|Board Minutes, June 2016|
Board of Directors Meeting
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.
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.
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.
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary
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