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Board of Directors Meeting
June 12, 2016
Karl Lembke, Chairman
Marty Cantor, Secretary

Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Marty Cantor, Gavin Claypool, Mike Thorsen, Nick Smith, Michelle Pincus, Rob "Gizmo" Powell, Marcia Minsky, Debra Levin, Christian McGuire, and Elayne Pelz.

Members and Guests: Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Frank Waller, Joe Zeff, Matthew B. Tepper, George McUrso, June Moffatt, Tony Benoun, Tom Safer, Sherri Benoun.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:05 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, June 12, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors. We had a moment of silence for the dead and wounded in Orlando.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of April 10, 2016, were accepted.

New Members: There were 10 applications for membership from fans who paid their $10 application fee:  Richard Livingston, Daniel Carr, Tyler Wright, Paul Sartain, Barry Ja Sky, Neeti Koshari, Anthony Unatin, Anna Diamond, Jerry Volfson, and Connor Michael Head. They were unanimously accepted.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): The Treasurer reported money in the treasury. See the Treasurer for details.

30-second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire):  No report.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report.

Comptroller (Debra Levin): Will be working on items after Worldcon.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): This month: 560 units were sold, bringing in $560.00. Total units to date: 35,886, and total monies to date: $31,435.50. We purchased the usual replaceable paper and plastic goods plus a few not-so-usual things.

Library (Gavin Claypool): Some progress has been made - hardcover section has expanded into 3 of the 4 empty shelves we acquired from the video section. The video section was somewhat pruned and shifted over to another shelf.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): Milt contacted by someone at MidAmericon - we did not have this item in our archives so we are contacting them and they are being referred to Eaton.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): New electrical box - $1200 worth. Nothing yet on outside lighting. Asked about looking for new location for the society- will do this after Worldcon. Temporarily putting off outside painting and lighting.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No report.

Events (Nick Smith): There seems to be an increase in people using the club in hours not previously utilized.

Recruitment, and Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): LOSCON is moving forward. // We are getting many new members from the Board Gaming Meetup - and they not only not participating in other club activities buy many of them no longer attend the Meetup but they have joined the club.

(Significant Others)

Club President (Gavin Claypool): Procedural elections are on next Thursday.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): There is still a web site and we have added the news of Jim Busby's death.


Additional folding chairs (Marty Cantor) It was moved, seconded, and passed that we pick up a dozen chairs.

Corflu 2o17: (Marty Cantor) Marty mentioned that it was now official that Corflu 34 will be held in Los Angeles - the vote for this was at Corflu 33 in Chicago. Marty, Elayne, and Karl are the Board members who are on the Corflu 34 concom  - Milt Stevens is handling programming and Marc Schirmeister is our staff artist. Rob Jackson is our UK Representative. Our Corflu will be held at the Warner Center Marriott.

Forry Anthology: (CLJII/Karl) Report about the anthology. Karl showed the cover markup for this book. We discussed the acquiring of the rights to material. This was also discussed at a Thursday meeting of the club. Gavin said that he had gotten some response from the Ackerman estate. This will be an electronic book but may have a paper version at a later date. Charlie is continuing to do research on this. The Board is agreeable to continue with this as long as there is no liability.

LASFS By-Laws: Elayne wants us to comb the by-laws and fix anomalies - Gavin and Elayne were appointed.  There was a discussion about the separate duties of Board and Procedural officers.


There was a discussion about the Patron Saints, the hagiography (which is on-line), and the publication of the material in paper form.

­June showed an "Official Patty-Cake Champion" t-shirt (Len's) which could be displayed at the club.

The next meeting will be on July 10, 2016.

The Board adjourned its meeting at 11:55 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

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