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OutWorlders, Inc. 

The regular business meeting of OutWorlders was held on Sunday, 20 November 2005, at 2:10 p.m. at the Atlanta Diner, the Vice President being in the chair and the Secretary being present. Sponsoring members present: Wm S Boozer, Ken Fernandez, Mike Henigan, Robert Marshall.

Officer Report(s):

Ken Fernandez reported that the Internet Site Committee had met on 20 November 2005 to discuss further revisions for the organization’s site. By report, Jeff Smith announced that the organization’s current account balance is $1517.97, and he proposed a budget for 2006 as follows:

Expenditure Estimated Expense
State registrations $50.00
Pride Celebration (booth) $350.00
Internet Site $110.00
Spring Picnic $100.00
Historian Expenses $50.00
Public Relations Expenses $50.00
Flyer Printing $100.00
Fall Picnic $100.00
Anniversary Party $100.00
Dragon*Con Party $100.00
Total $1,110.00

Discussion ensued. Members wondered what was being covered as “Public Relations Expenses” that was not being covered under “Flyer Printing.” Members felt $75 would be sufficient for the picnics and possibly the anniversary party. The proposed budget is an advisory document.

Mike Henigan reported positive comments on the fall picnic in October. He and Ken Fernandez have been discussing the idea of having a midwinter party at the end of February.

Writers’ Group:

Wm S Boozer reported that the writers’ group had met in November and that, because of low turn-out, the group had decided to move its meetings to the fourth Sunday of the month beginning January 2006. The December meeting remains scheduled for 21 December 2005.

Readers’ Group:

Wm S Boozer reported that the readers’ group had met 13 November 2005 to discuss Ammonite by Nicola Griffith and The Blood of Kings by Michael J. Curlovich. Members decided to cancel the December meeting, so our next meeting will be on Sunday, 15 January 2005 at 1 p.m. where we will discuss Fire Logic by Laurie K. Marks and The Motion of Light in Water by Samuel R. Delany.

Gaylactic Outpost Atlanta:

Wm S Boozer reported that Gaylactic Outpost Atlanta met on Thursday, 17 November 2005, and held elections for the organizing committee. The following people were elected to officer positions: Scott Tatum, chairperson; Michael Green, director of operations; Alan Siler, director of programming; Doug Weaver, director of membership services; Patrick Anderson, director of public relations; Wm S. Boozer, treasurer; and Mike Henigan, secretary. More discussion of the hotel contract followed the election. The Outpost also discussed the possibility of a party at Chattacon in January.

Election Coordinator. On behalf of the President, Ken Fernandez appointed Robert Marshal to be election coordinator for the 2006 officer elections.

The meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m. Nominations for the 2006 officer election are closed. The next business meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 18 December 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Diner.

Respectfully submitted, Wm S Boozer, Secretary