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September October 2019

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The O Scale Resource September/October 2019 14 SONC 2020 Convention O Scalers, I am excited to announce the next major SONC 2020 Convention and our Executive Committee! As Chairman, John Wubbel, it is my pleasure to share in this responsibility with Co-Chairs Matt Norby hailing from Denver, Dick Donaway from Iowa and Nick Bulgarino modeling in the great state of Maryland; where in Rockvill,e the 50th O Scale Convention was convened in 2018. I hope you will reserve time on your calendar to attend on July 16th - 18th 2020 as we will try to make this one of the most well attended meets to bring the East Coast, Mid-Continent and West Coast modelers together to share stories, models, modeling techniques, trading, clinics, and tours to mention a few activities planned. Oh yes, and let's not forget about our O Scale friends in Canada either. Most exciting is that SONC 2020 will take place along side the NMRA's Gateway 2020 National Convention in St. Louis. Did I mention we will be holding our convention in St. Louis? Working in partnership with the NMRA, our mutual goal is to invite more people to the hobby, expand or social network to share the enjoyment we all have experienced with many others in our communities. Above and beyond that, twin conventions can offer more choices to attendees in terms of shared venues and events. The O Scale Kings has a unique opportunity to participate and expand its reach and growth. This opportunity to grow supports more member services and support for future conventions. This is a unique 2 part occasion where first, all O Scalers can partake in a very worthy project by signing up now to help put on the convention; and second, to volunteer a little time during the convention that will earn some monetary value back to the O Scale Kings organization. If you must call this work, you cannot say it is not fun collaborating with fellow model railroaders, the very best experiences I have ever had in more years than I can recall going to conventions. Please contact me to find out how easy it is to join in the fun by cell phone/text message 570-580-7406 or email Skills Needed ● Webmaster ● Graphic Artist ● Bookkeeper/Accounting ● Communications: Marketing for Sponsors and Marketing target attendees ● Publicity & venue events ● Online Shopkeeper for the Store ● Registrar ● Management Positions: Dealer Manager, Clinic Manager, Layout Tour Guide Manager ● Diplomat Liaison with NMRA ● Judge - Model Contest Regulations ● Auctioneer ● Finance/Fund Raising ● Secretarial Light Record Keeping ● Product Specialist T-Shirt Designs Logos, Convention Model Sales Please contact me to find out how easy it is to join in the fun by cell phone/text message 570-580-7406 or email

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