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dave_gallaherJun. 20th, 2016 04:46 pm BASFA Minutes for June 13

BASFA Meeting #1350
June 13 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary

Minutes taken by Beth Vallacqua, Holographic Secretary 2.0
held at the Black Bear Diner

Began 8-ish – with teal tears
29 people attended

we established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 13489 were accepted as ‘double dollar guaranteed’

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $1.00 in the regular jar and .75 in the party jar. The party balance is $234.58 and waiting on receipts

The Vice President presented Adrienne with a get well card for her recently broken ankle and had nothing fannish to report

The President was not in attendance but the Warriors were down

The Sports Committee reported that there was not enough interest in Cartoon/Princess night at SJ Giants so outing was cancelled

The Website Committee reported that the website has been recently updated with current meeting location

We entered into a committee of the whole with Kevin Standlee presiding. Committee of the whole received a Code of Conduct Committee report. This report was discussed and revisions were suggested. The Code of Conduct Committee will take these into account and revise the document to be resubmitted on June 27.

Announcements:

JC announced that The Match Game will be coming back on ABC June 26. Alec Baldwin is hosting and looks promising since he has a skinny mike in the promos. Also on ABC Celebrity Family Feud, $25,000 Pyramid, and To Tell the Truth. Check local listings

Kevin Standlee announced that the Match Game will be at Westercon July 1-4 in Portland. He is in need of new questions. Email kastandlee@gmail.com if you have suggestions.

Mo put out a call to help. A tree landed on the hood of her van and needs to be removed. She needs someone who is safe and competent with a chainsaw to take it down

Moose announced that Zeldathon Recovery is taking place June 17. This is a charity event and in past years has raised $196,000 and $251,000. More information at zeldathon.net

Evil Kevin announced that San Jose in 2018 is building something BIG for Worldcon in Kansas City. Watch Facebook for progress.

Reviews

Gerry reviewed Camp Con retreat for writers as productive. Held at Toll Bridge campground near Mt. Hood. Writers, tents, laptops writing with no distractions was a good experience

Mo reviewed ‘Uprooted’ by Naomi Novik as good so far. It is nominated for a Hugo and won a Nebula.

Adrienne reviewed ‘Orphan Black’ as it was a horrible episode

Alex reviewed the electrocardiology lab at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City as wonderful and he’s still alive. After having surgery 2 weeks ago not falling into any abnormal rhythms.
He also reviewed ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ as a fun film reminiscent of the 80’s TV series.
Ashley followed on that she enjoyed it as well

John O reviewed San Jose in 2018 parties at Baycon as quiet, small but with a good flow. Living up to Kevin/Andy parties went on until 3am on Friday and 4:15am on Sunday. Lots of good munchies and beer and leftover wine.
Kevin thanked all who took over hosting the parties

John O also reviewed site selection informational paperwork as San Jose had more comprehensive information and New Orleans just had 1 sheet

John O gave a spoiler free review of the latest ‘Game of Thrones’ episode as rewatch the chase scene

Dave Clark reviewed ‘The Rhesus Chart’ (Laundry Files #5) by Charles Stross as a fun book with zombies and vampires. Worth hardcover prices but available in paperback

Ashley reviewed ‘Zootopia’ as good entertainment. BASFAns will love it since it contains puns aplenty. Worth rental price

we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:44 pm
and the rumor of the week was: ‘Make pasta, not war’

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melcharJun. 13th, 2016 05:38 am June 6 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1349
June 6, 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at the Black Bear Diner

Began 8-ish - without pie
26 people attended

we established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1348 were accepted as 'accepted'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $1.00 in the regular jar

The Vice President had nothing fannish to report

The President had nothing fannish to report - but we said 'hi' to Eritosthanese & Max - both visiting for the first time

The Site Selection committee had a vote to ratify our earlier vote to meet at the Black Bear Diner that passed, lots to none & the Committee was therefore disbanded

The Sports Committee reported that there was no interest in a second BASFA outing to the SJ Giants 'Cartoon & Princess Night'

The Code of Conduct Committee is hard at work and will report back on June 13

Announcements:
Gerry announced that he may miss next week's meeting, due to being at a writer's retreat

Adrienne reminded people to vote

Dave C announced that National Theatre Live will do a live presentation of 'One Man, Two Guv'nors' at the end of the month &

announced that 'Top Gear' is coming back with new presenters

Andy announced that June 11 at the Ritz in downtown SJ Max Sabbath will be performing - a MacDonald's-themed tribute to Black Sabbath

Gayle announced that a long-time fan had died

Reviews:
JC reviewed a Sharks game at the Tank as absolutely filled with energy - literally an electric event - and so very worth full price and recommended

Ric reviewed the Subzero Festival as kind of standard and fun & reviewed 'The Nice Guys' as a comedy worth seeing again

Dave C reviewed 'Xmen Apocalypse' as Xmen babies redone & was stale & worth matinee only if the theatre uses real butter

Adrienne reviewed 'The Nice Guys' as okay because of air conditioning

Fred reviewed the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma as nice and much better than he expected & reviewed Wiscon as worth attending

Andy reviewed visiting a vodka vault at Red Square are worth visiting

Trey reviewed 'Money Monster' as entertaining and worth viewing

we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:06 pm

and the rumor of the week was: 'The Libretarians have nominated Gary Larson & William Shatner'

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dprisonerJun. 6th, 2016 08:18 pm Our New Home...

Tonight's meeting has voted to adopt the Black Bear Diner, in Milpitas, as our new home. Thank you to everyone who helped the site location committee. We look forward to seeing our members (both old and new) at our new home.

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dave_gallaherJun. 6th, 2016 03:55 pm May 30 BASFA Minutes

BASFA Meeting 1348
May 23, 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at the Black Bear Diner

Began 8:05 pm – Treasurer presiding
12 people attended

The minutes of meeting 1345 were accepted as “in the sonorous tones of Dave Gallaher”

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $13.12 in the regular jar & $0 in the party jar.

The Vice President was absent.

The President was absent.

The Site Selection committee reminded us that we will be meeting at the Black Bear Diner next 2 week & that we will hold a ratification vote to confirm BBD as a more permanent site

The Sports Committee reported that they are thinking about doing another BASFA outing to the SJ Giants on Cartoon & Princess day, Tuesday, June 28 with a 7pm start time

The Conduct Committee reported that they are hard at work.

Announcements:
Dave C announced that there is a new Playboy for review.

Reviews:
There were many reviews of Baycon.

The San Jose in 2018 parties at Baycon went well and the Sunday party closed down the con.

There were many reviews of Clockwork Alchemy.

There were no reviews of Fanime.

Mo reviewed Jim Butcher’s Hugo Nominated work, The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, and reviewed Suki Kim’s Without You, there is no Us as worth full price.

we adjourned at 8:52 pm

and the rumor of the week was: ‘BASFA takes your breath away'

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melcharMay. 30th, 2016 06:20 am May 23 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1347
May 23, 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary
held at the Black Bear Diner

Began 8 pm - with so-so pie
25 people attended

The minutes of meeting 1346 were accepted as 'how many totes could a wood tote tote if a wood tote could tote totes'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $6.00 in the regular jar & $6.75 in the party jar - and at meeting 1345 took in $13.00 in the regular jar & $2.25 in the party jar

The Vice President had nothing fannish to report

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Site Selection committee reminded us that we will be meeting at the Black Bear Diner for the next 2 weeks & that on June 6 we will hold a ratification vote to confirm BBD as a more permanent site

The Sports Committee reported that they are thinking about doing another BASFA outing to the SJ Giants on Cartoon & Princess day, Tuesday, June 28 with a 7pm start time

Then we went into a committee of the whole to talk about a BASFA code of conduct. Eventually the Committee reported back that it was decided to establish a committee to investigate establishing a code of conduct for BASFA, the committee chairman being Chuck - and that it will report back in 3 weeks time

Announcements:
Christine announced that Steven isn't here because he is practicing for a Red Shift singing concert which will be held in 2 weeks, June 4 at The Annex at Emerald Park LDS Church, 1105 Valparaiso in Menlo Park

Lisa announced that her 2nd grandson has graduated with honors from High School

Ken announced that this Friday is the Legion of Rasselon meeting at the IHoP on Stevens Creek & Lawrence, 7pm

Adrienne announced that Bay Area Ghost Hunters is planning movie outing on June 11 - for 'The Conjuring' and on July 23 for the 'Ghostbusters' remake

[evil] Kevin announced that Balticon is coming up & that SJ in 2018 will be there

John O reminded the club that there will be a SJ in 2018 party at Baycon on Friday and could use more helpers

JC announced that a friend of a friend is looking for work - see JC for details

Reviews:
[evil] Kevin reviewed 'RocheWorld' and 'Return to RocheWorld' as good reads with solid science - worth full price, recommended

The secretary reviewed Marvel's 'Civil War' as lots of fun, worth full price

Bill reviewed Midwest museums - The Circus World museum as mostly closed this time of year with some good exhibits - then Trey recommended Longyear's book 'Circus World'; Bill then reviewed the National Mustard museum in Madison as worth full price & they had samples; then reviewed the driving skills of California drivers in snow as lacking; Carole commented that a visit to a cancer-stricken friend was positive and suggested we all talk to friends and family often

Adrienne reviewed 'Keanu' as a fun cat-kidnapping caper movie & worth at least matinee

John O reviewed Maker's Faire as very crowded, but they made it through the Expo hall in stages, taking 2 days - and was quite enjoyable to be there as a guest and not a maker

Gerry reviewed the Capital Corridor Express train as pleasant to be able to work on it, but less than pleasant when someone chooses to jump in front of it

Ken reviewed Disneyland as that they've added a bunch of Star Wars themed things & reviewed Universal Studios new Harry Potter stuff as that they don't do lines well -still likes the tram ride the best - & there were lots of broken lines & exhibits & recommends waiting till fall & cooler weather before visiting there

A motion was made and passed to rename Ken as 'Neville' for the duration of the meeting

Dave C reviewed 'Nice Guys' as enjoyable and worth matinee

we did auctions

we adjourned at 9:52 pm

and the rumor of the week was: 'Dave Gallaher - he's REALLY just here to help'

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melcharMay. 13th, 2016 04:06 am May 9 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1345
May 9, 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary

Began 8-ish at Lyons - with wonderful mocha mud pie
20 people attended

we established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1344 were accepted as 'who was that masked author?'

The Treasurer was absent, but we are rumored to have money

The Vice President had nothing fannish to report & mentioned he & Geri will not be at next week's meeting

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reminded that THIS Saturday is the May 14, 5pm, SJ Giants Star Wars game in Martinelli Plaza

The Site Selection committee reminds that the Black Bear Diner won in the BASFA site selection online balloting and will be our meeting place through May and the 1st week of June, with June 6 being a ratification meeting.
May meetings at = Black Bear Diner = 174 W. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

The Meet-up Committee reported that membership is over 400 now

The Website Committee has updated the BASFA website to show we are meeting at Black Bear Diner for the next 5 weeks

announcements:
[tall] Kevin announced that he brought baseball swag from the Reno Aces for the BASFA auction

Dave C announced that he won't be attending Whedonopolis

Lisa announced that the Sharks are ahead in the 3rd period [and theh they lost that game]

Adrienne announced that she approves of a [tall] Kevin proposal [see http://kevin-standlee.livejournal.com/1562815.html]

Gayle announced that it was her & Gerry's anniversary

reviews:
Jon reviewed being an extra for the TV show 'Sense8' as sitting around for hours while being paid for it & that catering served lobster; Adrienne followed that it can be rewarding & enjoyable work

Gerry reviewed a SpaceX spaceship booster landing as everything worked

JC reviewed 'Civil War' as thoroughly enjoyed, worth full price & Beth reviewed it as a zero-pillow film; Ken says that he & Geri have seen it twice already - both times at full price; Dave C saw it & agrees

[tall] Kevin reviewed winning at Keno as fun

we did auctions

we adjourned at = 9:08

and the rumor of the week was = 'BASFA, I only read it for the articles'

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melcharMay. 8th, 2016 09:36 pm May 2 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1344
May 2, 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary

Began 8-ish at the Black Bear Diner
30 people attended

we established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1343 were accepted 'Space raptor BASFA invasion'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $3.75 in the regular jar & $2.50 in the party jar

The Vice President had nothing fannish to report

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reported that there are no tickets remaining for the Giants/Rockies game on Friday, May 6.
PLUS Ken has tickets ON HIM RIGHT NOW for the Saturday, 5pm, May 14, SJ Giants Star Wars night game in the Martinelli Plaza for $49 each & .. and this includes food, 2 alcoholic beverages & programs

The Site Selection committee reported that the Black Bear Diner won in the BASFA site selection online balloting. Our next meeting will be at: May 9 = Lyon’s = 4233 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Then the other May meetings at = Black Bear Diner = 174 W. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

announcements:
Andy announced that SJ in 2018 will be at Costume Con May 18, & that over Memorial Day weekend they will have a fan-table & party at Baycon & could use volunteers; contact debbie@sjin2018.org

JC announced that May 21-22 the city of Milpitas will have its annual BBQ festival with food, arts & crafts and he'll have a booth there; this will be on Milpitas Blvd, south of Caleveras & announced that on May 10 there will a book release & Nerdvana Podcast at Kepler's at 7pm

Trey announced that there are a new set of awards, the Dragoncon fan awards

reviews:
Dave G reviewed the Cork & Cleaver [a restaurant new the KC convention center] as it specializes in pork dishes & wines and is rather reasonably price, that the pork chop he had was delicious & he recommends the place

Gerry reviewed the movies 'Papa Hemingway in Cuba' & 'Eye in the Sky' as both were very good, with good acting & both are worth full price

JC reviewed a shop, 'Black Heart Tattoos' as both he & Beth had great experiences there, that it took about 30 minutes, each, for them to get their tattoos & it was very clean, efficient, they had a great tattoo artist & it was a fun thing to do together, recommended

John O reviewed a book of short stories, 'The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson' as they were done very well & reviewed 'Spellsinger' by Alan Dean Foster as lots of world-building, humor & a rollicking good plot & he's started his Hugo reading, finding the 1st 2 Chuck Tingle stories to be okay

[evil] Kevin reviewed 'Throw up Your Hair' by Bad Ass as that 2:15 in the video you will recongize some BASFAns & that punk rocks without obscenities is fun

Dave C reviewed 'Zootopia' as masterful Disney animation as great fun & recommended at full price

we did auctions

we adjourned at = 8:53

and the rumor of the week was = 'A tingler is loose in the Hugos'

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melcharApr. 29th, 2016 12:11 am BASFA minutes for April 25

BASFA Meeting 1343 - at Lyon's
April 25, 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary

Began 8-ish pm with mud pie & Jo
24 people attended

we established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1342 were accepted

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $6.75 in the regular jar & $10.00 in the party jar

The Vice President had nothing fannish to report

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reported that there are no tickets remaining for the Giants/Rockies game on Friday, May 6. BASFA seats are in the view reserve [section 317]. PLUS Ken has tickets ON HIM RIGHT NOW for the Saturday, 5pm, May 14, SJ Giants Star Wars night game in the Martinelli Plaza for $49 each & .. and this includes food, 2 alcoholic beverages & programs

The Site Selection committee is finalizing the BASFA site selection online balloting. Our next meetings will be at:
May 2 = Black Bear Diner = 174 W. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas - where we will vote to ratify the online preferential ballot;
May 9 = Lyon’s = 4233 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

Announcements:
Bill announced that Bookbuyers on Castro Street, MV, is moving & having book sales & Adrienne reminded that they have a Go Fund Me site

Andy announced that Wednesday, Nov 23 that Post Modern Jukebox will be performing at the SJ State University Events Center

Dave C announced that May 13-15 is Whedonopolis in Van Nuys

And it was announced that Prince is still dead

Reviews:
[evil] Kevin reviewed a 5K run with a black light theme & said the VIP package was worth it

Valerie reviewed the 'Game of Thrones' season opener as the show is back & now mostly off-book & thatany actor with a pulse is at risk

Adrienne reviewed the Orphan Black season opener as mostly flashbacks & worth watching; Ric followed that he liked the scene in the comic book shop the most

We did auctions

we adjourned at 8:50 pm

the rumor of the week was: 'Purple reigned'

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melcharApr. 28th, 2016 11:51 pm April 18 BASFA minutes

BASFA Meeting 1342 - at Omega's
April 18, 2016

Trey Haddad, President
Ken Patterson, Vice President
Dave Gallaher, Treasurer
Galen Tripp, Sergeant at Arms
Barbara Johnson-Haddad, Secretary

Began 8-ish pm with decent food this time
27 people attended

we established a party jar

The minutes of meeting 1341 were accepted as 'bonus tracks'

The Treasurer reported that last week we took in $0.50 in the regular jar & $61.50 in the party jar

The Vice President had nothing fannish to report

The President had nothing fannish to report

The Sports Committee reported that there are no tickets remaining for the Giants/Rockies game on Friday, May 6. BASFA seats are in the view reserve [section 317]. PLUS Ken has tickets ON HIM RIGHT NOW for the Saturday, 5pm, May 14, SJ Giants Star Wars night game in the Martinelli Plaza for $49 each & .. and this includes food, 2 alcoholic beverages & programs

The Site Selection committee is conducting a vote for our semi-permanent site. Our next meetings will be at:
April 25 Lyon’s, downstairs = 4233 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
May 2 = Black Bear Diner = 174 W. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

Announcements:
Ken announced that this Friday is the Legion of Rasselon meeting at the usual place & time

JC announced that there will be a podcasting at Kepler's books on Wednesday & that there will be a new Nerdvana Podcast out this Wednesday

Reviews:
Gayle reviewed the SF ballet as lots of fun

[tall] Kevin reviewed his trip to Canada as he had a longish wait for connecting flights, but the transport services work well in Canada and the hotel suite was large & nifty

JC reviewed 'Pixels' free On Demand as okay, not spectacular with some fun bits & worth free & then reviewed using the BB-8 toy with the ipad app will watching 'Force Awakens' as recommended

Dave C reviewed the Puppini Sisters music group as singing a broad range of style & worth full price

Fred reviewed the Annie Liebowitz photo exhibit as there was some great stuff there & reviewed the SFinSF meeting as good

Adrienne reviewed the 110 anniversary of the SF quake as happening today & reviewed doing auctions on EBay as you have to work to make money with them

Chris O reviewed the taiko festival as it was hot but still nice

Lisa reviewed the Retrodome showing of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' as fun

Patty reviewed Solvange as lots of good wineries and the ostrich/emu place was worth full price to visit


We did auctions

we adjourned at 9:12 pm

the rumor of the week was: 'Bite me, monkey boy'

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dprisonerApr. 28th, 2016 01:20 pm Relocation Poll & Meeting Schedule...

Just a reminder to everyone that the Relocation Committee Survey will be closing this Saturday. Feel free to head on over to https://www.opavote.com/vote/4756150994075648 to register your preferences.
The winner of the poll will be put forward to a vote on Monday, 2 May at the Black Bear Diner in Milpitas. If ratified, we will begin our one month trial of that location beginning on Monday, 16 May.
Here's the current meeting schedule:
May 2
Black Bear Diner
174 W. Calaveras Blvd
Milpitas, CA 94035
May 9
Lyon’s
4233 Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
May 16 - June 13
To be voted on at the May 2 meeting

Current Location: San Jose, CA
Current Music: Bolly 92.3 FM

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