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ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                                   02/07/97
Lancaster, California


Minutes of the February 1997 regular business meeting.


CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order by Mr. Veihdeffer at 2002 hours in the Club car
on the AV Fairgrounds.


ROLL CALL

Members present: J. Beasley, T. Crawford, J. Fowler, D. Frozina, T. Hertter,
D. Jameson, D. Lawson, H. Morris, H. Veihdeffer and J. Wetzel.


DISPOSITION OF THE MINUTES

Mr. Crawford moved and Mr. Hertter seconded that the reading of the minutes
from the last regular meeting be waived, and that they be approved as
written.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mr. Frozina reported that nine letters were received: one from American
Savings (1099), two from the AV Bank (statements), three from the AV Fair
(utility bills. other), two from Mouser Electronics (statement, line of 
credit), and one from Lee Stewart (resignation).


OFFICER REPORTS

President: Mr. Veihdeffer mentioned that the 1997 AV Fair is only six months
away.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina distributed the current roster, dated Jan. 1997.

Treasurer: Mr. Crawford reported that we are solvent.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

Carpentry: Mr. Jameson reported that the helix is on schedule.

Control: Mr. Beasley reported that he has determined the wiring for the 
Tortoise control plugs.

Signals: Mr. Frozina reported that he needs to meet with Mr. Beasley on the
wiring of the signals -- common cathode or reverse-parallel.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Beasley reported that Mr. Jones is working on the WP F 
units.

Scenery: Mr. Hertter reported that when the track is in for a given area, 
he is ready to start the scenery for that area.

Bridges/Structures: Ms. Fowler reported that the grain elevator is almost
complete, and that work will soon start on the power plant.

Housekeeping: Ms. Fowler reported that much needs to be done.  Mr. Frozina
suggested that the Club's upright vacuum be repainted in Warbonnet colors.

Grounds: Mr. Crawford reported that he fixed the hole in the roof near the
helix area, and that he relaced lamps on the south and west sides of the car.


SPECIAL ORDERS

Membership: Mr. Jameson was deemed eligible for membership, since he had
successfully completed his probationary period.  Mr. Jameson was asked to
go outside while the members considered his application to regular membership.
After he left, Mr. Morris moved and Mr. Beasley seconded that Mr. Jameson be
elected to regular membership.  Heated discussion followed!  The motion
passed unanimously though.  Congratulations Don!

Bylaws: Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Frozina seconded that we completely strike 
Article IV, Section 2, Paragraph D.  Discussion followed.  The motion passed
unanimously.

Mr. Beasley moved and Mr. Crawford seconded that we in Article V, Section 1,
Paragraph B we delete the words "two-thirds" and replace them with the word
"majority."  Discussion followed.  The motion passed unanimously.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Train Control: Mr. Beasley asked that this item be continued to the next
meeting.

Heater: Mr. Morris said the he would take the burner manifold to get the
orifices replaced or modified, and that he would talk with his propane
company about getting a large propane tank donated.


NEW BUSINESS

Turntable: Mr. Morris moved and Mr. Crawford seconded that we locate and
purchase, for up to $125.00, a 110' turntable pit for the existing turntable 
mechanism.  Discussion followed.  The motion passed unanimously.  Mr. Morris 
agreed to pursue this matter.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Veihdeffer mentioned that the A.V. N'Scalers were the hit of the
Bakersfield's show.


NEXT MEETING

The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, March 7, 1997, at 2000
hours in the Club car.


ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Crawford seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2109 hours.


Submitted by


Donald J. Frozina
Secretary

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