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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                         05 January 2001
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the January 2001 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2002 hours in the Club car on
the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

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

Guest present: Bill Shiverdecker.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Veihdeffer 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

Card from Paul Catapano, a former member; card from Robert Driver and
Associates, our former insurance carrier; ad from e-Hobbies; and the PO Box
renewal from the USPS.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford thanked his constituents for his re-election.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that the web site has been updated.  For
2000, the Home page had 1980 hits; the Pictures page had 1548 hits, and
the vandalism page, again most popular, had 1210 hits.

Treasurer: Mr. R. Wetzel had no report.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Superintendent: Mr. Schultz outlined his goals for the new year: no new
projects; complete projects already started; two run nights a month -- 2nd
and last Fridays; one strike rule for locomotives -- if it fails, it's
removed until fixed; consists need to be blocked before run nights; and
clean the track the Friday before each run night.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Mr. Crawford established the following committees with the following chairs:

  Electrical:         Mr. Tate
  Fair Liaison:       Mr. Schultz
  Grounds:            Mr. Veihdeffer
  Housekeeping:       Mr. Lacey
  Inventory:          Mr. Frozina
  Rolling Stock:      Mr. Lacey
  Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer
  Track:              Mr. R. Wetzel


SPECIAL ORDERS

Mr. Frozina moved and Mr. Lacey seconded that the monthly dues remain at
$10.00.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. Schultz seconded that the Equity Fee remain at
$100.00.  The motion passed unanimously.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Tool Cart: Mr. Veihdeffer reported no progress.

Stereo Receiver: Mr. Veihdeffer reported no progress.

Intelligent Circuit Breakers: Mr. Veihdeffer reported no progress.

RF Pulsing: Mr. Beasley reported that when Mr. Tate installed the filter
components on a block, the block occupancy lamp on the CTC panel lighted.
Mr. Beasley will rethink the installation.


NEW BUSINESS

AVMRC Signage: Mr. Tate proposed that we have 'Antelope Valley Model
Railroad Club' painted on the side of the car that faces Ave. I.  Several
members pointed out that this would increase our risk of theft, and the
whole matter was dropped.

Security System: Mr. Frozina reported that the new security system has been
installed and is functioning.

Missing Headset Radio: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that he can not find one of
the new headset radios.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Veihdeffer announced that on 12 January 2001, there will be a train
show in Bakersfield.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 02 February 2001 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 2118 hours.


Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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