Tuesday, May 31, 2016



The meeting was called to order at 9:03.

Members present: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Oralia Osuna, Richard Houck, Bob Slater, Bonnie Z Cooper, Paul Basset, Lorene Christian, Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Janice Laine, Kate Pedigo, Bill Holden.

Minutes: The minutes were read. Mary Apte moved to accept the minutes. Joe Osuna seconded. Minutes were unanimously approved.

Treasurer: The April treasurer’s report showed $1,508.57 was deposited in the new U.S. Bank account. Last month it was voted on to move the checking account from the NuVision Credit Union who began charging $6 a month service charge to the U. S. Bank which had no service charge. Joe Osuna was reimbursed $36.73.   $58 was moved over to petty cash making petty cash $100.50. This left a balance of $1471.84 in the U.S. Bank account.    $5 was found and put in petty cash making that balance $105.50.

Birthdays:  there were none.

New Business:
For April’s Inside Leisure World Bonnie and Joseph filmed it here in the new VPC room instead of downtown Seal Beach at the SBTV3 studio where it is regularly filmed.

Joe presented a handout with much needed information including:
2.       The new phone has message capabilities.
3.       The new requirements for MPeg2 - the audio has changed.
4.       VPC’s facebook page that you can post on directly. The account is “LW Video Producers Club.”
5.       VPC now has a dedicated WiFi line.
6.       Two new mics were bought that fit our cameras
 Joseph and Joe will be giving tutorials on the use of the new mics, packaging your project so you can move from one computer to another, and how to use the new phones/answering machine
.Joseph reported on the move and on the things that still need to be done.
Joseph suggested that we put a basket at our door with free DVDs of videos that VPC made.

Round Table Discussion:
Mary Apte is working on some projects; Joe Osuna Hawaiian Night Event; Bonnie Cooper teaching Bill Holden and Lorene Christian Power Director and party for Kate Pedigo; Richard Houck Expo for March and will do ILW for September; Paul Bassett and crew for Memorial Day tribute.

Respectfully submitted,
Janice Laine

Friday, April 29, 2016



The meeting was called to order at 9:00.

Members present: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Richard Houck, Bob Slater, Bonnie Z Cooper, John Robinson, Paul Basset, Loreen Christian, Dee Harman,  Anna Derby, Michael Oh, Ray Jarris, Janice Laine, Beverly Bender, Kate Pedigo, Bill Frambach.

Minutes:  The minutes were read. Ray Jarris moved that the minutes be approved. Bob Slater seconded. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Treasurer:  The February treasurer’s report showed a balance of $1529.57 in the bank account and $42.50 in petty cash. Expenditure for February was $25.00 for a table at the Expo. Anna Derby moved to accept the report and Joe Osuna seconded. Unanimously approved

Discussion followed about the NuVision account that will not waive the $6.00 fee on the checking account unless there's a $1200 balance. Joseph Valentinetti suggested that we do away with the checking account and just use the savings account. Bob Slater says that his U.S. Bank does not charge for a checking account and that his bank is open six days a week unlike NuVision which is only open three days a week. Bill Frambach moved that we have the treasurer move our money to a new account at U.S. Bank contingent on possible problems with U.S. Bank. Kate Pedigo seconded. Unanimously approved.

Birthdays: Bonnie Z Cooper

New Business  
Thanks to the crew for the Expo. Many thanks to Mary Apt for the extensive work on the flyer.

Joseph Chavez is in the Quaker Garden convalescent hospital.

Joseph Valentinetti pointed out that usually the percentage of members in a group who perform valuable services is low; however, he is happy to note that the majority of our VPC members are active.

SBTV-3 is having considerable problems with their servers so ILW is being filmed in the VPC studio. Bonnie Z will host Taylor White and Sally Glaussen about the upcoming Leisure World Theater Club events. 

The VPC is moved to a new location in Club House 3, Room B. Maintenance will help us move on Friday 4/29 and Monday 5/2. All the members were asked to help in any way they are able.

Joe Osuna reported on the need for microphones for our cameras. He discussed the various microphone and their cost. John Robinson moved to purchase two microphones. Seconded by Richard Houck.

GRF requires that we add a new disclaimer to the beginning of our videos when we use GRF purchased equipment and or the GRF owned studio (Room A Clubhouse 3.This disclaimer is in addition to the Superwire and SBTV-3 disclaimers. Since the required disclaimer is rather long and onerous, it will be discussed with GRF at a later time.

Round Table Discussion: Projects included: John Robinson – The American Legion 50th year in LeisureWorld; Richard Houck – Radio Club, Queen Mary; Janice Laine – Expo, Move; Mary Apt – video she's making about wrecking her car (Bob Slater assisting), Move, Expo, Harmonizing show; Joe Osuna – new member Andrew will work with Paul Bassett on Mac; Bonnie Cooper – ILW Theater Club; Dee Harmon – Harmonizing.

Respectfully submitted,
Janice Laine

Monday, March 28, 2016

ILW 03.25.2016

Guest Mayor Sandra Massa-Lavitt

Crew Robin Forte-Lincke and Rob Roy in the control room

Guest  with host Bob Slater during sound checks

Sunday, February 28, 2016

ILW Mary Apte hosed Make a Joyful Noise 02.25.2016


Pastor Don Coe

Bob Slater

Rabbi Galit levy-Slater

Set at Open

Ori Osuna

Control room Rack

Joe Osuna & Bob Slater

Host Mary Apte

Friday, February 5, 2016