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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                            03 March 2000
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the March 2000 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2020 hours in the Club car on
the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Beasley, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, J. Madriaga,
H. Morris, D. Tate, J. Wetzel, and R. Wetzel.

Visitor present: William Taras.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

After much discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Morris seconded that the
reading of the minutes from the last regular meeting be waived and that they
be approved as written.  The motion passed unanimously.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that he received several e-mails from Paul Catapano, a
former member.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: No report.

Vice President: Absent.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported on the Club's web site hits for the past
year.

Treasurer: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we are solvent.  Also that our
insurance agent is in the process of submitting our loss application.

Publicist: No report.

Superintendent: Mr. Beasley said that the older McHenry couplers with the
plastic knuckle springs DO NOT meet Club standards, although the newer
McHenry couplers with the metal knuckle springs do meet Club standards.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Control/Electrical: No report.

Fair Liaison: Absent.

Grounds: Absent.

Housekeeping: Absent.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina reported that he has secured a laptop to assist him
in the inventory all items belonging to the Club.

Relocation: Mr. Crawford referred the members to the printed report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Crawford reported that two of our three Athearn F7s are
OK after he removed all the lubrication on the trucks -- they were then able
to conduct electricity.  The third F7 has a bad driveshaft which needs to be
replaced.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Crawford reported for Mr. Veihdeffer.  Lake Cheeky
has been removed and is in the process of being redone -- using a screen and
plaster base this time.

Track: No report.


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Brochure Holders: Mr. Schultz also needs to get four 8 1/2" x 11" sign
holders.

Cab Controller: Mr. Crawford reported that we have three new cabs, but the
wrong cables were sent.

Decoder Software: Mr. Beasley still needs to get the EasyRamp II software.


NEW BUSINESS

Complimentary Decoders: Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Frozina seconded that any
new member, from this point forward, will receive only one decoder.
Discussion followed.  The motion passed unanimously.

Complementary NMRA Membership: Mr. Frozina moved and Mr. Beasley seconded
that the Vice President will no longer receive an NMRA membership paid for
by the Club.  Discussion followed.  The motion passed unanimously.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Morris mentioned that The Train Room, 20825 South St., Unit C, at the
back of the Barbershop in old town Tehachapi, is offering an 11% discount to
Club members.

Mr. Frozina reported on the Railfan Expedition to the Tehachapi Loop on
Sunday, 27 February 2000.  Mr. Frozina, along with his uncle Harry,
Mr. Crawford, along with his spouse Marcia, and Mr. Morris, along with
his significant other Michelle, saw six trains from 9 am to 2 pm.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 07 April 2000 at 2000
hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Frozina seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2102 hours.


Submitted by


Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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