Monday, January 28, 2013

ICS Update: Happy Anniversary - January 28, 2013

Greetings ICSers!

This January marks our 14th year in existence! I want to thank all of those frosty folks who came out on such a frigid night to watch movies. We showed the animated feature "The Dark Knight Returns" based on the story by Frank Miller. Kim Bartenslager was supposed to do presentations, but his father was taken to the hospital with congestive heart failure. Our best wishes go out to Kim.

The board has been shuffled around some. John Ward is the new Chairman, Tom Proveaux is the new Secretary, and Nina will stay on as Treasurer. Charlie and myself will become members at large. Since our inception, we have always had elections. We have had many great boards over the years- everyone should consider running one day.

We had a very important issue to discuss. In a nutshell: The church wants to increase our rent. Originally they told us $100, which we felt was reasonable. THEN they said $150, which we feel is not. Charlie has been our go-between, and a meeting was arranged with the pastor and the ICS Board, which he canceled with 1 hour's notice. Although he has said the amount is flexible, fact is we cannot afford more than $100. Just not doable. So while we remain in negotiations, we are exploring any possible options. Nothing is set in stone yet.

Here's the schedule for the foreseeable future:

February- Tom Diggin - Superhero Parodies
March- John Weber - ?
April- Courtney Spies - Quatermass Movies
May - Skip Phillips- Once Upon A Time in the West
June - Tom Proveaux - Chilling the Funny Bone
July - Judy Pentz - Horror in the 60s
August - Charlie Wittig - Fantasy in TV
September - Gary Svehla - ?
October - Greg Mank - Dissecting Young Frankenstein
November - Wayne Ferguson - ?
December - John Ward - Tarantino Movies
January - your friendly neighborhood Hendo - Jules Verne on Film

So there you have it. John Ward will be taking over the ICS-UPDATES as the new Chairman. I've enjoyed being Chairman of this fine group of people for the past 2-3 years. But you need to have variety to keep things from getting stale. New ideas, new approaches. I look forward to serving you on the board as a member at large as John takes the helm.

Stay warm, my friends.


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