Antelope Valley Model Railroad Club

ANTELOPE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB                      12 January 2007
Lancaster, California

Minutes of the January 2007 regular business meeting.


President Fidger called the meeting to order at 2000 hours in the Club
Car at Granicys Square.


Members present: T. Fidger, D. Frozina, J. Madriaga, H. Morris, M. Lacey,
C. Stilson and D. Tate.

Guest present: None.


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


AV Bank, statement; Andy Gump, fence rental; Bollinger Edgerly Scale
Trains, advertisement; NMRA, calendar.


President: Mr. Fidger had no report.

Vice President: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Secretary: Mr. Frozina reported that he fixed the officers listed on
the website's members page.

Treasurer: Mr. Tate reported that we are weakly solvent.

Publicist: Mr. Morris reported that our website is now listed on the
MR website.

Superintendent: Mr. Yost was absent.


Construction: Mr. McKennie was absent.

Electrical: Mr. Tate reported that he and Mr. Frozina moved one of the
+5vdc leads to another terminal of the power supply. This sees to have
corrected the erratic behavior of the control system.

Grounds: Mr. McKennie was absent.

Housekeeping: Mr. Lacey had no report.

Rolling Stock: Mr. Madriaga reported that he has modified the hopper
coal loads to be easily removed from the car bodies.

Scenery/Structures: Mr. Morris had no report.

Track: Mr. Tate had no report.


Mr. Frozina reported that Mr. Stilson has satisfactorily completed his
probation. Mr. Stilson was asked to leave the car. A heated discussion
followed! Mr. Stilson was recalled to the car. Mr. Stilson was informed
that he was approved for Regular membership. Congratulations Chris!


Doghouse: Nothing to report.

Fence: Nothing to report.

Stairs: Nothing to report.

Club Cards: Nothing to report.

DCC Breakers: Nothing to report.

Holiday Banquet: The food was good, and we had a great
time. Unfortunately, we were charged for those members who didn't
show up, but said they were coming. Because of this, the Club lost
$300. Mr. Frozina moved and Mr. Morris seconded to assess a special fee
of $25 (to be paid within 6 months) to each member who said they'd be
at the banquet but didn't show. The motion passed unanimously.


Power Supply: Mr. Frozina recommended that we purchase a new power
supply to replace our aging one. The cost is $7.50 for a surplus +5vdc @
12 amps, +12vdc @ 2.5 amps and -12vdc @ 2.5 amps; he recommended that we
get 4--run 2 in parallel and 2 as spares. Mr. Morris moved and Mr. Stilson
seconded to expend $40 for said supplies. The motion passed unanimously.

Exit Signs: Mr. Frozina recommended that we purchase 2 lighted exit
signs, 1 to be placed at each end of the car. The cost would be $6.25
per sign. Mr. Stilson moved and Mr. Tate seconded to expend $15 for said
exit signs.


Train Show: Bakersfield fairgrounds, 1/13 and 1/14.


The next regular business meeting will be on Friday, 2 February 2007,
at 2000 hours in the Club car.


Mr. Morris moved and Mr. Frozina seconded to adjourn the meeting. The
motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 2046 hours.

Submitted by

Donald J. Frozina

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