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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                      19 October 2001
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the October 2001 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2006 hours in the Club
car on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

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

Guest Present: Paul Phillips.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. Lacey 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. Frozina reported that we received 3 e-mails: Houston Tinplate
Society, new URL; Dan Wexler, model railroad in trailer for sale; MOAA
Marketing, Toy Train Exhibit.

Mr. Frozina also reported that we received 4 letters: Daylight Sales,
catalog; City of Glendale, "Danger Lights" movie presentation; NMRA,
dues renewal; Tristan Wilkins, membership inquiry.

Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we received 4 letters: 2 bank statements;
2 utility bills.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford reported that we had a nice fair; that everyone
pulled their weight; and that the layout ran OK.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Treasurer: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we were solvent and that we did
well financially during the Fair.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley was absent.  Mr. Crawford reported that the
members of Cub Scout Pack 283, Den 4 and their parents enjoyed the
private display of the layout.

Superintendent: Mr. Schultz was absent.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz was absent.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Inventory: Mr. Veihdeffer will bring in the inventory program for
Mr. Frozina to try.

Operating: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that we would have only one formal
run night per month through the end of the year.  The next formal run
night will be the 3rd Friday in November.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Lacey reported that he cleaned the track cleaning
cars' cleaning pads.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that Mr. Way planted his
orange grove.  Mr. Tate will purchase 2 packs of parking stops for the
parking lot on the Mill Branch.

Track: Mr. R. Wetzel had no report.  Mr. Crawford reported that he
believes he knows what's causing the shorting in the reversing sections
and will make the necessary repairs.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Probationary Member: Mr. Paul Phillips was introduced as a new
probationary member.  Welcome Paul!


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Intelligent Circuit Breakers: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that delivery was
promised in 3 weeks.

Signal Project: Mr. Crawford requested that Mr. Veihdeffer, Mr. Frozina
and himself complete the signal kits, even if we put them on the layout
as non-operating.

Private Cars: Mr. Schultz was absent.


NEW BUSINESS

AVARM Holiday Party: Mr. Veihdeffer will try to schedule for 1st Friday
in December at the Palmdale Hometown Buffet.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bitter Creek & Western RR Trip: Mr. Frozina reported that our trip
to Bitter Creek will be Saturday and Sunday, the 20th and 21st of
October.

GATS: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that GATS will be at Fairplex in Pomona
November 10th and 11th.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 02 November 2001 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Veihdeffer moved and
Mr. Morris seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2047 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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