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Fox Valley Division Timetable

 

Until further notice, regular FVD meetings are held from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM, via the Zoom Video Conference application. All activities and dates are subject to change, so please check meeting listings regularly for any change in activity, or time. Meetings are free and guests are always welcome. Non-member guests should contact the   webmaster   for meeting logon information. Click on a meeting date below for additional details of that event. Please download the first two reference PDFs in advance of the meeting:

•   FVD Zoom Meeting Procedures   to understand our virtual meeting process.

•   FVD Zoom Meeting Quick guide   for quick assistance with the Zoom screen and other FAQs.

If you need additional help, click on:  Zoom Help Topics   for general application assistance.

Regular division members on our email list will receive video conference login credentials via our meeting notices emailed to you about ONE WEEK PRIOR to the meet. If you are not a FVD member and/or not on our email list, and would like to attend as a guest, please contact the FVD webmaster for details on how to participate.

Photographs of contest entries will be displayed on the   CONTEST WEBPAGE   as they are received. Please upload your photos of your entry using the NO LATER THAN Noon on the Friday before the meet. Please include, your name, category, entry title and scale. You may send up to 3 photos of each entry - but only one entry per member per monthly category. Photos will display the best if they are 1200 pixels wide at 72 px/inch minimum but any size will work.

Click HERE to upload photos  


Contest voting will be via on-line ballot available either here, on the contest photo web-page or the Zoom meeting notice. The voting window opens 2 days before the meet and closes at NOON the day of the meet.

Click here to VOTE

 

Clinic Presentation: Less Than Carload Traffic in the Days Before UPS and FedEx by Mark Vaughan

Contest: Unfinished Project - one entry per member

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell Table: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: Layout Wiring by Eric Peterson, Central Indiana Division

Contest: Yard Switcher - one loco only

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell Table: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: 3 D Printing by Phillip Burnside

Contest: Open Load - one car only

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell Table: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: Flat Buildings by Charles Malinowski

Contest: Over, Under, Around or Through - One structure only

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell Table: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: The Pursuit of Realism by Lance Mindheim - Gary Saxton to facilitate

Contest: Locomotive - one loco only

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell Table: Display any category or train related item

Annual FVD Business Meeting

Election of Assistant Superintendent and Paymaster

Clinic Presentation: 1906 Crystal Lake IL Historical Diorama by Walt Herrick

Contest: Illuminated Structure - one structure only

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell Table: Display any category or train related item

Clinic Presentation: Scratch Building Cars for the AP program by Jim Osborn

Contest: 12 x 12 inch diorama with re-purposed or retired rolling stock

To enter the contest, please follow the instructions above this notice.

Show and Tell Table: Display any category or train related item

The 2021 Midwest Region convention - Rockford Railroad Convention will be hosted by the Rock River Valley Division.
The convention facility will be the Holiday Inn at State Street and I-90 which was the location of our last convention.

Complete details will be forthcoming on the Rock River Valley Division website 

Save the Dates!

The 2022 Midwest, North Central & Mid Central Tri-Region convention - Indy Junction will be jointly hosted by the three regions.
The convention facility will be Marriott East, 7202 E 21st St Indianapolis, IN 46219

Please see the Information PDF 
for more about this event.