Antelope Valley Model Railroad Club


ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                         4 March 2005
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the March 2005 regular business meeting.


President Tate called the meeting to order at 2008 hours in the Club
Car at Granicys Square.


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


Mr. Lacey moved and Mr. Crawford seconded that the minutes from the last
meeting be approved as written. The motion passed unanimously.


Mr. Crawford reported on mail from the following: AV Bank, statement;
NMRA, magazine; Andy Gump, fence rental bill. Mr. Crawford also reported
on e-mails from the following: Larry Kaufman about a 12' x 13' HO layout
he's selling for $100; and Felix Voragan inquiring about where to purchase
a full-sized train coach.


President: Mr. Tate had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Crawford mentioned we need to do something to get
our name out in the public arena again. Mr. Lacey will contact the Valley
Press and Mr. Frozina will put a blurb on the website.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that the website has been updated,
and that the latest version of the membership roster was distributed.

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

Publicist: Mr. Lacey made note of his action item of contacting the
AV Press.

Superintendent: Mr. McKennie had no report.


The following committees were established with the following chairs:
Construction: Mr. Yost Electrical: Mr. Tate Grounds: Mr. McKennie Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey Rolling Stock: Mr. Madriaga Scenery/Structures: Mr. Morris Track: Mr. Tate
SPECIAL ORDERS None. UNFINISHED BUSINESS Electricity: Mr. Crawford reported that he corrected the issue with the KWH meter. Stairs: Mr. Yost reported that the top platform has been framed. Mr. Crawford reported that the Trex® is onsite. Mr. Tate reported that the foundation blocks have been set. Chocks: Mr. Fidger reported that the metal pieces are ready for a non-rainy weekend to install. Work Party: Mr. Tate reported that he, Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Morris moved the AC ducts under the car; cleaned the track; and actually ran a train around the layout! NEW BUSINESS Work Party: Saturday, 5 March 2005 to work on the stairs, the chocks and the blocks. ANNOUNCEMENTS None. NEXT MEETING The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 15 April 2005, at 2000 hours in the Club car. ADJOURNMENT Mr. Crawford moved and Mr. Tate seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 2054 hours. Submitted by Donald J. Frozina Secretary

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