The Lens


The Newsletter of Arisia, Incorporated -- Number 117, July/August 2002


The next meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the Corporation, at which we will elect officers, and deal with any other business that may come to the floor.

All general (non-honorary) corporate memberships expire at the end of August. Dues in the amount of $24 must be paid (or a request for waiver of dues must be submitted to the Executive Board) by the start of the Annual Meeting in order to retain voting rights, or to run for office.


Minutes of the July Meeting

Tuesday, July 16, 2002, 7:27 PM. Arisia storage facility, Somerville MA.

Traciy Fogarty, Joel Herda, Lisa Hertel, Alex Latzko, Ben Levy, Skip Morris, Tom Murphy, Brendan Quinn, Noel Rosenberg, Nicholas Shectman, and Carsten Turner.

In absence of the Clerk, Nicholas Shectman took notes.

None recorded.

The eboard has not met, so there is no eboard report.

The president has filed for the permit for the clambake for September 7, and is working on getting a letter out. A draft of the letter was passed around the meeting.

Not present, no report.

Not present, no report.

I am looking into alternative storage spaces.

There was a budget meeting. Alex is redoing the format.

Arisia '02 has not closed its books. I hope to have a report to close the books by August. I'm also hoping to get a meeting together to do registration data entry left over from last year.

Planning is going along. We had a budget meeting the other day. Skip would like to base the budget on last year's attendance figures or close to it, and also include modifiers based on the pre-reg numbers as of the first business day after Christmas. Going back in history that date has been a very good predictor of total attendance (within 30 people). Then we would adjust items like banquet orders accordingly. The net result of this would be a higher budget than last year, with a conditional budget according to the pre-reg numbers.

Skip also wants to have three categories of Special Guests: costume, filk, and gaming. They would get room, food, and travel, so would be mostly the same deal as the GOHs from a budget standpoint.

After much discussion, it was concluded that Skip will propose in his budget three Special Guest categories, with travel and lodging but minimal food (staff den privileges?), and will ask the Pettingers now, but will hold off asking the filk guests until the budget passes.

MOVED to direct Skip Morris to invite the Pettingers to be Special Costume Guests. Motion PASSED.

We have a schedule through the end of the year for concom meetings, div head meetings, and so on, so people can schedule around it.

MOVED to set corporate meeting dates through December at this meeting. Motion PASSED.

MOVED to set the September meeting to Sunday the 15th at 1:00 PM at MIT. Motion PASSED.

MOVED to set the August meeting to Sunday the 18th at 2:00 PM at MIT. Motion PASSED.

MOVED to set the October meeting to Tuesday the 15th at 7:00 PM at storage. Motion PASSED.

MOVED to set the November meeting to Sunday the 17th at MIT. Motion PASSED.

MOVED to set the December meeting to Monday the 30th at Alex Latzko's house. Motion PASSED.

MOVED to set the January meeting to Sunday the 19th at 4pm at the Park Plaza. Motion PASSED.


Minutes of the August Meeting

Sunday, August 18, 2002, 2:00 PM. MIT Building 66, Cambridge MA.

As quorum was not reached, the meeting was not called to order. However, some matters of interest have come up since the last meeting.

Membership/Subscription Information

Subscription to Mentor of ARISIA is included with Corporate Membership to ARISIA, Incorporated. Membership runs from September 1st to August 31st and costs $24.00. Dues are pro-rated on a monthly basis for members joining during the year.

September $24   March $12
October $22   April $10
November $20   May $08
December $18   June $06
January $16   July $04
February $14   August $02

Executive Board

Brendan Quinn
309 Lake Street
Waltham MA 02451
Arisia 2002 Conchair
Noel Rosenberg
PO Box 464
Chelmsford MA 01824-0464
Vice President
Colette Fozard
360 Walker Street
Lowell MA 01851-1729
Arisia 2002 Treasurer
Chris Amshey
42 Boston Avenue
Somerville MA 02144
Nicholas Shectman
75 Lexington Avenue
Somerville MA 02144
Arisia 2003 Conchair
Skip Morris
PO Box 542
Merrymack, NH 03054-0542
Paul Selkirk
112A Marblehead St
N. Reading MA 01864-1526
Arisia 2003 Treasurer
Alex Latzko

Storage Facility Key Holders

Brendan Quinn
Colette Fozard
Nicholas Shectman
Paul Selkirk
Elka Tovah Menkes
Noel Rosenberg
Skip Morris
Carsten Turner
Linda Nee
Cris Shuldiner
Bryttan Bradley


Committee Members & Corporate Appointed Officers

Grant Committee
Colette Fozard (chair)
Walter Kahn
Krista Ernewein
Claudia Mastroianni
Database Committee
Michelle McGuire
Tom Murphy
Paul Selkirk
Cris Shuldiner
Budget Committee
Nicholas Shectman (chair)
Chris Amshey
Noel Rosenberg
Long Range Planning Committee
Cris Shuldiner (chair)
Walter Kahn
Sheeri Kritzer
Corporate Inventory Control
Carsten Turner
Corporate Sales Officer
Nicholas Shectman
Corporate Systems Administrator
Cris Shuldiner
Survey Committee
Claudia Mastroianni
Gaming Convention Exploratory Committee
Technical Equipment Committee
Joel Herda (chair)
Liz Orenstein

Membership Roster

Aaron Agassi Christopher Amshey
Rob Bazemore Angela Bowen
Drea Brandford Brian Cooper
Regis M. Donovan Tom Fish
George Flynn Traciy Fogarty
Colette H. Fozard Glen Goodwin
Joel Herda Brendan Hertel
Lisa Hertel Walter Kahn
Allan Kent Sheeri Kritzer
Zanne Labonville Alex Latzko
Jacob Lefton Benjamin Levy
Claudia Mastroianni Patrick McCormack
Craig McDonough Michelle McGuire
Elka Tovah Menkes Skip Morris
Tom Murphy Linda M. Nee
Brendan Quinn Matthew F. Ringel
Mary Robison Noel Rosenberg
Matthew Saroff Paul Selkirk
Nicholas Shectman Cris Shuldiner
Rachel Silber Rachel Silverman
Patricia Ann Vandenberg Michael Whitehouse


Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 15, 2002, 11:00 AM
Arisia '03 Concom Meeting
MIT Building 66 -- free lunch to follow

Sunday, September 15, 2002, 2:00 PM
Arisia Corporate Annual Meeting
MIT Building 66, Room 168, Cambridge, MA

October 4-6, 2002
Albacon 2002
Ramada Inn, Schenectady, NY

October 4-6, 2002
Trinoc*coN 2002
Durham Marriott, Durham, NC

Sunday, October 13, 2002, 2:00 PM
Arisia '03 Concom Meeting
Executive Annex Room, Boston Park Plaza

Tuesday, October 15, 2002, 7:00 PM
Arisia Corporate Meeting
Arisia Storage, Somerville MA

November 2, 2002
Con*Cept 2002
Days Inn, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sunday, November 17, 2002, 1:00 PM
Arisia '03 Concom Meeting
MIT Building 66, Room 168, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, November 17, 2002, 2:00 PM
Arisia Corporate Meeting
MIT Building 66, Room 168, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, December 1, 2002, 2:00 PM
Arisia '03 Concom Meeting
Location TBA

December 13-15, 2002
Philcon 2002
Center City Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, December 26, 2002
Arisia '03 Concom Meeting
Location TBA

Monday, December 30, 2002, 7:00 PM.
Arisia Corporate Meeting
Latzko residence, Milton MA

January 17-19, 2003
Arisia '03
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston MA

Sunday, January 19, 2003, 4:00 PM
Arisia Corporate Meeting
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston MA


ARISIA, Incorporated
Building 600, PMB 322
1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139