Board Minutes, August 10, 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: Lee Gold, Barry Gold, Mark Poliner, Joe Zeff, Sherri Benoun, Tony Benoun, Eylat Poliner, Matthew B. Tepper, Scott Beckstead, Frank Waller, John Hertz, Ed Hooper, Marcia Powers, June Moffatt, George McUrso.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:07 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, August 10th meeting of the Board of Directors.Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of July 13, 2014 were accepted as corrected.

New Members: There were 5 applications for membership. These were submitted by: Ben Keen, Zander Schnitzer, Christopher “Chris” Horrocks, C. Lawson Woodword, Gabe Hernandez. They paid their $10 and were accepted.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): We have money but a little less than we should have.

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): We have plans for some fund-raising, large scale, probably early October. Possibly an October 4 garage sale.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen):  July's totals were sent in via e-mail. They are: total units sold, 357, bringing in $357.00 since there were no selections which were priced more than $1.00. The July to-date units sold since we were given the machine are 29,923 for a total of July to-date amount of $24,705. This month: 390 units bringing in $390. Total  units to date: 30,303, and total monies to date: $25,095. Since we purchased most of our supplies just before Second Sunday last month the only thing we had to buy this month was pipe insulation. And that didn't cost much.

Library (Warren “Whisky” Johnson):  (Acting temporary librarian Gavin Glaypool): We have done some more purging. Elayne and Gavin discussed removing items. We simply do not have the space for everything. It was proposed that we purge magazines pre-1995 (after cherry-picking) at the discretion of the librarian. These items will be given a good home and will not be thrown away. A proposal for doing this was moved, seconded, and passed with no objections. Lee Gold talked about how she collected a lot of these magazines for the club. ISL will pay for shipping.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): There was a report about our water main break: the cost about $1700 (after insurance). Some locks have been re-keyed. There will be lights in front of the bookcase and assorted other lights. There was a discussion about putting a door in the gate to the north sidewalk. The painting of the building is on hold because of the money being spent on the plumbing problem.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): The Blu-ray equipment is currently working.

Events (Milt Stevens): Parking situation. It was noted that the house trailer was back. The police took him to court - they mess-maker won. We discussed a possible restraining order as some of our members are uncomfortable in walking past the various people piling junk on the sidewalks and with some of them living on the sidewalks. Garage sale: Elayne mentioned that we would have a book sale on October 4 at an off-site location. Elayne is looking into off-site locations for this book sale. // LOSCON - Scott: everything is going fine with more paid members at this time than last year. There will be a programming meeting soon. Code of Conduct is on the web site and it will be on Facebook. // Marcia: her LOSCON is doing fine now with nothing new to report.

Fund-raising, Recruitment, and Marketing Committee: (Michelle Pincus): There will be a second annual Science Day.

(Significant Others)

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

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): Marty gave permission for his photos to be put on the LASFS entry in Wikipedia.


Equipment loan to (Elayne Pelz): They want to borrow (for $1,o0o) some con suite equipment in May 15, next year. This was moved, seconded, and passed with no objections.

Spraying for pests (Marty Cantor): Our contract with Dewey Pest Control is just not only for rodents but is also for creepy-crawlies. As we have lately have more of the cockroach type creepy-crawlies than usual I have talked to the person who comes out here and he has agreed to come out on a Thursday morning (instead of the more usual Thursday late afternoon) so that he can spray the premises and still give us the requisite 4 hours before we can come in, put things away, and then hold a meeting. We would have to come in on the previous Wednesday evening to empty the kitchen and both bathrooms.

Harassment Committee Report (Eylat Poliner, John Hertz): (closed meeting)

Science Day: May 2nd (Michelle Pincus):

Closed Session (Elayne Pelz):

The next meeting of the Board will be on September 14, 2014.


It is noted that Karl disbanded the Harassment Committee with thanks for their work.


Elayne is doing stuff.

Adjournment: The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:39 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 October 2014 )
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