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The Western Pacific Railroad referred to the Men & Women that they employed as "Willing People".  It was these folks that made the Western Pacific a legendary figure in Railroad History.  The railroad wasn't a job for WP's employees, it was a proud lifestyle.  And the Western Pacific wasn't just a company... it was a FAMILY

 

The spirit of the "Willing People" lives on at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum everyday.  Our members carry on that Mission the minute they walk in the gate.  Regardless of task, regardless of profession, gender, age, or level of railroad knowledge, our members happily volunteer their time and skills to continue that tradition started 100 years ago on the Western Pacific.  And we'd love to welcome YOU into our family!

 


Membership in the Feather River Rail Society is a rewarding experience.  Your contribution will help to keep the museum and the history of the Western Pacific Railroad alive.  Become a member now so you will not miss any future issues of the upcoming publications.
 
Currently the society produces two publications which, depending on membership level, are included with your dues: The Train Sheet and The HeadlightThe Train Sheet is the society members' newsletter and provides current information concerning the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.  The Western Pacific Headlight is the society's journal of WP history and includes articles of interest for modelers and those wishing to know more of the historical aspects of the Western Pacific and subsidiary roads.
 
Members and their guests are encouraged to visit the museum and feel free to join in the activities (Associate and Institutional levels are not eligible to volunteer).  Caboose trains operate every weekend during the summer operating season and at least once a month there is a work weekend.
 

Membership Application:

Join or Renew Membership Online HERE!

or download Membership Application to mail to us: Complete the application form and send it,
and the appropriate membership fees to:

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FRRS Member Services
P. O. Box 608
Portola, CA 96122-0608
530-832-4131


Membership Change of Address/email/phone HERE!


Membership Level Details

    Associate - $25.00 annually ($40.00 USD foreign)
  • No voting rights
  • Receives The Train Sheet
  • Does not receive The Headlight
  • Free admission and train rides (with membership card)
  • May volunteer at the museum after signing a General Release form
  • Cannot join the Operating or Mechanical Departments
    Active - $50.00 annually ($65.00 USD foreign)
  • Voting rights for one
  • Receives The Train Sheet and The Headlight
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop (with membership card)
  • Free admission and train rides (with membership card)
  • May volunteer at the museum
  • Eligible to join Operating or Mechanical Departments
    Family - $80.00 annually ($95.00 USD foreign)
  • Covers two adults and children 18 & under at same address
  • Voting rights for two
  • Receives two membership cards
  • Receives one subscription to The Train Sheet and The Headlight
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop (with membership card)
  • Free admission and train rides (with membership card)
  • May volunteer at the museum (some age restrictions)
  • Eligible to join Operating or Mechanical Departments
    Sustaining - $150.00 annually ($165.00 USD foreign)
  • Voting rights for one
  • Receives The Train Sheet and The Headlight
  • 15% discount in the Gift Shop (with membership card)
  • Eight free train ride tickets for non-member friends and family
  • Special recognition pin
  • Free admission and train rides (with membership card)
  • Priority tickets/notice on special museum events
  • May volunteer at the museum
  • Eligible to join Operating or Mechanical Departments
    Life - $1800.00 one time (or 4 annual payments of $450.00)
  • Voting rights for one
  • Receives The Train Sheet and The Headlight
  • 15% discount in the Gift Shop (with membership card)
  • Special recognition pin and laminated membership card
  • Free admission and train rides (with membership card)
  • Priority tickets/notice on special museum events
  • May volunteer at the museum
  • Eligible to join Operating or Mechanical Departments
  • Can be paid in installments *
    Family Life - $3000.00 one time (or 4 annual payments of $750.00)
  • Covers two adults and children 18 & under at same address
  • Voting rights for two
  • Receives two membership cards
  • Receives one subscription to The Train Sheet and The Headlight
  • 15% discount in the Gift Shop (with membership card)
  • Special recognition pin and laminated membership cards for two adults
  • Free admission and train rides (with membership card)
  • Priority tickets/notice on special museum events
  • May volunteer at the museum (some age restrictions)
  • Eligible to join Operating or Mechanical Departments
  • Can be paid in installments *
* If making installment payments the Life/Family Life membership card(s) will be sent upon receipt of the final payment.  Until such time as the life membership is paid in full, the member will receive the equivalent yearly membership card.  All payments towards a life membership are non-refundable and failure to make a scheduled payment by the due date will result in forfeiture of the funds paid towards the life membership.  After the initial payment, future payments will be billed by mail.  Please call the museum at 1-530-832-4131 for more information.
    Institutional - $60.00 annually ($75.00 USD foreign)
  • Special membership for other 501(c)3 or equivalent organizations
    (verification required)
  • No voting rights
  • Receives both The Train Sheet and The Headlight (2 copies each)
  • Free Admission to WPRM Museum with identity card from member institution
  • Twenty free train ride tickets for organization members and families
  • Institutional members are not eligible to volunteer


New Directors Installed July 9th, 2016

Frank Brehm and Leisa Wesch installed as new Directors

Election Results Certified Wednesday June 8th, 2016

The election results were certified by the Portola City Clerk.

Election Vote Tallies June 4th, 2016

2016 (preliminary - pending certification and elected Dicrector acceptance of office in writing)
election vote tallies reported at the Members' Meeting 6/4/16 are as follows (3 open positions):

Tom Carter - Incumbent 198 Votes
Frank Brehm - Candidate 189 Votes
Leisa Wesch - Candidate 148 Votes
Matt Elems - Candidate 146 Votes
Rick Gruninger - Candidate 112 Votes
Kirk Baer - Candidate 111 Votes
Wayne Monger - Candidate 110 Votes
David Epling - Write In 2 Votes
Craig Simmons - Write In 2 Votes
Bil Jackson - Write In 1 Vote
Bill Parker - Write In 1 Vote
Ken Roller - Write In 1 Vote

Update from the election chairman May 31, 2016

Good evening,

After further review of the policies and due to confusion regarding the deadline for ballot return.  The June 3rd date stands.  All ballots received as of June 3, 2016 will be counted with the final ballot count on June 4, 2016.

This is being done in the interest of being fair to make sure all FRRS voting members have the maximum opportunity to vote.

The FRRS Board will have a business item at the board meeting to discuss future elections to ensure there is never this confusion again.

Thank You

David Epling
2016 FRRS Board Election Chairman
Portola CA

Update from the election chairman April 10, 2016

FRRS Members,

FRRS 2016 Board Election Voting materials were sent to the printer/mailing house today.  Your ballots should be in your mailboxes in the next 10 days.

You have until June 3rd at 5pm to return them to the official mailing address.  Any ballot NOT received by 5pm on the 3rd will not be counted.

As an FYI, Director Wayne Monger resigned from the FRRS Board yesterday (4/9/2016).  He remains a valid candidate for the 2016 Board Elections.  Votes for him will be counted as valid assuming the ballot itself is not defaced as noted in the rules.

Please vote and return your ballots in a timely manner.

Thank You

David Epling
2016 FRRS Board Election Chairman

2016 FRRS Election Calendar

 
Three seats, presently being held by Wayne Monger, Tom Carter & Kirk Baer are available for the June 2016 FRRS election. Nominees must be in good standing at the time of nomination.

The following candidates have been verified as valid candidates for the 2016 FRRS Election:

2016 Verified Nominees as of April 9, 2016
(in alphabetical order by last name)

Kirk Baer - Candidate
Frank Brehm - Candidate
Tom Carter - Incumbent
Matt Elems - Candidate
Rick Gruninger - Candidate
Wayne Monger - Candidate
Leisa Wesch - Candidate

January 1, 2016 - First day of open nominations for the election of FRRS directors.  Nominations can be submitted by voting members of FRRS (IN WRITING) to the Nomination and Election Committee or personally delivered to the Committee.*

January 31, 2016 - Last day for nomination submissions.

February 8, 2016 - Last day that each candidate may provide the Committee with an informational statement to be included in the election ballot.  The printing & mailing fee of $100.00 must accompany each candidate's statement.

March 7, 2016 - Last day nominees may withdraw. A withdrawal MUST be provided to the committee by written notice.

April 18, 2016 - The Ballots shall be sent out by the Committee on or before the 3rd Monday in April.

May 14, 2016 - The Board shall select members and/or nonmembers to serve as tellers to count ballots.

May 27, 2016 Extended to 6/3/16 - Ballots must be returned to the ballot return address by no later than 5 PM. No post marks will be accepted.

June 4, 2016 - The tellers shall report and certify the accuracy and proper procedure of the vote at the annual meeting of members of the corporation as provided for in the bylaws.
 

FRRS Board of Directors Election Documents

If you are considering nominating yourself or another member, please read the following before submitting your nomination.

Nominations & Elections Procedure:

Download

FRRS Bylaws:

Download

The Nominations and Election Committee' official address for 2016 is:
 
FRRS Nominations and Election Committee
P.O. Box 43
Portola, CA 96122
or by e-mail to: election@wplives.org

*Any and all nominees and write-ins must be valid FRRS members in good standing.   Non-Legitimate write-ins will disqualify the entire ballot. White ballots (ballots in which the number of seats to be filled equals the number of nominees) will not go to a vote unless a member petitions the board with the intent to run as a write in.

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