Friday, October 16, 2020

Meeting Virtually

 We have now had one division meet virtually and several bull sessions using Zoom as out platform.  I am quite encouraged by the response.  Though it does not substitute for in person interaction it does allow us to keep up with each other and continue to grow relationships.  I hope to keep up the every other week sessions until the current restrictions lift and all feel safe to venture out.  Even after this point I hope you will give feedback whether we should continue these online sessions and with what frequency.  

On a personal note I want to say thank you for all the feedback on options for the floor plan of my anticipated new basement.  Lots of good ideas from years of experience by fellow members will hopefully prevent mistakes and increase enjoyment  

We still need a clinician for the next meeting in November along with a home tour.  Both items could be prerecorded with time for questions and answers.  If you are interested in filling either role please let me know

Thursday, May 14, 2020

NMRAx event this weekend

This Saturday the 16th of May there will be another NMRAx event from 6am to 6pm EDT on Facebook.  The first one was well received and the quality was outstanding for a first event and I expect this one will be an improvement over the last one.  The topics look good

Go to www.facebook.com/NMRA.org


James River Division Facebook Page

The James River Division maintains a Facebook page for those of you who Facebook.  If you are an NMRA member even if you are not in the JRD but want to keep up with us please join.

Just go to Facebook and search for James River Division. 


NMRA Clinics on YouTube

NMRA has a YouTube Channel in case you didn’t know which includes the recent NMRAx events that are free to the public.  There are more on the NMRA website in the members only area. Below is the link for the NMRA YouTube site


Enjoy

Thursday, April 30, 2020

NMRAx Virtual Event this weekend

There will be a virtual NMRA event under the NMRAx banner this weekend.  Currently these events are scheduled every 2 weeks on Facebook Live.  Some will be panel discussions and others are clinics held in series.  If you don’t Facebook the clinics and recordings will come to YouTube several weeks later.  The advantage of using this format is the cost is the time and effort for the volunteers with no cost to National, Regions or Divisions.  

   The Link is:

https://facebook.com/events/s/nmrax-ask-the-master-model-rai/1399647360221445/?ti=icl

The links to the YouTube edited versions will be posted on our blog once they become available. 

Please avail yourself of these events.  I am endorsing these for our members and please invite those who are not NMRA members to view them as membership is not a requirement for attendance. 

During this trying time please be safe and follow best practices of hygiene

Philip Taylor
JRD Superintendent

Thursday, April 9, 2020

2020 NMRA National Cancelled

The NMRA National Meeting in St Louis for 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns related to the current health crisis.  Most of you should have gotten an email from NMRA National by this time about the cancellation.  Please be safe and enjoy the hobby time while we work and wait through this turbulent time.

Meeting Virtually

 We have now had one division meet virtually and several bull sessions using Zoom as out platform.  I am quite encouraged by the response.  ...