Board Minutes, October 13, 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Marty Cantor, Rob Powell, Marcia Minsky, Michelle Pincus, Eylat Poliner, Mike Thorsen, Gavin Claypool, and Warren “Whisky” Johnson. Elayne Pelz and Christian McGuire had approved absences.

Members and Guests: Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Sherri Benoun, Tony Benoun, Joe Zeff, Matthew B. Tepper, Frank Waller, David Okamura, June Moffatt, George McUrso, Charlie Jackson, Tom Safer, Michael Pell.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:14 am.
Chairman (Karl Lembke): Welcomed us to the October meeting.

Minutes: The minutes of the Meeting of September 8, 2013, were accepted as presented.

New Members: There were 7 applications for membership submitted by: Lee Almodovar, Pat Miller, James Ubersetzig, Bear J. Burge, Terry Wren, Alexander Garcia, and Fred Miller. They paid their $5 and were accepted unanimously.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): Not here. (Michelle) Michelle said that we do not have much money and we cannot spend it.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): Not here.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report.

Comptroller (Gavin Claypool): No report.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  Soda units sold: 27,468 units to date, 383 units this period. Soda money: $22,233 to date, $397.00 for this period. // Purchased more anti-graffitti spray, purchased paper, out of free coffee, 

Library (Warren “Whisky” Johnson): Yes, we have a library. We are curtailing book buying until LOSCON where we will be spending the last of our budget there. // Again, we are running out of space and boxes of books for LOSCON being put into our back-up room are making it difficult to get to the library books in that room.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): (Not here.)

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No reports or updates received.

Events (Eylat Poliner): LOSCON 40: Annika O’Brian is Maker Guest of Honor. Membership is currently under 500. Web site is up and is being maintained. We have a film programme and we have sponsorship. // Many people are volunteering to bring in events. There was a discussion about Chaz having an event every 1st Saturday and other events at its day. It was agreed that Chaz could move the dais if it were carried instead of dragged so that it would not damage the carpet tiles. // There was a discussion about replacing the Salad Bowl with a Soup Bowl on January 12, 2014, after the Board meeting. This was moved, seconded, and passed.

Fund-raising and Recruitment (Michelle Pincus): We raised $65 with the Letters of Marque “event.”

(Significant Others)

Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): Michelle came up with a proposal for an event for children 15 and under at LASFS. Family’s Science Day at the LASFS. June 28, 2014. There was a discussion about this. It was moved, seconded, passed (with one abstention) to hold this event, waiving the usual rental fee.

Club President (Eylat Poliner):  We are having nice turnouts at our Thursday meetings.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): One report of mis-displaying web page – fixed.


Cleaning issues (Marcia Minsky): Events are not cleaning the premises after themselves and we had a discussion of this problem. It was recommended that there be a cleaning fee if events do not clean up after themselves. A further recommendation was made about sending a letter to all groups about cleaning problems. // This somehow led to Lee Gold asking about when the names of new members should be put on the web site list of members. The DE PROFUNDIS editor puts the names of new members on the DE PROFUNDIS mailing list as soon as he receives them.

Summer Event (Michelle Pincus) (Done earlier in meeting.)

Monthly Event (Sundance): Michelle made the presentation: Sundance wants to have a monthly event for young people, devoted to video games and a barbecue. The proposal was discussed. Day of month was not mentioned in the proposal. The proposal was moved and seconded to table this to the next meeting. The proposal was tabled until the next meeting. It was mentioned that questions could be passed to Sundance for answers.

Children’s Dues: this was discussed. The discussion was not only about whether children should pay a separate dues than adults but also about what ages should be used for both full dues, children’s dues, and too young for dues. Advisor Charlie Jackson recommended that this be given to a committee to draft by-laws and standing rules amendments and Advisor June Moffatt mentioned that a previous Board had decided that the age should be 13. Karl appointed himself, Eylat, Elayne,  Michelle, and Mike to be on the committee.

Application Fee increase (standing rules amendment): There was a very long discussion about the fee charged to new members to join the club. This was added to the previous committee.

We adjourned to a relatively short closed session.

Charlie Jackson: Presented information about the LASFS 4000 meeting affaire he was going to run. He gave a progress report. It will be called LA 4000, a 2-day event. The Board held a lengthy discussion with Charlie about this event.

Open Forum:

The next meeting of the Board will be on November 10, 2013.

Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting at 1:29 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 December 2013 )
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