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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                          04 May 2001
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the May 2001 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 1957 hours in the Club
car on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Beasley, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, J. Madriaga,
H. Morris, N. Schultz, D. Tate, H. Veihdeffer, A. Way, R. Wetzel and
R. Ybarra.

Guest present: John Shanks and Geri Williams.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Way moved and Mr. Schultz 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

None.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford reported that the Fair proposal is progressing.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina had no report.

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

Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that our Fair announcement should be in
this month's model railroad magazines.

Superintendent: Mr. Schultz had no report.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate reported that the paper mill branch is almost
completed.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz reported that we are in the cut-and-paste
phase of the proposal.  All information is there, but needs some
reorganization.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that our emergency restrooms have been
uprooted; that the concrete landing at the bottom of the West stairs
has been poured.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Operating: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the last formal operating
session went pretty well; that when you remove a piece of rolling stock
for bad order, fill out the Bad Order slip and affix it to the bad
ordered item; that all the Club's rolling stock needs to be tech'ed and
fixed before the Fair.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Schultz added both Mr. Tate and Mr. Way to the list
of official Tech Inspectors.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the 5 sets of stencils
are in; that the Mesa Division background board is in.  Mr. Way said
that he will bring in a bunch of orange trees to "spruce" up the layout.

Track: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we need to replace the new
double-crossover near the Bakersfield Yard.


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Intelligent Circuit Breakers: Mr. Veihdeffer reported no progress.

Signal Project: Mr. Frozina reported that he has yet to find a suitable
replacement relay.

GATSME: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the video and the two box cars
have arrived.


NEW BUSINESS

Private Cars:  Mr. Frozina moved and Mr. Beasley seconded that we
allocate $500.00 for the purchase of 48 AccuRail cars with the
AVMRC logo.  The motion passed unanimously.  Mr. Schultz to coordinate,
Mr. Frozina to check on graphic requirements.

Cab Controllers:  Cabs 1 and 2 seen to be bad.  Mr. Beasley to send
back to Northcoast for repair.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Marriage: Mr. Schultz reported that "Geri got down on her knee and
asked him to marry her."  He accepted.  They are registered at
Palmdale Hobbies.  No date set yet.  Congratulations Geri and Norm!

Marriage: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that he is also getting married on
2 June 2001.  Congratulations Ray!

Bitter Creek & Western RR Trip: Mr. Way will make arrangements for a
group of members to visit, work and play on his "home" 1 1/2" scale
club layout on Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 October 2001.

Tehachapi Loop Railfan Trip: Mr. Frozina reminded the members that the
Tehachapi Loop trip is still on for Saturday, 16 June 2001 at 8 AM.  A
flyer will be distributed at the June Business Meeting.

Flea Market: The N and G scale clubs will again be part of this year's
Flea Market, in the Sage Building on the Fairgrounds.

High Speed Rail Hearing: Hearing in Palmdale on Monday, 14 May 2001 at
7 PM.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 01 June 2001 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Frozina seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2052 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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