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Southern California Live Steamers
President's Message


7/19/2011 4:06:53 PM

     They say there is no "I" in the "teamwork" and they are right, eventhough our team has many individuals with different points of view and talents, I have seen an increase in "teamwork".  Since this can be seen, those who do not want to work as a team stand out like a sore thumb.  The key to finding out if you are one who does not fit in with the team (If you really want to know) is to ask yourself these questions:

-Am I a member to benefit myself rather than the S.C.L.S. team? 

-Do I expect others to cater to me?

- Do I feel a sense of entitlement or authority (i.e. "Rules do not apply to me."), due to seniorty and or by pointing out other members shortcomings?

-Do I spend more time discussing what other people or the club should do, rather than rolling up my sleves and helping the team maintain the facility, oblivious or not caring about priorities, such as safety, budget, and manpower?

- Eventhough there is always work to be done (weeds, trash, watering, etc.) and there are members working on the track almost every Saturday, do I insist on receiving some sort of invitation to join a work party?

     If you answered (YES) to any of the questions above, please be more considerate of other members who bust their "humps" every week to keep our operation running.  I would also ask that if you "honestly" answered (YES) to two or more of these questions, please consider joining another kind of organization, preferably one that does not require "people skills".

     To those of you who are working hard to make our organization great THANK YOU!

     Yes, I know the person/s who should answer (YES) probably will not admit it, but it is worth a shot...

Tim Brothers

President S.C.L.S.      



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4/19/2021 4:52:00 PM Light at the end of the tunnel
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10/25/2013 3:43:55 PM What Can You Say?
1/26/2013 8:56:06 PM Station Dedication
8/6/2012 3:44:11 PM "Dog days of Summer"
1/3/2012 3:52:21 PM "Keep on trucking"
7/19/2011 4:06:53 PM "Teamwork"
3/14/2011 9:47:47 PM Can you see IT?
11/30/2010 9:52:17 PM Someting New!
9/12/2010 10:18:10 AM "So much by so few"
7/3/2010 12:07:05 PM Our Mission v.s. Membership
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12/31/2009 1:17:19 PM HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010
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8/16/2009 1:18:46 PM "300,000 Riders!!!"
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5/13/2009 8:12:52 AM Summer is here!
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9/27/2008 10:54:26 PM A Very Good Year.
6/29/2007 2:41:53 PM Another New and Action Packed Year