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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                        05 April 2002
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the April 2002 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, M. Lacey,
J. Madriaga, H. Morris, N. Schultz, D. Tate and H. Veihdeffer.

Guest present: Tammy Glasgow and Geri Schultz.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Madriaga seconded that the reading of the
minutes from the last regular meeting be waived and that they be approved
as written.  The motion passed almost unanimously.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that we received three pieces of mail since the
last meeting.  They were from the NMRA, PCR/NMRA and Driver Inc.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that intention letters were sent out to
Jeremy Wetzel and Ray Wetzel.  Mr. Crawford indicated that Ray Wetzel
wants to go sustaining.

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that we are solvent; that we do not
have any decoders left; on issues with AV Bank; that J.R. Bash is looking
for a new underwriter for our NMRA-sponsored insurance.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that our notice of open membership is
in both Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsman magazines.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that we had a decent operating
session; that he will hold a meeting on the operating rules the Friday
before the next operating session.  Those who attend will have preference
to which train(s) they run.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz reported that he's had no luck in contacting
Randy Jaqua, Deputy Manager of the Fair, after a visit and four phone
calls to the Fair office.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.  Mr. Frozina reported that he
emptied the outside trash barrel.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the next operating session would
be Friday the 26th (with Friday the 18th being an operations meeting.)

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate had no report.

Track: Mr. Tate requested that when the track has a problem, use a Bad
Order slip so that he knows what need to be fixed.  Mr. Veihdeffer want
to put a program track in the CTC area, using a toggle switch to change
between the (then) two program tracks.


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Signal Project: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that eight signals are in
and operating.  The back of the layout will need signal bridges,
due to the clearance to the backdrop.

Private Cars: Mr. Schultz reported that he gave Accurail a call.
Negotiations stumbled when Mr. Schultz asked for the cars in
Tuscan/Mineral Red.  Accurail replied that they had no such color.
Mr. Frozina will get back to Mr. Schultz on the Accurail name for the
color we want.

Fast Clocks: Mr. Crawford reported that all have been installed.
The extra current used has caused our 24 VAC transformer to burn out.
Mr. Frozina will locate and purchase a higher current transformer.

Engineer Cabs: Mr. Crawford reported that the engineer cabs are
backordered.

Toy Trains: Mr. Frozina reported that the Hogswarts Express set from
Model-Expo Online is in.  Mr. Veihdeffer will put in the decoder.
Mr. Schultz will get the Thomas the Tank Train set.

Visit to Pomona: Saturday, 27 April 2002.

Visit to Santa Barbara: New date--Saturday, 15 June 2002.


NEW BUSINESS

Trailers: Mr. Veihdeffer mentioned that through another model railroad
club, we could obtain two 10' x 60' office trailers.  He will follow
up on this.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Morris mentioned that he knows of someone that makes scale FREDs.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 03 May 2002 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Frozina moved and Mr. Beasley seconded to adjourn the meeting.
The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2033 hours.

Submitted by


Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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