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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                          03 May 2002
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the May 2002 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 1958 hours in the Club
car on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Beasley, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, M. Lacey,
J. Madriaga, N. Schultz, D. Tate and H. Veihdeffer.

Guest present: Tammy Glasgow, Geri Schultz and Bill Shiverdecker.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

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


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that we did not receive any mail/e-mail.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that the web site has been updated.

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that we are solvent and that
Mr. J. Wetzel is now a regular member.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that our announcement was in the Club
Listing of the AV Press; that our Open House announcement has been sent
to Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman and Model Railroading.
It was suggested that the Open House announcement also be sent to the
NMRA Bulletin.

We also received the Club's copy of the World's Greatest Hobby
materials: booklet, pamphlet and videos.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that we had a so-so operating
session.  He also reminded the membership that you need to have your
equipment set up, configured and ready to run by 2000 hours, or you will
not run it.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz reported that little if any interest has
been expressed by the Fair's managers on us being on the new fairgrounds.

In a conversation with Jack Seefus, it was mentioned up that some
monies were available to concessionaires to relocate into trailers.
Jacobs has the requirements, which we will try to get.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Inventory: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that he found his 321 Collect
program.  Mr. Frozina now has it.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the next formal run night
will be Friday, 31 May.  Mr. Veihdeffer also posed the question on
whether a Saturday afternoon run sessions would interest anyone.
The Ship It program was also mentioned.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate had no report.

Track: Mr. Tate had no report.


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Private Cars: Mr. Schultz reported that Mr. Frozina gave him the Accurail
name for the color we want our boxcars to be in: Freight Car Red.

Engineer Cabs: Mr. Crawford reported that the engineer cabs are here
and are operational.

Toy Trains: Mr. Schultz reported that he spoke to Bill over at Palmdale
Hobbies about ordering the Thomas train set.

Visit to Pomona: No one showed up.

Visit to Santa Barbara: Saturday, 15 June 2002.

Trailers: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that he and Mr. Frozina viewed
said trailers and talked with members of the Ridgecrest MRC about
their trailers.  The cost for moving their trailers was $1000.00/each,
or $4000.00; but they were not moved far.  The cost for sealing the
roof was $1500.00.


NEW BUSINESS

Passenger Station: Mr. Frozina moved and Mr. Tate seconded that
we allocate $55.00 for Mr. Veihdeffer to purchase a Walthers Union
Station kit.  Discussion followed. The motion passed with 7 yea,
0 nay and 1 abstention.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Operation Lifesaver: Mr. Veihdeffer mentioned that he is considering
taking a class so that he can be an official Operation Lifesaver
presenter.

Flea Market: Sunday, 5 May 2002 on the fairgrounds.

2002 Fair: Mr. Crawford mentioned that we need to get the layout ready
for the 2002 Fair.  It will be the last one on the current grounds
and probably our last one in the Club Car--so everything needs to
look as good as we can get it.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 07 June 2002 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Veihdeffer seconded to adjourn the meeting.
The motion passed with 7 yea, 0 nay and 1 abstention.  The meeting
adjourned at 2045 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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