|Notable Non-Chapter Events:|
|Feb 1-3||Portland Winter Light Festival, SE Portland waterfront & ORHC, http://www.pdxwlf.com|
|Feb 17||P&S Railway Historical Society Swap Meet, 9:30-2:30, 100 Columbia, Vancouver WA, http://www.spshs.org|
|Mar 3||Oregon Pacific Railroad resumes Saturday passenger runs from ORHC, http://www.portlandtrainrides.com|
|Mar 17||Winterail, 40th Anniversary, Corvallis High School, Corvallis OR, http://www.winterail.com|
|Mar 31||Easter Brunch, Albany & Eastern, Lebanon OR, https://santiamexcursiontrains.com|
|May 12||Light the Fire, WP Railroad Museum fund raiser, Doyle McCormack/Steve Lee, http://www.wplives.org|
|May 19||Portland Train Day, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, 10 to 5, Portland OR, http://www.orhf.org|
|June 6-9||Friends of Burlington Northern Railroad Convention, Aurora IL, http://www.fobnr.org|
|June 25 – July 1||Train Mountain Triennial, Chiloquin OR, http://www.trainmtn.org|
|July 14 & 15||Clamshell Railroad Days, Ilwaco WA, http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org|
|July 18-21||Union Pacific Historical Society Convention, Olympia WA, http://www.uphs.org (joint w/Milwaukee Road)|
|Aug 7-12||NRHS Convention, Cumberland MD, http://www.nrhs.com (tentative dates)|
|Sept 7-9||SP&S Historical Society Convention, Chehalis WA, http://www.spshs.org (tentative dates)|
|Sept 15-19||GN Railway Historical Society 2018 Convention, Bellingham, WA, http://www.gnrhs.org|
|Oct 31 – Nov 3||SP Historical & Technical Society Convention, Monterey, CA, https://sphts.org|
Board of Directors Meeting:
Board of Directors meetings are held every month, usually on the Thursday one week prior to the Membership meeting. Unlike the monthly Membership meeting, the Board of Directors Meeting is not open to the general public. All PNWC members are welcome and invited to attend.
Meetings of the membership are held every month, usually on the third Friday. Visitors are warmly welcomed! Typically, we first address the general business of the Chapter. This can be a great time to learn about not only what the PNWC is doing, but also what other rail-related groups are doing in the region and around the world. We then break for refreshments, and after the break we have the program. Monthly programs are always interesting and often feature guest speakers, multimedia presentations or videos selected from our extensive library.
The PNWC maintains a library of over 1,200 railroad-related books and more than 500 videos that members can check out. The Lending Library is open on the Saturday afternoon following the membership meeting and every Monday from 10:00 am to Noon. Check out of materials is subject to a loan agreement.