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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 72 - March 1993

Club 200 - David Morphew

The 200 Club is alive and well. As members may have read in the last Newsletter, I have taken over running the Club from John Hatton; my thanks to him for his help during the hand over.

I have a number of ideas for how the Club will develop through 1993 and have tried to introduce some different prizes. Prizes planned so far include:

  • BR main line steam runs
  • Irish Railways weekend railtour
  • Cab rides on both BR and LT
  • Loco driving day at Tyseley
  • Wine and Dine trips on preserved lines
  • Weekend break (non railway!)

You will see from the above that I have planned a "non railway" prize - I hope this will go down well with members. I would be pleased to hear from members with their thoughts and suggestions: my address is at the front of this issue of Quainton News.

Looking back over the Society's activities in 1992 they can only be summed up as successful! Well attended special events, and the major joint venture with NSE of main line steam between Quainton and Aylesbury. Let us grow on this success! The Society can only go ahead with major improvements if it has a regular income: one way of achieving this is through the 200 Club.

At present there are only 57 members contributing to their Society through the 200 Club so there's plenty of room for more! As a member of the Club you are asked to covenant a minimum of £5 per month (less than the price of a daily paper per day!) for four years, this enabling the Society to reclaim the tax you would have payed on this amount.

For each £5 contributed you are eligible for an entry in the monthly draw - the greater the number of contributors, the better the prizes can be! Other benefits of joining include: two QRS footplate passes / year, a complimentary copy of all new Society publications, and your QRS membership paid.

Why not make 1993 the year that you join the 200 Club. I shall be happy to send you further details.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1993 and so does not reflect events in the 20+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Club 200 - David Morphew - Quainton News No. 72 - March 1993

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