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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                     01 November 2002
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the November 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. Filion, D. Frozina,
M. Lacey, H. Morris, N. Schultz, D. Tate, and H. Veihdeffer.

Guest present: Tammy Glasgow.


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 2 pieces of mail: one from the
USPS for PO Box renewal and one Bulletin from the NMRA.

Mr. Schultz reported the he received 2 pieces of mail: one membership
card from the NMRA and one letter from JA Bash.

Mr. Beasley reported that he received two e-mails: one from Dave Hall
about buying the car and one from Ralph Riley about housing the car.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford mentioned that nominations are today.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that the latest edition of the Roster
was distributed.

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that we are solvent; that the
electrical bill was still in question; and that we are finally
"virus" free.


Publicist: Mr. Beasley reported that he sent a letter to the newspaper
that mentioned our cordial discussions with the Fair.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate had no report.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz reported that he has had more talks with
Jack Seefus on the idea of having modules -- N and G gauge -- in a
carpeted and air conditioned tent for the next Fair.  That as we are
not a "revenue generator" for the Fair, some of the Board members have
issues with assisting us. On the idea about using the Jaqua Arena or
the Antelope Gardens as the basis of our building.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley had no report.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate had no report.

Track: Mr. Tate had no report.


SPECIAL ORDERS

After a heated debate, followed by a close vote, Mr. Crawford directed
Mr. Frozina to congratulate Jan Cenkner and John Cenkner on completing
probation and on becoming a regular member and a dependent member.

Mr. Crawford opened officer nominations.  Mr. Veihdeffer and Mr. Tate
nominated all existing incumbents for their respective offices.
Mr. Lacey and Mr. Morris nominated Mr. Veihdeffer for President.
Mr. Beasley and Mr. Schultz moved and seconded that the nominations
be closed.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Mr. Crawford passed the gavel to Mr. Beasley.

Private Cars: Mr. Beasley reported that Palmdale Hobbies has sold
eight cars and has another 13.  Discussion followed.  It was decided
that we need to raise the cost of the cars to $20.00/each.

Mr. Beasley passed the gavel back to Mr. Crawford.


NEW BUSINESS

Small Layout: Mr. Morris mentioned that a 4'x8' layout, based upon
the "Small Layout that Grows", is available from a person he knows.
It was thought that this might be a good "Fair Project" for our
presence at the next Fair, since we will not have a layout.  We could
complete the layout during the Fair and raffle it off at Fair's end
to raise monies.  Mr. Schultz moved and Mr. Veihdeffer seconded that
we offer a maximum of $150.00 to the person offering said layout on
the contingency that Mr. Morris and Mr. Veihdeffer see it and find
it acceptable.  Discussion followed.  The motion passed unanimously.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 6 December 2002
at 2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Frozina seconded to adjourn the meeting.
The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2109 hours.


Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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