Board Minutes, September 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Board of Directors Meeting
September 11, 2016
Karl Lembke, Chairman
Marty Cantor, Secretary

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

Members and Guests: Barry Gold, Lee Gold, Joe Zeff, Matthew B. Tepper, and Eylat Poliner.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:08 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, September 11, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors. We had a moment of silence for the victims of 911.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of August 14, 2016, were accepted as amended.

New Members: There were 6 applications for membership from fans who paid their $10 application fee: Joseph Hawkins, Suraiya Ahmed, Zayyir Ahmed, John Ehlers, Breighton Dawe (Rusty), Kathleen Dawe. They were accepted.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): We have money in the treasury and there is a reserve. 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): Still waiting for after Worldcon.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): This month: 305 units were sold, bringing in $305.00. Total units to date: 36,822, and total monies to date: $32,371.50. We purchased the usual paper products.

Library (Gavin Claypool): Backlog has been finished and added to our catalog. 72 items added to library since our last meeting. Re-arrangement of some books done. A couple of volunteers has helped.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): Signed with a realtor for a new building and selling our current one.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No report.

Events (Nick Smith): (LOSCON 43 [Michelle Pincus]): Moving forward: needs more people to stay at the con and we need more members.

Recruitment, and Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): No report.

(Significant Others)

Club President (Nick Smith):  (Nick is at work today.)

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): Pretty quiet and thanks to Mike for pictures of new officers. Put up memorial information about "Whiskey" Johnson. // Attempting to keep up with on-going activities. // Still need help for web site upgrade. // LASFS History has been upgraded.


 NEW LIBRARIAN: Gavin and Elayne want to keep the present pro-tem position until the end of this year. The consensus of the Board is to do this.

Elayne discussed an organization which helps other organizations get grants and finding people and other groups to fund us. She also discussed another organization which can cost $100 - GrantStation - . Writing for enlarging the library.

Karl showed wristband for Whiskey memorial.

Eylat gave a report for the Whiskey memorial at LASFS. Many people have volunteered to help

There was a further discussion about the homeless encampment on Tyrone north of Aetna.


The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be on October 9, 2016.


The Board adjourned its meeting at 11:51 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

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