Newsletter Index

Membership

Biannual membership roster as of 3-31-1982 to be published. 3-82/3. New members joining prior to Oct. 1 will receive the mailings for that year. Persons joining after that date will begin membership the first of January. 8-83/7. As of April 1983 2492 members.

Advertisements in three railfan magazines attracted few new members. 8-83/2

As of August 1, 1984 membership of 2500 is same as 1983:

Non chapter members are about 1500 (chapter members are about 1000) 3-84/2

On 8-1-84 with total membership 2452 had 2022 annual 186 Life, 232 Contributing, 6 sustaining, 6 Honorary. Complimentary memberships discontinued unless the person wants to continue. 8-84/2. Official 1984 count 2512 members, 12 more than 1983. 3-85/2

Advertising for new members in TRAINS, RAILFAN & RR MAG, and PACIFIC NEWS. 8-84/4. Continuing 12-85/2 Membership for 1985 was 2454, down 63 12-85/1

At 1985 NRHS-RRE-NMRA conclave at Boston with about 2500 RLHS had a booth and sold RRH. 5 new members joined 9-86/1

Membership for 1986 totaled 2593, up 139 from 1985 with 253 contributing. 223 new members Part of gain caused by Karl Schlachter’s “Fascinated by Railroad History-Bring it Alive through R&LHS. 12-86/2

Membership 8-15-86 2626 with 327 contributing. 213 new Life memberships in 1988 have a record 38 join 3-89/1

Life membership category terminated 1990. (No change in status of current life members) Su-90/2

Membership summary from issues. As of the middle of the year
1981 2470 1982 ? 1983 2492
1984 2512 1985 2454 1986 2626
1987 2750 (contributing 340, sustaining 20, honorary 6)
1988 ? 1989 ?
1990 2652 (chapter 840, non chapter 1812, contributing 420, sustaining 29, life 235, honorary 9. By chapter PCC 463, Sou. Cal. 169, Southwest 25, Southeast 18, Chicago 90, New York 93 F-90/2.

256 new members, a record, in 1990 W-90/2


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