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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                           02 March 2001
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the March 2001 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2025 hours in the Club
car on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

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


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

Bulletin and calendar from NMRA; letter from M. Hamilton; utility
bill from Fair; and PO Box renewal refund (in stamps!) from the USPO.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford reported that we need to work on our 
proposal soon.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that he has placed many games on
the web site.

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

Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that he sent in club announcement to 
both Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsman; and that he has
the Fair notice read to go.

Superintendent: Mr. Schultz was absent.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate reported that in the next few weeks, the switch
machines and control panel will be completed for the Mill Branch.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz was absent.
to the Fair Board.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.  Mr. Beasley commented that
when locking up the car, be extra sure that the East end door is
bolted and that the West end door is securely locked.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Operating: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.  Mr. Frozina commented that last
week's formal run night went well.  It took four trains about a (real)
hour and a half to act out the senarios.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Track: Mr. R. Wetzel had no report.  Mr. Madriaga reported on a few
problem areas: new double crossover on the Mesa Division has a hump
in it; the East tunnel portal of Mt. Tom on the Valley Division needs
some work so that 85' cars can go through.


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Intelligent Circuit Breakers: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.


NEW BUSINESS

Railers: Mr. Morris moved and Mr. Tate seconded that the Club purchase
four plastic railer ramps -- two for the yard on the Mesa Division and
two for the yard on the Valley division.  The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Tate to acquire said ramps.  As part of this motion we agreed to
enforce the policy that when you place your cars in the yard, to use
the railers.  Also, when placing a locomotive on the track, to use the
railer mounted on the program track.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Frozina announced that the Santa Barbara GATS will be Saturday and
Sunday, 03 and 04 March 2001.

Mr. Frozina announced that Saturday, 16 June 2001 will be a railfan
excursion to the Tehachapi Loop.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 13 April 2001 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Morris seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2103 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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