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November 14, 2010

Board Members in attendance
: Karl Lembke, Darnell Coleman, Mike Thorsen, Arlene Satin, Milt Stevens, Elayne Pelz, Marcia Minsky, Rob Powell, Marty Cantor, Christian McGuire, Warren “Whiskey” Johnson (excused absence).

Members and Guests: Michael Pell, Ed Hooper, Jeni Burr, Bill Ellern, Timon  Trzepacz, Greg Bilan, Michelle Pincus, Sherri Benoun, Tony Benoun, Joe Zeff, Wendy Wiseman, Joan Steward.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:06 am Opening Remarks: None.

Minutes: The September minutes were accepted as corrected.

New Members: There was an application (and membership fee) from Cassidhe Holke. The application was accepted.

Treasurer:  There is money in our treasury, and Elayne handed out a prospective advance budget. We discussed this proposed budget for 2011. It was brought up that we will have to borrow money to buy the new building, and the Board was in favor of doing so if necessary. Only necessary repairs on our current building will be done. We might also want to start charging some groups for all of their meetings instead of just some of them. There was a suggested donation of $30 per session for 2011. We also recommend that these groups put out a tip jar. This was moved, seconded, and passed with 2 abstentions. Because of ALA (Anime Los Angeles), we may want to cancel the January Board Meeting but will hold it, if necessary, about the new building.

Report on new building: The building we inspected is probably too expensive for us – so we are still looking.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke):  No report

Vice Chairman (Mike Thorsen): We have vice, but we cannot spend any.

Secretary (Marty Cantor):  Nothing secretaryish to report, but I do thank Joe Zeff for sitting in for me last month.

Comptroller (Christian McGuire):  No report.

Library (Warren “Whiskey” Johnson):  Warren said UPS says items are being returned because nobody is here when they attempt delivery. We need an ID badge for a person to use to be able to pick up packages at UPS. We will put a sign on the front door. Christian was put in charge.

Archives (Darnell Coleman): No report.

Physical Plant
(Elayne Pelz):  Our building is falling apart, and we are doing nothing about it, pending the purchase of a new building.

AV Equipment (Robert Powell):  No report.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  Soda units sold: 16, 388 to date, 476 this period. Soda money: $11,879 to date, $357.00 for this period. Paper supplies and cleaning supplies are okay. We need a flapper valve for the toilet in the back building. // Alternative analgesics, recommended (last month) that we get, have been purchased.

Publications (Milt Stevens): The web site has been getting bogus registrations so auto registering has been turned off. // We are still getting identifications for the Daniels’ photos and they are going up on our web site.

Events (Marcia Minsky): LOSCON is coming up. Sherry says one department head has resigned – and we are emptying Monstro next week. Everything appears to be on-track.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin): Barnes & Noble - we made $98.37 as our share of in-store sales and $12.56 for on-line sales. It cost us $20 to set up. We hope to have more of these Book Fairs at a later date.

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee
(Arlene Satin): Will ask the theatre in Irvine if they want us for another Harry Potter event.

Club President
(Arlene Satin): Members are cooperating about putting chairs away after meetings.

Agenda Items:

Building Sale/Search (progress): We are still looking as the building we inspected, whilst good for our needs, is too expensive for us.

Open Forum:

Darnell will donate $30 for showing LOTR trilogy on Jan. 30 if the Board okays it, Starting at 10 am. Agreed to by the Board.

The next meeting will be on December 12, 2010

LOSCON web site: making sure certain things are made permanent. Christian will be bringing this up in the future. (Marketing, publication, archive, events implications.)


Taken Away from previous meetings:

Created list for cleaning items.
Heide will take care of getting an outside “Code of Conduct” sign.

Adjournment:  The Board adjourned its meeting at  11:46 am

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary
Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 February 2011 )
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