Meeting # 4051, Apr 02, 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Meeting # 4051, Apr 02, 2015

Matthew Tepper presiding

Karl Lembke, Scribe

Patron Saints Chuck Donahue, Tom Stern

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

President Matthew Tepper gaveled meeting #4051 to order at 8:00

Marty Cantor announced a SOB: John DeChancie has lost his mother, and will be in Pennsylvania for a couple of weeks for the funeral and sequelae.

You may have heard of Henry Kuttner: Next tuesday is the centenary of his birth.

Next Tuesday is also Marty Cantor’s 80th birthday.

Menace from last meeting were read.  Milt Stevens bid $2 to name them “The mad dogs have kneed us in the last dangerous visions while our backs were turned.” They were so accepted.

Mad dogs who kneed people are the luckiest mad dogs in the world?

Committee Reports

Treasury: We have money.  You can’t spend any of it.

Larry Niven is currently GOHing at MiniCon.

Programs (CLJII)

4/2/15: American Grotesque, a book by Larry Latelle

4/16/15: Third meeting, big auction

4/23/15: To be announced when memory serves.

4/30/15: last meeting, the subject will be Walt Lee, archivist and film preservationist extraordinaire.

March 28, we had a celebration of the life and career of Leonard Nimoy. It ran from 2PM to about 4:30.  DC Fontana, David Gerrold, and Walter Koenig made an appearance.

We honored tonight’s Patron Saints:

Patron Saint Chuck Donahue

Joe Zeff: Former marine, hell player,

Tepper: Used to be a mainstay of the club

From the Hagiography:

Served as LASFS president

organized a blood drive at one of the open houses

was a Marine.

Patron Saint Chuck Donahue was given three cheers and Up Chuck!

Patron Saint Tom Stern

CLJII: One of many members who likes Disney stuff.

Tepper: He had a license plate that worked out to “Hello Nurse”.  He then met and married Marina, a nurse.

Tom and Marina donated the plates and bowls from their restaurant to the club. A number of the dishes went to other interested parties, but many stayed in the cabinets for the use of the club.

From the Hagiography:

Patron Saint Tom Stern was given three cheers and a Micky Mouse watch.

Registrar Ed Hooper announced a guest!  Jack Foster, of Los Angeles, who found us on the Internet after researching Ray Bradbury on Wikipedia.

David Okamura notes

  • an astronaut and cosmonaut have made a trip to the ISS, spending a year in orbit.  This is to see how astronauts fare under microgravity, in preparation for a trip to Mars.

  • Opportunity is showing its age. They’ve uploaded a software patch, but memory glitches continue, a robotic form of Alzheimer’s. Curiosity has found Martian rocks with strata, indicating the possibility of two wet periods on Mars.

  • Russia will continue to cooperate with NASA on a replacement for the ISS in 2025, but it’s hard to erect a Berlin Wall in orbit.

  • Hahvahd has been able to take mammoth DNA and insert it into elephant cells.

  • A 9-year-old has a new 3-D printed prosthetic arm. There’s a small maker lab in Los Alamitos where they were able to create the arms at a cost of $50 each.

President Tepper remarked he’d like to see the dodo brought back.  If it comes back, will they have to call it a “did did”?

Announcements, Regular or Time Bound

Bill Green: Saturday morning, the moon will enter a total eclipse at 5 AM.

No Old Business!

No new business!


Milt Stevens read the 1989 Best Novel Hugo winner, Cyteen by CJ Cherryh.

Hare Hobbs notes the mass paperback was split into three parts.

Frank Waller went to a bookstore. A $10 or less bookstore, 9054 Tampa in Northridge.

Elayn Pelz reviewed the piggy bank.  It’s empty. Feed the pig!



Put chairs away.

Adjournment: It was moved and seconded, and we adjourned to the program at 8:23.
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