Board Minutes, September 14, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Board Members in attendance: Karl Lembke, Marty Cantor, Marcia Minsky, Michelle Pincus, Gavin Claypool, Christian McGuire, Milt Stevens, Rob Powell, Elayne Pelz, and Mike Thorsen. Warren “Whisky" Johnson had an excused absence.

Members and Guests: Barry Gold, Lee Gold, Matthew B. Tepper, Ed Hooper, Eylat Poliner, Joe Zeff.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:03 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, September 14th meeting of the Board of Directors.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of August 10, 2014 were accepted as presented.

New Members: There were 2 applications for membership. These were submitted by: Andrew Mayne and William Weist. They paid their $10 and were accepted.


Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): We have money, see the Treasurer for details.

30 Second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire): No report

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report.

Comptroller (Gavin Claypool): (Apologies to the Board because of a medical problem.)

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  This month: 383 units bringing in $383. Total units to date: 30,696, and total monies to date: $25,478. Purchased the usual paper towels and toilet paper and minor bits of hardware.

Library (Warren “Whisky” Johnson):  (Acting temporary librarian Gavin Claypool): Elayne reported that Gavin is cherry-picking books to be sold. We are currently not buying books and are saving money for buying books at LOSCON.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): Money not used for painting and water and put a deadbolt on gate in back so if you now get trapped in the patio with the door locked you can get out of the patio without having to climb over the fence. Electrical work has been done and there is now a plug near the sale books and some lights were put up in that area. There is new lighting in the library. There is no more maintenance scheduled.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): Received no reports of troubles in the past month.

Events (Milt Stevens): No new events scheduled. Called junk collection company about stuff on sidewalk on Aetna. // LOSCON - Elayne: Starting to work on programming. Membership is rising with SMOFCON in the following week. Memberships go up on October 15th. // Marcia: her LOSCON: website will be up and running first week in December. There is nothing else to report at this time.

Fund-raising, Recruitment, and Marketing Committee: (Michelle Pincus): Worked mostly on stuff for LOSCON. We will have a table at the paperback show next year. Elayne reported that the library will have a book sale on Oct. 4 at her house from 9 until 4. Tables will be taken on Oct. 3.

(Significant Others)

Club President (Marty Cantor): We are still holding meetings and people seem to be enjoying themselves.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): John Hertz' reviews are now on the web site. CLJ will be giving the web site a programme item.


Fannish Artwork (the Gold's): The Gold's showed some fannish artwork to Christian for possibly putting into an auction. Christian thanked the Golds.

Friday Night Dice - Security (Marty Cantor): There was a discussion about a door bar for Monstro - this was tabled. There was a discussion about the Friday Night Meetup and Marty possibly taking it over as its current organizer has resigned that position. Michelle said she would fund the first 6 months if Marty took over that Meetup.

Christian mentioned that on October 5 Elayne will be having a class in how to use the Registration software in conventions.

University Collections (Milt Stevens): CSUN Library - Elayne wondered if some of the items we are going to be giving to other libraries might be going to the CSUN Library. Jay Kay Klein Foundation gave $ to the Eaton Collection.

Elayne: Problems with EZ: not many people showing up. It was moved to delete EZ from the schedule with thanks to Kris for her services - passed with 2 abstentions. There was also a discussion about air conditioning problems, problems with the ac thermostats.

Gavin: Bylaws changes - housekeeping changes. There was a discussion about voting qualifications of people not showing up at meetings. These were moved and passed with one nay and one abstention to pass this on to the membership. It was also moved that the wording appropriate to the Standing Rules be passed on to the membership at the same time.

Michelle: As Registrar she is often told about the toilet seats. It was mentioned that we need these stronger toilet seats because several of our members are of the weighty persuasion and we are not going to replace our current toilet seats with more "normal" toilet seats as more "normal" toilet seats often have to be replaced. We all know this but some people have trouble understanding it.

The next meeting of the Board will be on October 12, 2014.



Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:32 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

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