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WW&F Railway Museum Discussion => Volunteers => Topic started by: Hunt Dowse on November 08, 2018, 06:31:46 PM

Title: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: Hunt Dowse on November 08, 2018, 06:31:46 PM
I received this note from Saundra at WWL yesterday explaining that the lodge will be open Thursday 4/25/19 for Spring Work Weekend.  This will be good news for many of the traveling troops headed to SWW.  Here's her note:

Hello Hunt,
We had a successful closing and have learned that many of our staff plan to return to work with us next spring. In fact at least one person in each department will be returning (and even 2 maids). Because we feel we will be able to open for a busy weekend without having to first train staff into their positions. Because we had so many requests to be open, we are going to do a trial opening on Thursday, April 25th in order to be available for the work weekend.
We will literally open on the 25th, so we ask that people be patient if things aren't quite working as they should or if we come up against a few technical difficulties.
Please help spread the word and again, we ask for people's patience if anything goes haywire that weekend.
Best,
Saundra
Wiscasset Woods Lodge
Title: Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: John Kokas on November 08, 2018, 06:47:20 PM
Yippee!  Love Saundra's breakfasts!  Get her cookbook if you can, it's quite good.
Title: Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: Richard Cavalloro on November 08, 2018, 07:07:43 PM
WE bought the cookbook. 
Title: Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: Bill Reidy on November 08, 2018, 11:03:21 PM
That's terrific news.  I was a bit confused this year when they didn't open during our spring work weekend, as the Lodge opened the very next weekend and in the past I believe our SSW volunteers have filled or nearly filled their accommodations.  Anyway, glad to hear the news!  Thank you, Wiscasset Woods Lodge!
Title: Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: John Kokas on November 09, 2018, 11:38:01 PM
Their reservation system is up and running starting on 4/25.  Get your reservations in, it usually fills up quickly.
Title: Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: James Patten on November 10, 2018, 12:49:52 AM
Last year the Lodge folks reported to us that they would not be open for our SWW (after asking us to move the SWW) because of financial hardship with opening the early weekend - it basically amounted to them opening up 2 weeks earlier than they wanted to, and they didn't want to shut down after opening up. 
Title: Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: John Kokas on November 10, 2018, 12:28:44 PM
James,  according to Saundra they have almost all their staff returning in the spring.  Therefore training and stocking is minimal and getting things turned on and operational will go much quicker than usual.
Title: Re: SWW '19 - Wiscasset Woods Lodge will be open
Post by: John Kokas on December 11, 2018, 03:21:36 PM
A note from Saundra (Wiscasset Woods);  although there was very strong interest from members for them to open for SWW, the actual reservations for rooms has been very low.  If your planning to be at SWW,  please get your reservation in as soon as possible.  Wiscasset Woods has worked with us and is opening early, please support a local family owned business.