Board Minutes, December 9, 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Mike Thorsen, Michelle Pincus, Marcia Minsky, Rob Powell, Marty Cantor, Christian McGuire, Eylat Poliner, Elayne Pelz, and Warren "Whisky" Johnson. Arlene Satin had an excused absence.


Members and Guests: Joyce Sperling, Michael Pell, Joe Zeff, Ed Hooper, David Okamura, Matthew B. Tepper, Jeni Burr, Tim Trzepacz, Bill Ellern.


Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:09 am. Chairman (Karl Lembke): The Chairman welcomed us to the ultimate meeting of the year.


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


New Members: There were applications for membership in the Society presented to the Board: Yvonne Penney, Lloyd Penney, Kathryn Yeager, and Robin Cookson. All were accepted.


Treasurer: We have no money so you can't spend it.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): No report.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): The Gold's are not here today because Barry is ill. He went to Cedars' ER on the Saturday before yesterday and it turns out that he has diverticulitis. Barry says that there is not much to report about the web site. He says that some people have had stuff to put up on the web site and Lee has taken care of that. Barry says that Lee is quite able to handle things on the web site which doesn't require programming.

Comptroller (Michelle Pincus): No report (Ellern).

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): Soda units sold: 24,353 units to date, 203 units this period. Soda money: $19,043.25 to date, $210.00 for this period. Some cleaning supplies and other minor items have been purchased — we seem to have enough propane for the month. LOSCON has contributed some sodas and kitchen supplies and he thanked the con for these items. Half a case of ginger ale has gone missing. Nobody who has keys to the shed has claimed responsibility for the theft. Door might have been left open by somebody.

Library (Warren "Whiskey" Johnson): Here, back from Europe. Many boxes of books have been sent to the University of Georgia. There is nice new stuff on our shelves.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No is a word.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): We have a leak in the toilet, the plumber is coming tomorrow. Try not to turn on heat unless freezing.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): Rob not been approached with problems.

Events (Eylat Poliner): Three people so far have registered for the grilled cheese throwdown. // LOSCON 39 — Christian. Most of bills are in, but not yet one from the hotel. We made our room night comp. // LOSCON 40 — moving along.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Arlene Satin): (Michelle) Shawn Crosby is working with Michelle on a programme, a reading at Barnes and Nobel at The Grove.

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee (Arlene Satin): (Michelle) Children's reading programme: sent the first e-mail out to the Pasadena Library.

Club President (Matthew B. Tepper): Nothing different has happened.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): (The Secretary gave his report in "Publications.")

Open Forum:

Broadcasting meetings and Board meetings. Tim: - Ustream. Live or tape-delayed. The Board had a general discussion of webcasting club and board meetings and then Elayne moved to table until Tim has time for this. This passed.

Agenda Items:

Tim mentioned that he had acquired some blade servers and wondered if the club needed some. Elayne said we probably did not have any use for them at this time and the members agreed with her.

Rules for "open stock" Thorsen mentioned that some people seem to misread the rules. Lots of stuff left in the refrigerator. After a general discussion of the problem it was recommended that the President mention the problem to the meeting.

Sign for front of building, so people can know they can just walk in. The problem is that some people do not know that they can just come in when the club is open but the door is closed.

Duties of Vice President (including what to do about duties absorbed into office when Bob Null was doing it) Duties are light as far as what is described in the by-laws. Other current duties were taken up by Bob Null and are not "official." So, if certain things are being done by the Vice President which are not in the by-laws, who should be doing them? Some things have become traditional for the Vice President to do even though these duties are not specified in the by-laws.

Elayne: There is too much crap in Monstro. The aisle must be kept open.

Jeni: LASFS Facebook page has too much advertising on it, an especial problem with some repeat offenders. (We should take this up when Arlene is back.)

Rob: Monstro stuff needs to be in better storage place in Monstro. // There will be some rebuilding of shelving in Monstro and this will be done during the Christmas break and will not be interrupting any other activity. //

Rob: Ed Hooper is proposing a computer Meet-up on second Tuesday of month from 7 pm. The Board was in favor of this.

Rob: Making better use of our space in the whole club, such as on top of the filing cabinets near the front door. There was also a discussion of where we should put our Lost-and-Found.

Our next meeting will be January 13, 2013.


Taken Away from previous meetings:

Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:08 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

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