The regular business meeting of OutWorlders was held on Sunday, 17 September 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Atlanta Diner. Wm S. Boozer, Dan Benge, Ken Fernandez, Robert Marshall, Jeff Smith, Shelby Smith, and Scott Bobo were present.
Last month’s proposal to provide $75 for food for the Halloween Party (not to include alcohol) was voted upon. The secretary did not receive any emailed votes. It passed unanimously during the meeting.
Convention in Huntsville
The Con-Stellation convention will be held in Huntsville October 20-22. If you are interested in going, contact Scott Bobo at [Redacted], who has a hotel room. For more info, visit www.con-stellation.org.
It was proposed that Atlanta OutWorlders Inc. donate $200.00 to CHRIS Kids, Inc. Every year Atlanta
OutWorlders's gives to Chris Rainbow Project some money to help their cause. They have changed their name to CHRIS Kids, Inc. You can review their organization and mission at www.chriskids.org. Please send your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the October Business Meeting.
Jeff reported that there is $1674.59 in the OutWorlders’ account. $170 came in from DragonCon through t-shirt and wrist-band sales as well as new member dues.
*Jeff mentioned that the makers of the wrist-bands would like to list Atlanta Outworlders on its website as one of their customers. It would include a link to Outworlders website, and provide us more traffic. Jeff will check with Carlton and Adam on this.
The photo album needs to be kept up to date with newer pictures. Alan, the historian, should print some of Robert’s recent photographs for the album.
Public Relations Report
All funds allotted to Public Relations have been spent for the year, and further PR must be voted on through a proposal.
Shelby will prepare a proposal for next month about purchasing rainbow items in order to reflect the LGBT status of Outworlders. Email Shelby if you have any suggestions.
Special Interest Groups Reports
Wm reported that the readers group met on the 10th to discuss The Salt Roads, and its next meeting will be 15 October, where the group will discuss The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. The October meeting will begin at noon because it's on the same day as the business meeting.
DragonCon was a big success. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event so spectacular!
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Shelby Smith, Secretary