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September Board Minutes

September 9, 2012

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

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

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:10 am.

Opening Remarks: The Chairman said, “Welcome to the Board Meeting nearest to the anniversary of our moving into this new building. They said it would never last.” Christian moved that we again thank Elayne for all of her work getting us into this new building. There was applause.

Minutes: The minutes of the Meeting of August 2012, were accepted as corrected with one grump and one abstaining grump.

New Members: There were several applications for membership in the Society presented to the Board: Ben Schnitzer, Sabra Jardine, Ace Antonio Hall, Carrie Minetree, Charles Forrest Minetree, Gregory Eugene Turnbow, Greg Scalise, Dennis R. Archambault, Pam Buck, and Benjamin Levin. All were accepted.

Treasurer: See the treasurer for the details.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): Committee to gouge – we need better science fiction and fantasy items to auction at the Showcase as we have too many low-level and mid-level stuff.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): On-line DE PROF pdf problems have been corrected and I now have a new pdf creator which is better than the one I used to have.

Comptroller (Bill Ellern): No report.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  Soda units sold: 23,366 units to date, 348 units this period. Soda money: $18,049.25 to date, $355.00 for this period. Paper towels, plastic bags, and other amenities were purchased.

Library (Warren “Whiskey” Johnson): Elayne: 20 boxes have been donated, Shelving purchased and has been put up.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): Everything okay except problems with AC. Our bills are horrendous. People are finding the AC running when they come in.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): Some technical issues are under investigation and the problems will be corrected. The problems are: low resolution DVD’s are not playing with the HDMI  set-up and Blu-Ray  is having audio problems when it is playing Blu-Ray discs. 

Events (Eylat Poliner): The chili cook-off will be this afternoon. Christian mentioned the prizes. //  LOSCON 39 was reported on by Christian. The 2 top people in Conventions at the hotel have left and the new people do not know us. Early returns appear to show that membership may be up from last year. LOSCON 40 has a Fan Guest of Honor but it is too early to announce the name. We are working more heavily with our Facebook page and our LOSCON page. Karl mentioned that there will be a LASFS SHOWCASE later this month.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin): On hold until Arlene moves later this month. After that, she has some ideas which she will implement. // Mike Thorsen requested that the club President point out to members at meetings that the soda machine helps our finances and that those who put food on the food table to not put sodas with the food as this subtracts from people spending money in the soda machine.

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee (Arlene Satin): West Hollywood Book Fair: we will just have a booth but no speakers. // Our Guest last Thursday was Eric Small who is the Executive Producer of 10,000 Days who showed his presentation here. // We were also approached on Thursday by a person who has an XM radio show. They are starting a video show.

Club President (Matthew B. Tepper): Nothing to bring before the club except that the other club officers are doing their jobs well.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): There is a thumbnail for the showcase on the site.

Open Forum:

Agenda Items:

Arlene reported that there is better cleaning after affairs. There is a new cleaning checklist in the offing.

The Go tournament is being postponed.

The banner will be put up.

The Parking Petition will get mailed as soon as Karl can find where he put the paper.

Internet: installed tomorrow.

Greg Bilan requested using the club for a New Year’s Eve Party: this was granted.

Patron Saint Credit Committee has only had a preliminary meeting.

Arlene said we were contacted about a photo of Forry – Bill Warren is helping out on this.

Our next meeting will be October 14, 2012.


Taken Away from previous meetings:

Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:06 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 October 2012 )
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