Mentor of ARISIA
Volume 12, Issue 96; April 2000
The Chair made ready to offer the floor to representatives of MassFen; however, the delegation was not present.
The motion to grant MassFen operating funds was TABLED, pending the presence of 50% of the Corporate Membership, present in the flesh, to vote upon the grant, as MassFen has been determined to possess a Restrictive Membership Covenant.
Notes come in, MENTOR goes out.
The file cabinet has arrived, and some warm time in the near future, I'll arrange with Ben to go through the Records and file them away properly. The file cabinet is currently filled with hanging file folders, and is unlocked. I'm still waiting on receipt of the Business Reply Permits to allow a mailing to the Membership at large.
MOVED to grant all Convention Chairpersons ("ConChairs") the official task of Troublemaking at all future ARISIA Conventions. POINT OF ORDER: it was asked to clarify when the "current" convention ends.
The Membership notes that the official end of business for a particular Convention is the official closing of the Books for that Convention.
MOVED to table this motion to the Long Range Planning Committee The Chair rules this Motion OUT OF ORDER.
MOVED to OVERRULE THE CHAIR.
Motion CARRIES, 7-3.
In a minor fit of pique, the Chair TABLES the motion to the Long Range Planning Committee with the direction that the fine details be worked out.
MOVED TO AMEND the motion from two (2) years to four (4) years.
Amendment FAILS 5-4 with the Chair casting the tie-breaking vote.
MOVED TO AMEND by striking the phrase "The remaining shirts which are older than two (2) years preceding the current convention will be donated to a charity of the Executive Board's choosing" with the following: "The ARISIA Corporate Sales Officer will dispose of older excess T-Shirts in a manner to be approved by EBoard."
MOVED TO AMEND by restating the motion: This motion will supercede all previous motions as to the handling of old ARISIA Sales Shirts, and establish the following as Formal ARISIA Corporate Standing Policy; Five (5) Sales Shirts from each year will be kept for Archival Purposes; Sales Shirts from years preceding the current year which are determined by the Executive Board, in consultation with the Corporate Sales Officer, to be excess will be donated to a charity of the Executive's Board's choosing.
MOVED for the purposes of the New Policy Regarding the archival of ARISIA Sales-Shirts, that Lens T-Shirts be considered an acceptable replacement for 1990 Sale-Shirts.
MOVED for the purposes of the New Policy Regarding the archival of ARISIA Sales-Shirts, that the number Five (5) be replaced with the phrase "Not more than Five (5)"
Cris announces that there is a small pile of Stuff in the "office" area of the ARISIA Storage Facility, directly to the right of the doorway when one's back is to the windows; this stuff has been deemed to be trash by Corporate Inventory Control; and at the June Meeting, a motion will be made to dispose of this pile of junk -- therefore, if there's anything in that pile that you think shouldn't be there, make arrangements to look through the pile and pull out anything that should be kept.
The May Meeting will be held at the ARISIA Corporate Office and Storage Facility (Directions will follow).
Merv announces his intention to submit the following motion to amend the new policy regarding ARISIA Sales T-Shirts: TO AMEND by changing the number of shirts to be archived "Five (5)" to the phrase "At least one (1) and not more than Five (5). . . " An old EBoard Report was dug up . . . .
EBoard Report 10 January 2000
Due to the response of the hotel at the Tie Down Meeting to negotiations regarding compensation for the loss of the Terrace room, and the impending nature of the convention, the President decided to go forward on a proposal for certain concessions, including a parking discount and a waiver of the majority of incidental expenses that the convention would normally have paid for. -Noel
PO Box 464
Chelmsford, MA 01824-0464
781 229-5323 (work)
Arisia 2000 ConChair
112A Marblehead Street
North Reading, MA 01864
27 Varnum Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
ARISIA 2000 Treasurer
75 Lexington Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
PO Box 542
Merrymack, NH 03054-0542
603 888 5567
ARISIA 2001 ConChair
Elka Tovah Menkes
41 Addington Road
Brookline MA 02445-4519
Tom "Merv" Murphy
154 Amherst Road Apartment 12
Belchertown, MA 01007
ARISIA 2001 Treasurer
Committee Members & Corporate Appointed Officers
Corporate Systems Administrator
Skip Morris, Chair
Corporate Inventory Control
Corporate Sales Officer
Long Range Planning Committee
Records Task Force
|Aaron Agassi||Patrick McCormack|
|Rob Bazemore||Elka Tovah Menkes|
|Drea Brandford||Skip Morris|
|Brian Cooper||Ailsa Murphy|
|Tom Coveney||Tom "Merv" Murphy|
|Adam Ek||Brendan Quinn|
|Marshall Ellis||Mary Robison|
|Tom Fish||Noel Rosenberg|
|George Flyn||Matthew Saroff|
|Glen R. Goodwin||Paul Selkirk|
|Buzz Harris||Nicholas Shectman|
|Lisa Hertel||Cris Shuldiner|
|Walter Kahn||Rachel Silverman|
|Allan Kent||Carsten Turner|
|'Zanne Labonville||Pat Vandenberg|
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Calendar of Events
Monday, 15 May 2000, 7:00 PM
ARISIA Corporate Meeting, ARISIA Corporate Office and Storage Facility
Wednesday through Saturday, 26-29 May 2000
CostumeCon 18, Hartford Hilton, Hartford, CT
Sunday, 11 June 2000, 2:00 PM
ARISIA Corporate Meeting, MIT Building 66
Thursday, 13 July 2000, 7:00 PM
ARISIA Corporate Meeting, Location TBD
Friday through Sunday, 21-23 July 2000
Readercon 12, Burlington Marriott, Burlington MA
Sunday, 13 August 2000, 2:00 PM
ARISIA Corporate Meeting, MIT Building 66
Thurs- through Monday, 31 August - 04 September 2000
58th Annual Worldcon at Chicon 2000, Chicago, IL
Sunday, 17 September 2000, 2:00 PM
ARISIA Annual Corporate Meeting, MIT Building 66
Come one, come all!
Directions to the ARISIA Corporate Offices and Storage Facility
Located in Somerville, MA, Arisia's storage facility is on Windsor Place, a short block off Webster Ave.
From Union Square, take the first left after crossing the railroad bridge; from Cambridge, take the last right before crossing the railroad bridge. [See Map Below]
In any case, you will be turning onto Columbia St; the landmark is the Royal White Laundry at the corner. After turning onto Columbia, bear gently left onto Windsor Place at the stop sign. On the right (opposite DHL Worldwide Express) is a brick warehouse-type building. Our entrance is the rightmost door, which has a big sign for the Diak Corporation. You might be able to find parking in front of the building, but do not block any of the doors or loading docks. Do not park at DHL during their business hours! You can probably park safely at RCN.
Enter the first door in the building. Go upstairs to the second floor. Wander down the hallway until you see Arisians. Enter here.
To get to Arisia Storage by Public Transit:
Take the #85 from Kendall Square T on the Red Line. Get off at Columbia Street (the street on the left is labeled Tremont Street & there is a large commercial laundry business on your right -- you may have to walk back about 50 feet from the bus stop) . *Walk up Columbia Street through the next intersection and follow the street around to the left. You will come to a large brick building on the right (just across from DHL).
You could also take any bus to Union Square, Somerville, (or at least any bus that normally runs there:), and then walk over the railroad bridge on Prospect to Webster Ave. Make a left onto Webster and a left onto Columbia (it's the first street on the left, btw). Follow from * above.
You could also take the #69 from Harvard Square or from Lechmere T to Webster/Columbia (the (it changes names at Cambridge Street, which is the street that the #69 runs down:). Walk up Webster between the Shell station and the cemetery/headstone sales place to Columbia Court (it will be on your right). Follow from * above.
You could take the T to Central and walk up Prospect until you get to Webster Ave. (noticeable by the USave car/truck rental place on your right at that intersection). Take a right onto Webster and then make a left onto Columbia Court (the first left, I think). Follow from * above.
The map and directions don't tell you that the storage facility is a couple of blocks from Inman Square.
You can take the 69 bus, which runs along Cambridge St., from Harvard Square or Lechmere to Columbia St. You can also take the 83 and 91 buses, which go up Prospect St., from Central Square to Cambridge St.
1 Kendall Square
PMB 322, Building 600
Cambridge, MA 02139
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