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OutWorlders, Inc.

August 2009

The regular business meeting of OutWorlders was held on Sunday, July 19, 2009, at 11:38 am at Atlanta Diner. Edward DeGruy, Kris Harter, Robert Marshall, Ken Fernandez, Wm Boozer, and Vandy Beth Glenn were present. President DeGruy called the meeting to order.

Officer Reports

President’s Report

No report.

Vice President’s Report

Vice-President Benge communicated by text message that he had no report.

Secretary’s Report

No report.

Treasurer’s Report

No report.

Events Coordinator’s Report

No report.

Public Relations Coordinator’s Report

We still have no PR Coordinator.

Internet Coordinator’s Report

The main page of the Web site still receives the most hits. The Directions page is a close second. The “About Us” page is third as a point of entry to the site.

The pages for Dr Who night, the Calendar, and Game Night are all about equal in traffic.

People have been using the new event-posting feature on the Web site.

Historian’s Report

No report.

Special Interest Groups Reports

Readers Group

The Readers Group met on Sunday, August 9, and discussed Undertow by Elizabeth Bear. Wm Boozer enjoyed it and thought it had “funky twists.” The rest of the group did not receive it as enthusiastically.

Next month’s book is The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose. The meeting will be on September 13.

Writers Group

The Writers Group did not meet in August. Wendy Darling is still trying to find a host venue.


Game Night at Robert and Jack’s went well this month.

Strategy Gaming was canceled for this month due to inability to find a host.

New Business

Edward DeGruy and Jeff Smith talked about buying a digital picture frame for our table at Dragon*Con. Outlantacon already intends to buy several, so it will probably get a bulk discount on them and give one to Atlanta Outworlders. Any Outworlders expense for such a purpose will come out of the public relations budget.

Robert Marshall and Jack Rowley will probably host the Hallowe’en party, which will probably take place Pride 2009 weekend, at the end of October. More on this as it develops.

Robert also says he can print up posters for us for Pride and for Dragon*Con. Kris Harter will look into getting an easel to display such posters.

Old Business

We hope to have a digital picture frame for the Dragon*Con fan table.

Atlanta Outworlders and Outlantacon requested separate tables, but side-by-side, for Dragon*Con. According to the Dragon*Con Web site, however, the two groups are sharing one table. Edward DeGruy has been trying, so far unsuccessfully, to contact the man who schedules the fan tables for the convention to clear up the confusion.

The Sunday night Atlanta Outworlders party for Dragon*Con is currently in limbo, because Robert Marshall has not yet secured a suite in any of the four host hotels.

Jeff Smith is coordinating the fan table for Pride 2009.

The meeting adjourned at 12:16 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Vandy Beth Glenn, Secretary, Atlanta Outworlders.