The Lens

Mentor of ARISIA

Volume 12, Issue 93 January 2000

Minutes of the Impromptu EBoard Meeting 30 December 1999

This impromptu meeting of the EBoard was called to order at 10:20 PM. All members waived right to notice, since they were all present for the ConCom Meeting anyway.

Present are Noel Rosenberg, Cris Shuldiner, Skip Morris, Tom Murphy, Paul Selkirk, Nicholas Shectman, and Elka Tovah Menkes.

The only item of business before the EBoard was a suggestion to allow negotiation with the Hotel to release our use of the Terrace Room in return for the removal of the "Inflator" clause (the clause that raises room rates each year) from the contract. A formal vote was taken, and the result was 3 to 1 in favor of such negotiation.

It was then suggested to adjourn the meeting, and tonight it required a formal vote, which went two for, one against, and one abstention.

The meeting adjourned at 10:27 PM

Minutes of the January Meeting

Minutes of the Impromptu EBoard Meeting 31 August 1999

This impromptu meeting of the ARISIA EBoard occurred without proper notice to all EBoard Members. Therefore, the actions of this EBoard meeting need to be ratified at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the ARISIA EBoard.

This meeting of the EBoard was called to order at 10:00 PM on Sunday, 16 January 2000 at Legal Seafoods Restaurant in Boston, MA. The EBoard promptly closed the meeting to meet in Executive Session. The EBoard then exercised its prerogative to seal the minutes of the meeting, with the exception of the Bibliography, enumerated below. The EBoard meeting was adjourned at 11:30 PM.

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Discourses.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince.
Miss Manners, Miss Manners Saves Civilization.
Chairman Mao, The Little Red Book.
Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings.
Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking.
Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness.
Admiral Awnri Robot, Robot's Rules of Order.
L'Marquis de Sade, Justine.
Martha Stewart, Entertaining.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War.
The Pocket Kama Sutra, New Edition.

Executive Board

Noel Rosenberg
PO Box 464
Chelmsford, MA 01824-0464
781 229-5323 (work)
Arisia 2000 ConChair
Paul Selkirk
112A Marblehead Street
North Reading, MA 01864
978 664-6365
Vice President
Cris Shuldiner
27 Varnum Street
Haverhill, MA 01832
978 521-7039
ARISIA 2000 Treasurer
Nicholas Shectman
75 Lexington Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
Skip Morris
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
Cris Shuldiner
Corporate Inventory Control
Carsten Turner
Budget Committee
Skip Morris, Chair
Corporate Sales Officer
Long Range Planning Committee
Paul Selkirk
Tom Murphy
Cris Shuldiner
Grant Committee
Cris Shuldiner
Buzz Harris
Scott Campanella
Walter Kahn
Survey Committee
Ben Levy
Records Task Force
Ben Levy
Evil HR Director
Niccolo Machiavelli

Membership Roster

Aaron Agassi Patrick McCormack
Rob Bazemore Elka Tovah Menkes
Drea Brandford Skip Morris
Brian Cooper Ailsa Murphy
Adam Ek Tom "Merv" Murphy
Marshall Ellis Brendan Quinn
Tom Fish Mary Robison
George Flyn Noel Rosenberg
Glen R. Goodwin Matthew Saroff
Buzz Harris Paul Selkirk
Lisa Hertel Nicholas Shectman
Walter Kahn Cris Shuldiner
Allan Kent Rachel Silverman
'Zanne Labonville Carsten Turner
Ben Levy Pat Vandenberg

Membership/Subscription Information

Subscription to Mentor of ARISIA are included in 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

Calendar of Events

Saturday & Sunday 5-6 February 2000
Wolf 359, London, England

Friday through Sunday 18-20 February 2000
Boskone 37, Sheraton Framingham, Framingham MA

Tuesday, 22 February 2000, 7:00 PM
ARISIA Corporate Meeting, Home of Buzz Harris
Directions follow.

Sunday, 19 March 2000, 2:00 PM
ARISIA Corporate Meeting, MIT Building 66.

Wednesday through Saturday, 26-29 May 2000
CostumeCon 18, Hartford Hilton, Hartford, CT

Friday through Sunday, 21-23 July 2000
Readercon 12, Burlington Marriott, Burlington MA

Thurs- through Monday, 31 August - 04 September 2000
58th Annual Worldcon at Chicon 2000, Chicago, IL

Directions to the February Corporate Meeting

137 Franklin St.
Arlington, MA

Go to either the Alewife or Harvard Square T stops. From Harvard Square, take the 77 bus from the upper level toward Arlington Heights. From Alewife, take the 79 bus to Arlington Heights or the 350 bus toward Burlington.
No matter which bus you take, the buses will go up Massachusetts Avenue into Arlington, and you should ask the bus driver to let you off at the Franklin Street stop. Franklin Street intersects Mass Ave. at a large brick firehouse and a Wild Women Outfitters store. Turn right onto Franklin and walk down this winding street about 3 blocks. My house is a two-family on the right-hand side of the street. The address is #137 (Please note that it is NOT #137A, which is my landlord, upstairs), and my place in on the first floor.

One can take Route 93, Route 2, or Route 3 until they intersect Route 60 (this works, I think, from either south or north). Mass. Ave. also works.
>From 93, take Route 60 West. Pass through lovely, picturesque (well, ok, not so lovely & picturesque) Medford Center and continue through two traffic circles until you enter Arlington (there is a sign at the town line). Once in Arlington, you will want to look for a white picket fence on your left about 2 blocks or less into the town. Take the first possible left right after this fence -- this is Jean Street. Jean St. is one block long and dead-ends into Franklin Street. My house is #137 Franklin and is almost right at the intersection of these two roads. There is plenty of free on-street parking. Please be sure to ring the bell for #137 & not #137-A (our landlord lives upstairs).
>From Route 3, follow Route 3 until you are just short of Arlington Center, and then turn on to Route 60 East (see the signs). Follow Route 60 East about 3 blocks until you come to a right-hand turn onto Jean Street. From there, see the directions above under "From 93" to get to my front door.
>From Route 2, turn on to Route 60 East and follow the directions above under "From Route 3".
>From Mass. Ave., simply turn on to Franklin Street at the intersection of Franklin and Mass. Ave. quite close to Arlington Center (large brick fire house sits at this intersection), and go down the street about 3 blocks to find my house. See directions under the "bus" section above for the specific house #, etc.

Please arrange to appear in the living room or dining room somewhere out of the likely traffic pattern. Otherwise your entry may a) cause two solids to occupy the same space at the same time -- very messy, or b) land you in the shower with myself or my roommate, which should *really* be arranged in advance, if you please...

Two-family house, #137 Franklin Street. My phone number is (781) 641-9809 in case one gets lost. There are two cats in the house in case anyone is allergic -- one will be very forward & social while the other will probably make herself invisible and hide in some far corner while there are ALIENS in the house!

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

Arisia, Mentor of Arisia, and the Arisia Lens are service marks of Arisia, Incorporated.
All material copyright 1999, Arisia, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Mentor Cover Page - Corporate Home Page