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Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the most recent meeting:

11/21/02 El Camino As Business Meeting Minutes

President George Stergion called the meeting to order at 7:15pm.

Minutes

The minutes from the October Business Meeting were approved.

Treasurer's Report

Treasurer Bob Perkins reported the club's financial status.

Recent Activities

Sam reported on the October Tilden Park Tour. Two Model As and one modern iron went to Tilden Park to see the trains. Former club member Rick Zobelein gave a detailed history and an explanation of the inner workings of his beautiful scale steam engine and ECA club member Sheldon Yee gave us free tickets to ride the larger train. We also rode several of the smaller trains.

Upcoming Events

Please see the newsletter calendar for details about upcoming tours and events. Heres a quick summary:

11/23 Garage Tour
12/7 Christmas Tree Tour Bob Kazmierski will be the tour leader.
12/14 Annual Holiday Banquet
1/19/03 Past Presidents Brunch at Coyote Creek golf course in San Mateo

New Business

Bill Meyer presented those present with a list of ideas for 2003 tours and a schedule showing the months that are currently open in 2003. Members were asked to indicate which tours appealed to them to narrow down the list. The hope is that we can complete our annual calendar early in the year so that tour-goers and tour leaders can plan ahead. If anyone wants a copy of the list, call Bill Meyer and hell send you one.

WANTED: Tour leaders for the 2003 touring season.

Tech Talk

Bob Kazmierski replaced the timing gear in his pick-up but the noise persisted. After further inspection it turned out to be bad rod and main bearings. He has a spare engine that hell put in temporarily while he researches engine-rebuilding options for the original engine. If anyone knows a good engine rebuilder, give Bob a call. He thinking about insert bearings vs. babbitt.

Raffle

Raffle Chairman Bob Kazmierski coordinated the drawings. Winners were Sam Asaro and Carl Pileri. Bill Meyer won the name badge drawing.

The meeting was adjourned at 8pm.

Bill Meyer
Secretary

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