This page lists announcements related to the NASG and of interest to NASG members. Click photos to visit the web sites.
The 2022 NASG Convention in Buffalo, NY is the only Convention that we have planned so far. The NASG is kindly requesting of S clubs to consider taking on the 2023 or later NASG Convention.
The NASG Convention committee has reviewed and updated the official NASG Convention Handbook. New PDF files are available from this web site, and old ones are now void.
The NASG is run by volunteers. As people's schedules or priorities change, some positions became vacant, and so we are looking to fill those.
Note that some of these tasks must be performed regardless of whether or not there is someone dedicated to the task, so that generally means that one of the existing volunteers has to temporarily take on the task. So, by volunteering you are not only helping the NASG, but you may very well be helping a fellow S modeler have just a bit of extra time to work on their own layout!
If you are a member of the NASG, please take a look at these positions and see if that might be something you would be willing to volunteer for. If you are not an NASG member but are interested in S-scale and can volunteer for one of these positions, please consider becoming an NASG member (only $30 per year), and offer your time and services.
Contacting the NASG president is the best way to offer your services, and he will then be able to direct you to the right person for more details.
We are looking for someone to help the NASG's Treasurer with some of the tasks. These include bookkeeping, invoicing, collections, credit/debit card processing, processing online orders. Experience with QuickBooks is a plus.
We have a chairman, but we are looking for additional people to help with planning events and meetings.
We have a chairman, but we are looking for individuals who would be able to help with implementing some of the plans.
This is a committee that is required by the NASG Constitution, but we have had no one to volunteer for this, so we are looking for a chairperson to take this on.
If you are interested, Click to send an e-mail.
Despite there not being a 2021 NASG Convention, the NASG Board of Trustees still received nominations and voted on this year's winners of the various awards the NASG bestows. Follow the link to see the winners, and click on the awards' titles to learn more.
Tomorrow is the official first day of the new NASG Board of Trustees. As no positions up for election had more than one candidate, all who ran were (re-)elected. This includes the president, the treasurer, and the western vice-president. Both Jay Mellon and Jeff English decided to retire from the board for the central and eastern VP positions, respectively (thank you, guys, for your service!), and so Brian Jackson (central) and Darby Marriott (eastern) take over those positions in the new administration.
Gaylord Gill and Philip Sharp were co-chairman of the NASG's Standards committee, but Philip has resigned, so Gaylord is now the sole chairman.
Chris Crnich has volunteered to take over the NASG's Company Store from Shane Lambert. Chris expects to have the inventory ready by the first week of August.
The 2022 Buffalo CanAm NASG Convention web site has been updated with the official dates. The 2021 Convention, originally scheduled for August 2021 had to be postponed due to the government lockdowns' uncertainties. We are now going full-steam-ahead with the 2022 Convention, which will be held in the same location/hotel, with the same details, and the same crew as before. Let's try it again!!!
The group that runs the 2021 NASG Convention has unanimously decided to postpone the 2021 NASG Convention to 2022.
The NASG is pleased to announce the 2021 car for the "Annual Member Car" program (formerly the "Annual Commemorative Car" program). It is a 50-foot, three-bay covered hopper, to be manufactured by American Models. Click on the photo to read more about this car, and to place your pre-order.
Note that the 2020 car (the 50-foot MNS box car) is selling well, and we are getting low in stock on those. So, if you have been thinking about getting one of those, now is the time.
These cars are only available to active NASG members.
The latest versions of the NASG Model Contest forms have been provided and are now available on a dedicated page of this web site.
"Wait! What?!? Election results? I don't remember voting?"
That's correct. The five NASG Board of Trustees positions that were up for election this year only had one person volunteer for each position. According to the NASG's Constitution, Article V, Section 9, "In the event that there are no contending candidates for all offices up for election and there are no other matters to be decided, a unanimous vote of the election committee, and the two positions not slated for election, i. e. the President and Treasurer, or the Executive Vice-President and Secretary, may declare the candidates are elected by acclamation and no ballot will be issued for that election."
This has been so done this year, and the results are as follows:
President: Will Holt (incumbent)
Treasurer: Michael Ferraro (incumbent)
Central Region Vice-President: Brian Jackson
Eastern Region Vice-President: Darby Marriott
Western Region Vice-President: Pete Gehret (incumbent)
The terms of the current Central and Eastern VPs will expire, and the new administration will begin, on the first day of the 2021 NASG Convention, which is currently scheduled for August 3, 2021.
Dale Minard has volunteered and has been selected as the next NASG Librarian. Dale is a member of the San Diego S Gaugers club, where he is already serving as their librarian. The properties of the NASG's Mobley library are being collected and sent to Dave Jasper, who will actually store the content. This is expected to be completed by April 2021. Dale Minard and Ted Larson will be working on digitizing the content of the library.
There have been a couple of NASG Committee Chairman positions that have changed hands in the recent weeks.
The American Flyer Commemorative Car Committee was run by Dave Blum, and will now be run by Clay Buckage. Sales of the remaining cars will re-start in March 2021.
The Convention Committee was run by Dave Blum, and will now be run by John Myers.
The Russell M. Mobley Library was run by Michael Greene. This position remains unfilled. The Library's properties are in storage and currently unavailable.
The Service Committee is required by the NASG's Constitution, but we have had no one to run it.
The new "Ad Hoc Committee" (membership outreach) has been created, and will be run by Ken Zieska.