Antelope Valley Model Railroad Club


ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                             04 August 2000
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the August 2000 regular business meeting.


Meeting was called to order by Mr. Crawford at 2008 hours in the Club car on
the AV Fairgrounds.


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


Mr. Schultz moved and Mr. Lacey 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.


Mr. Frozina reported that we received an e-mail from Alfred Pico about
joining the Antelope Valley Web Ring.

Mr. R. Wetzel reported that we received our bank statement and our utility


President: Mr. Crawford had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that he sent the "tree root" letter to
Mr. Jacobs; that the Fair sign-up sheet was posted on the bulletin board;
that the latest copy of the Club roster was available; and that he was able
to secure a cash box from his Aunt's estate.

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

Publicist: Mr. Morris reported that he sent in our Open House announcement to
Model Railroader; and that he was unable to contact the Valley Press about
our Open House.

Superintendent: Mr. Beasley was absent.


Control/Electrical: Mr. Crawford reported that the LEDs were in on the CTC
panel; that there was no power (yet) to the Paper Mill Branch, Helper Pocket,
or a 3" section on the front of Mesa Yard.

Fair Liaison/Relocation: Mr. Schultz reported that in 2 years' time, this
committee will not be necessary.  Mr. Schultz also reported that for the past
2 months he has been trying to get a meeting together with several Fair
Directors and the Fair Manager, but to no avail.  Mr. Schultz suggested, and
the members agreed, that we should pursue other avenues, such as the
Historical Society Museum, City Hall, Hammack Center, Terry Lumber, etc.
There is a slight possibility that we could piggyback with the the San Diego
Railroad Museum for possible grants, etc.

Grounds: Mr. Veihdeffer was absent.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey called for a clean-up "party" on 23 August 2000 at
1900 hours.  All members are to attend!

Inventory: Mr. Frozina had no report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Crawford report for Mr. Veihdeffer.  All unmarked rolling
stock still on the layout is now the Club's property (you were warned!);
locos and rolling stock will be tech'ed if requested; for the Fair, you can
run what you bring, but remember that the "three-derails and it's off"
policy applies.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Crawford report for Mr. Veihdeffer.  Do not start
any new projects.  Get current projects done before the Fair.

Track: Mr. R. Wetzel had no report.




Brochure Holders: Mr. Schultz will get the large holders soon.

Decoder Software: Mr. Beasley was absent.

Computer: Mr. Frozina reported that he swapped-in another monitor, this time
a VGA one.  That we are looking into the possibility that the computer has a
bad comm port, since we can't seem to get the Easy Ramp software to
communicate with the NorthCoast command station.

Tool Cart: Continued until next meeting.

Stereo Receiver: Continued until next meeting.

Air Conditioner: Mr. Crawford noted that the air cond. seems to be working
properly after Mr. Schultz's service looked at, and worked on, our unit again.

Tortoise Motors: Mr. Schultz reported that the Tortoise motors were
purchased.  Mr. Crawford stated that they will be installed after the Fair.


Insurance: Mr. Schultz reported on the options available through the
NMRA-sponsored insurance.  Mr. Frozina moved, and Mr. Schultz seconded that
we purchase our insurance through the NMRA with $26,000 ($250 est.) property
coverage and $500,000 ($300 est.) liability coverage.  Also for the Club to
become a Sustaining Member of the NMRA ($68 est.).  The total estimated cost
of this is $618.  The motion passed unanimously.

Radios: Mr. Boone moved and Mr. Lacey seconded that we purchase 5 two-way
radios from Radio Shack for a total of $200, not including tax.  The motion
passed unanimously.


Mr. Frozina reported that the UP Challenger will be going through Cajon on
Sunday, 06 August 2000.


The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 15 September 2000 at
2000 hours in the Club car.


There being no further business or discussion, Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Morris
seconded that we adjourn the meeting.  The motion passed unanimously.  The
meeting adjourned at 2112 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina

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