Board Minutes October 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Board of Directors Meeting
October 9, 2016
Karl Lembke, Chairman
Marty Cantor, Secretary

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

Members and Guests: Barry Gold, Lee Gold, Greg Bilan, Greg Barrett, Joe Zeff, Matthew B. Tepper, Frank Waller, June Moffatt, George McUrso.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:05 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, October 9, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of September 11, 2016, were accepted as presented.

New Members: There were no applications for membership.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): No report - neither treasurer was here.

30-second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire):  No report - not here.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): Despite the fact that DE PROFUNDIS now belongs to me instead of LASFS and despite the problems I have had with all of the vacancies in the building I manage I have had this year, De Prof has met its monthly deadline each month this year. As usual.

Comptroller (Debra Levin): No report.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): This month: 291 units were sold, bringing in $291.00. Total units to date: 37,113 and total monies to date: $32,662.50. We purchased the usual paper products.

Library (Gavin Claypool): Greg Barrett had no report except we had some books donated. The small refrigerator was returned to convention supplies. Gavin mentioned over 700 books were donated from a fan moving back to Phoenix.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report. Karl mentioned 189 APA-L disties left to scan.  (Plus a few which are missing.)

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): Not here.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): Investigating getting a small computer for presentation use.

Events (Nick Smith): We have gotten an offer for a film screening at LASFS (from my e-mail). The difficulty is that is too long for an afternoon event so it would have to be a special event. (LOSCON 43 [Michelle Pincus]): No report.

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

(Significant Others)

Club President (Nick Smith):  It continues to meet on Thursday night and programming continues to be interesting.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): Busy adding LASFSians at memorials: Arthur Jean Cox, Bill Warren, Lucy Stern, and Charley Hoff.


Karl mentioned that Charlie had updated him about the Forry Award book.


Mike Thorson: Mike mentioned that there is a sign stating that the curb will be changed at the northwest corner of our building.

Marty Cantor: It appears that the homeless are apparently returning to the block north of us.

The Pizza Press has come to North Hollywood and they wonder if we would like to participate with them on something.

Greg Barrett: He is starting a list of what the library might need.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be on November 13, 2016.


The Board adjourned its meeting at 11:40 am.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

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