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I will be resigning my position as NMRA Canada President during the Portland NMRA National convention, in order to take my new position as NMRA V.P of Administration. This is necessary to fulfill the NMRA Constitution and By Laws. NMRA Canada will have a terrific gentleman running it Mr. Steve McMullin, Steve is the current NMRA Canada VP and will assume the role as President, once I resign. Steve McMullin currently serves as president of the Saint John Society of Model Railroaders and as a Director of the North Eastern Region of the NMRA. He belongs to the Operations and the Layout Design special interest groups. As a sociologist, he is Associate Professor in the faculty of theology at Acadia University. Steve lives in Saint John, New Brunswick
Also I will no longer be the Office Manager/ Registrar, That role will be taken by a young gentleman named Stephen Wood who has volunteered with enthusiasm , all contact information for NMRA Canada will not change.
It’s been my honor to serve you the NMRA Canada member over the last few years, and I look forward to serving every NMRA member in my new role as NMRA VP
Clark Kooning, MMR, HML
NMRA Canada President ( Temporary)
In order to allow the NMRA Canada volunteer staff to attend the NMRA National convention and some vacation time, NMRA Canada office will be unavailable from August 19 2015 to September 8 2015. All memberships received to this date will be processed and cards sent out in mid to late September. . Be advised during this time a 30 day grace period will be given.
We will still be accepting all new memberships and all renewals by PayPal, fax and by snail-mail as usually
We will be monitoring the e mail address for emergency membership issues and may reply from Portland if required.
Thanks you for your understanding
NMRA Canada President
Acting NMRA Canada Registrar
NMRA Secretary John Stevens has released the results of this year’s election. Here are the results:
President: Charlie Getz
VP-Admin: Clark Kooning
VP-Special Projects: Gerry Leone
Pacific District Director: Mike Bartlett
Eastern District Director: Joe Gelmini
At-Large North American Director: Peter Youngblood
**A note on PayPal Payments: If you have trouble with our link to PayPal, on occasion we have heard of long wait times please advise if this happens to you as we continue to investigate this issue, however, you may also go direct to your PayPal account and pay your membership. Just be sure to include your membership number and tell us what you’re paying for regarding your membership renewal our PayPal account is the same as our e-mail which is registrar(AT)nmracanada.ca. Or if you choose print this e-mail off and send it in by mail. Thanks for your help with this matter**
You’re Up To Date E mail Address & Mailing Address is Important to us!!
We need your correct e mail address for a number of reasons.
1. We use it to communicate with you as a member
• We send out the NMRA E-bulletin via e mail
• We send out the NMRA Canada E-bulletin via e mail
• And if there are and questions for you regarding your membership we first try via e mail
2. We use it to send out renewal applications to reduce the office costs of serving you so we do not incur the high cost of regular mail which then would mean this to be reflected in higher dues cost.
Second please update your mailing address with us … many times we send out membership cards and letters only to have it returned to us because members forgot to update us….
So please update your email address and mailing address with the NMRA Canada Home Office
By e mail…. firstname.lastname@example.org
By Regular Mail
Registrar NMRA Canada
9-6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Cir Suite 405
Mississauga ON L5N 2V7
Or by Fax 289-997-4048