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2012








































Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
February 3, 2012
Minutes



Called to order: 7:11pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

Attendance:  Bob LaPierre, Craig Dyer, Stephanie Bannon, Mark Boniece, Catherine Book, Sue Uttke, Len Berger, Gary Swaty, Marquerite Murray

1)   Introduction of guests:  none

2)   New members?  None

3)   Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Motion to waive reading the minutes, seconded, and approved. 9-0-0 as amended

4)     Treasurer’s report.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded and approved. 8-0-1

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

The Nameless Zine:  Meeting held on 1/28/12, attended by Stephanie, Catherine and Sue Martin. Will be introducing a “ProNotes” type page and solicit new fiction.  Stephanie will send minutes to group. Next meeting will be 2/25/12, at 1pm, at Stephanie’s home.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?  No

7)     Has the inventory list been updated?  Stephanie still looking for spare time uninterrupted by life like too many people in the hospital.

NEW BUSINESS:

8)     Update on issue re domain name of Across+.com and .org and trade names.  No update as there are no representatives of Across Plus+ at this meeting.  Stephanie has not followed-up on the trade names. Across+ knows tht the domain names expired in Jan 2012.

9)     Elections:  no one was nominated or volunteered for any position.  Motion to recycle the turkeys:  approved 8-0-1

10) Stephanie says we need more advertising bookmarks for Nameless Zine.  Len and Gary can distribute with their ConNotations deliveries.  Len will take to Phoenix ComicCon, LepreCon.  Catherine will take to Tucson Book Festival.  Stephanie proposes $100 for printing more bookmarks.  Approved 8-0-1

11) Where shall we meet for next meeting?  Stephanie volunteered her home.  No argument.

Next meeting scheduled for May 4, 2012, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm. Approved 9-0-0

Catherine Book
Secretary







Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
May 4, 2012
Minutes



Called to order: 7:18pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

Attendance:  Bob LaPierre, Craig Dyer, Stephanie Bannon, Mark Boniece, Catherine Book, Sue Uttke, Gary Swaty, Lori LaPierre

1)   Introduction of guests:  Richard Bolinski

2)   New members?  None

3)   Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Motion to waive reading the minutes, as amended, seconded, and approved. 8-0-1

4)     Treasurer’s report.  Treasurer needs to amend the report, will be reviewed at next meeting

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

The Nameless Zine:  Discussion of Twitter and number of hits.  Next meeting is Jun 9th, 1pm at Stephanie’s home.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?  Stephanie sold off two old VHS.  The “Skillstop” pachinko-type game is on Craig’s List.  Stephanie will post on ebay for local pickup.

7)     Has the inventory list been updated?  No, she can’t find her way into the shed…

8)     Update on issue re domain name of Across+.com and .org and trade names.  No contact from Across+. Stephanie did discuss with Tara Bryson at last open house.  Ball’s in their court.

NEW BUSINESS:

9)     Catherine asked if members would support her request to Leprecon, Inc. to change their decision regarding the Book Donation box.  They have denied us the opportunity to solicit donations for the Children First Academy as sponsored by WSFA.  Gary, Marguerite and Sue, possibly Bob, will try to come.  Catherine will send date of meeting as soon as she knows.

Next meeting scheduled for Aug 3, 2012, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home.  Sue will chair meeting as Bob expects to be in Las Vegas .

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 7-0-2.

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.

Catherine Book
Secretary








Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
August 3, 2012
Minutes



Called to order: 7:51pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

Attendance:  Bob LaPierre, Catherine Book, Stephanie Bannon, Gary Swaty, Mark Boniece, Sue Uttke, Craig Dyer, Marquerite Murray

1)   Introduction of guests:  Richard Bolinski, Moshe Apelas, Chloe

2)   New members?  None

3)   Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Motion to waive reading the minutes, seconded, and approved. 7-1-0

4)     Treasurer’s report.  Amended report from May 2012, plus current report.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 7-0-1-1(apathetic).

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

The Nameless Zine:  Average of 700 hits a month. Content due 10th of the month. Everyone should look at the Events page.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?   Nothing this quarter.

7)     Has the inventory list been updated?  No, she can’t find her way into the shed…still….

8)     Update on Leprecon, Inc. meeting and book donation box.  Catherine related the results of meeting.  She will attend next meeting and request a sponsorship form.

NEW BUSINESS:

9)     Annual Donation to Browncoats charity.  Approved $100, 7-0-1

10) Equipment loan to CopperCon32.  They need two projectors and two screens.  As soon as the At-con Program Director is named, we’ll do an email vote.

11) Annual budget for The Nameless Zine.  Stephanie estimated $200 would cover costs of ads and bookmarks.  Approved 7-0-1

12) Domain names.  Conkopelli has expired, renew it?  Thenamelesszine.com is available, do we want it?  $10 for each, approved 7-0-1-1(apathetic)

Next meeting scheduled for Nov 2, 2012, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 7-0-2.

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary








Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
November 2, 2012
Minutes


Called to order: 7:17pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

Attendance:  Catherine Book, Stephanie Bannon, Gary Swaty, Mark Boniece, Sue Uttke, Craig Dyer,

1)   Introduction of guests:  Richard Bolinski

2)   New members?  None

3)     Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Motion to waive reading the minutes, seconded, and approved. 6-0-0

4)     Treasurer’s report.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 5-0-0-1(apathetic).

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

The Nameless Zine:  Average of 700 hits a month. Content due 10th of the month for reviews and interviews.  Events page is updated at 1st of month.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?   Sold the skill stop machine for $100 and two VHS for $9.

7)     Has the inventory list been updated?  No, she can’t find her way into the shed…still….seriously?\

8)     Domain names:  two were renewed, and two are new.  Ditto for tradenames.

NEW BUSINESS:

9)     Mark noted that Gary needs to bring more olives.  Discussion followed re a large can vs. two small cans.  Gary agreed to two small cans. Vote was 4-1-0-1  (whew…it was touch and go there for a few minutes)

Next meeting scheduled for Feb 1, 2013, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 5-0-0-1. Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm.

Catherine Book
Secretary











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