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2021 E-News & Notes 15 SEPTEMBER 2021
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Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society
 E-News & Notes
15 SEPTEMBER 2021




$5,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE

              We are more than halfway to our projected goal of $5000.00.

             The challenge runs out on October 10th, so please contribute today!







Long time Society member, Bill Smith has offered to match up to $5000 any donations
made for the repair restoration and repainting of Monon Caboose 81532.

It has been at least 15 years since it has been given a new coat of paint.

The caboose resides at French Lick and needs to look more presentable to match the newly liveried rollingstock of our host,
The French Lick Scenic Railway.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TODAY

Go to:  WWW.MONONMEMBERSHIP.STORE

OR MAIL YOUR DONATION TO:

Monon Historical-Technical Society, Inc.
PO Box 91
Salem, IN 47167-0091

(The Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society is an IRS recognized
Not for Profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible
according to their rules)









MRHTS ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED
FOR INDIANAPOLIS

MONON SOCIETY
ANNOUNCES 2021 CONVENTION KIT
Monon Annual Convention - October 8, 9, & 10, 2021


It is hard to believe but the Monon Railroad has been gone for 50 years.  As we try to keep the memory alive, our Annual Convention will be held in Indianapolis, IN this year.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
Friday Morning, we will spend our time with some of the finest slide collections and memories available.   We will hear the history of the first Union Station in the nation and spend time in its replacement in downtown Indianapolis.  Noted historian, Brian Banta, will give a talk and slide show to start the convention at 10:30 AM at Union Station.

The registration table will be open Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites (convention headquarters).  You will receive your convention packet and name badge(s) at this time, which will be your ticket for the weekend.  That afternoon you can relax, socialize, and shop from the Society Company Store.
Friday evening, dinner will be catered at the LaQuinta Inn.   A slide presentation by Dick Baldwin, assisted by John Fuller, will follow words from our president, Jim Craig.  The slide show will feature many Monon scenes never seen before.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
Saturday morning will kick off with a slide show and reminisces by George Carpenter.  George grew up along the Monon in Bloomington and his stories are fantastic. George’s PowerPoint presentation will begin at 10:30 AM at the convention headquarters.

There is no scheduled lunch on Saturday, but there are many opportunities in downtown Indianapolis.  The Naptown and White River Model Railroad Club (www.naptownrr.org)  will be operating during the afternoon.  They welcome us and will operate for our benefit.  The four standing Monon stations are also within driving distance.  One can only dream of the stories they could tell.   An afternoon slide presentation by Monon member and photo collector John Fuller will fill the late afternoon.

On Saturday evening, we are invited to a catered dinner at the home of Jim Canter.  Jim has one the finest Proto 48 collections and layouts around.  This is a 5-minute drive from the LaQuinta Inn.  The cost of the meal is included in your registration fee.  You are encouraged to come, relax, renew old friendships, and watch some fine models being run on a beautiful home layout.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
The MRHTS Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday morning.  Please plan to attend and possibly vote on matters that relate to the future of our Society.  The Annual Swap Meet will follow the meeting.
 
The Annual Convention Headquarters is the LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 5120 Victory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203.  The phone number for reservations is (317) 783-7751.  Ask for the Monon Society’s special rate.  Breakfast is included.
There is a Convention Registration Form insert in this issue of The Hoosier Line.
 
If you have any additional questions, contact Ron Simunic at Simunic22@att.net or (812) 322-7306.
Hope to see you there.
 
NOTE: A REGISTRATION FORM CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE
Convention Form




















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