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Mentor of ARISIA

Volume 12, Issue 96; April 2000

Minutes of the May Meeting

Be it known, that with only 6 people showing up to the meeting, and failing to meet quorum by two people, the Chair of the Meeting saw no point in calling the Meeting to order; no business was conducted.

EBoard Report 15 May 2000

Present at this impromptu EBoard Meeting are Noel Rosenberg, Cris Shuldiner, Skip Morris, Tom Murphy and Nicholas Shectman. Waivers of Notice are on file from Elka Tovah Menkes and Paul Selkirk.

The EBoard gave it's OK to loan appropriate equipment to CostumeCon.

The EBoard decided not to make a specific line item in the Convention Budget to cover damage to artwork coming to, at, or leaving the Convention.

The EBoard decided that there was no substantial gain to be made from changing the policies regarding Art Show Sales.

The EBoard decided, since the events that precipitated the question of developing a policy to handle theft and/or damage of/to the art submitted to the ARISIA Art Show have been accounted for in other ways, that no specific policy was required at this time.

With regard to Smoking on Dealer's Row, the EBoard has closed the issue for the time being, as the sixth floor of the hotel, with the suite recognized as being best for hosting Con Suite and therefore designated to be the Dealer's Row floor, has been designated by the Hotel to be a non-smoking floor. The EBoard will revisit this issue if and when the Hotel's policy changes (or we change hotels).

The EBoard reports unfavorably on the motion to shift the responsibility of collecting the Dues of the Membership from the Treasurer to the Clerk.

Since it is apparent that mail to the Corporation and Convention is getting misplaced or misaddressed, the following is suggested as Corporate Policy:

Except for moving mail from the corporate mailbox to a designated unsorted mail repository in the corporate office, mail shall not be removed from the corporate mailbox or mail repository unless copes are sent to all interested parties within three days. When forwarded, mail shall be sent to at least two destinations, one of which may be the clerk's or Treasurer's files. Mail may be forwarded physically or by fax. Mail may be left in designated office mailboxes only if the recipient so authorizes. Junk mail may be discarded. This policy shall apply to both corporate and convention-related mail.

To this purpose, the EBoard is considering the purchase of an inexpensive flatbed photocopier for office use.

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
Budget Committee
Skip Morris, Chair
Corporate Inventory Control
Carsten Turner
Corporate Sales Officer
Nicholas Shectman
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 Ben Levy
Rob Bazemore  Patrick McCormack
Woody Bernaldi 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

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

Calendar of Events

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!

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

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