First Friday Minutes: October 2, 2020

First Friday Minutes: October 2, 2020 – ZOOM
Attending: Eli, Cait, Karen, Arlen, Richard Karsh, Erin, Kent, Lisa, Mem, Morland, Joe, Jack, Rosa, Sheila, Keith, Ted, Cary, Tim,
Presiding: Eli – 20:07
President’s Report: Eli-NTR
Vice President’s Report: Morland-NTR
Secretary’s Report: Jack- Minutes of previous Meeting posted to Facebook. And posted to Website!
Social Media Secretary’s Report: Robin-NTR
Treasurer’s Report: Lisa – We have money. Accounts have been consolidated. $1xxxx.xx +$.77 more than before. Robin found old check. New check will be issued
Trustees Report: Karen/Mem/Richard Karsh – NTR
Book Committee: Cary/Erin/Eli – New book list options are being reviewed by committee.
Insurance Committee: Kent- NTR
Photo Committee: Jack/Joe/Mem – NTR
Refreshments Committee: Self-supplied
COSine 2022: Arlen/Morland -CoChairs
Old Business:

    ZOOM Password will be addressed by Eli.

New Business:

    We may try to review a movie by everyone watching separately. Cinemark is offering group theater rental. Being reviewed.


    Eli’s dishwasher flooded by Home Depot Installers busting the Hot Water Heater.
    Last night was harvest moon
    MHC coming up on the 23rd-25th. $15 per attendee.
    Twitch Streaming doesn’t seem to have knowledgeable technical support.
    Joe is working
    Mem and Lisa were travelling in Colorado. They ate a lot of good food.

Next Meeting: November 7, 2020 – ZOOM

    November: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    December: Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon by Spider Robinson
    January: The Martian by Andy Weir

Adjourn: 20:32

Book Discussion: Book: Decision at Doona by Anne McCaffrey

    Arlen read it. It was one of her early works. 1968.
    Found lead characters a bit unrealistic age-wise.
    Was it a Heinlein pastiche?
    Morland will provide an interpretive version of his review.
    Short book; condensed length of time to develop characters.
    Is twitch listening in on our conversation?????
    Female treatment commensurate with the time it was written.
    Oscars are coming in with a set of minority participation rules.
    Do you need to have a character of your identity to identify with in book or film?
    And now authors have to watch out for tweets from people who don’t like it if you are writing outside your identity, or their perception of your identity.
    The ansible is from Le Guin.
    There are birds out there.
    Cat people from Doona predates Cherryh.
    Mandalorian coming this Halloween.
    Peri threw a pot for Bubonicon. And he has a new kiln PeriPeri’s Link