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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                             14 April 2000
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the April 2000 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2026 hours in the Club car on
the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: R. Boone, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, M. Lacey, J. Madriaga,
N. Schultz, D. Tate, H. Veihdeffer, J. Wetzel, and R. Wetzel.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Schultz 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. R. Wetzel said that we received a bank statement and an electric bill.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford emphasized that we need to get the layout ready for
the 2000 Fair.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer implored all members to mark their cars with
their color code so that we know who owns what.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina distributed picture membership cards.

Treasurer: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we are solvent.  Also that our
insurance check should be ready.

Publicist: Absent.

Superintendent: Absent.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Control/Electrical: Mr. Crawford reported that we received the coiled cords,
but one end needs to be uncrossed before we can use them.  Mr. Crawford
mentioned that the current issue of Model Railroader had Chubb's article on
detection for DCC.  The boards and parts are $9.00/each.

Mr. Frozina reported that the new crossover going out of The Loop (helix) was
in place on the CTC panel.

Fair Liaison: No report.

Grounds: No report.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey asked the members to please pick up after
themselves.  You are not at home!

Inventory: Mr. Frozina asked for (and even received!) suggestions on the data
needed to be collected for the asset inventory.  Such as quantity, year
purchased, description, serial number, model number, and estimated cost.

Relocation: Mr. Schultz will meet with Rep. Pete Knight sometime in the
middle of May.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Veihdeffer suggested that Mr. Lacey be our Technical
Inspector this year.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the lumber yard siding and
the paper mill spur are progressing.

Track: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the new crossover going out of The Loop
(helix), was in place on the layout.  That a caboose track was in on the
Valley Yard.  That the time-saver area needs a rotary switch, similar to the
one for the program track to select from DC or DCC as needed.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Mr. Madriaga has completed his 4-month probationary period.  After
Mr. Madriaga left the car, Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Tate seconded that
Mr. Madriaga be elected to full (regular) membership.  Discussion followed.
The motion passed unanimously.  Congratulations John, now where's the pizza?


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Brochure Holders: Mr. Schultz will obtain four 8 1/2" x 11" sign holders.

Decoder Software: Mr. Crawford reported that Mr. Beasley has purchased the
EasyRamp II software.

Computer: Mr. Schultz will soon bring in the computer his friend donated.
Mr. Schultz will also donate a monitor of his for said computer.


NEW BUSINESS

Tools: Mr. Veihdeffer suggested we get a roll-around tool cart for the Club's
tools to replace the cart that was stolen.  He will look into what's available
and at what cost.

Mr. Frozina suggested that any smaller toolboxes we need to purchase should
be of the "step stool" variety.  This will allow our vertically-challenged
members access to the Mesa Division.

Stereo Receiver: Mr. Frozina suggested that we don't replace the PA system.
There was general agreement on this.  Mr. Frozina also suggested the we
purchase a stereo receiver for the car, for inside music and/or sound
effects.  Mr. Veihdeffer will visit his usual haunts to see what's available
and at what cost.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Veihdeffer reported that he and Mr. Crawford visited Gary Segal's layout
recently, which had no electrical problems.

Mr. Veihdeffer reported that he and Mr. Tate visited DLA and purchased the
additional track approved previously.

Mr. Veihdeffer reported that on 07 May 2000, the annual swap meet and flea
market will be held at the Fairgrounds.  Be sure to attend.

Mr. Frozina polled the membership on having another railfan trip to the
Tehachapi Loop in May.  Not many were interested.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 05 May 2000 at 2000
hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Tate
seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed unanimously.  The
meeting adjourned at 2128 hours.


Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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