Board Minutes, March 2012 PDF Print E-mail

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: June Moffatt, Patrick Fahey, Gavin Claypool, Matthew B. Tepper, Debra Levin, Ben Levin, Tim Trzepacz, Jeni Burr, Joe Zeff, Michelle Pincus, Shin, Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Tom Safer, Milt Stevens.

 

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11: 05 am.

 


Opening Remarks: The Chairman said, “I hope everybody had a good Cinco De Mayo and Star Wars Day.”

 

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

 

New Members: These people paid their $5 and put in applications to join the Society: Melanie Hartman, Leone Hankey, and Lindsay Peet were accepted.

 

Treasurer: We have very little money – do not spend it. Some ways of raising money were discussed.

 

30 Second Reports:

 

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

 

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): No new vice, no old vice, no Edelweiss.

 

Secretary (Marty Cantor): Elayne and I went through the many shelves of software in the APA-L Room and most of the discs and other impedimenta were thrown away.

 

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report. Karl talked about having permissions ready for people and organizations who might want photos and things we have access to.

 

Comptroller (Bill Ellern): No report.

 

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  We are good on soap and paper towels. Soda units sold: 21,909 units to date, 590 units this period. Soda money: $16,578.00 to date, $605.00 for this period.

 

Library (Warren “Whiskey” Johnson): (No report from video curator.) Elayne said: We finally got the shelving we need and are waiting for Mike Donahue to come in and bolt it to the wall. We are basically out of space.

 

Archives (Marcia Minsky): Archives are nice and tidy.

 

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): We have paid off the contractors for everything done to date.There are two more things to do around here but no money to do them: to replace the carpet next door and to sandblast, patch, and paint the outside of the building. However, the air conditioner on the other side of the building is not working so I will be here, tomorrow, to find out why. The sense of the Board was to fix the air conditioner if it does not cost more than $1,000. // Karl reported that David Okamura has installed a drip system to water the lemon tree. Right now there are some leaks in the timing unit but it got a bit dark before he could fix it on the day he set it up. A misting system is being considered.

 

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): We’re having a lot of problems trying to balance out the DVD and VCR and some people are not understanding how it works. Some people are mis-using the equipment because of the way it is set up.

 

Events (Eylat Poliner): The Gala has been cancelled due to not being able to get guests,  but the Mah Jongg Tournament is going forward and, so far, we have 12 people interested in attending it. It is being held on June 2. // LOSCON 39 (Christian). E-mails will be soon sent out to those who requested them, giving them opt-out permissions. Soon there will be a PR. // Marty mentioned that ALL Saturdays are tied up with things on the big or little screens. It was decided to speak to this later in the meeting.

 

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin): Arlene mentioned the panel with authors we held last Saturday.

 

(Significant Others)

 

Marketing Committee (Arlene Satin): Good Reads is over 70 people, now. Non-LASFS members are joining. This is a good place to go to socialize and talk about books – and it is a good promotional tool. // The West Hollywood Library felt that the talk about Bradbury went well. We are talking with that library about trying a reading programme for Children. // There will be a reading programme here this Summer. // The LASFS Limber Work-Out seems to be working out well. // Michelle mentioned the Pasadena Library reading programme

 

Club President (Marcia Minsky):

 

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): Updated LOSCON programme. The West Hollywood items were put up. Arlene mentioned how good Lee and Barry were doing good things on the web site – and got applause.

 

Open Forum:

 

June Moffatt mentioned that she had 16 boxes of books she got from her first husband who wanted them donated to LASFS. Arrangements to get them here were discussed. // Christian mentioned that he and Eylat are putting together a collection of books for the Science Fiction Outreach Programme – they did this last year – they gave away several thousand books at the Chicago Comicon and next year they will be doing it at a large Comicon in Texas. We could use money donations for postage.

 

Mike Thorsen put together photos of various club officers and was applauded for his efforts.

 

We went into a closed session.

 

 Arlene Satin was named as the LASFS representative to Enigma, the UCLA Science Fiction Club.

 

It was moved to expand dues to be payable at any non-paid event on weekend days. Passed unanimously.

 

A Town Hall meeting was deemed necessary.

 

Agenda Items:

 

Milt Steven’s petition for the change of parking hours on Aetna was discussed and distributed for signatures.

 

Our next meeting will be June 10, 2012.

 

Take-Aways:

 

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 12:44 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 October 2012 )
 
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