Meeting # 4014, Jul 17, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Meeting # 4014, Jul 17, 2014

Marty Cantor presiding

Karl Lembke, Scribe

Patron Saint Bill Curry


(Portions read at the meeting are highlighted like this.)


President Marty Cantor called meeting #4014 to order at 8:00.


Comments from the President


Menace from the previous meeting were read. Matthew Tepper bid $6 to name them “We had funds, funds, funds, till Elayne took the T-bills away” They were so accepted.


Treasurer’s Report

We have money.  We have a number of different funds. We could use more money. Bid higher at the auction.


Patron Saint Bill Curry


From the Hagiography:

Book collector.  Appeared in Niven and Pournelle's Inferno.

Worked for the Post Office


Patron Saint Bill Curry was given three cheers and a bottle of chutney.


Committee Reports


Registrar Michelle introduced Sara Price who found us through Google, and Ian Kohn, dragged here by a friend.


Board Member presentation: Elayne spoke about the state of the library.  We’re out of room.  We are going to find some items good homes elsewhere. We need a larger facility.  If you want to help, buy stuff at the auction, for at least $5 each.


Programming (CLJII)

7/17: Auction

7/24: Tom Safer presents Bugs

7/31: Steve Latshaw speaking on low budget films

8/7:  John DeChancie will talk to the club

8/14:  Tom Khamis presents on the new DVD release of the film about the Ackermansion

8/21: Auction


David Okamura had a moment of science.  We had a commercial launch to resupply the ISS.  The story was so hard to find, private space flight is ceasing to be newsworthy.  Orbital Sciences flew the resupply mission.  Space-X has received certification that will allow it to bid for space projects.

Boeing got the OK from DARPA to develop a reusable launch vehicle.  It’s supposed to be a space plane.

We’ve had some interesting alliances.  Google and Novartis have joined to create smart contact levels to monitor glucose levels and other things.

A Valencia firm has been sterilizing stuff with UV light.  They’ve found they can use the technology in hospitals for antibiotic resistant bacteria.


TSPC this Saturday, Tom Safer shows Mary Poppins, starring Mrs. Poppins’ Penguins.


Announcements, Regular or Time Bound


Peter Santel announced CF/O Saturday, 12-8.  Last half of last season of Inu-Yasha.

Christian announced JMS fans can see the art department of Babylon-5 at Comic Con talking about how they put together a TV show on a dime. Noon, Friday, room 23-ABC.


Old Business


New Business


Reviews


One review, of one book, The Foundry’s Edge by Cam Baity and Benny Zelkowicz.  Cam was given five minutes to review his book.  He hated it.  The feeling may well be mutual.  Despite its high body count and dark nature, it’s marketed as a Young Adult book -- because the heroine is age 12.


Misc


Mark Poliner had a couple of items: There’s a kickstarter campaign to raise money for the coolest cooler, bluetooth stereo and a built-in blender. In Minneapolis, this guy was talking with a friend and offhandedly remarked gummy bear sausage.  We now have gummy bear sausage.


Matthew Tepper announced “Two Eyes is Back”


Joe Zeff took a survey about political opinions.  Part of the survey asked about background and beliefs.  Asked about his religion, he picked “Jewish”.  Next question: do you consider yourself evangelical or born-again Christian?


CLJII  Hostess collapsed, was revived, brought back everything but Choc-o-dile.  They’re back.



Adjournment: It was moved and seconded, and we adjourned at 8:35
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