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Board of Directors Meeting
March 11, 2012
Karl Lembke, Chairman
Marty Cantor, Secretary

Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Mike Thorsen, Eylat Poliner, Bill Ellern, Marcia Minsky, Rob Powell, Marty Cantor, Christian McGuire, Arlene Satin, and Elayne Pelz. Warren “Whiskey” Johnson had an excused absence.

Members and Guests: Greg Bilan, Michael Pell, Joyce Sperling, Tim Trzepacz, Michelle Pincus, Matthew Tepper, Jeni Burr, Tony Benoun, Sherri Benoun, Joe Zeff, Frank Waller, Lee Gold, Barry Gold.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11: 09 am.


Opening Remarks: The Chairman said, Welcome to the first daylight savings time meeting of the Board.

Minutes: The minutes of the Meeting of February 2012, were accepted as presented.

New Members: These people paid their $5 and put in applications to join the Society: Nathan Long and David S. Williams. Both were accepted.

Treasurer: We have about too little money – do not spend it. Outstanding bills are the last bit of the contractor and upcoming are insurance and property taxes.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report except I have been remiss in setting up a Town Hall meeting.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): Three more Domesday Book articles have been contributed. Domesday committee meeting will be done soon.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): On Tuesday I will be working with Elayne to sort the large number of software programme discs in the APA-L Room, discarding that which is obsolete.

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report. Karl mentioned that he got a letter from Go Daddy telling him the link is expiring. Karl said that he is passing that on to Barry to let it expire as we no longer need it. We got it when we did not own but now that we own, is no longer needed.

Comptroller (Bill Ellern): No report.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): Soda units sold: 21,319 units to date, 264 units this period. Soda money: $276.00 for this period. We purchased coffee to go with all of the sugar we reported on last month, and we purchased paper towels. We got a donation of a pair of long mirrors and put them up where we thought they might do the most good.

Library (Warren “Whiskey” Johnson): (No report from video curator.) Elayne reported (in lieu of the absent librarian) that we still did not have the shelves up but she was working on it.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): Elayne said she is working on the Westercon Archives and they are almost in order. Another day and they should be nice and shiny.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): New thermostat has been installed in the other building but there is no gas service to that machine. The Gas Company will come out either the 19th or the 25th (but she did not remember which). Our thermostats, once the one in the new building has a working heater/air conditioner attached to it, have been programmed to automatically turn off at midnight if they are turned on during the day. Christian reported that we have hung a great deal of art – but not all of it. Arlene said it looks nice and we all applauded.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): Rob mentioned that there have been no reports to him of the equipment not working. He has nothing else to report.

Events (Eylat Poliner): LOSCON 39 (Christian) – held a meeting. New Guest of Honour: Mela Hoyt-Hayden (Costumer GoH) She is VERY popular amongst costumers, especially the younger ones. Christian reported that next weekend we will have a LOSCON 40 meeting. – trying to acquire GoHs early.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin): Pushing Good Search and Good Buy, both of which help the club via getting a small amount of monies whenever we use them. We discussed Good Search at the last meeting. Arlene also mentioned that we still have material on but we are getting nothing from it because we have not been pushing it. The reading programme auditions will start soon.

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee (Arlene Satin): Not heard anything yet from the West Hollywood Book Fair. West Hollywood library – working with them on the Bradbury item. Michelle is in charge of the children’s reading programme. Michelle reported that we have moved this programme to the Pasadena Main Library. Signed up for a programme, Good Reads. It is a reading network. (Bill Ellern mentioned that there are about 260 discussion groups in Good Reads.)

Club President (Marcia Minsky): We have a club.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): Lee Gold reported that they had updated the LOSCON programme. Eylat brought up errors on the web site of the LASFS Saint’s list. Barry said that the link is being renewed this month.

Agenda Items:

Eylat Poliner – Mah Jong Tournament. LASFS Gala. Eylat and Kris Bauer would like to bring back the Mah Jong Tournament. It was moved and seconded that we allow this tournament to occur. This was passed. // The Gala letter has been written and approved. There is a tentative Science GoH (from Texas). Laura Freas has confirmed as a GoH. Tentative date is September 8. Elayne will be treasurer and Christian will be auctioneer.

LASFS Housewarming, Part II – CLJII by proxy. It will be held on March 25, from 2 pm until 8 pm.

Date of next meetings (conflict with Easter, Mother’s Day). Moved that we cancel the regular April meeting and move the May meeting to May 6. The motion was seconded and passed with 2 opposed. Marty will open 2nd Sunday festivities on both months at Noon. Moved, seconded, and passed with one abstention.

Open Forum:

We had a discussion about cleanliness in the building. It was recommended that the club President make an announcement about cleanliness once or twice a month at Thursday meetings.

Our next meeting will be May 6, 2012.


Taken Away from previous meetings:

Elayne: contractors.

Mike Thorsen: equipment in kitchen.

Eylat: parking contact from Temple, outside signage. Parking is a dead issue. Elayne made a banner – Eylat showed it to the Board.

Marty: board game group

Karl: town Hall.

Arlene: Loitering in the clubhouse

We now have a Meyer lemon tree in the patio.

Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting 12:20  pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 June 2012 )
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