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LCCA Has Another Successful WGHOT Show (Sacrament CA recap)

The Lionel Collectors Club of America had another very successful event during the February 23-24, 2013 World's Greatest Hobby on Tour (WGHOT) show in Sacramento CA. Members in California had an opportunity to re-connect with LCCA Convention Manager "Choo Choo" Bob Carter, his lovely wife Dinah Carter and local member Victor Dusenberry (RM 27375) of Vacaville CA at the LCCA booth during the show.  Lionel's mascot, Lenny the Lion was there entertaining and meeting with show attendees.

"Thank you!" to all volunteers who helped out at LCCA booth and the LCCA/Lionel FasTrack Modular Railroad Layout at this show.  Our booth was placed next to Lionel's operating layout and display.  Visitors had the opportunity to meet with and talk to Lionel representatives Joe Fea, Tom Nuzzo and J. Don Reece.  LCCA's mini layout was in operation and attracted a crowd of people. This small layout was designed and built by TW TrainWorx of Dallas, TX to demonstrate what can be accomplished within a small space. You do not have to have a huge space to have your own operating Lionel layout.

These WGHOT shows are great ways to introduce our club to train show visitors as well as an opportunity to meet and talk with our members that live in the region.  We are glad to be in Sacramento again.  We reconnected with a lot of our members who attended our 2009 annual convention in Sacramento.  It was great to see all of you again!

"Thanks" to all of the 80 plus members who stopped by.  I also want to personally welcome the 12 new members who joined our club at this event.  I encourage you to get involved and participate in future LCCA Special Event activities.  The more you get involved, the more you will enjoy the club. I look forward to receiving articles about your personal experiences with Lionel trains.

We just completed another successful Special Event in California. We had three great events in CA this past month, and we are planning to be at two more in the next two weeks. We are meeting people and having discussions about possible future LCCA special events in the great state of California.  I am certain we will continue to grow in CA and develop more activities for you and your entire families to enjoy.

We are well on our way of accomplishing LCCA President Dennis DeVito's goal of reaching out and meeting with 2200 members this year.  We have several new, family oriented, LCCA Special Events planned for this year in various cities around the country. We hope you can attend and participate in some of these events.  I am certain you will have FUN!

If we don't have a LCCA Special Event scheduled for your area and you would like to host one, please contact me to discuss your ideas.  We invite and encourage you to host a local LCCA Special Event.

Thanks Again, and we hope you continue to enjoy your Lionel Trains and The Best Toy Train Club on the Planet!

Al Kolis
Immediate Past-President & Special Events Manager