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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                      14 January 2005
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the January 2005 regular business meeting.

CALL TO ORDER

President Tate called the meeting to order at 2001 hours at Mr. Boone's
residence in Lancaster.

ROLL CALL

Members present: R. Boone, T. Crawford, T. Fidger, D. Frozina, M. Lacey,
J. Madriaga, H. Morris, and D. Tate.

Guests present: Bob Drury and Gordon Jefferson.

DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

None.

COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Crawford reported on mail from the following: AV Bank, statement;
Peerless insurance, general liability insurance bill; T&T Truck and
Crane; bill; Andy Gump, fence rental bill; Paul Catapano, holiday card;
NMRA, magazine and calendar; e-mail from Gordon Jefferson about the club;
e-mail from Pomona MRC, open house and swap meet;

OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Tate had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Treasurer: Mr. Crawford reported that we're solvent.

Publicist: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Superintendent: Mr. McKennie was absent.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.



SPECIAL ORDERS

Dues: Mr. Boone moved and Mr. Crawford seconded that the monthly dues
be $20.00.  The motion passed 6/0/2.

Equity Fee: Mr. Crawford moved and Mr. Frozina seconded that the Equity
fee remains $100.00.  The motion passed unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Electricity: Mr. Crawford reported that we have 60' of 1¼" conduit,
still need another 20'; we have 500' of #4 wire; we have 10' of PVC;
still need a 20" deep trench from the pole to the east side of the
north rail (Mr. Tate to dig).

NEW BUSINESS

Work Party: Saturday, 22 Jan. 2005 at 8 am over at Granicys for
electrical.

Modules: Gordon Jefferson suggested that the Club needs visibility. He
proposed that the Club build a modular HO layout that we can display
offsite. The consensus of the members was that this was a good idea, but
cannot be persued until we complete the Club car--electrical and stairs.

Stairs: Mr. Crawford mentioned that he could get some Trex lumber for
the treads. Wood posts are onsite and need to be primed.

Chocks: Mr. Fidger said that he has some plate steel that could be used
to make wheel chocks.  Mr. Drury said he could machine the chocks to
the radius of the wheels. Mr. Fidger said that Mr. Mueller could weld
the chocks to the rails.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 4 February 2005,
at 2000 hours at Mr. Boone's residence.

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Frozina moved and Mr. Tate seconded to adjourn the meeting. The
motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 2030 hours.

Submitted by



Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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