Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MINUTES FOR THE VIDEO PRODUCERS October 22, 2015MEETING

MINUTES FOR THE VIDEO PRODUCERS October 22, 2015MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 9:00
Members present: Joseph Valentinetti, Joseph Chavez, Richard Houck, Bob Slater, Kate Pedigo, Bonnie Z Cooper, John Robinson, Oralia Osuna, Joe Osuna, Paul Basset, Ilana Cohen, Loreen Christian  
Minutes:  The minutes were read and approved.

Treasurer:  The August treasurer’s report showed a balance of $1202.74 in the bank account and $23.08 in petty cash. Two new members paid their $10 membership, so we have an additional $20.
The Holiday Party will be held on November 2 in section A of Club House 4 at 11:30 to 1:30 byob.

New Business

Thanks to Joseph Chavez for his work as 2015 Vice President. He will no longer be available to accept a position on the board. 

Election for 2016 Officers:

Joseph Valentinetti was unopposed for president.  Joseph Valentinetti, President

Joe Osuna and Bonnie Z Cooper ran for Vice President. Slater moved to close nominations for Vice President. Houck seconded.  Motion carried.  Joe received the most votes.  Joe Osuna, Vice President

Janice Laine was unopposed and remains as secretary. Janice Laine, Secretary

Joe Osuna nominated Loreen Christian for treasurer and Valentinetti accepted the nomination. She was unopposed for treasurer. Loreen Christian, Treasurer

Bob Slater celebrated his birthday in November.

The hosts for “Inside Leisure World” 2015 were: January - Joe Osuna; February - Joseph Chavez; May - Joe Osuna; April - Bonnie Cooper; May – Joseph Valentinetti; June – Bob Slater; July – Ethel Lover; August – Bonnie Cooper; September – Joe Osuna; October – Joseph Chavez.

Approximately 95 video productions were completed in2015. These show up to a couple of times a day on SBTV 3 for a month. On Superwire they show for several months in some cases.

Our web site has had the following visitors: Today  3;  yesterday  3;  last month 278; all time history 9,677.  Since February 2013, that’s about 300 a month. Most watched video is Lucky John Nail into Head. The most views were in the United States, 5773; then Germany 440, Russia 331, Moldova 247, Turkey 185, France 181, Ukraine 114, Taiwan 63, Canada 59, ad Poland 50.

Every year the question of being paid to do videos or making money from your videos comes up. Our club’s interest is in making the movie. It is not to make money. The equipment provided by SBTV3 and the equipment from the Recreation department cannot be used as part of commercial endeavor.

Leisure World by-laws state that no one can use Leisure World facilities in a commercial endeavor. If someone did earn money on such an endeavor, Superwire would have to be paid before it would even consider showing it. SBTV3 would not even consider it.

There are three reasons someone would hire you to video: 1 – your talent; 2 – your membership in this club; 3 – you could get them on television. As such you cannot entice people to pay you because you are a member of this club or entice them to pay you because you can get them on television.

Robin Forte-Lincke spoke further on this subject.

Respectfully submitted,