Board Minutes, August, 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Board of Directors Meeting
August 14, 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, and Debra Levin. Absent: Elayne Pelz and Christian McGuire.

Members and Guests: Joyce Sperling, Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Frank Waller, Matthew B. Tepper, Greg Barrett, Joe Zeff, Tom Safer, Alex Brown, Eylat Poliner, Jeromy Miller, Ed Hooper, Shinn, Anna Diamond.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:12 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, August 14, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors.

We had a moment of silence for member Warren "Whiskey" Johnson, our Librarian, who passed last evening. After the moment of silence Karl explained for those who had not heard the news that Warren had had a stroke.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of July 14, 2016, were accepted.

New Members: There were 3 applications for membership from fans who paid their $10 application fee: Alex F. Brown, Charmayne Gentry, and Joseph Hawkins. They were   accepted with one abstention.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): The co-Treasurer (Michelle Pincus) reported we had money in the treasury. Otherwise, no report.

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): Still waiting for after Worldcon.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): This month: 323 units were sold, bringing in $323.00. Total units to date: 36,517, and total monies to date: $32,066.50. We purchased the usual paper products, weed killer, and light replacements.

Library (Gavin Claypool): Made some progress in the backlog of new acquisitions. We should be finished with these in the foreseeable future.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): Not here.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No report.

Events (Nick Smith): Discount tickets for a show this coming Friday. I have been contacted by the International Costumers Guild. (Michelle) LOSCON- please stay at the hotel so that we can make our room nights.

Recruitment, and Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): We can be on Google Maps Place of Interest for a nominal fee.

(Significant Others)

Club President (Nick Smith):  We continue to have meetings and there are some special programmes in the future.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): Mentioned memorial page for Whiskey.


Library Succession: Gavin recommended waiting for Elayne and to make him Librarian Pro Tem. This was accepted.

We discussed Memorials for Whiskey. It was expected that there will be 4 memorials for Warren.

Homeless encampment: We discussed the problems with the homeless encampment on Aetna and Tyrone. The problem has gotten so bad that several members are looking around for a new clubhouse property.


Anna Diamond quoted items from Whiskey's relativeabout holding Memorials for Whiskey.

Gavin: Policy for dealing with intruders. (We should develop policies for renters.)

Anna: Working on fan-film.

Anna: Mentioned "dueling restraining orders" with the problem between her and another person. (Details are in a paper in our files.)

The next Board of Directors meeting will be on September 11, 2016.


The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:06 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

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