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News dated 5/1/2021:
Reminder: The May Business Meeting is rescheduled to May 23rd.
Re CORONAVIRUS: ALL events and meetings are to be held in strict compliance with federal, state, and CDC guidelines.
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UPDATE ON NJLS PROCEDURES REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS - & UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
COVID VIRUS PROTOCOLS are in effect until further notice: social distancing, facial masks, and frequent hand washing will be in place until state requirements are amended. In the interest of the safety of all our members and in keeping with state guidelines, be prepared to maintain 6-foot social distance from other people and bring a mask to wear. No food will be available at the club. If social distancing and wearing a mask are unacceptable, please do not attend.
TENTATIVE UPCOMING SCHEDULE The combination of winter weather and Covid restrictions on indoor gatherings make it hard to predict what our schedule will look like over the next few months. Therefore, our upcoming Activity Schedule looks like this:
"The persistent spread of the Covid virus, and state restrictions on large gatherings, continue to prevent us from scheduling indoor Business Meetings.
Beginning March 21, 2021, monthly Business Meetings will be held outdoors, IF weather permits - beginning at 12 Noon. If the weather is bad, no meeting will be held at all! We cannot gather indoors.
Work Days, with the expectation of outdoor work, masks, and social distancing, are scheduled as usual, on the first Saturday of the month.
As previously noted, changes to this 2021 schedule will be provided to members via The Whistle Blast newsletter and e-mails sent directly to members. Those members without an e-mail account should partner with a member who does use email, and who can alert you to updates. With vaccines rolling out nationwide, the signs are that 2021 will represent a welcome return to the live steam activities we all enjoy - and a time to celebrate our 60th anniversary. Here’s hoping! - The NJLS Board of Directors follow NJ State Covid rules – including social distancing, facial masks, and frequent hand washing, and these will be in place for NJLS activities until those requirements are amended by the State.
With sincere appreciation, the Board of Directors thanks you for your patience and continued support of the NJLS. Dated 3/11/2021"
Regarding WORKDAYS: We always need you! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! If you have any concerns, such as the weather, the condition of the parking lot, or you're wondering if people are actually there working that day, you may want to: CALL THE CLUBHOUSE before you leave home: 908 604 2770 Workdays beginat about 8am and end "when we're done with the project for thatday," usually ending at about 3pm. Bring your ownlunch, etc., and try to bring your own tools, so that many people can work at the same time. (Write your name on your tools with permanent marker.) Please help to maintain and improve the club. For example, the following tasks always need to be done, and re-done, and re-done:Cleaning up debris and leaves, mowing the grass, weed-whacking & trimming the areas that can't be reached with the mower, cleaning the kitchen and the bathrooms, sweeping & washing the floors, etc. Many thanks to all of you who so willingly come out and work on our club.
INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS OF NJLS AND OTHER LIVE STEAM TRAIN CLUBS REGARDING ATTENDANCE AT NJLS MEETS: Reminder regarding Signing-in: Everyone on the NJLS property must sign in upon arrival. Please go in to the Clubhouse, and write your name & the time you arrive (and leave), so we know you are on the grounds somewhere. This is for everyone's safety. Also, everyone who enters the NJLS property (all members and all visitors) must sign the required Liability Waiver forms (once per year). Please come to the club house upon your arrival, and ask for acopy of the forms - for each and every individual person, including each minor (who must be signed for by their parents or Legal Guardians).
As always, you can call the clubhouse, if you want to verify that members are present. Clubhouse Phone is: 908 604 2770. Reminder: ALL NJLS ACTIVITIES ARE FOR MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY. NJLS is never open to the public. We are a 501c7 hobby club (not a 501c3), and we are not allowed to give public rides.
Please email us if you are a member of another live steam club, and you wish information on joining us at NJLS: njlivesteamers AT gmail DOT com
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