UCSC Alumni Assoc. - LA Chapter

UCSC Alumni Assoc - LA Chapter

Minutes of UCSC Alumni Association, LA Chapter, 02/27/00

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Present:  Claude Zachary, Ken Feingold, Fran Zandonella, Ann Reinhart,
Jennifer Brow, Michele Ploessel, Roberta Ferreira, Moira Leroreo Nelson,
Jeremy M. Samuels, Simon Ravona, Dency L. Nelson

Dinner called to order at 5:00 PM.

Meeting called to order at 6:40 PM.

The minutes from the previous meeting 1/23/00 were approved.

Finance Report:

Treasurer Jennifer Brow reports that we have $4396.00 in our account and we are expecting a $500 refund from Sea of Cortez plane ticket deposit.

Activities Report

Fantasia Event: January Fran hasn't organized this event yet and no one else was interested in doing this event, so we decided to not do it. Broadway Tour & High Tea with the Chancellor: Mar 4, 2000 by Ann Reinhart 27 people have signed up for this event so far (out of a total of 32 spots). The cost is: $25 for Broadway Tour and High Tea, parking is extra Email Jennifer Brow jbrow@earthlink.net to reserve a place on the tour and/or tea. Mail $25 for both events to c/o Jennifer Brow 8423 Tuscany Ave #3 Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 RAIN or SHINE When: Meet at 9:30am; Tour starts at 10am and is 2 hours long What to Wear: Wear comfortable walking shoes Where to Meet: In the Lobby of the Biltmore on Olive Street side Cost: $8 + $3.50 for Parking at Pershing Square, Please bring parking ticket for validation Tour is free for LA Conservancy members Broadway Tour Docents from L.A. Conservancy will be guiding UCSC Alums on a Tour through LA's downtown historical movie houses. We will be viewing the inside of 3 historic movie theatres and ending our tour with a Question and Answer session by Special Guest Lindsay Doran, UCSC Alum and President of Three Strange Angels (production company). After our tour, we will have High Tea at the Biltmore with the Chancellor. Please note: this is not the time to sell your screenplay. :-) High Tea at the Biltmore with Chancellor Greenwood Enjoy High Tea the classy Regal Biltmore Hotel with Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood. When: High Tea starts around 12:30pm (after Broadway Tour) What to Wear: Appropriate attire for High Tea (dress nicely) Where to Meet: Lobby of the Biltmore Cost: $15.50 + $3.50 for Parking at Pershing Square Winetasting Event: Saturday, May 6th. We still don't have a vintner yet or a location. (We haven't heard back from Jeremy Strick at MOCA.) Ken said that he would try again to contact MOCA about holding our event there. If MOCA is unavailable, we may have it at Bruno's or Buona Vita Ristorante. We still need help with this event. UCSC will send out invitations in mid-March. The Chancellor will be attending. We plan to start the event at 2pm. (Last year was too early.)

Trip Report: Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve

Ken Feingold, our TripMaster, says it is time to start signing up for this trip. A note about this event will go out with the winetasting invitation. If you are interested, contact Ken Feingold at kaf@fandslaw.com. Write your checks for $75 to UCSC Alumni Association - LA Chapter and mail it to: Ken Feingold Feingold & Spiegel 11340 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 175 Los Angeles, CA 90064-1662 The fee for the trip will pay for 3 meals on Saturday and brunch (or breakfast and lunch) on Sunday, plus about a $50 donation to the Reserve. We need people who can transport the food. (Lisa B. was volunteered.) If we want to go to Esalen, someone needs to contact them. What: Big Sur Camp Out at Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve When: July 14th @ 7pm until July 16th @ 4pm Where to Meet: At the Preserve Cost: $75 for the weekend (~25 for food, $50 donation to UCSC Reserve)

Proposed Events:

Hollywood Bowl: The Hollywood Bowl will give us a 20% discount. We need someone to help organize this event. Any symphony lovers out there? Michele and Claude said they would look into it. We need a date. Karamazov Bros.: Someone said it would be fun to see them when they are in town. - Fran said she would try to find their schedule on-line. April Potluck: We were thinking about April 22nd, but a bunch of us at the meeting will be out of town. We are moving the Potluck to another month. (June?) We also need a place to hold this potluck. (Claude's house?) Solvang Trip: Roberta suggested a trip to Solvang for April 28th. For $40, we can go by bus to Solvang. She will send Fran the details. [Fran's Note: Actually March 18th] Rennaisance Faire: Michele says, "Let's go to the Renaissance Faire." Michele and Fran will look into the dates for this. (It will be in Spring.)


The new UCSC Alumni - LA Chapter website is at: http://alumni.cse.ucsc.edu/~franz Fran (webmaster) gave her report on our website situation: Fran reports that UCSC still doesn't have a way for her to update our web pages on the Alumni server. She can email Rob Barandas at the UCSC Alumni office to make small changes to the Alumni server pages. Our pages are now on the Computer Science and Engineering Alumni web site. The links are now in place from the UCSC Alumni Association's web pages. UCSC Alumni Association's new website: http://www.alumni.ucsc.edu/ Our web pages are an important way that we stay in touch with our community.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held on Sunday Mar 18th or 26th at Claude's house. (It depends on Claude's schedule.) The Meeting Announcement will have the actual time and date. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM. Respectfully submitted, and emendations welcomed, by Fran Zandonella, Secretary & Webmaster

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