LIONEL OPERATING TRAIN SOCIETY

Address
6376 WEST FORK RD
CINCINNATI, OH 452475704
Contact
Nonprofit
NTEE: A54 - History Museums
EIN: 31-1074533

Mission

ANNUAL CONVENTION PROMOTING ENJOYMENT AND OPERATION OF LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS WITH EMPHASIS ON HISTORIC AND MODERN TRAIN OPERATIONS.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1979
Metropolitan statistical area1642
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Number of employees00000
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers25    
Personnel
Bodek, Victor
TitleDIRECTOR 6 MOS   DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personVICTOR BODEK   VICTOR BODEK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue   True
Average hours per week working for org2.00   2.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00   $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00   $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00   $0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Bromstrup, Thomas
TitleCHAIRMAN DIRECTORS    
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS BROMSTRUP    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org4.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.00    
Bromstrup, Tom
Title CHAIRMAN DIRECTORSCHAIRMAN DIRECTORSCHAIRMAN DIRECTORS 
Name of key/compensated person TOM BROMSTRUPTOM BROMSTRUPTOM BROMSTRUP 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 4.006.006.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.000.00 
Gatzke, Wayne
Title VICE PRESIDENT 4 MO   
Name of key/compensated person WAYNE GATZKE   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00   
Howe, Phil
TitlePRESIDENTV P 6 MO PRESIDENT 6 MOVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personPHIL HOWEPHIL HOWEPHIL HOWEPHIL HOWEPHIL HOWE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org6.006.006.006.006.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Kern, Herb
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    HERB KERN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Knelly, Ralph
TitleSECRETARYTREASURERSECRETARYTREASURERSECRETARYTREASURERSECRETARYTREASURERSECRETARYTREASURER-6 MOS
Name of key/compensated personRALPH KNELLYRALPH KNELLYRALPH KNELLYRALPH KNELLYRALPH KNELLY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org6.006.0010.0010.0010.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Kuntz, Scott
Title    PAST PRESIDENT-6 MOS
Name of key/compensated person    SCOTT KUNTZ
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    6.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Matuszak, Cris
Title PAST PRESIDENT 6 MOPAST PRESIDENTPAST PRESIDENTPRESIDENT-6 MOS
Name of key/compensated person CRIS MATUSZAKCRIS MATUSZAKCRIS MATUSZAKCRIS MATUSZAK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 4.006.006.0010.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.000.00 
Mazur, Ed
TitlePAST PRESIDENTPRESIDENT 6 MO PAST PRESIDENPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT-6 MOS
Name of key/compensated personED MAZURED MAZURED MAZURED MAZURED MAZUR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.006.006.006.006.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Rotolo, Mike
TitleDIRECTOR 6 MOSDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMIKE ROTOLOMIKE ROTOLOMIKE ROTOLOMIKE ROTOLOMIKE ROTOLO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Slater, Pete
TitleVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT 2 MO   
Name of key/compensated personPETE SLATERPETE SLATER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org6.006.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.00   
Weinel, Bruce
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personBRUCE WEINELBRUCE WEINELBRUCE WEINELBRUCE WEINEL 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesANNUAL CONVENTION PROMOTING ENJOYMENT AND OPERATION OF LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS WITH EMPHASIS ON HISTORIC AND MODERN TRAIN OPERATIONS.ANNUAL CONVENTION PROMOTING ENJOYMENT AND OPERATION OF LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS WITH EMPHASIS ON HISTORIC AND MODERN TRAIN OPERATIONS.ANNUAL CONVENTION PROMOTING ENJOYMENT AND OPERATION OF LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS WITH EMPHASIS ON HISTORIC AND MODERN TRAIN OPERATIONS.ANNUAL CONVENTION PROMOTING ENJOYMENT AND OPERATION OF LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS WITH EMPHASIS ON HISTORIC AND MODERN TRAIN OPERATIONS.ANNUAL CONVENTION PROMOTING ENJOYMENT AND OPERATION OF LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS WITH EMPHASIS ON HISTORIC AND MODERN TRAIN OPERATIONS.
Program service expenses, total$156,042.00$275,408.00$171,070.00$171,372.00$134,705.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
CLUB OFFERED TO ITS MEMBERS AN ANNUAL COMMERATIVE MODEL TRAIN CAR
Program expenses$45,381.00$165,827.00$86,006.00$36,159.00$33,625.00
Program revenue$95,397.00$69,145.00$117,467.00$98,343.00$88,846.00
Program descriptionCLUB OFFERED TO ITS MEMBERS AN ANNUAL COMMERATIVE MODEL TRAIN CARCLUB OFFERED TO ITS MEMBERS AN ANNUAL COMMERATIVE MODEL TRAIN CARCLUB OFFERED TO ITS MEMBERS AN ANNUAL COMMERATIVE MODEL TRAIN CARCLUB OFFERED TO ITS MEMBERS AN ANNUAL COMMERATIVE MODEL TRAIN CARCLUB OFFERED TO ITS MEMBERS AN ANNUAL COMMERATIVE MODEL TRAIN CAR
PUBLICATION OF SWITCHER WHICH IS A BI MONTHLY JOURNAL,AND QUARTERLY TRACK CHANGES FOR BUY AND SELLING TRAIN ITEMS.
Program expenses$24,848.00$24,576.00$26,388.00$28,960.00$29,375.00
Program descriptionPUBLICATION OF SWITCHER WHICH IS A BI MONTHLY JOURNAL,AND QUARTERLY TRACK CHANGES FOR BUY AND SELLING TRAIN ITEMS.PUBLICATION OF SWITCHER WHICH IS A BI MONTHLY JOURNAL,AND QUARTERLY TRACK CHANGES FOR BUY AND SELLING TRAIN ITEMS.PUBLICATION OF SWITCHER WHICH IS A BI MONTHLY JOURNAL, AND QUARTERLY TRACK CHANGES FOR BUY AND SELLING TRAIN ITEMS.PUBLICATION OF SWITCHER WHICH IS A BI MONTHLY JOURNAL, AND QUARTERLY TRACK CHANGES FOR BUY AND SELLING TRAIN ITEMS.PUBLICATION OF SWITCHER WHICH IS A BI MONTHLY JOURNAL, AND QUARTERLY TRACK CHANGES FOR BUY AND SELLING TRAIN ITEMS.
THE ANNUAL CONVENTION HAS FEATURED LOTS OF OPERATING LAYOUTS, TOY TRAIN VIDEOS, MODELING CONTESTS, MAINTENANCE CLINICS, LIONEL LLC QUESTION AND ANSWER SEMINARS, TABLE SALES OF TRAINS AND TRAIN RELATED MERCHANDISE, TRAIN DRAG RACES, OUTSTANDING HOME LAYOUT TOURS AND SPECIAL EXCURSIONS.
Program expenses$85,813.00$85,005.00$58,676.00$106,253.00$71,705.00
Program revenue$107,868.00$84,619.00$86,006.00$129,687.00$90,263.00
Program descriptionTHE ANNUAL CONVENTION HAS FEATURED LOTS OF OPERATING LAYOUTS, TOY TRAIN VIDEOS, MODELING CONTESTS, MAINTENANCE CLINICS, LIONEL LLC QUESTION AND ANSWER SEMINARS, TABLE SALES OF TRAINS AND TRAIN RELATED MERCHANDISE, TRAIN DRAG RACES, OUTSTANDING HOME LAYOUT TOURS AND SPECIAL EXCURSIONS.THE ANNUAL CONVENTION HAS FEATURED LOTS OF OPERATING LAYOUTS, TOY TRAIN VIDEOS, MODELING CONTESTS, MAINTENANCE CLINICS, LIONEL LLC QUESTION AND ANSWER SEMINARS, TABLE SALES OF TRAINS AND TRAIN RELATED MERCHANDISE, TRAIN DRAG RACES, OUTSTANDING HOME LAYOUT TOURS AND SPECIAL EXCURSIONS.THE ANNUAL CONVENTION HAS FEATURED LOTS OF OPERATING LAYOUTS, TOY TRAIN VIDEOS, MODELING CONTESTS, MAINTENANCE CLINICS, LIONEL LLC QUESTION AND ANSWER SEMINARS, TABLE SALES OF TRAINS AND TRAIN RELATED MERCHANDISE, TRAIN DRAG RACES, OUTSTANDING HOME LAYOUT TOURS AND SPECIAL EXCURSIONS.THE ANNUAL CONVENTION HAS FEATURED LOTS OF OPERATING LAYOUTS, TOY TRAIN VIDEOS, MODELING CONTESTS, MAINTENANCE CLINICS, LIONEL LLC QUESTION AND ANSWER SEMINARS, TABLE SALES OF TRAINS AND TRAIN RELATED MERCHANDISE, TRAIN DRAG RACES, OUTSTANDING HOME LAYOUT TOURS AND SPECIAL EXCURSIONS.THE ANNUAL CONVENTION HAS FEATURED LOTS OF OPERATING LAYOUTS, TOY TRAIN VIDEOS, MODELING CONTESTS, MAINTENANCE CLINICS, LIONEL LLC QUESTION AND ANSWER SEMINARS, TABLE SALES OF TRAINS AND TRAIN RELATED MERCHANDISE, TRAIN DRAG RACES, OUTSTANDING HOME LAYOUT TOURS AND SPECIAL EXCURSIONS.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$284,826.00$225,778.00$284,715.00$289,164.00$236,705.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$61,374.00$65,680.00$62,837.00$54,572.00$50,938.00
Investment income, current yr$3,337.00$2,520.00$2,576.00$2,106.00$2,325.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$61,374.00$65,680.00$62,837.00$54,572.00$50,938.00
Total unrelated business revenue$3,337.00$2,520.00$2,576.00$2,106.00$2,325.00
Other revenue, current yr$112,247.00$72,959.00$134,041.00$102,799.00$93,179.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$3,337.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$107,868.00$84,619.00$85,261.00$129,687.00$90,263.00
Gross receipts$284,826.00$225,778.00$284,715.00$289,164.00$236,705.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$61,374.00$65,680.00$62,837.00$54,572.00$50,938.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$112,247.00$72,959.00$134,041.00$102,799.00$93,179.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3,337.00$2,520.00$2,576.00$2,106.00$2,325.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$236,430.00$346,627.00$237,280.00$239,766.00$200,006.00
Total functional expenses: program service $156,042.00$275,408.00$171,070.00$171,372.00$134,705.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$80,388.00$71,219.00$66,210.00$68,394.00$65,301.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$30,000.00$26,400.00$24,550.00$24,750.00$23,900.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$369,876.00$321,480.00$442,329.00$394,894.00$345,496.00
Total assets, beginning of year$321,480.00$442,329.00$394,894.00$345,496.00$308,797.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net assets$369,876.00$321,480.00$442,329.00$394,894.00$345,496.00
Net assets, beginning of year$321,480.00$442,329.00$394,894.00$345,496.00$308,797.00
Other assets$17,294.00$16,957.00$15,845.00$15,489.00$15,687.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$6,169.00$4,718.00$3,520.00$8,085.00$786.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$4,718.00$3,520.00$8,085.00$786.00$983.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$48,396.00-$120,849.00$47,435.00$49,398.00$36,699.00
Advertising (total)$20,969.00$17,172.00$17,323.00$14,833.00$12,695.00
Savings & temp cash investment$345,413.00$295,202.00$418,292.00$365,347.00$321,967.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,000.00$4,603.00$4,503.00$5,469.00$6,217.00
Total net assets or fund balances$369,876.00$321,480.00$442,329.00$394,894.00$345,496.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization $169.00$335.00$335.00$335.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members77555
Number of independent voting members77555
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-09-112016-09-152015-08-192014-10-092013-08-15
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.1
Filing identifier201741359349306474201621329349303707201521359349306892201401339349300430201331359349301913
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