Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will hold our monthly General Business Meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 in Fisher 133.This month, our featured presentation will be given by Cory Wyka, manager of Canadian National's Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. PTC, currently in the process of installation over 60,000 miles of the US railroad network, is instrumental to today's railroad environment. Mr. Wyka will be here to give us the inside scoop on CN's efforts to install this massive new electronic, physical and communications plant before the government's approaching deadline.Other business will include our Company Highlight of Herzog Rail Services, Job and Scholarship Opportunities, and our raffle prizes. Sub sandwiches and other refreshments will be provided - come by to see who we are and what we do, and learn about the railroad industry!

 

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) will be holding our monthly General Business Meeting on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 in Fisher Room No. 133. This month, our featured presentation will be given by Clint Jones, owner of the Mineral Range Railroad. He’ll be giving us a look at shortline railroading, through the lens of his extensive experience in the business. We’ll tie this in with our recent field trip to the Humboldt Mill, a primary customer of the Mineral Range. Additionally, we’ll have our company highlight, along with raffle prizes and giveaways. Pizza and refreshments will be provided - come by to see who we are and what we do, and learn about the railroad industry! 
In addition to our presentation, we’re also organizing a volunteer event at the Quincy Mine in Hancock on Saturday, November 12th. Join us, as we work alongside museum personnel to maintain their iconic cog railroad. A FREEpost-event tour of the mine will be given to any interested participants. This is a great chance to volunteer, work on a railroad, and get an awesome tour of a local icon, all in one event. A sign-up sheet will be available at the General Business Meeting. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Just A Reminder!

The Railroad Engineering & Activities Club at Michigan Tech (REAC), will be holding a General Business Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 7 PM in Fisher 133.This month is Taco Tuesday! We will be serving Taco Bell at our meeting so come, grab some tacos, and learn more about who we are and what we do! We will also have raffle prizes & giveaways and will be discussing our Fall Field Trip to Eagle Mine in Marquette, Michigan.
Lastly, we have an open Secretary position, so we will be holding a general election for the position at our next meeting. If you would like to get more involved with the REAC, this is a good opportunity to get your name out there; plus it is a nice addition to your resume!  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Just A Reminder!

Tomorrow, Thursday, September 8th, we will be having our September General Business Meeting in Fisher 133 at 7:00PM. We will have Five student speakers presenting on their experiences as summer interns in the Rail Industry. This week's Rail Industry Showcase is CN. Come to learn more about this company, Test your luck at winning one of our Neat Raffle Prizes! As always, there will be pizza and pop and all majors welcome at the meeting! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rail Day & Railroad Night 2016
Railroad Engineering and Activities Club is back with its "Flagship event". We are proud to present the Third Annual Rail Day Expo and Railroad Night XII in association with Rail Transportation Program at Michigan Tech. This year being REAC's 10th Anniversary (also as an AREMA student chapter) makes it extra special. Rail Day/Railroad Night is a unique event which gives you an opportunity to learn about the Rail Industry & interact with Rail Industry representatives. Join us this September 22nd and 23rd to find out what the Rail Industry has in store for you!
Railroad Night Ticket Sales have commenced! Visit us on campus to purchase yours...
We will be at the following locations:
MEEM - 9/6 (10-12) & 9/12 (10-2)
Dow Lobby - 9/7 (10-2) & 9/13 (10-2)
Dillman - 9/15 (10-2) & 9/19 (10-2)
MUB - 9/16 (10-2)
Wadsworth - 9/17 (3-5PM)
K-Day
*Tickets are $5 this year. Funds raised through ticket sales will go to the door/raffle prizes at Railroad Night.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Just A Reminder!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5th, we will be having our April General Business Meeting in Dillman 214 at 7:00PM. Our guest this month will be Martita Mullen from CN. She will be talking about her experiences as an engineer and manager at CN, concentrating on Maintenance and Management of Railway Track Infrastructure. Later, there will be a discussion of our AREMA Conference and an overview of Activities & RTP Course Offerings in Fall 2016. This week's Rail Industry Showcase is HNTB. Come to learn more about this company, Test your luck at winning one of our Neat Raffle Prizes! As always, there will be pizza and pop and all majors welcome at the meeting! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Just A Reminder!

Next week, Tuesday, March 1st, we will be having our March General Business Meeting in Dillman 214 at 7:00PM. We have lots going on at this meeting; Dr. Brad Howard from New York Air Brake will be in to discuss autonomous trains, mechanical engineering practices and research and development at his company. On top of the very interesting presentation, we will be having our annual officer elections, electing the officers that will lead up the club next year. If you have ever considered getting more involved in a student organization, this is a great chance to be a part of a great group! We will be voting during our meeting, so if you are interested in a position, come with a couple reasons as to why you would be a good fit for the position. I have listed the positions below, along with a few of their respective responsibilities. As always, free food and all majors welcome at the meeting! Hope to see you there!

OFFICER POSITIONS (General Descriptions):
- President: Ensure club is retaining/welcoming members, increase club visibility on campus, interact with members, run general business meetings.
- Vice President: Assist President, Plan/Coordinate Rail Day Expo/Rail Night.
- Treasurer: Manage Club's budget, Coordinate food plans for GBM's, work with USG for club funding.
- Secretary: Keep track of club records, record attendance and take meeting minutes.
- Social Chair: Coordinate club events, plan field trips and hotel accommodations.
- Marketing Chair: Design/distribute posters and marketing materials for club events.
- Webmaster: Update club social media platforms (Facebook, blogspot and google calendar).