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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                          06 October 2000
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the October 2000 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2015 hours in the Club car on
the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Beasley, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, M. Lacey, J. Madriaga,
D. Tate, J. Wetzel, R. Wetzel, and R. Ybarra.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Beasley 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. Beasley reported that he received an e-mail from Rubber Stamp & Button
Champ, offering ID Badges, pinback buttons, T-shirts, mugs, and mouse pad
imprinting, etc.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford reported that we had 123 persons go through the Car
during six and one-half hours we were open for the Chamber of Commerce Swap
Meet, and that the donations were good.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that the October edition of the roster was
distributed; that each member received a Block Name Ballot; that our NMRA
sustaining member club status is now displayed on our home page; and that
several pads of "Bad Order" slips were created, based upon a design by the
Glendale Model Railroad Club.

Treasurer: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we are solvent.

Publicist: Mr. Morris was absent.

Superintendent: Mr. Beasley had no report.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Control/Electrical: Mr. Crawford reported that power is now to the Helper
Pocket; and that the detection problem with the Helper Pocket was due to a
bad LED on the control panel, which he replaced.

Mr. Beasley reported that the Easy Ramp software is functioning, now that
the COMM problem has been fixed.

Fair Liaison/Relocation: Mr. Schultz was absent.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report, although Mr. Crawford stated that the
Club Car looks like a pig sty.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Track: Mr. Beasley asked if the lower reversing section in the helix has
been fixed.  It hadn't, as we are waiting on Mr. Morris to bring in the
turnout.  Mr. Beasley is also cataloging the "bad" spots in the track
for later repair.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Mr. Crawford welcomed Rob Ybarra into the Club as a Probationary member.  If
all goes well, Mr. Ybarra can stand for Regular membership at the February
2001 business meeting.

Mr. Crawford asked Mr. J. Wetzel if he wanted to convert his membership from
Dependant to Regular since he is now 18.  Mr. J. Wetzel declined at this
time, as he is still in high school.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Decoder Chip: Mr. Beasley reported that said chip was installed and is
working.  The installation of the chip also corrected our COMM problem
between the computer and the command station.

Tool Cart: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Stereo Receiver: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Tortoise Motors: Mr. Crawford reported that progress is being made on their
installation.

RF Pulsing: Mr. Beasley reported that he did receive an e-mail from
NorthCoast.  They suggested that we attach an RF filter to the end of each
booster buss run.  Mr. Beasley will forward the e-mail to Mr. Frozina, who
will purchase the necessary parts.  Mr. Tate will then install said parts.

Intelligent Circuit Breakers: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Plexiglas: Mr. Frozina created "Do Not Touch" labels.  Mr. Tate will affix
them to the Plexiglas after the meeting.


NEW BUSINESS

Engine and Caboose Donation: Mr. Madriaga donated to the Club an Athearn
FP45 engine and an Athearn caboose, both in B&O livery.  Thanks John!
(Although this road name choice stinks!)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

None, as Mr. Veihdeffer was absent. :-)


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 03 November 2000 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Lacey seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2042 hours.


Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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