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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                     01 February 2002
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the February 2002 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 1955 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, N. Schultz, D. Tate, H. Veihdeffer, and
R. Ybarra.

Guests present: Tammy Glasgow, Geri Schultz and Larry Wines.


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 2 e-mails and 4 snail-mails
since the last meeting.  The e-mails were from the AV Webring and
Train Web.  The snail-mails were from the AV Fair, the AV Bank and
2 from the NMRA.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford reported that the last formal operating
session went well, except that we had only 3 operators.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that the web site has been updated;
that the list of 2002 officers has been sent to the Fair Board.

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that we are solvent and that he
will take care of the checks, signature cards and most importantly,
the sodas.  Our P.O. Box issue is now resolved.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that the AV Press has our meeting
info; that new member notices have been sent to Model Railroader and
Railroad Model Craftsman magazines.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that we had a great operating
session; that the Fair Board now has signed copies of our rental
agreement and insurance policy info.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz reported on his impromptu conversation with
Jack Seefus last week.  Mr. Seefus told Mr. Schultz that the Fair Board
liked our proposal but had no monies to act upon it.  Mr. Seefus also
told Mr. Schultz that it wouldn't help to reintroduce our proposal
to the new Fair Board members unless we could secure outside funding
for the building.

Several suggestions were made as to the disposition of the Club Car:
Mr. Schultz's back yard, or at Vincent Hill (if the owner is agreeable).
A small committee needs to be formed to explore these possibilities.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that our shade tree is gone and that
several light bulbs have been replaced.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey reported on performing a general cleanup.

Inventory: Mr. Veihdeffer still needs to bring in the 123 Collect
program for Mr. Frozina to start using.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. Morris seconded that
we purchase 3 DCC fast clock slaves ($100/each), 4 simple throttles
($100/each) and 30 magnets.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley and Mr. Madriaga stated we need some
weights for the boxcars.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that Mr. Tate will soon
complete the parking lot at the paper mill.

Track: Mr. Tate mentioned that Mr. Madriaga needs bumpers for several
tracks by the cement plant.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. Beasley seconded that the dues for 2002
be $10.00 per month.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. Beasley seconded that the equity fee
for 2002 be $100.00.  The motion passed unanimously.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Intelligent Circuit Breakers: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that we will
drop this item and stop the order.

Signal Project: It was decided that we would signal turnouts only.

Private Cars: Mr. Schultz was absent.  Mr. Frozina reported that he
gave Mr. Schultz the necessary info and a copy of the logo.

RR Xing Circuit: Mr. Beasley reported that we received the circuit.

Toy Trains: Mr. Veihdeffer said that he'd check on the availability
of both the Thomas the Tank Engine set and a Harry Potter Hogwarts
Express set.


NEW BUSINESS

Celebratory Convocations: Mr. Veihdeffer suggested that we get together
with the other RR clubs more often than once a year; that we will need
to find a new Holiday Party venue, as we have outgrown the old one.
A suggestion was made that we go the Tehachapi Loop for July 4th.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Larry Wines mentioned that the film, Great Canadian Train Ride, would
be screening at the Palmdale Playhouse on 03 February 2002 at 2 PM,
cost $5.00 per person.


ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Veihdeffer seconded to adjourn the meeting.
The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2110 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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