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December Board Minutes
December 13, 2015
Karl Lembke, Chairman of the Board
Marty Cantor, Secretary

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

Members and Guests: Joe Zeff, Barry Gold, Lee Gold, Matthew B. Tepper, Debra Levin, Frank Waller, Tom Safer.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:09 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, December 13th, 2015 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of November 8th, 2015, were accepted as presented.

New Members: There were 2 applications for membership from fans who paid their $10 application fee: Lisa "Huggy" Murway and Julie Davis (Jules Steam). They were accepted unanimously.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): The Treasurer reported money in the treasury. The first installment of property taxes have been paid.

30-second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): The Chairman gave Congratulations to the Board members who were re-elected at the November election of Board members at the appointed general meeting, thanks were given for the service of departing Board member Warren "Whisky" Johnson, and a welcome was given to new Board member Debra Levin who will be taking office in January.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire):  No report as the Vice Chairman was at work.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

As the person who runs the LASFS Gift Exchange I will report that we continue to be smaller than we used to be - there were about the same number of people as we had last year - but it really does continue to be fun. After the affair I did receive some comments about how enjoyable it was. The good thing about the number of people we are currently getting is that it over in less than 2 hours. Part of that is my creating a rule which speeds up things - not having every book in a box of books being held up for inspection. Three of the people who showed up were from my Friday Night board-gaming Meetup. They showed up with presents knowing that we would not be gaming. They seemed to enjoy themselves - and one of them even wound up with the Chocolate Covered Manhole Cover.

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report.

Comptroller (Gavin Claypool): Annenberg leadership seminar has been set for 2016. There is an on-line application. The applications open on January 4. (March 15 & 16 for the Los Angeles session.) We may need to rush our application because applications may be cut off early so we could check with board members via e-mail if there were problems. In general, though, the board is in favor of this. // We did some fund-raising with selling books at LOSCON.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): This month: 324 units bringing in $335.75. (The difference has to do with two items being sold at higher than the usual charges.) Total units to date: 34,800, and total monies to date: $29,775.50 We purchased spare lighting tubes, and paper towels.

Library (Warren “Whisky” Johnson): Sold some of our excess books at LOSCON and used the proceeds to buy more books - and we have more bookcases.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): The audio tapes have been converted to CDs.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): We have new lights in the library.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No report.

Events (Nick Smith):  Marcia: LOSCON 42 was well received and very successful. We are working on the books right now and LASFS should get some money from the con. / LOSCON 43  is progressing. David Gerrold is Writer GoH. Nick Smith is Fan GoH. We have 151 paid memberships so far. // Theater Agency is now out of Holiday mode and will be producing more interesting items.

Recruitment, and Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): Michelle passed around a Christmas present to LASFS from Authors Services.

(Significant Others)

Club President (Matthew B. Tepper): Matthew said it was a pleasure being President. We have new members.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): There has been an increase is what is not quite spam. // We have received a tentative offer of help on the web site.

AGENDA ITEMS:

There was a discussion of items which belong to others who leave things in the club after cons.

There was a continued discussion about homeless people camped on Aetna. Karl will take pictures and show to the police.

OPEN FORUM:

The next meeting will be on January 10, 2016. There will be LOSCON presentations at this meeting. There was a discussion about the timing of the presentations and the timing of the vote at a regular club meeting.

TAKE-AWAYS:

The Board adjourned its meeting at 11:57 am.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary

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