First Friday Minutes: August 7, 2020 – ZOOM
Attending: Eli, Karen, Arlen, Richard Karsh, Erin, Kent, Lisa, Mem, Joe, Jack, Sheila, Keith, Wes, Cyndi, Tim,
Presiding: Eli – 20:10 – In the year of great tribulations
President’s Report: NTR
Vice President’s Report: Morland-NP
Secretary’s Report: Jack- Minutes of previous Meeting posted to Facebook. And posted to Website!
Social Media Secretary’s Report: Robin-NP
Treasurer’s Report: Lisa – We have money. 78 cents more than last month
Trustees Report: NTR
Book Committee: NTR
Insurance Committee: NTR
Photo Committee: NTR
Refreshments Committee: Self-supplied
It is canceled
No GOH video
Morland will organize?
Same contract as 2021
This will be live – not virtual
Web Site updated
Website Needs to be updated
On Line Movie night to be organized by whoever is interested
ZOOM Will require password for next meeting
It may be included in a new URL
Mem wants to be on the photo committee
It’s Mem’s Birthday! Happy Birthday!
There’s a meteor shower coming.
Karen will be live with some students.
Next Meeting: September 4, 2020 – ZOOM
Book: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Book Discussion: Book: The Peshawar Lancers by S.M. Stirling
Virtual Worldcon had some interesting issues, including Toastmaster Hugo awards.
Only business meeting and NZ Award ceremony were live.
Second time around, Peshawar Lancers was more enjoyable.
Summary, 1879 comet breaks up in atmosphere wipes out Atlantic coastline
British relocated to India and became a superpower.
Russia is cannibal land
French are in North Africa
US is City States
Set in 2020, technology is 1920
Did the author collapse on himself?
Why don’t books have hyperlinks?
It’s an alternate history with seeresses
Some mystical hijinks ensue
Did Eddings write this?
The Foundation Series is coming on Apple TV. There is a trailer out there somewhere
“If ever there was a company trying to better people’s lives, through technology, through connectivity, it’s Apple” – The Foundation (2021)