Briefly, the AP is a system of requirements for demonstrating a superior level of skill in various aspects of our hobby. It covers not only building various types of models, but also building other things which are important to the hobby, such as scenery, structures, track work, and wiring. It also recognizes service to the hobby and the NMRA, which are important as well.
The AP requirements are a set of standards, but they can also serve as a set of guideposts for those who are new, near-new, and not-so-new to the hobby. Not because they lead to some sort of official pat-on-the-back, but because they are a source of ideas for projects that can help us learn to become better modelers.Bob Fink is AP Chairman for Division 3. You can reach him at a meeting or through the Division E-Mail.
From the AP Chairman
There's a very useful program in the NMRA that can help you develop your skills and get some recognition for your efforts. It's the Achievement Program. Over the years many of us in the Division have worked toward the various awards. For everyone involved it has been fun and rewarding. The program has gone a little dormant in the past months at our level and I think it's mainly because many of the newer folks don't know what it is really about. Over the next few month's I'll take you through the fundamentals of participating. We'll start with an overall view then we will outline each of the eleven awards and their requirements. You may be ready for one or more of the awards or would be interested in starting when you understand the basics. Stay tuned and you'll see another fun aspect of this great hobby. -- Bob Fink, MMR
Three members of the Division Awarded Merit Certificates.
<< Phil Gliebe receives certificate for Chief Dispatcher
from Rick Lach.
Ric Zimmerman receives certificate for
Association Volunteer from Rick Lach. >>
<< Rick Lach receives certificate
Association Volunteer from Ric Zimmerman .
All photos by Wil Davis
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