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President Hoyt A. Stearns formally opened the meeting at 8:00 A.M., August 13, 1996, in room 959, the Director's Suites, at the Red Lion Hotel, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Motion by Phil Porter to dispense with the reading of the MINUTES of last year's meeting due to prior publication of minutes, second by Rainer Huck, passed unanimously No corrections noted.
Sum of accounts, checking, money market, and W A.F, as of July 8, 1996, $5,100.89. Writer's Assistance Fund payout will reduce this balance by an estimated $1000. Memberships and subsequent book sales to increase the balance. Liability for royalties to Mrs. Larson on D.B.L. books will be due in December. Motion by Phil Porter to accept Treasurer's Report as given, seconded by Frank Meyer, passed unanimously.
Costs to publish have increased although our costs have decreased due to reduced number of issues and mailings, total slightly under $400. Other editorial expenses have added another $200; exact amounts in Treasurer's written report. Associate Editor Daeron Meyer has submitted his resignation effective immediately. It is requested that Bruce Peret be appointed to that position. The present editor submits his resignation to be effective June 1997. Reasons for taking this action are personal. After discussion the editor agreed to extend his service in that capacity until appropriate staff is available to carry on that function without his input. Reciprocity is the life blood of this organization and without it we would not have survived this long. Motion by Phil Porter to accept the Editor's Report with strong thanks from the Society for the many years of excellent service in that capacity, second by Rainer Huck, passed unanimously.
Ron Blackburn, Dave Halprin, Tom Kirk, Ed Navarro, (and an open position vacated by James Schmidt last year) are serving term ending 1998. Larry Denslow, Rainer Huck, William Mitchell, Ron Satz, and Hoyt Stearns are serving term ending 1997. Members serving present term of office ending 1996: Frank Meyer, K.V.K. Nehru, Phil Porter, Jan Sammer, Robin Sims. Motion by Larry Denslow that Meyer, K.V.K., Porter, Sammer, and Sims be re-elected to board membership, term ending 1999, second by Tom Kirk. Passed unanimously. Frank Meyer nominated Bruce Peret to fill the remainder of term ending in ’98, seconded by Larry Denslow, passed unanimously.
General meeting adjourned at 8:33 A.M.