Benefits of Membership in the Clinton Central Model Railroad Club

  • Fellowship and camaraderie with members who share the same railroading interests.
  • Learning by doing and share your ideas (this is applied to track building, landscaping, structuring, electronics, etc)
  • Belonging not only to a model railroading club, but also meeting and working in a real 19th century train station.
  • Being able to work on and operate one of the largest model train layouts in Central Pennsylvania.
  • Access to the club's extensive RR magazine, RR video, and RR attractions pamphlet libraries.
  • Participating in club functions such as trips, train meets, open houses, and work sessions.
  • A great feeling of accomplishment by seeing impossible dreams come true.
  • Preserving the memories of Pennsylvania railroads and their history, for people of Pennsylvania and their children.
  • Modeling the history of Clinton County - not only railroads, but industry and commerce for the youth of the area to view and learn about.

Download a Membership Application here and bring the completed form to the club on Tuesday evening.

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

FULL MEMBERSHIP – $115 Annually

Open to any person 18 years of age or older who has fulfilled the conditions of probation and has actively held/holds another class of membership.  This category is extended all privileges which permits 24 hour/7 day access to the building, has voting privileges, can hold office or board position, and can operate trains at any time.  This category is the most advantageous membership of all classes but requires some special conditions since one has unrestricted access to the club.  A candidate for Full Membership must make a request for this class to the Board of Directors.  When approved by the board, the candidate is required to pay a one-time key access fee of $25.

This category is for those established members who frequently come to the club to operate trains, work on the layout, or perform administrative duties at their leisure.  For this category you can come to the club, summer or winter, turn up the heat or turn on the air conditioning and operate to your heart’s content any day of the year.  One can come to sit and read a book or old magazine from the library, put a building kit together, or just sit and talk about trains or any other subject that might be of interest.

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP - $90 ANNUALLY

Open to any person 18 years of age or older who has fulfilled the conditions of probation.  This category is extended privileges of voting, operating trains, holding office or board position, and attendance on meeting nights and at other general membership activities.

This category is for those members who are typically active in the club operations, have an interest in the direction of the club by being able to vote on issues and decide the future of the club. 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - $55 ANNUALLY

Associate membership will be served by all new members for the first year after being accepted into the club. Subsequently, members may elect to remain at this level. Associate memberships may participate in Running Trains and Attendance on meeting nights/occasions. Cost of Associate Membership is $45 per year.

 

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP - $30 ANNUALLY

Open to any person 12 to 17 years of age who has fulfilled the conditions of probation.  This category is extended privileges of operating trains, and attendance on meeting nights and on other general membership activities.

 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - $30 ANNUALLY

Open to any person 18 years of age or older who has fulfilled the conditions of probation and is a student at a secondary, technical, or college institution on at least a part-time basis.  This category is extended privileges of operating trains, and attendance on meeting nights and on other general membership activities.

 

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – OPTION OF FULL, REGULAR, OR ASSOCIATE

Limited to founding members attending organizational meetings of July 15 or July 22, 1980.  Charter members are granted all privileges. 

GENERAL NOTES ON MEMBERSHIP

  • Any member who does not have Full Membership can be invited by a Full Member to attend the club while the Full Member is present at the club.
  • Membership dues may be paid in six month increments at the choice of the member.
  • Membership period runs from July 1 to June 30.