The Miami Valley Garden Railway Society

Dayton, Ohio

Monthly Meeting Information


MVGRS Meeting Times

Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month except for the months of May and December.
The May meeting is the third Sunday and the December meeting is the second Saturday of the month.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings start at 2:30.
You are welcome to gather at 2:00 to visit and/or view the host’s railroad.
When we meet outside you should bring a folding chair and you are encouraged to bring a refreshment item to share.
The host provides the beverages. Meetings last 2 to 3 hours.


MVGRS Meeting Format

Each meeting generally follows the pattern of a welcome by the president, introduction of new members and guests and announcements.
There is a break for refreshments which is usually followed by a presentation on some facet of garden railway or general railroad interest.
After the program, there is a drawing for door prizes which consists of items donated by members.
At the end there is a “show and tell” where members are encouraged to bring their latest project or acquisition to show to the members, or to tell about something of interest to the group.


MVGRS Meeting Locations

Monthly meetings are held at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark (Located at 1301 E. Siebenthaler Dayton, OH. 45414) during the months of October – April or May.
During the warmer months, May/June – September we meet at members homes.
The March meeting is an annual banquet and the location has varied over the years.
If you are interested in attending a meeting, call or e-mail the president, newsletter editor, webmaster or other officer for current information on meeting location and directions.


The MVGRS Memorial
The MVGRS Memorial was designed and built from scratch by Art Gabele in 1997.
Art built the memorial to recognize members of the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society and the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society who had passed away. The initials of the deceased member are added to the left side of the memorial for the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society and to the right side for the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society.
In 2004, Art donated the memorial to the MVGRS. The memorial is included as part of each display the MVGRS presents.
A Photo of the Memorial is located at the bottom of each Web Page located though out the MVGRS Web Site.
Photo By: Peter Wine