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May 31, 2003

Lasker, Poggiani, Dailey, Mayerle and Boyes arrived on time. Lasker declared a quorum at 2:09. Dorsett and Spehar showed up later.

Lasker asked for approval of Poggiani's reports. Passed.

Bookmarks

Lasker asked for Dorsett to send Pogo a check made out to the printer for the bookmark materials to be handed out at SF Conventions. She also asked that the results of the email voting be included in the meeting minutes. The vote approving the printing of the bookmarks was sent out to all members by Lasker. By Apr 27,2003, she received 6 "Ayes" from Mayerle, Cedeno, Spehar, DeMarce, Boyes and Dailey.

Treasury Report

Dorsett said he will send in a Treasurer's Report, reflecting the interest paid during the preceding month and the payment for printing of the bookmarks.

Next Project

Boyes made motion to use $1000 for a scholarship for a disabled writer to attend the Clarion West writing workshop last March. Boyes FINALLY wrote the formal proposal. Lasker forwarded letter to Clarion, who accepted our offer.

Publicity

Lasker asked for a motion to appoint Morgan Kirby as Publicity Director. Mayerle motioned, Dorsett seconded. Passed.

Dorsett is working on an announcement to post to the Bar Conferences in order to get some more participants to help out with ReadAssist Projects.

Spehar mentioned it would be nice to have a visible sign of ReadAssist membership. Mentioned were patches and buttons. To be discussed at the July meeting.

(Results of post-meeting price investigation of badges and buttons yielded

(Badges: $5 set up fee, and $5 per badge.

(Buttons: two bids, one at $0.50 apiece and the other $35 per hundred, both plus shipping.)

Adjourn

This meeting was adjourned at 3:05 EDT.

The date of the next meeting is: July 19, 2003, at 2:00 EDT;

And the one after that is: September 6, 2003.

Please note these dates on your calendars and make arrangements to attend.

Submitted by Janet Dailey, Commo and Recorder, July 19, 2003.

Committee Reports

Treasurer's Report

  Deposits Expenses Balance
Previous Balance     $2,534.71
Interest 0.80    
Printing of Bookmarks   247.89  
Current Balance     $2,287.62

/s/ Jody Dorsett, Treasurer

Website Report

A couple con-goers have canvassed Dealer Rooms and sent URLs for booksellers and other types of sites.

I am now in the middle of checking out lots and lots of links. Revised pages should go to Luis early next week.

/s/ Pam Poggiani, Website Designer

Publicity Report

Through circumstances over which I have no control, the bookmarks were delayed. They are now printed, and I will be picking them up on Monday. These bookmarks will be deployed to con-going volunteers for positioning on freebie tables.

/s/ Pam Poggiani, Publicity Deputy

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