FROM G. MARK RAY, PRESIDENT OF HERITAGERAIL ALLIANCE:
Thomas Paine once wrote “THESE are the times that try men’s souls.” When Mr. Paine wrote those words, the United States was fighting for its existence. We had recently declared our independence from England and the fight was not going well. We again in are in fight for our lives. Not from a foreign invader or a terrorist group but from a disease. A disease that is going to change the way we live forever. Yes, we are in a battle for survival. Once the carnage of the virus is behind us, we must pick up the pieces and rebuild. Right now, we must focus on survival.
It should come as no surprise that our Spring Symposium scheduled for April is cancelled. We had considered a delay but no one can predict when this virus outbreak will be behind us.
The Fall Conference is also cancelled. This was a tougher decision but we think an honest one. Once you can reopen your doors, all of you will be focused on making up lost revenue. Special events will fill your schedules and it is important to the Alliance that all of you focus on healing your organizations both physically and financially.
I wish the best for all of you,
FALL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
To help offset the costs of attending the Fall conference, HeritageRail offers scholarships and stipends to qualified member applicants. For learning opportunities, a friendly atmosphere, and good conversation with others who love the rails, the HeritageRail conferences are can’t miss events! Click on on the below buttons for more information and application instructions. DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS JULY 1 of the given Fall conference year.
Congratulations to our 2019 recipients: Sam Christensen (Galveston Railroad Museum) and William Hazen (Hoosier Heartland Trolley)
Congratulations to our 2019 recipient, Cameron Nichols (Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co.)