Board Minutes, March 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Board of Directors Meeting
March 13, 2016
Karl Lembke, Chairman
Marty Cantor, Secretary

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

Members and Guests: Craig Miller, Gerold Aho, Loura Verlaque, Matthew B. Tepper, Joe Zeff, Gwen Newton, and Cris Pretzman.

Called to order: The meeting was called to order at 11:05 am. The Chairman welcomed us to the Sunday, March 13, 2016 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting of March 13th, 2016, were accepted as amended.

New Members: There were 5 applications for membership from fans who paid their $10 application fee: Mary Antonelli, Jonathan Jaech, Shawn Wilson, Joshua Sky, and Joseph Miranda. They were unanimously accepted.

Treasurer: (Elayne Pelz): The Treasurer was not here so there was no Treasurer's Report.

30-second Reports:

Chairman (Karl Lembke): No report.

Vice Chairman (Christian McGuire):  Absent.

Secretary (Marty Cantor): No report.

Publications (Marty Cantor): No report.

Comptroller (Debra Levin): A Report is impending.

Quartermaster/Supplies (Mike Thorsen): This month: 575 units bringing in $585.00. Total units to date: 35,597, and total monies to date: $30,586.50. We purchased all the usual things and a few unusual things. Our driveway apron got graffitied and the nonsense had to be blurred out.

Library (Gavin Claypool):  Final delivery of shelves for our expansion case has arrived. Gavin is a bit worried that little work is being done in the library at present.

Archives (Marcia Minsky): No report at this time.

Physical Plant (Elayne Pelz): Elayne is not present but we still seem to have a building.

AV Equipment (Rob Powell): No report.

Events (Nick Smith): (Michelle) Members went to BoldlyGo. //  LOSCON 43 will have a table at WonderCon and also at the Vintage Paperback Show.

Recruitment, and Marketing Committee (Michelle Pincus): We now will have a real (generic LOSCON) banner created by a graphic artist.

(Significant Others)

Club President (Gavin Claypool): The Annenberg people thanked us for contributing an application even though we were not accepted this year. Michelle said Tim Griffin is encouraging us to try again.

WEB MASTER (Barry Gold): Our web master was not here.


Museum Partnership (Nick Smith): Laura Verlaqe and Nick Smith presented what the Museum was going to do anent Science Fiction in Southern California. LASFS would be contributing to this. This will be in 2018.

Forrest J Anthology (email from CLJII): Charlie thinks it would be a good idea to do a book about the Forry Award winners.

LOSCON Bid Qualification: Matthew mentioned that Robbie Bourget was now co-chair of the bid. The consensus is that this bid remains qualified. // Craig Miller and Gwen Newton presented their bid: (no name at present). MSP to accept this bid as qualified.

Code of Conduct investigation (closed meeting):


The next meeting will be on April 10, 2016.

Nick reported that Baycon is not dead but is hideously expensive.


Code of Conduct committee will resume.

The Board adjourned its meeting at 12:11 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Marty Cantor, Board Secretary
Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 January 2017 )
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