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Tuesday, June 28, 2016



Members present: Joseph Valentinetti, Joe Osuna, Oralia Osuna, Bob Slater, Bonnie Z Cooper, Paul Bassett, Lorene Christian, Michael Oh, Janice Laine, Kate Pedigo, Bill Holden, Howard Jarvis.

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

Treasurer: The April treasurer’s report showed $1,340.57 in the checking account and $80.50 in petty cash. Since the club has decided to have coffee and cookies at the meetings, Howard Jarvis donated $100 to cover the cost. This was put into petty cash making it a total of $180.50. Joe Osuna moved to accept the treasurer’s report, Howard Jarvis seconded. Unanimously approved.

Birthdays:  there were none.

New Business:
Thanks to Bob Slater for hanging all the pictures and awards in our new locale.

The July Inside Leisure World, featuring 105-year-old Kate Pedigo,was filmed in our new studio. The VPC will be doing more ILW shows here rather than going to SBTV-3’s studio in downtown Seal Beach.

Joseph encouraged VPC members to plan more ILW shows that can be done both in this new studio and out-and-about Leisure World. In the past, shows were only filmed in the SBTV-3 studio.

On the VPC website is a folder with the opening and closing for ILW to be added to new shows.

A story about the VPC was in the current Leisure World newspaper as a call for new members. VPC volunteers were requested to put further stories in the paper to let Leisure World residents know that the VPC welcomes new members and asking those interested to drop by during KIO hours. Joe Osuna volunteered to do the next newspaper article and took a picture of all the VPC members present at the monthly meeting to be included in the article he would submit that day.

Round Table Discussion:
Paul Bassett talked about his need for a crew for his project the Fourth of July event. He has Michael and Joe scheduled to be on camera.
Michael Oh filmed the Suede Soul Dancers on June 18 with Gui at second camera.
Joe Osuna reported that Robin could not be at the meeting because of the many changes being made at SBTV-3. Further, he explained the folder on the desk top of “August Shows for SBTV-3.”  
Bill Holden reported that he found the door unlocked. The new doors need to be checked to see that they are truly locked when members leave. Bill interviewed Kate Pedigo and Bonnie Cooper filmed a show.
Bonnie Cooper thanked Kate for allowing the interview. Bonnie is planning a party for Kate’s 106 birthday in club house 3. She also completed a film about a guide dog for a blind resident that had to be retired. That person is getting a new guide dog.

Respectfully submitted,

Janice Laine

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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