Meeting # 4032, Nov 20, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Marty Cantor presiding

Karl Lembke, Scribe

Patron Saint Jim Tanenbaum

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

President Marty Cantor called meeting #4032 to order at 8:01

Comments from the President

We’re having the Gift Exchange on the 12th of next month. The info will be printed out RSN.

Next Thursday we have the official meeting here. The day after that, we have board gaming as usual for those who don’t feel like fighting traffic to Loscon.

De Profundis will have a price increase because there’ll be a size increase. Needs room for meeting Menace.

Menace from the previous meeting were read.  June Mofffatt bid $2 name them “Harvey” They were so accepted.

We have a big auction, three tables.

Treasurer’s Report

We do have some money in the treasury:


449.56 internet

246.29 library

13,000.57 treasury

17,696.42 total

You can’t spend any of it.

Patron Saint Jim Tanenbaum

He got tired of people misspelling his name with two “n”s, so he took to writing his name with one of the letters crossed out.

(An N with a strike through it? CLJII didn’t know it had been unionized.)

Professional sound tech

APA-L contributor

Hare: unofficial science consultant for Avatar.

Patron Saint Jim Tanenbaum was given three cheers and no double N!

Registrar Michelle announced we have guests. Jay Arcilla, who found us by driving by;John Cussick

There was no Board Member announcement.

CLJII: Next week is Loscon, big fund raiser for LASFS. Needs volunteers. Feel free to volunteer, feel free to shadow volunteers. Or talk to next year’s chairman.

Committee Reports

Programming (CLJII)

While his Lovely Assistant passed among the members with the Lantern O’Jack, CLJII announced the Winter Holiday party will take place on 12/25, 2PM - 10PM. At 8 PM, we will pause for the meeting.  You can celebrate any winter holiday you like, except New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve. Remember, Valentine’s day is a winter holiday, as the return of the swallows to Capistrano.

11/27/14: Very light meeting because so many people will be off at some convention.

12/4/14: Begin nominations, with President, followed by video presentation, CLJII’s page

12/11/14: Elect procedural officers.

12/12/14: Gift Exchange

12/14/14: Board meeting

12/18/14: Probably, Big Auction

12/25/14: Winter Holiday Party and meeting

David Okamura rose to report on some science.

As anticipated, the comet lander has ceased to send data, due to lack of solar power availability. It may get enough sun power to recharge battery as it gets closer to the sun.

Announcements, Regular or Time Bound

Eylat Poliner announced Loscon coming up. Saturday is Monstro load-out. Wednesday is truck loading. Thursday unload at LAX Marriott. Sunday at 4PM-5PM, truck loading. Monday at 7PM truck unloading at the clubhouse.

June Moffatt announced today is Len Moffatt’s 91st Birthday. There is cake in the back.

George McUrso announced there will be a toy drive at Loscon.

No Old Business

No New Business


Scratch reviewed the video the British company made talking about the comet landing. It’s a beautiful sci-fi presentation.


Francis Hamit has a charitable thingy. Christopher Marlowe, the movie.  For the Shakespeare Society, there is a t-shirt available online. $25 each. All proceeds go to Shakespeare Society.

Adjournment: It was moved and seconded, and we adjourned to the auction at 8:28 PM
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