more than originally planned for. Fortunately, we had the funds to cover it. Unfortunately, our funds are now below the threshold that makes us comfortable when we consider our regular operating costs and potential emergencies. Sounds typical right?
In our last couple of membership meetings in Sierra Vista, we have discussed many ways to help shore up the account. For now we are going to explore fundraising opportunities and we will keep members updated on the progress.
We are still making updates to the building in an effort to get it looking great! We really appreciate all of those members that have pitched in to help paint, do light maintenance and clean things up. Also, there are a handful of members that have given of their own funds to help with clubhouse upgrades, just to keep the bank account stable. For this, we are deeply appreciative and grateful.
We will have a clean-up day around September or October. Watch for the details! We can use everyone’s help to shine up our clubhouse prior to our next Open House. We’ll get you the date for that pretty soon too!
As we progress through the rest of this year, we would appreciate any additional funds you might be able to contribute beyond your regular membership dues. Every little bit will count to help get us back up to where we would like to be in our reserve funds. You can contact us at CochiseWesternMRA@cwmra.org and we’ll let you know how you can give, or you can bring it to the next membership meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.
Now, let’s all get busy and get those trains going!