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Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
February 1, 2013
Minutes


Called to order: 3:04pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

1)   Introduction of guests:  Chloe Cat

2)   New members?  None

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

4)     Treasurer’s report.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 6-0-0-1(apathetic).

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

The Nameless Zine:  New stat counter for Interviews in place.  Added Rocky Horror movies showings to meta source to help search engines hit our Events page.  Len suggested each page link be colored.  Book reviews were low but the hits were very high; don’t know why.  Len suggested a link on the left to highlight a book “Pick of the Month”.  Upcoming interviews include possibles: Jack McDevitt, David Brin, Charles deLint, Patrick Rothfuss.  Asked Chris Paige if she wanted to interview one of them at the Tucson Book Festival.  Need to schedule a staff meeting, will coordinate online.  Catherine suggested we advertise TNZ on Craig’s List – we could mention WSFA, book reviews, new fiction.  She will send draft to group.  Stephanie asked Jeff Lu if he wanted to continue his 24-Frames column since ConNotations is defunct.  Catherine asked Lee the same thing regarding his Tube Talk column.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?  Sold two Wii games for $170.00.

7)     Has the inventory list been updated?  Holy cow!  Stephanie said yes!  She will email list to Secretary.

8)     Did Gary comply with request for two small cans of olives?  Unhappily, no.  Gary failed us all but particularly Mark.  (At least Mark was distracted away from the subject of cats on the table….)

NEW BUSINESS:

9)     Disposal of property:  Threw out old batteries.  Games have been identified and Stephanie will be listing on eBay soon.  She will post two projection screens on Craig’s List.  Canes and crutches will be donated to Goodwill.

10) MaricopaCon support:  Jason Youngdale has a kickstarter program for his gaming con.  Discussion about supporting him with three $20 pledges.  Approved, 7-0-0-0

11) Website renewal/savings:  We can renew website for three years on a special that will save us $72.00.  Approved 6-0-0-1

12) Secretary needs a review of Yahoo list.  Done.

13) Bookmarks:  current stock will be cleaned out for Tucson Book Festival.  Catherine will take them to Marty’s booth, LepreCon booth, TusCon booth, Mysterious Galaxy booth and maybe Poisoned Pen booth.  We need to redesign before Comicon.

14) Elections:  Gary Swaty was nominated for President, all other positions recycled, approved 7-0-0.  Gary Swaty nominated as Board Member (to replace Bob LaPierre), all other turkeys recycled, approved 7-0-0.

Next meeting scheduled for May 3, 2013, 6pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 6-0-0-0. Meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm.

Catherine Book
Secretary



Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
May 3, 2013
Minutes


Called to order: 7:28pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

1)   Introduction of guests:  Sue Martin (she was looking for the meeting for The Nameless Zine and wandered in…)

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:  Cathy still owes the group a draft of blurb for Craigs List.  Stephanie will do a pick-of-the-month link.  June interview will be Jack McDevitt, Chris Paige will do July, maybe John Scalzi in Aug.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?  Sold one VHS and WII game for $23.  Stephanie wanted to know if the group would agree to sell the xbox360 to Craig for $75.  Ebay sales for like item are averaging $60 to $85.  Motion made and seconded, approved 4-0-2.

7)     Did Gary comply with request for two small cans of olives?  Yay, four cans on the table!

8)     Need to redesign the bookmarks.  Craig and Stephanie will draft and send out for review.

9)     Did the kickstarter pledge get done for MaricopaCon?  Yes, we received three memberships and gave them to Mark, Gary and Sue. 

10) Was the website renewed?  Yes

NEW BUSINESS:

11) Dues are due.

Next meeting scheduled for August 16, 2013, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 5-1-0-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:07 pm.

Catherine Book
Secretary








Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
August 16, 2013
Minutes


Called to order: 7:22pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

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. 5-0-0-1

4)     Treasurer’s report as of 8/16/13.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 5-0-0-1.

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

The Nameless Zine:  Cathy still owes group a draft of blurb for Craigs List.  Stephanie still needs to make P-O-T-M link.  Interviews:  Cathy did:  May-Mike Stackpole, June-Jack McDevitt, July-Kelley Armstrong, Aug-L.E. Modesitt.  Still need to post a pic of Modesitt.  Expecting Chris to turn in an interview from CopperCon for Sep.  And she’s going to WorldCon and will, hopefully, bring back one or two interviews.  Cathy is loaning her the recorder.  Maybe do Dan Simmons in late October, he’s at Poisoned Pen on Oct 28th.  752 hits on average for the book page, see attachment for other stats on pages.  Cathy is interested in setting up a page to profile new book releases with a deadline on the 20th of month.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?  No

7)     Distribution of bookmarks:  Phoenix Comicon, CU33, MaricopaCon, Lep39.  Gave some to Gary to take to WorldCon

NEW BUSINESS:

8)     Who still owes dues?  All active members are paid up.

9)     Donation to BrownCoats.  Last year we gave $100.  Motion to donate $100, approved 6-0-0

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

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 4-1-1. Meeting adjourned at 7:44 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary




Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
November 1, 2013
Minutes


Called to order: 7:16pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

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. 5-0-0

4)     Treasurer’s report as of 11/01/13.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 4-0-0-1.

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  33 books collected at MaricopaCon and delivered to Children First Academy

The Nameless Zine:  Cathy still owes group a draft of blurb for Craigs List.  Stephanie still needs to make P-O-T-M link.  Interviews:  Hoping Chris still has a couple.  Nobody scheduled at Poisoned Pen soon.  Cathy could contact Kevin Hearne.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?  Nope

7)     Distribution of bookmarks:  Bookmans in Tucson on Speedway and Grant, WorldCon

NEW BUSINESS:

8)     None

Next meeting scheduled for February 7, 2014, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 5-0-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary






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