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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                         12 July 2002
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the July 2002 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: J. Beasley, J. Cenkner, J.E. Cenkner, T. Crawford,
D. Frozina, M. Lacey, H. Morris, N. Schultz, D. Tate, and H. Veihdeffer.

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


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. Tate 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 5 pieces of mail: 2 from World's
Greatest Hobby, 2 from J.A. Bash, and 1 from One Beacon.  Mr. Frozina
also reported that he completed the PO Box update form and gave it to
Mr. Schultz, so that we can get new keys.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford reported that the Fair starts next month.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley reported that Bill (over at Palmdale
Hobbies) has supplied some slide-rule calculators to help in programming
SoundTraxx decoders.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that an updated roster is available;
that the Fair sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that we are solvent.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that our Fair announcement is in
Model Railroader.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer reminded the members that all cars
and engines must be tech'ed before the Fair, including Club cars
and engines.  Mr. Madriaga and Mr. Beasley are the official inspectors.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz reported that after his meeting with Jack
Seefus, the prospect of being on the new fairgrounds is dim.  If we
can come up with the money to build a building, and build it, we might
have a shot.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey reminded the members that 03 August 2002 at
0700 hours is the designated time for cleaning the car.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the last operating session
until after the Fair will be Friday, 26 July.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate had no report.

Track: Mr. Tate reported that some new track has been placed around
the roundhouse.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Mr. Frozina introduced and welcomed two new probationary members:
Jan Cenkner and John E. Cenkner.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Private Cars: Mr. Beasley reported on the quotation from Accurail.
It's for $499.04, for 48 of the boxcars we specified.  Mr. Beasley
also noted that these cars will be supplied the traditional decals.
Mr. Veihdeffer moved, and Mr. Lacey seconded that $499.04 be
appropriated to purchase said cars.  The motion passed unanimously.

Toy Trains: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Visit to Santa Barbara: Saturday, 20 July 2002.

Passenger Station: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

DCC: Mr. Beasley reported that the battery has been replaced.

Club Future: Mr. Morris reported that he had a conversation with someone
responsible for the Lancaster parks.  A new park is being built at
Ave. H-8 and Sierra Highway.  There is interest in having us there.

NEW BUSINESS

Wednesday Work Sessions: Mr. Crawford stated that starting this month,
we will meet on Wednesdays at 1900 hours to work on the layout in
preparation for the Fair.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer AVARM Picnic: Mr. Frozina reminded the members of the 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.  Sign-up sheet
on the bulletin board.  Sign-up by 27 July.

GATS: Mr. Veihdeffer announced that GATS will be 17 and 18 August
in Victorville.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 2 August 2002 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Veihdeffer seconded to adjourn the meeting.
The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2053 hours.


Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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