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Round the Curve to Altoona
Mid-Eastern Region Convention
Local Convention Committee
Position Name email Phone
General Chairman Jerry Lauchle, MMR gcl1@psu.edu 814-404-6955
Ex Officio Adviser Bob Charles, MMR rcharles@aol.com 717-763-1848
Webmaster Jeff Burch webmaster@mer-nmra.com 443-280-9127
Publicity Chair Jerry Lauchle, MMR gcl1@psu.edu 814-404-6955
Publicity Assistant Ken Roth wittabull@yahoo.com 717-274-2947
In-House Activities Chair Brian Kampschroer treasurer@mer-nmra.com 717-991-7560
Clinics Team Chair Barry Schmitt sbschmitt@comcast.net 717-877-1810
Clinics Team Rich Wurst rjwurst@comcast.net 717-392-5023
Forrest Lucas fllucas@breezeline.net 814-243-0457
Jim Long smlgf2000@aol.com 717-756-2107
Company Store Chair Howard Oakes business@mer-nmra.com 717-632-5990
Company Store Assistant Keith Frantz keith.frantz@verizon.net 484-797-8489
Raffle Chair Dean Johnson drgwdean@hotmail.com 717-629-4179
Registration Chair Kirk Bateman mer-registrar@mer-nmra.com 410-442-0446
Registration Desk OPEN - Need Volunteers    
General Contest Chair Alan Mende contests@mer-nmra.com 717-421-2930
Contest Room Assistant David Ellis daellisp4@gmail.com 206-310-1453
Hotel Layout Chair OPEN - Need Volunteer    
Signage Chair Terry Flinchbaugh tlfnuc@comcast.net 814-441-7332
Computer-Audio-Visual Chair Jack Basiago jbasiago@sprynet.com 256-714-4050
Computer-Audio-Visual Assistant David Ellis daellisp4@gmail.com 206-310-1453
Computer-Audio-Visual Assistants OPEN - Need Volunteer    
Hotel Staff Communication Brian Kampschroer treasurer@mer-nmra.com 717-991-7560
Layout Visitation Chair Gary Nastase gpnastase02j20@gmail.com 814-423-2240
Operating Sessions Chair David Baker dbakerrr@aol.com 814-269-3993
Rails and Non-Rails Tours/Visitation Chair Forrest Lucas fllucas@breezeline.net 814-243-0457
EBT Rail Tour Coordinator Lee Rainey leerainey@aol.com 814-404-3968
Harry Bennett Memorial Roundhouse Private Tour Coordinator Joe DeFrancesco jdefrancesco@railroadcity.org 814-946-0834
Rails and Non-Rails Assistant Lou Mayer lhmayer1946@gmail.com 814-777-8411

In addition to the OPEN positions above, most of the leaders need volunteers to help with that particular aspect of the convention. MER members are encouraged to contact the leader of their choice to see how they can help make this event a successful and memorable one.