Upcoming Events in the Susquehanna Division
MER Regional Convention for 2023 - October 19-22, 2023
It has been 6 years since the Susquehanna Division has last hosted the MER Regional convention in 2017. For 2023 the division has bid to host the convention once again. Jerry Lauchle, MMR, was appointed chairman of the Local Convention Committee (LCC) in February 2022 and together with the other committee members has selected the Altoona Grand Hotel in Altoona, PA as the location for the 2023 convention. The convention will take place over October 19-22.
The annual banquet is looking to be one for the ages. Joe DeFrancesco, CEO of the Railroaders Memorial Museum will lead the evening as our main speaker at the banquet. Along with speaking at the banquet Joe is also organizing a private tour of the Railroaders Memorial Museum which includes the Harry Bennett Memorial Roundhouse where the heralded PRR K4 Pacific no. 1361 is being restored.
Over a dozen amazing layouts have agreed to hold open houses during the event. More information about the convention can be found at mer2023.org.
Susquehanna Division 11 Meet - Saturday, December 9, 2023
Oh yes: We are going to have a free raffle. Bring something railroad related, a tool, a model, or what have you that you no longer need or want. Everybody will get a ticket and if yours is drawn, you'll get to pick what you want from what others have brought.
We would like to schedule more meets with museum visits, clinics, and layout tours in the future. Please, let us know if you'd like to open your layout to the division membership. Also, let us know if you have additional ideas for a Division meet.
If you will be willing to host a Division event or help arrange one, please contact the Susquehanna Division 11 Superintendent, or contact any division officer.