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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                      11 October 2002
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the October 2002 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2011 hours in the
Club car on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Cenkner, J.E. Cenkner, T. Crawford, D. Frozina,
J. Madriaga, H. Morris, and H. Veihdeffer,

Guests present: D. Filion, T. Glasgow, N. Hayes B. Haynes, and
R. Ybarra.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Veihdeffer 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 unanimously.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that we received 3 pieces of mail: 1 from San
Diego Travel Group, 1 from the AV Fair, and 1 from the AV Bank.
An e-mail was also received from Granicy Square about the car.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford reported that we didn't do as well in
attendance or donations as last year's Fair.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley was absent.

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

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz was absent.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley was absent.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that the next formal run
night will be 25 October at 8 pm.  You must be ready by 8 pm or
you won't run.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate was absent.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz was absent. Mr. Veihdeffer reported on
the conversation he had with Mr. Jack Seefus at the Flea Market.
The Fair Board wants trains at next year's Fair.  An air-conditioned
tent with a carpeted floor will be provided for the N and G clubs
to set up their modules. Mr. Veihdeffer also asked about the Jaqua
Arena being moved to the new Fairgrounds.  It's a 80' x 140' steel
building, complete with heaters.  Mr. Seefus seemed interested in
this idea and would check with others about it.  A false front,
resembling a train station, could be erected to make it more
attractive.

We also discussed starting to charge for admission and giving the
Fair their 'cut'.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey was absent.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley was absent.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate was absent. Mr. Veihdeffer, however,
thanked both Tammy Glasgow and John Veihdeffer for their excellent
work on the mountain artwork.

Track: Mr. Tate was absent.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Mr. Crawford welcomed Mr. Daniel Filion as a probationary member.

Mr. Crawford reminded us that next month, officer nominations will
be taken.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Private Cars: Mr. Beasley was absent.  Only 4 cars left at
club. Palmdale Hobbies has the rest -- possibly 12 cars.

Toy Trains: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that both the Hogwarts Express
and Thomas the Tank Engine operated at the Fair.

Passenger Station: Mr. Veihdeffer reported that this construction
project is on hold.

Club Future: Mr. Morris reported that there was no progress to
report with the City.


NEW BUSINESS

Running: Mr. Veihdeffer suggested, and it was agreeded to, that we
'play' with what we have and not start any new projects.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

GATS: Mr. Veihdeffer mentioned that GATS will be at Pomona on 9
and 10 November.

LALS Halloween Run: Mr. Frozina mentioned that the Los Angeles Live
Steamers will have its second annual Halloween Public Night Run on
27 October from 6 to 9 pm. All are invited.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 1 November
2002 at 2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Morris moved and Mr. Veihdeffer seconded to adjourn the meeting.
The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2039 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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