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37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:10:55 AM »
This year the National Narrow Gauge Convention is in Denver, CO.  Ira Schreiber was going to man an informational booth for us this year there, but due to an accident and hospital stay he will be unable to attend the convention for us.  Is there anyone going that would be willing to man a booth there for a few hours each day?  Or at least make sure that the literature is still there?

It is too late for a refund - so if we can find someone to put out the literature and put it away, then at least we'll have something there.

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 12:45:39 PM »
James,

I will be giving a clinic there, and was going to offer to split time with Ira. I can make sure literature is available and put a few hours in at the table.

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 02:01:25 PM »
Thanks, Jeff!

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 05:17:28 PM »
Ira...hope you are OK.
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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 12:41:29 PM »
James,

Will you be sending me the material, or does Ira have it?

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 11:58:31 PM »
I will need to send you materials.

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 01:00:16 PM »
What sort of materials will you be sending?

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 09:44:45 PM »
Jeff, will continue this conversation via email.  Not that there's anything private to discuss, just to keep the business stuff off the forum.

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 07:13:23 PM »
Jeff reports that there was some interest in us, all the brochures etc are gone.

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 09:24:38 PM »
Good going Jeff, thanks.
I finally got out of the hospital last Thursday.
I am on the mend and much better as well as mobile.

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 09:39:51 PM »
BTW - I hear that nobody has bid for 2022 - anybody up to put one together for Maine for that year?

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 10:24:54 PM »
Is there a public building (aka convention center) near Wiscasset?

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 10:48:38 PM »
Last year's was at the Augusta (ME) civic center, and I think it was one of the best possible places it could have been.  There's nothing closer that size, although Portland is a little further away.  I don't believe Lewiston/Auburn have a similar location.

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 01:10:38 AM »
Perhaps a consortium of the Maine museum's could work together to make it happen. From what I heard the Augusta convention center was a excellent site and easy to work with.

Steve

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Re: 37th National Narrow Gauge Convention
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 11:50:27 AM »
Could always file the paperwork to create a non-profit that exists just to host the convention. Have each of the museums own 25%. It's a way to isolate the liability and the surplus profits can be donated to the non-profit museums that hold the seats on the board.

It's an excellent marketing opportunity.