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Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
February 6, 2015
Minutes


Called to order: 7:26pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

1)   Introduction of guests:  Jackie Langholz

2)   New members?  None

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

4)      Treasurer’s report as of 2/06/2015.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 7-0-0-1.

5)      Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none

TNZ: Elizabeth Bear’s interview was posted in March.  No one has a problem with the new look of the webpage. We have 547 Twitter followers.  Our followers increase when an interview or book review has an author who have a Twitter feed.  Stephanie will try to contact authors from the Author page and see if they have Twitter, as well.  Cathy still needs to contact Randall and investigate possibility of using MeetUp to advertise TNZ.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)      Any news on the old inventory?  Wii, Dance Dance Revolution:  current sales have dropped to about $20 so we will lower our listing price in ebay.

7)      Future distribution of bookmarks:  Stephanie will put in an order for new bookmarks in a month or two. See Tessa re Amazing Comic Con.

NEW BUSINESS:

8)      Domains:  discussion on how many domains we should keep – see back of Financial report.  Approved 6-1-0-1

9)      Dues due today.  Paid: Stephanie, Catherine, Craig, Gary, Marguerite, Sue and Len.  Mark still owes.

10)  Elections:  Move to recycle all the turkeys.  Seconded and approved 6-0-1-1

Next meeting scheduled for May 8th, 2015, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 6-1-0-1. Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.

Catherine Book
Secretary



Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
May 15, 2015
Minutes


Called to order: 7:09pm, 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.  6-0-0-1  Minutes approved 6-0-0-1

4)      Treasurer’s report as of 5/15/2015.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 6-0-0-1.

5)      Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none.  We got a nice thank-you card from Children First Academy.  Box will be at MaricopaCon.

TNZ: Cathy has several interviews scheduled at PhxCC;  Sherrilyn Kenyon, Paul Cornell, David Lee Summers and Kevin Hearne.  Cathy still needs to contact Randall and investigate possibility of using MeetUp to advertise TNZ.  Kickstarter hits are pretty low; Stephanie will try profiling an “Editor’s Pick” to garner more interest.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)      Any news on the old inventory?  Nope.

7)      Stephanie did get bookmarks printed.  Future distribution of bookmarks:  PhxCC and MaricopaCon.

NEW BUSINESS:

8)      None

Next meeting scheduled for August 14th, 2015, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 4-2-0-1. Meeting adjourned at 7:29 pm.

Catherine Book
Secretary







Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
August 14, 2015Minutes


Called to order: 7:14pm, 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.  5-1-0-1  Minutes approved 5-1-0-1

4)      Treasurer’s report as of 8/13/2015.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 5-1-0-1.

5)      Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none. 

TNZ: Cathy still has three interviews to finish: Paul Cornell, Kevin Hearne and David Lee Summers.  Cathy still needs to contact Randall and investigate possibility of using MeetUp to advertise TNZ.  Rocky Horror page needs to be updated.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)      Any news on the old inventory?  Nope.

7)      Distribution of bookmarks:  Cathy left some at Imperial Outpost and PhoenixCC.  Gary will take to WorldCon next weekend, Craig will take some to MaricopaCon.

NEW BUSINESS:

8)      Stephanie wants to buy Adobe Creative Suite from WSFA to use for website. eBay is selling for approx. $25.  Moved to allow purchase for $25, seconded.  Approved 5-0-1-1

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

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved.  Approved 4-1-0-2. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.

Catherine Book
Secretary




Western SFA Quarterly General Membership Meeting
November 6, 2015
Minutes


Called to order: 7:14pm, at Craig & Stephanie’s home

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

1)   Introduction of guests:  Dee and Hal C F Astell

2)   New members?  None

3)      Read and Approve minutes from last meeting.  Motion to waive reading of the minutes was not seconded.  Minutes were read…for the first time in memory… Motion to approve as read, seconded, approved 4-1-0-0

4)      Treasurer’s report as of 11/6/2015.  Motion to waive reading the report, seconded, and approved. 5-0-0-1.

5)      Committee Reports:

Book Donations:  none.  33 books collected at MaricopaCon but not yet delivered.

TNZ: Randall plans to dump MeetUp; no results and it costs money so we might need to find somewhere else to advertise.  Check out FanFest for potential interviews. Check Poisoned Pen calendar.  Rocky Horror page needs to be updated.

OLD BUSINESS:

6)      Any news on the old inventory?  No.

7)      Distribution of bookmarks:  Len taking to FanFest.  Stephanie took some to TusCon.  Will give some to Hal to distribute.

NEW BUSINESS:

8)      Hal and Dee Astell came to talk about their Westercon scheduled in 2017.  Would WSFA like to sponsor a Guest?  Average cost might be $1400 for out of state choice.  Sponsorship includes hotel, transportation and perdiem plus one companion.  WSFA will want publicity on website, in Program Book, progress reports.  We also want to post book donation box, and schedule a meet-and-greet panel.  No one really wants to staff a table.  We will discuss potential guest choices at next meeting in February.

9)      Two new member applications received from Dee and Hal Astell.

Next meeting scheduled for February 5, 2016, 7pm. Location: Craig & Stephanie’s home. 

Move to adjourn, seconded and approved 5-1-0-1. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Catherine Book

Secretary






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