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August Board Minutes
August 12, 2012

Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Mike Thorsen, Bill Ellern, Marcia Minsky, Rob Powell, Marty Cantor, Christian McGuire, Arlene Satin, and Rob Powell. Warren “Whiskey” Johnson had an excused absence, as did Eylat Poliner. Also, Elayne was ill and was not able to make it to the meeting.

Members and Guests: Greg Barrett, Milt Stevens, Joyce Sperling, Michael Pell, Heide Nichols, Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Matthew B. Tepper, Michelle Pincus, Tom Safer, Joe Zeff, Tim Trzepacz, Greg Bilan, Jeni Burr.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:24 am.

Opening Remarks: The Chairman apologized for being late.

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

New Members: There were no applications for membership presented to the Board.

Treasurer: With the Treasurer suddenly being taken ill, there was no Treasurer's Report.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): We have plenty of vice; fortunately, none of it is ours.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report.

Comptroller (Bill Ellern): No report.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): Soda units sold: 23,018 units to date, 350 units this period. Soda money: $17,694.25 to date, $357.00 for this period. We also purchased paper towels, propane, and band-aids.

Library (Warren "Whiskey" Johnson): There was no report sent in by the absent Librarian nor did any of his assistants offer reports.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): There was no report but it was noted that the building is still here.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): There was a breakdown -- but it will be worked on after the meeting; the cable will be replaced and an HDMI setup will be put in.

Events (Eylat Poliner): Karl reported that there will be a Chili Cook-off on Sept. 9 at 5 pm. // There will be a LOSCON article going into Wikipedia. // LOSCON 39: is experimenting with a new harassment policy.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin): No report..

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee (Arlene Satin): We will again be at the West Hollywood Book Fair this year. We will not be doing a panel this year, for a variety of reasons. Eylat will be doing set-up, running, and tear down of the event. // There was a discussion of the bookmarks. // And there was a discussion of somebody wanting hi-res photos of Forry.

Club President (Matthew B. Tepper): We are still having meetings on Thursday nights. // We have a new member who is our new Scribe -- and she is doing a good job.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): The Secretary gave us a CD of the photos he took of the Bradbury Memorial.

Open Forum:

Arlene read an item about non-cleaning at the LASFS. There was a discussion of how to handle the problem. Too many groups are not cleaning up after their events. This led to a discussion of responsibilities of officers in charge of certain events and the responsibilities of those hosting events.

Milt spoke on the Parking Petition.

Heidi said the she now lives in Crestline.

Milt spoke about the affair at Northridge in September.

Tom Safer is putting out money for royalties he pays for some items he shows at LOSCON. He is requesting Patron Saint credit for this money. A committee will be appointed to study this and Christian, Elayne, Tom Safer will be its members.

Mike Thorsen thanked Triage Entertainment for contributing fruit.

Bill Ellern has given away spindles of CD-Rom and DVD-R discs to Archives and the Library.

Agenda Items:

Rob: Sandwich board sign. The Board liked what Rob presented.

SOB: Any objections, in absence of a major sponsor, to Samantha calling the Go Tournament "The LASFS Go Tournament?" There were no objections.

Our next meeting will be September 9, 2012.


Rob will work on perfecting the sandwich board.

Karl will be talking with people about resurrecting the checklist we used to have posted by the door in the old building. This was a list of things that were Expected on the part of responsible people for events at the clubhouse.

Taken Away from previous meetings:

Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting at 01:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 September 2012 )
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