Our Banquet Dinner Speaker will be Chuck Geletzke. Both men and women should enjoy his presentation drawn from his experiences working on the railroad.
Chuck was raised in Royal Oak, Michigan, and graduated from Central Michigan University in 1971 with a BS in Business Administration. He served in the United States Marine Corps and in the Army Reserve’s 226th Railway Battalion. In December 2011 he retired from the Canadian National Railroad (former Grand Trunk Western) as a locomotive engineer after 45 years of service in the railroad industry. During his career, Chuck also worked for the Delray Connecting Railroad, the Missouri Pacific, and the Detroit & Toledo Shortline. Additionally, Chuck and his brother owned an excavating and trucking business, hauling perishable commodities throughout the United States. Chuck and his wife, Leslie, have three married children and three grandchildren. Chuck’s other interests include model railroading, woodworking, college football, baseball, jazz, photography, and writing for various railroad and historical publications. In December 2011, Chuck published his first book, “The Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad – Expressway For Industry”, with co-author Wilber E. Hague.