REGISTRATION FOR THE GM&OHS 50th ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING
Normal, Illinois - Friday October 21, Saturday October 22, Sunday October 23, 2022
Join us for this special gathering and celebration of 50 years of our HS! We’ll be based at the Holiday Inn – Normal, I-55 and I-39 (8 Traders Circle, 61761) with several days of activities offered:
Thursday and Friday: Along I-55, the C&A/Alton/GM&O Chatham Depot Museum will be open for attendees with its many exhibits and photos. The McLean Depot model railroad store will also be open.
Friday afternoon: we’ll offer a three stop (drive yourself) guided visit to McLean County History Museum (many railroader exhibits), to the last building from the C&A’s massive complex (a printing co.), and the Normal Amtrak Station (and City Hall, where the Mayor – an Amtrak Board nominee – will greet us). That evening: special programming (and an open mic) in a hotel meeting room with coffee/tea, 7p-10p.
Saturday: Railroad Show in the hotel conference center hall (and side room). Registrants gain access at 9am, general public at 10am, open until 3pm. A 5pm “social hour” (cash bar) for registrants precedes the banquet. After the banquet’s dinner, programs will include the rarely seen late-Doug Steurer’s multimedia presentation “GM&O Prologue”, and Mike Matejka presenting on the C&A shops. 6p-9:30p.
Sunday morning: GM&OHS members are invited to an open meeting of the GM&OHS Board, 8:30-9:30. All are invited to a visit the Monticello Railroad Museum (about an hour’s drive southeast), where we’ll have a special tour of the equipment (many from C&A and GM&O) and of facilities. Admission free.
Reserve your hotel room this summer, by calling 309-862-0101 (mention “GMO” for special $114 rate). Fill out the form below (print!) to register with the HS *by Labor Day* so that we can plan accordingly.
Name(s) of attendee(s): _______________________________________________________________
# of registrations _____@ $45 = total $_________(check payable to “GM&OHS”)
Address (street): ___________________________________________________________________
Address (city, state, zip): ____________________________________________________________
Email: _________________________________ Cell Phone: (_____)________________________
Planning to drive along on Friday afternoon’s 3-stop tour (free)? Y_____ N_____
Bringing digital images for Friday evening’s informal programming? Y_____ N _____
MAIL (payable to “GM&OHS”) TO: GM&OHS Annual Mtg, P.O. Box 382303, Germantown TN 38183
(Be advised, if we are forced to cancel the Annual Meeting due to unfortunate circumstances, you will be refunded. While at the Annual Meeting, we will observe the local health rules in effect.)