Board Minutes - December 12, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Darnell Coleman, Mike Thorsen, Arlene Satin, Milt Stevens, Elayne Pelz, Marcia Minsky (excused absence), Rob Powell, Marty Cantor, Christian McGuire, Warren “Whiskey” Johnson (excused absence).

Members and Guests in attendance: Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Greg Bilan, Michael Pell, Jeni Burr, Joan Steward, Joe Zeff, Bill Ellern, Joyce Sperling.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:09 am Opening Remarks: There were no opening remarks.

Minutes: The November minutes were accepted as presented.

New Members: There were applications (and membership fees) from James M. Busby, Sarah Kirkpatrick, and Lynn Maudlin. All were accepted, unanimously

Treasurer:  Treasurer Elayne reported that we have approximately $$$ – please do not spend it.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke):  No report

Vice Chairman (Mike Thorsen): He has not bought any vices.

Secretary (Marty Cantor)
:  In my capacity of being a Board member who lives close to the club, I will be meeting the roofer here, tomorrow, to take care of the roof leak above the APA-L Room. As Board Secretary, letters have been sent to Dik Daniels’ two sisters. Also, I will not be at our February meeting as I will be up in Sunnyvale at Corflu. As we will probably be reorganizing the Board at that meeting, I officially stand to continue as Board Secretary.

Comptroller (Christian McGuire):  No report at this time - and I will also be at Corflu.

Library (Warren “Whiskey” Johnson):  Books are still there - and new books were acquired at LOSCON.

Archives (Darnell Coleman): Mike Glyer (File 770) was given a copy of the Dec. 7, 1941 meeting minutes.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz):  The new front building air conditioning unit is not heating – and the roof above the APA-L Room is leaking. We are still not making major repairs unless we do not get a new building. The secretary recommended that people pay for repairs themselves, with permission (so that not everybody gets the same repair made) – and be given Sainthood credit for these expenses.

AV Equipment (Robert Powell):  I have not heard any complaints from others about this equipment.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  Soda units sold: 16,694 to date, 306 this period. Soda money: $12,108.50 to date, $229.50 for this period. Marty reported that the leaks in the APA-L Room destroyed some colored card stock but that there was plenty of white paper left as it was in plastic wrappers. So, Mike said that no paper supplies are needed right away. New toilet guts were purchased and installed. Mike also made a plea for members to NOT make makeshift repairs of installations as this often causes problems even greater than that they are attempting to fix. Mike also pointed out, for the benefit of those who had advised him otherwise, that 99 Cent stores do not carry toilet guts.

Publications (Milt Stevens): DE PROF is still appearing. The Golds mentioned that more of Dik Daniels’ photos are getting put on-line. Moffatt Memorial material is now on-line and more can be accepted. Barry is looking around for somebody who knows HTML and is willing to learn Joomla!

Events (Marcia Minsky): Joe did not have any report from Marcia. // Christian reported on LOSCON 37, saying that everything came off fine and people enjoyed themselves. There were 100 people fewer this time and approximately 120 fewer room-nights were sold at the con. If it were not for Kim Marks banquet (and finding room nights), we would not have made our minimum room nights. Marty mentioned that con chairs need to advertise more at LASFS as he feels that there is a tendency to expect all of the attendees to automatically know what is going on with the con. His experience with the 2002 Westercon (at LAX) was that many LASFS attendees had no idea of what a Westercon was, let alone knowing that one was soon occurring locally. // Arlene reported on LOSCON 38. There is a new Department for Publicity. The web site is up and is linked with Facebook and Twitter. Wendy Wiseman is the webmaster. It was recommended to Arlene that all LOSCONs use the same Facebook web site instead of having people go to a new site for each new LOSCON. // Joyce Sperling brought up the Gift Exchange. // The Len Moffatt Memorial will be on January 22, 2011, and Joyce Sperling is in charge.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin):  There is nothing to report until next year.

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee (Arlene Satin): We will be at the IMAX Theatre in Irving this Saturday. Also, we will be running out of bookmarks soon. // Arlene was at a meeting for the West Hollywood Book Fair to discuss the next year, the Book Fair’s 10th Anniversary.

Club President (Arlene Satin): There is nothing to report, but I will mention donating repairs and such at next Thursday’s meeting. I will also announce the $30 rate for LOSCON at the club meeting, with that rate good until December 31.

Agenda Items:

There is a January Board Meeting conflict with the ALA: should we Cancel or Reschedule . It was moved that we do not meet in January. This was passed, with 3 abstentions. Marty was given permission to open up Second Sunday in January (which is usual when the Board is not meeting).

Building Sale/Search (progress): Elayne reported that the building we have looked at is in escrow to somebody else. Elayne will be looking at other buildings.

There were requests for the usual loan of con stuff for ALA and Galley. This was moved, seconded, and passed for both requests.

LOSCON people have on-line space problems – can we archive old LOSCON web sites? The Golds mentioned that has space for this. Karl recommended that we also put this on dvd. Both were moved, seconded, and passed.

It was moved and seconded that the Golds be commended/thanked for their wonderful job with the LASFS’ web site.

Open Forum:

The next meeting will be on February 13, 2011.

The UPS badge is not yet done – reported by Christian.


Elayne and Marty are handling the handling roof repairs.

Elayne is handling the PayPal account.

Wendy Wiseman is handling the LOSCON web site.

Joyce Sperling is in charge of the Len Moffatt Memorial.

Taken Away from previous meetings:

Heide will take care of getting an outside “LASFS Code of Conduct” sign.

Flapper valve for toilet will be taken care of by Mike Thorsen.

Christian handling badge for person to pick up stuff from UPS

Adjournment:  The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:19 pm.

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