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Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
February 7, 2014
Minutes


Called to order: 7:05pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

Attendance:  Catherine Book, Stephanie Bannon, 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. 4-0-1

4)     Treasurer’s report as of 2/07/14.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 4-0-0-1.

5)     Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  DarkCon didn’t do well, only one adult book in box.  May take a while to get them accustomed to it.

The Nameless Zine:  Cathy still owes group a draft of blurb for Craigs List.  Stephanie will make the P-O-T-M link.  Interviews:  Cathy is planning a couple at the Tucson Book Festival: Jennifer Roberson, Kevin Hearne, Kim Stanley Robinson, Brandon Sanderson, Elizabeth Bear or Ben Bova – whoever agrees first.  We need more interviewers.  New Trivia Contest going.  Need page counter for Kickstarter page.  Need to email Chris about Feb interview.  Cathy will email Swanson about movie reviews.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)     Any news on the old inventory?  Two Wii games and three VHS sold, total $54, lots of stuff still isted on eBay.

7)     Future distribution of bookmarks:  Tucson Book Festival, Phx Comicon, LepreCon (Len), Westercon (Gary)

NEW BUSINESS:

8)     Look of website needs to be updated.  Stephanie & Craig will work something up and send to list to look at.  When’s it done, we’ll get new bookmarks printed.

9)     Stephanie needs to put Craig on as signer so he can make deposits.

10) Dues are due.

11) Elections.  Recycle the turkeys:  approved 4-0-0-1

Next meeting scheduled for May 2, 2014, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 4-1-0-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:39 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary



Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
May 2, 2014
Minutes




Called to order: 7:09pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

1)   Introduction of guests:  none

2)   New members?  None

3)      Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Approved w/noted amendments.  5-0-0-1

4)      Treasurer’s report as of 5/02/14.  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 will make the P-O-T-M.  New Trivia Contest has begun on Philip Jose Farmer’s Tarzan books.  No interview for February, Kim Stanley Robinson for March.  Ben Bova for May.  Cathy plans to score on several at Phoenix Comicon, no one confirmed yet.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)      Craig is on as signer for bank account and website design was updated.

7)      Any news on the old inventory?  No

8)      Future distribution of bookmarks:  Comicon, Gary can use old ConNotations route, Gary going to Bubonicon in August, DetCon1 in July, TusCon, Mark to CopperCon

NEW BUSINESS:

9)      Need new bookmarks.  Stephanie will print 2000.

Next meeting scheduled for August 1, 2014, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 4-1-0-1. Meeting adjourned at 7:34 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary






Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
August 1, 2014
Minutes


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

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

1)   Introduction of guests:  none

2)   New members?  None

3)      Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Approved.  6-0-0-1

4)      Treasurer’s report as of 8/07/14.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 6-0-0-1.

5)      Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

The Nameless Zine:  Cathy still owes group a draft of blurb for Craigs List.  Stephanie posted the P-O-T-M.  Cathy has three interviews to transcribe: Christopher More, Naomi Novik and Christopher Golden.  We have 280 to 480 Twitter followers.  Stephanie will add a stat counter for movies.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)      Any news on the old inventory?  No

7)      Future distribution of bookmarks:  Gary going to TusCon, Gary will use old CN route and distribute some.  Cathy will drop at Changing Hands, Samurai and Bookmans.

NEW BUSINESS:

8)      Keep two domains for SuperBigMegaCon, do not renew without further discussion.

9)      Four paperweights from Wigwam Resort (ConKopelli 2004) were discovered in inventory.  They were given to us for the bid table.  Gary took two, Sue took 1 and Mark took 1.

10)  We own copy of Office 2007, used for AniZona, we don’t need it.  Motion to sell to Stephanie for $25, approved 6-0-0-1.

11)  CopperCon 34 wants to borrow two projectors w/sound, one projection screen.  Cathy will send email to Craig.  Approved 6-0-01

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

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 4-1-1-1. Meeting adjourned at 7:52 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary




Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
November 7, 2014
Minutes


Called to order: 7:05pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

1)   Introduction of guests:  none

2)   New members?  None

3)      Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Motion to waive the reading. Approved.  5-0-1-1  Minutes approved 6-0-0-1

4)      Treasurer’s report as of 11/07/14.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 6-0-0-1.

5)      Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  Collected 30 book at CopperCon, delivered to Children First Academy.

The Nameless Zine:  Cathy still owes group a draft of blurb for Craigs List.  Interviews posted were:  Christopher Moore in Aug, Beth Cato in Sep and Christopher Golden in Oct.  Next up is Naomi Novik in Nov. Chris Paige has an interview with Max Gladstone (steampunk author) for Dec. We have 498 Twitter followers.  Stephanie is changing the WSFA page and intends to tinker with the colors; it’s too black, needs a better contrast.  Craigs List won’t work for our purposes.  Maybe use Meet-Up, Gary suggested I talk to Randall who uses that for his book discussion group.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)      Any news on the old inventory?  No

7)      Future distribution of bookmarks:  Gary will continue to use old CN distribution list.  Mark will take to Phx Fan Fest.  Cathy will continue to drop at Changing Hands, Imperial Outpost and Bookmans.  Craig will take to Samurai.

NEW BUSINESS:

8)      CopperCon, via Mark, thanked WSFS for loan of equipment.

Next meeting scheduled for February 6, 2015, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 6-0-0-1. Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary






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