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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                       14 March 2003
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the March 2003 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2019 hours in the Club
car on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: R. Boone, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, B. Haynes,
N. Hayes, M. Lacey, J. Madriaga, H. Morris, N. Schultz, and
H. Veihdeffer.

Guest present: Tammy Glasgow, Danny Lawson, and Bill Shiverdecker.


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 the minutes be
approved as written. The motion passed unanimously.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that we received the following correspondence.
AV Fair: signed lease, utility bills; Cal Bank and Trust: ATM banking,
ATM card, statement; NMRA: Bulletin, membership renewal; San Diego
Travel Group: RR trip; and an e-mail from prospective member.


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Beasley was absent.

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

Treasurer: Mr. Schultz reported that he had a fruitful discussion of
our banking needs with Mr. Jack Seefus--we now have what we need.
Mr. Schultz also had an engaging discussion with the USPS about our
mail not being delivered to our PO Box address.

Publicist: Mr. Beasley was absent.

Superintendent: Mr. Veihdeffer had no report.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Electrical: Mr. Tate was absent.

Fair Liaison: Mr. Schultz had no report.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer reported the he swept the porch, and that some
exterior lights were replaced.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Operations: Mr. Veihdeffer stated the last run session was fun. The
next formal run will be the last Friday of March.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Madriaga was absent.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Tate was absent.

Track: Mr. Tate was absent.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Mr. Frozina was directed to send an intentions letter to Daniel Filion,
as he is now eligible for full membership, but we haven't seen him for
several months.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Greatest Hobby Layout: Mr. Schultz still needs to check with Mr. Seefus
on any conditions for the raffle. Mr. Frozina mentioned that he found
the issue of Model Railroader that has the track plan for this layout,
and that he will make photocopies and bring it in.

Car Relocation: Mr. Crawford reported that he met with Robin at
Granicys two weeks ago and was pleased with the discussions.  The
proposed location of the car would be in the Lama Yard.  24x7 access
and water was discussed.  Having a new electrical service put in was
mentioned. We would be perpendicular to 20th Street East.

Mr. Madriaga reported that we would have to pay for track panels if we
obtained them from UP. We should approach Metrolink.

Mr. Morris mentioned a conversation he had with Mr. Jack Seefus.  The
Fair would like to see us (and the N'Scalers) in a 3 or 4 wide office
trailer.  We would be on the West side of the new Fairgrounds, half way
between H and G. A meeting between the AVARM and Mr. Seefus was thought
necessary.

Mr. Schultz will also talk with Mr. Jack Seefus about the possibility
of obtaining a loan for the trailer units.


NEW BUSINESS

Videos: Approximately 100 VHS videotapes on railroading subjects were
donated to the club.  Now we can fall asleep easier tonight.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Lacey mentioned that Thomas the Tank Engine will be in Fillmore 
at the end of April.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 4 April 2003 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Veihdeffer moved and Mr. Morris 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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