Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club donates to Shriners Hospital for Children

By: Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club
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2018 was an exciting year for the Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club. 
A record level of donations into the club has occurred, and for this, the club has been very grateful to those who have donated.  
What has made the situation even more rewarding is that the club gives 50 percent of the proceeds to the Shriners Hospital. A presentation was made to Melissa Wood, associate director of donor development of the Shriners Hospital of a check for $2,147 by several of the club’s officers including Dick Strahl, president; Gary Soler, treasurer; and Keith Waddell, secretary. 
“This is the largest donation that we have ever received from your club,” said Melissa Wood to Keith Waddell. 
Keith replied that they were pleased to be able to help such a worthy cause and that the increase in donations reflects the activity of the club in the community via its website and its presence at key events at the Placer County Fairgrounds (now @The Grounds), where the club is currently housed. 
Despite concerns over its future at the fairgrounds, Keith said, “We hope to continue to play a part in our Roseville community by reaching out to the younger generation and encouraging them in our fantastic hobby, as well as supporting key institutions like the Shriners Hospital for Children.”
Submitted by Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club