A few days ago the Park Superintendent advised me that, as a result of vandalism and other users causing damage to sections of the upper picnic area and environs, access to the parking lot next to the field will now require all MAAW members to UNLOCK THE CHAIN ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE ACCESS ROAD, AND LOCK SAME AFTER BOTH ENTRY AND EXIT. Ironically this brings us back to the days when the gate at the entry point was locked, and members were given the combo for entry and egress. This arrangement is scheduled to remain in place until the beginning of the Park season (April?) or until Park personnel advise otherwise. For the moment going forward if you need to get up to the field call the President’s Hot Line at 914 588-7293 and he will give you the combo. If you attend a meeting you will also be given the combo at that time. Your cooperation is appreciated!
The A.M.A. Expo East 2018 Show has come and gone, and thanks to a change in our prizes- along with the guys who volunteered to man our booth- we’ve scored a modest profit. More on this shortly, but to begin: on behalf of the entire club, our thanks to Ed Mulligan, Al Reinhardt, Pete Daba, Dave Londin and Chris Reinhardt, who volunteered their time and expense to “Make It Happen”. Sincere thanks, guys, for putting in the time and effort! The shift to Gift Cards / Certificates (to bypass the crippling shipping costs in recent years) saved us roughly $100 ( ! ) with the winner of the Horizon Hobby GC’s residing in Simsbury, CT. The Tower Hobbies GC was won by a local (Bronx) and orders are in the system for both. The next time you see any of the guys above, give ’em a “well done” and make sure they know you appreciate a job well done.