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2023 Club Meeting Schedule

Updated March 9, 2023

Each month from April to October, the Sacramento Valley Garden Railroad Society holds general meetings in members’ homes.  These meetings are generally on the second Saturday of the month from 11A to 1P, unless the hosts choose another day. This also provides some time after the meeting for open houses in the same vicinity.

There are no general meetings in November, December, January, or February as the weather is too unpredictable for outdoor events.  In November we have indoor set ups for the modular groups.  In December we hold a pot-luck lunch and swap meet.  In January, the Club has its annual Luncheon/Banquet.   We don’t usually have a meeting in February. 

The Board of the Sacramento Valley Garden Railroad Society meets on the second Thursday of each odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September, November).  The Board may meet at other times as necessary.

March 9, 2023 – Board Meeting, Brookfields Restaurant at Madison & I80, 6pm

March 11, 2023 – March Skills Clinics, Rancho Cordova United Methodist Church 2101 Zinfandel Dr., Rancho Cordova, 9:30am – 3:00pm

The clinics include:

  • Creating backgrounds – The cost will be $8.00, please contact Elaine at 916-366-3128 or so that she can buy the supplies that are needed by March 7.
  • How to build a Mill Wood Burner — If you are interested in making one during the clinic, the cost is $60.00.  Contact Janine Powell for more details and let her know.  530-277-4217
  • Building stucco mountains and using Trex sawdust for low maintenance landscaping
  • Kit building & scratch building with 3D Printing.
  • Animation & electronics
  • Converting to battery power & remote control
  • Graphics on trains
  • Roundtable Discussion on 3D Printing

Lunch will be provided for a cost of $5.00.  RSVP to Suzy Namba at 916-995-6864 or by March 7th.

April 8, 2023 — General Meeting, Don & Jacqueline Turos’ RR, 11:00am – 1:00pm

May 11, 2023 — Board Meeting, TBD, 12:00pm

May 13, 2023 — General Meeting, Brian Schaubmayer’s RR (NEW!), 11:00am – 1:00pm

June 10, 2023 — General Meeting, Joe & Suzanne Franz’s RR, 11:00am - 1:00pm

July 13, 2023 – Board Meeting, TBD, 12:00pm

July TBD — General Meeting, TBD, 11:00am - 1:00pm

August 12, 2023 – General Meeting, TBD, 11:00am - 1:00pm

September 9, 2023 — General Meeting & BBQ, Matt Abreu’s RR, 11:00am – 1:00pm

September 14, 2023 – Board Meeting, TBD, 12:00pm

October 14, 2023 – General Meeting, Gene & Sandi Haslett’s RR, 11:00am – 1:00pm

November 9, 2023 — Board Meeting, TBD, 12:00pm

December 2, 2023 – General Meeting, Potluck & Swap Meet, Kilaga Springs Lodge, Lincoln 1187 Sun City Blvd, Sun City, 11:00am – 2:00pm


May 17-19, 2023 – – Sac Valley Live Steamers Spring Meet, Hagan Park, Rancho Cordova, CA

July 3-9, 2023 – National Garden Railway Convention, San Francisco Bay Area, CA,

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