Antelope Valley Model Railroad Club


ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                        07 January 2000
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the January 2000 regular business meeting.


Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2010 hours in the Club car
on the AV Fairgrounds.


Members present: J. Beasley, T. Crawford, D. Frozina, D. Jameson,
M. Lacey, H. Morris, N. Schultz, J. Wetzel, and R. Wetzel.


After a reading of the minutes, Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Morris seconded
that the minutes from the last regular meeting be approved as read.  The
motion passed unanimously.


Mr. Frozina reported that the web site has many new links to other clubs.

Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we have yet to receive an electric bill; that
we've received new lease papers; and that we've received bank statements.

Mr. Beasley reported that former member, Mike Cronin, has e-mailed; and
that former member, Paul Catapano, now is on the Internet!


President: Mr. Crawford reported that we were robbed sometime between
New Year's Eve and 03 January.  Approximately $10,000 worth of trains and
other materials were taken.  The biggest single loss was Mr. Schultz's
8 Hiawatha passenger cars, valued at $4,000.  Other major items taken
were the trains and structures Mr. Frederickson donated awhile back, our
air compressor, our tool boxes with tools, and our PA amplifier.

Vice President: No report.

Secretary: No report.

Treasurer: Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we are solvent.

Publicist: No report.

Superintendent: No report.


Mr. Crawford created the following committees with the following
committee chairpersons:

  Control/Electrical: Mr. Frozina
  Fair Liaison:       Mr. Schultz
  Grounds:            Mr. Veihdeffer
  Housekeeping:       Mr. Lacey
  Rolling Stock:      Mr. Crawford
  Scenery/Structures: Mr. Veihdeffer
  Track:              Mr. R. Wetzel




Brochure Holders: Mr. Schultz checked Staples and Office Depot -- both
were out of stock on the holders.  He will check again later.

Cab Controller: Mr. Crawford reported that Cab 2 has been sent back to
NorthCoast Engineering for repair.

Lake Cheeky: Mr. Crawford reported that the crack is being monitored.

Backdrop Painting: Mr. Schultz reported that his friend was not adverse to
painting scenes, and will look at it the next time he is up in the valley.

Tunnel Motors: Mr. Crawford reported that all six tunnel motors have been
repowered -- ready for the next Fair.


Fence Repair: Mr. Schultz discussed this problem with Dan Jacobs, the
Fair Manager.  Dan Jacobs indicated that he will do something about it.

Wrist Bands: Mr. Schultz discussed this problem with Dan Jacobs.  Nothing
was decided.

Car Move: Mr. Schultz discussed this problem with Dan Jacobs.  It is
his opinion that if and when we move the car, we will have to comply
with ADA access requirements -- doorways of 36 inches and aisles of
40 inches.  The Club needs to vigorously discuss possible alternatives.

Security: Mr. Crawford led a discussion with the following results:
Mr. Morris will get some bids for an alarm system; Mr. Frozina will
cost-out an alarm system from Radio Shack; Mr. Jameson and Mr. Crawford
are to install a security new lock in the door.

New Gate/Restroom Key: The Fairgrounds' locks were re-keyed.  Our new
key operates the big gate, west of the car, and the restrooms, east of
the car.  We will get only 4 keys.  The officers who have the old keys
are to turn them in to the Fair office for their new keys.




The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, February 4, 2000,
at 2000 hours at Mr. Schultz's residence.  Map to be distributed later.


There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Beasley moved and
Mr. Morris seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed
unanimously.  The meeting adjourned at 2102 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina

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