Why become a Member? To have FUN! To meet others that share your passion To have FUN! To benefit from the knowledge of the 'Old timers' To have FUN! Monthly meetings and other open houses to see other layouts in the County To have FUN! Occasional special deals or events Oh, and did I mention the part about HAVING FUN? All for only $30.00!! (New members pay an addition one time $5.00 initiation fee) The San Diego Garden Railway Society has 200+ members with a vast knowledge of skills in gardening, track layout and design, wiring, building, maintenance and just about every other aspect of garden railroading. Membership in the San Diego Garden Railway Society is open to anyone with an interest in garden and large scale model railway creation, construction and operation. At our meetings, items of mutual interest associated with the hobby are discussed and demonstrated. Many of the layouts have been highlighted in magazines and books about the hobby. Whether your layout consists of a loop of track around your Christmas tree or consumes your whole backyard you can benefit from interacting with others in the hobby and maybe get a few tips here and there. Not everyone has the same idea about doing things but you can take all the information and come up with your own, unique solution. With your paid membership you will get a monthly newsletter with exciting happenings within the club. General meetings are held once a month and every member is invited to come hang out and chat with friends and look at a great layout. Snacks are usually provided. The meeting is short with a few announcements usually followed by a free raffle. Many times you are welcome to bring your rolling stock to run on the host's layout after the meeting. New members Membership dues are $35.00 per household for the first year. You will receive up to 2 name badges. Additional name badges can be purchased for $5.00 each. You will also receive the monthly newsletter in your choice of either B/W paper or color electronic form. Only one vote per paid membership. Existing members Membership renewals are $30.00 per year payable in January. New membership or reinstatement of expired memberships are $35.