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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                         14 June 2002
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the June 2002 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2012 hours in the Club
car on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

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

Guests present: Jan Cenkner, John Cenkner, 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 the key to the PO Box has been lost.
Mr. Beasley reported that he received information from World's
Greatest Hobby.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that we are financially sound.
He was also contacted by someone from Travel Town in Griffith Park
about getting the Club Car.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that our announcement was sent to the
NMRA Bulletin; and that we appeared in the AV Press Showcase column.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz reported that he has been unable to get
together with Mr. Seefus.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey reminded the members that we need to thoroughly
clean the car before the Fair.  A day of clean-up has been scheduled
for 03 August 2002.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina reported that he started importing the old data
into the new program.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the operating session went
well and was quick.  The next operating session will be Friday, 28 June.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley reported that we purchased two stock cars,
so that Mr. Boone can have his stock cars back.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate reported that the roundhouse/turntable
area has been renovated and that the turntable motor now rotates.

Track: Mr. Tate had no report.


SPECIAL ORDERS

None.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Private Cars: Mr. Beasley will now handle.

Toy Trains: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that Thomas is in, but is very
light and will need much weight to be a Really Useful Engine.

Visit to Santa Barbara: New date--Saturday, 20 July 2002.

Trailers: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the trailers being considered
are no longer available.

Passenger Station: Mr. Veihdeffer purchased the Walthers Union Station
kit and will assemble it.


NEW BUSINESS

DCC: Mr. Crawford reported that he and Mr. Veihdeffer have had to
reprogram each of the controllers several times.  It seems that the
battery backup in the master station needs to be replaced.  Mr. Beasley
to get battery.

Club Future: Mr. Beasley (and others) detailed several possible plans
for the Club's future, as we have less than 10 months after this year's
fair to be off the property.

  a. Move everything.
  b. Do away with the car -- private owners, salvage, etc.
  c. No car, no layout, no club.
  d. Car on Metrolink siding.
  e. Car at Vincent Hill.
  f. No car, become a modular HO club.
  

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer AVARM Picnic: Pot-luck for all the model railroad clubs in
the Antelope Valley.  Saturday, 10 August 2002, 5 to 8 pm, at the Los
Angeles Live Steamers.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 12 July 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 2114 hours.


Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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