Los Angeles Division Buddy Program

The objective of the Buddy Program is to pair up more experienced L.A. Division “mentors” with newly enrolled “buddy” members (or even longer-termed ones); thus providing each buddy with a resource for assistance, guidance, direction or information they might request about the NMRA or the LA Division. 

Depending on the mentor a buddy is matched with, this might include:

  • Helping the newer member meet other like-interested modelers​
  • Answering questions or directing them to others who might have an answer
  • Providing experience or informal support when thought advisable
  • Arranging with them to attend events or meets, either virtually or physically
  • Finding ways to keep the newer member interested and engaged in the NMRA and the hobby
  • Introducing them to NMRA programs, such as the Achievement Program or EduTRAIN
  • Determining, then building upon their passions; allowing the newer member to branch out into other areas of the hobby
  • Suggesting ways the newer member might find enjoyable while contributing to the Division and Region

While reading through this list of possibilities, should you view yourself as either a mentor or someone who’d like to be "buddy’d-up", go to the Contacts tab for Mike O’Brien’s contact details.