Board Minutes, October 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Board of Directors Meeting
October 11 , 2015
Chairman of the Board, Karl Lembke
Board Secretary, Marty Cantor

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

Members and Guests: Matthew B. Tepper, Dana Ginsberg, Frank Waller, June Moffatt, Joe Zeff.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:10 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, October 11th, 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of September 13th, 2015, were accepted as presented with one abstention.

New Members: There were ­2 applications for membership from fans who paid their $10 application fee: Marcus Jenkins and Jason Ackerman. Both were accepted unanimously.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): The Treasurer reported money in the treasury. 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): Annenberg Leadership Seminar: the date will be announced in December with applications in January.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): This month: 218 units bringing in $253.25. (The difference has to do with two items being sold at higher than the usual costs.) Total units to date: 34,245, and total monies to date: $29,187.75 We have been well-stocked this month so we did not have to purchase any supplies.

Library (Warren “Whisky” Johnson): (Gavin): South Pasadena Library had a very successful Friends Of The Library book sale.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): No report.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No updates at the moment.

Events (Nick Smith):  (Marcia): LOSCON 42 is doing nicely with membership being up right now. // Nick has been investigating discount theatre tickets.

Recruitment, and Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): Michelle is working on things but no report right now.

(Significant Others)

Club President (Matthew B. Tepper): No prepared report but will answer any questions - there were no questions.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): (Not here.) Marty Cantor said that Barry is much better but no information had been passed on for him to give to the club.


75th Anniversary Award (Fear, Final Blackout, Typewriter in the Sky) (Michelle Pincus): Michelle Pincus reported that Galaxy Press wants LASFS to present L. Ron Hubbard with an award for the 75th Anniversary of these stories. It was moved, seconded and passed to do this with 1 nay and 1 abstention. (Galaxy Press will pay for this.)


Code of Conduct committee: (Gavin): It was moved to adopt a new Standing Rule of the Board of Directors: Number 8. This was seconded and passed with one abstention. The wording is as follows:

8. Code of Conduct Procedures

A.     A member who believes that a Code of Conduct violation has occurred may bring the matter to any officer or director, preferably the President or Vice President.

B.     The President or Vice-President will ascertain if the matter is of minor degree (an infraction) and if so will attempt to resolve the matter satisfactorily. If unable to do so, or if the matter is of major degree (a violation), the Board of Directors will ascertain if an investigating committee is warranted.

C.     The Board of Directors shall be the trial body for alleged violations, unless it chooses to appoint a trial committee to hear the trial.

D.    Resolutions submitted by the trial committee in its report are acted upon by the Board of Directors.

E.     If the penalty imposed is that of expulsion, a vote of the Society is required to terminate the membership.

F.             The rules contained in the chapter entitled “Disciplinary Procedures” in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Society in all cases of discipline and in which they are not inconsistent with the Society bylaws, standing rules of the Society or of its Board of Directors, any special rules of order, and any statutes applicable to the Society (a California nonprofit public interest corporation) that do not authorize the provisions of the bylaws to take precedence.

Matthew recommended that this be read and explained to the general membership at a Thursday meeting. The De Prof editor said the wording would be in the next issue of that zine.

Gavin moved to appoint a committee of three to appoint an investigative committee to investigate rumors regarding the conduct of member Heidi Nichols which if true would tend to injure the good name of the organization, and the committee be instructed to if it concludes the allegations are well-founded to report resolutions cover

ing its recommendations. This was seconded and passed with two abstentions. Karl will look for people to appoint. (Gavin said he would advise the committee.)

The next meeting will be on November 8, 2015.


The Board adjourned its meeting at 11:46 am. With one abstention.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary


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