New Collinwood Shop Shipping Agent

New Collinwood Shop Shipping Agent

For many years all of our shipping except models have been shipped by Jim Suhs from his Lockport, IL home’s basement.  Recently, we had the good fortune to add a NYCSHS long-time member volunteer to help us set up the shipping activities into our new NYCSHS Headquarters.

Our new Senior Shipping Agent, Bob Wasko has been working with directors Jim Suhs, Joe Epperson, Mike Vescelus, Dave Mackay and Noel Widdifield to activate the shipping activity in the Headquarters.

After Jim Suhs delivered all of the Collinwood Shop inventory to the Headquarters and Jim and Bob Wasko unloaded it, Bob completed inventorying and storing all of it in the newly created shipping department office.

Bob and Dave Mackay worked out all of the necessary details for shipping materials and software for mailing.  Mike Vescelus worked with Bob and directors’ wives, Patty Epperson, Karen Vescelus and Ann Widdifield to bar code label all of the material. Mike had spent that last three months working to set up a computer based capability for inventory and selling.  He transferred that capability to Bob for inventory tracking.

All of the activity to make the transfer came together and at about 10:00 am on May 16 Bob shipped out the first batch of store items to members who had purchased them through the Collinwood Shop.

Bob Wasko about to head out to the Berea Post Office to send out the first batch of shipments from the Collinwood Shop.

So we are in business with the new Shipping Department and Senior Shipping Agent for shipping of all Collinwood Shop purchase except models and calendars.  Jim Suhs will continue to ship current and past year calendars and Dave Mackay will continue to ship models.  Model shipments will be transferred to Bob later this year.We believe that this new location and agent will greatly improve our ability to get the goodies to our members more efficiently and quicker.

Bob Wasko is one of the latest NYCSHS members to volunteer to help us continue to improve our service to members.  We have recently added another three member volunteers to our growing number of NYCSHS volunteers.

Please take a look at the volunteer positions we need to fill and consider getting more involved with the exciting work that we are doing.

Work From Home and be Part of the NYCSHS Crew!!

Graphic Artist

We need a person who can provide computer graphic support to several activities within the Society.  Currently, we have one person who is very well qualified, but has a very full work schedule and is only able to provide periodic support.

The ideal person would have the ability to provide graphic support to the Archive activities, the Central Headlight, NYCentral Modeler, NYCSHS website, “Collinwood Shop”, and other activities as required.

All of this work could be done from home, with direction from the business manager.  The requirement is for someone with knowledge and experience with any of the commercial graphic software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw, Photoshop, etc and the ability to create original drawings and graphics.

Duties would include but not be limited to:

  • Advise advertising chair on graphic strategies to reach a particular audience
  • Design graphics to deliver the desired message
  • Create images that support all NYCSHS activities
  • Develop graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites
  • Select colors, images, text style, and layout
  • Work closely with the Business Manager, Membership Chair, editors of Central Headlight and NYCentral Modeler to develop needed graphics for production

If you are interested, please contact us at

Assistant Shipping Clerk in the Middleburg Heights, Ohio area.

If you live in the Cleveland area, the NYCSHS needs some help as we continue to move critical functions into our new Headquarters building in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.We need a  volunteer willing to spend a few hours each week to back up the NYCSHS Shipping Clerk in shipping items we sell in the Collinwood Shop. We plan to complete the move of shipping activity to the Headquarters in mid-May.  We already have a volunteer for the senior shipping clerk position and he is heavily engaged in setting up this activity in the Headquarters, but he needs a back up.

Being a back up means being available when the chief clerk is not available and consists of purchasing packaging supplies and mailing material, preparing the books, DVDs, calendars and Central Headlights purchased online in the Collingwood Shop, before mailing the material out to the members who have ordered them. This position is for back up only and training will be provided by the chief clerk on how to do all of these things.

We estimate that these tasks will require about four to six hours a week spread over a couple of days when the chief clerk cannot preform the duties. We would like to sign up a volunteer to have backup coverage for the tasks.

This volunteer position of “NYCSHS Assistant Shipping Agent” would allow you to give support to our organization in a very critical mission area for us.

You would be working in the area of our archive and would be able to interact with our Archive Volunteer Crew in the facility. Most of them are in the facility several days each week, so you would not be there alone.

The NYCSHS Needs You in the Archive Crew!!

We  need long-term help with continuing to organize and preserve the archive material that we have collected over the past 46 years.  No prior experience is necessary, and we can use your help now. We will provide the training you will need and you will have fun while you learn.

You will be joining an experienced team who have been working with the archives for some time and are a great bunch of people to work with.

If you are willing to volunteer for any of these very important position, please send an email to or call Noel Widdifield at 703-407-3059 who will explain all of the details of what is involved.

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