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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                               12 May 2000
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the May 2000 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2033 hours in the Club car on
the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

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


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. R. Wetzel seconded that the reading of the
minutes from the last regular meeting be waived and that they be approved
as corrected.  The motion passed unanimously.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that he contacted the webmaster of the PSR-NMRA Cajon
Division to update our website's URL.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that the web site has been updated; that the
roster will be distributed next meeting; and that he will prepare a letter for
Mr. Crawford to Mr. Dan Jacobs about the tree root safety hazard.

Treasurer: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we are solvent; that our insurance
check has yet to be seen; and that Mr. Jameson needs an intentions letter.

Publicist: Mr. Morris reported that he will start the Fair ad campaign soon.

Superintendent: Mr. Beasley had no report.





COMMITTEE REPORTS

Control/Electrical: Mr. Beasley reported that he sent a letter to Dr. Chubb
about DCC detection.  Based upon Dr. Chubb's response, we have three choices,
which range from $164.00 to $500.00 in cost.  Mr. Beasley indicated that he
will write NorthCoast Engineering about using common rail wiring with our
boosters.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultze was absent.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer reported on the tree root safety hazard next to our
Eastern stairs.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey was absent.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina reported that he has completed the physical inventory
of the Car's exterior and will soon start the physical inventory of the Car's
interior.

Relocation: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Veihdeffer needs to know who owns what rolling stock so
that he can continue his development of our car card system.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Track: Mr. R. Wetzel had no report.


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Brochure Holders: No action.

Decoder Software: Mr. Beasley reported that the delivery of the EasyRamp II
software has been delayed.

Computer: The computer is on site, but the harddisk drive need to be
defragmented.

Tools: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Stereo Receiver: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that he has not yet "cased" his
usual haunts to see what's available.


NEW BUSINESS

Car Worth:  Former member Paul Catapano has arranged for someone to appraise
the Car (as a car and not as scrap) to determine its worth.

Seefus Meeting: Mr. Morris reported that he has been in conversation with
Mr. Jack Seefus, Fair Board Director, about having a meeting with the officers
of the three model railroad clubs in the Antelope Valley.  The purpose of said
meeting would be to discuss possibilities/options for space at the new
Fairgrounds.


Clock: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that he purchased a large 12" electric
clock for the Club.

Donation: Mr. Frozina reported that Ms. Caroline Zuetel donated a box of HO
scale items, including 6 Atlas Mark III turnouts, to the Club.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Crawford announced that we will have a work session to complete the
Dispatcher's Control Panel over the Memorial Day weekend.

Mr. Veihdeffer announced that he visited Al Way and ran Al's 1 1/2" scale
Rio Grande diesel locomotive.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 02 June 2000 at 2000
hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Veihdeffer moved and
Mr. Beasley seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2126 hours.


Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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