September 13, 2009 BoD Meeting (taken by Marty Cantor) PDF Print E-mail


Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Darnell Coleman, Mike Thorsen, Bob Null, Arlene Satin, Milt Stevens, Elayne Pelz, Tadao Tomomatsu, Marcia Minsky, Christian McGuire, Robert Powell.

Members and Guests: Marty Cantor, Greg Bilan, Jeni Burr, Scott Tygett, Gavin Claypool, Tony Benoun, Sherri Benoun, Judy Zeff, Michael Pell, Joyce Sperling, Tom Safer, Joe Zeff.

Called to order: 11: 18 am.

Opening Remarks: The Chairman welcomed back the Secretary.

Minutes: The minutes were accepted as corrected.

New Members: The applications of Tina Belmont, Eytan Kollin, Jennifer B. Anderton, and Stephanie B. Voy were presented to the Board and were accepted unanimously.

Treasurer: There is money in treasury: check with the Treasurer to get the exact amount.

30 Second Reports
(Board Members)

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.
Vice Chairman (Bob Null): The Pubs computer had a virus but the Vice Chairman has eliminated it. The library computer may also be infected.  
Secretary (Darnell Coleman): The Secretary thanked the Board for its support. Also thanked Marty Cantor for taking the minutes of the last meeting.
Comptroller (Christian McGuire): Christian announced that Fred Patten had been voted winner of the Forry Award at the last club meeting. Karl talked about maybe, someday, the Board bringing in a professional numbers person to check our books.
Library (Elayne Pelz): The Library shelves are getting numbered, there is a new printer, most of the money in our account is now spent and the remaining amount will be spent at LOSCON with a dealer who will Give Us A Deal.
Physical Plant (Tadao Tomomatsu): There is yet no word about repairs to the damage to the sidewalk. Trees will be trimmed again. The work on the corner of this room has been done, and the cabinet has been replaced. No cracks were found in the floor in that corner after the cabinet was removed so that the rug could be lifted up and the floor inspected.
    I would like to propose a new, lighter, flatter television set with mounting hardware. M(oved) S(econded) P(assed) with $800 being the top amount we spend – and make we should make certain it has the proper inputs for our purposes. Also, I think we need a new Treasurer’s desk and I would like to propose that we expend the money to do so. It was MSP for replacing Treasurer’s desk for no more than $500.
    Letter to neighbor – any response? No further response.
AV Equipment (Robert Powell): There are extra empty boxes in Monstro – please label them if you use them.
Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): Soda machine units sold: to date – 12,485, this period – 351. Soda machine total sales: to date - $8,587.00, this period - $320.25.
    We need some dollies. After some discussion, it was MSP to spend up to $1000 on folding carts and hand trucks.
Publications (Milt Stevens): The Golds are at ConChord (a filk convention) this month. Marty might be going to pick up Dik Daniels’ photo collection in San Miguel. Marty mentioned Fancy III as a Wiki place to archive information which some people seem to want to put up in Wiki format on the LASFS web site.   
Events (Marcia Minsky): LOSCON is moving along as is the 75th Anniversary Celebration. Arlene talked about the Anniversary Celebration and its Memory Book. The Banquet contract is signed. 40 people have paid, so far, for the banquet. Christian says Westercon is also moving forward. Karl says that LOSCONs should be listed in SF magazines.
Fundraising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin): Fundraising in is on hold because the artist we will be using is currently too busy to draw the artwork we need.

(Significant Others)
Marketing Committee (Arlene Satin): The Valley Plaza Library children’s reading is tomorrow. West Hollywood Bookfair – the panel is canceled, but our table there is still on. Our programme at Valley Plaza Library may get expanded to other libraries.
Club President (Christian McGuire): Code of Conduct: we will distribute this more widely to the members.

Agenda Items:
Tom Safer reports on his movie day: 10 people in attendance, $100 given to Treasurer. Tom would like to do this again, and the Board is amenable, but dates in January will be set later when the Treasurer gets her calendar.

No Brewster Rockitt meetings for rest of year.

Bob is putting out 9 issues of Wonder Stories, one of which announced the formation of the Science Fiction League (from which LASFS descended).

Open Forum:


Adjournment:  12:21 pm.
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