Board Minutes, September 8, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Marty Cantor, Elayne Pelz, Rob Powell, Marcia Minsky, Michelle Pincus, Eylat Poliner, and Christian McGuire, Mike Thorsen, Gavin Claypool, and Warren “Whisky” Johnson.
Members and Guests: Frank Waller, Greg Barrett, Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Matthew B. Tepper, Joe Zeff, Michael Pell, Joyce Sperling, David Okamura, Bill Ellern, Tom Safer, Ed Hooper, Bill Green.
Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:11 am.

Chairman (Karl Lembke): Welcomed us to the September meeting.

Minutes: The minutes of the Meeting of August 11, 2013, were sent to the Board in plenty of time (as per usual) but Gmail waylaid 4 of them, thinking they were spam, and sent them back to me. I managed to get the minutes to the Board members who had gotten their copies sent back. The minutes were accepted as presented.

New Members: There were 6 applications for membership submitted by: Sherry Chovan, Richard Berger, Todd Whitesel, Mallory Kay Nelson, Allen DiBendetto, and Mikos Zavros. They paid their $5 and were accepted.

Treasurer: There is no money and you cannot spend it.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): We now have a signed contract with the L.A. Airport Marriott for LOSCON for the years 2014 to 2018. // There was a discussion about this year’s LOSCON falling on the same time as Chanukah.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): I continue to be too busy to start my part of the Patron Saints hagiography but I have discussed the work with Kay Shapero so that she can start her part of the work.

Comptroller (Gavin Claypool): No report.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  Soda units sold: 27,085 units to date, 348 units this period. Soda money: $21,836 to date, $354.00 for this period. // Purchased paper, kitchen, cleaning products, and building projects. We need more Graffiti remover (and Mike was thanked for removing the recently applied graffiti.

Library (Warren “Whisky” Johnson): Yes, we have a library. There are storage issues as we have more books than the space for them.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): Eylat mentioned needing to reboot the new air conditioner.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No report.

Events (Eylat Poliner): No report but mentioned Charlie doing something special, a two-day event, for the LASFS’ 4000th meeting. As this will be a dues (or other money-collecting event), the Board would like to see a budget. // We have a lot of books for the coming LOSCON.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Michelle Pincus):  (Michelle talked so softly that my recorder did not pick up what she said.)

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): Next year there may be something doing for us in radio. Nothing is definite at this time. As this would be a 3 day event of a professional nature, run by Allan Trimpi. Even though club members would be welcome, it would be held mostly during the day when most club members were working so it was moved and seconded that this be at $200 a day. It was passed.

Club President (Eylat Poliner):  Reported on the result of the new meeting structure. The meetings are getting shorter and more lively. The programme people quit so Eylat is now doing the programming. // There was some discussion of having some programming on Friday nights. // The Gift Exchange was designated for Friday the 13th in December. Joyce Sperling does not want to run the Gift Exchange any longer so Marty Cantor has taken it over.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): This month there was not much to do on the web site: we put up one announcement, the monthly DE PROF, and the Board Minutes.


Open Forum:

Bill Ellern talked about some documents he has taken over which have become quite valuable. He wants to see if the Board can take over the documents for us to find a secure place for them. These documents relate to LRH. The Board agreed to take them and store them in Oink Oink Flap Flap.

Moved, seconded, and passed that some chairs can be loaned to Vice President.

Christian mentioned Chaz wanting to rent the clubhouse for an event. Moved, seconded, and passed that Chaz be allowed to do this. What Chaz might call the event was discussed as some members of the Board did not want any name Chaz might use to designate his event to indicate that is might be an official LASFS event. The discussion was extensive.

Rob brought up what else LASFS might do in the way of events to bring in people to the club. Christian proposed that the President of LASFS ask the membership if they want to bring back LA-LA-CON.

The next meeting of the Board will be on October 13, 2013.

Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 November 2013 )
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