September 20, 2012
County Commissioner's Room, Albany County Courthouse
Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m.
Board members Lynn Hamblin, Ana Barbir, Edward Rassmussen, Nanette Nelson, Robert Roten (President), Clifford Marks (Vice President), Nancy Sindelar (Secretary), Casey Wood (Treasurer). Burt Muller (LFS member).
Laramie Film Society annual meeting, September 20th , 2012
County Commissionerís Room, County Courthouse
Meeting called to order by Robert (Bob) Roten at 7:03 PM
Present: Board members Lynn Hamblin, Ana Barbir, Edward Rassmussen, Nanette Nelson, Robert Roten (President), Clifford Marks (Vice President), Nancy Sindelar (Secretary), Casey Wood (Treasurer). Burt Muller (LFS member).
Summer Film Series report by Nancy:
14 films presented 3 June-2 September; 216 attendees, $271 gross donations, 15.43 average attendance, $19.36 average donation. Attendance was close to last year, (237 people, 17 avg.) but donations were down ($437 total, $31.21 avg).
Presidentís Report by Bob: Silent films owned by LFS were shown downtown again during Jubilee days. Good response from public. More volunteers are needed to move equipment. Too much work for one or two people.
A survey wasy made of members about their preferences for the time and day of week when films should be shown. The result was Sunday at 7 p.m. was the preferred day and time.
Treasurerís Report by Casey: As of August 31st , the account holds $404.29.
Future of the Wyo Theatre: Read by those present a three page letter from the owner of the Wyo Theatre. The letter was confidential.
It was decided to contacting other groups in the region that are operating theaters, such as the Wyo Theater in Cody or the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Ft. Collins.
A major issue is the deed restriction on the Wyo. The deed restriction was part of the sale of the Fox Theater. Dave Kahne, business appraiser, once said years ago the building is worth about $50,000 with the deed restriction. Ana Barbir said she would go to courthouse and try to get a copy of the deed restriction.
Various ideas were discussed about how to keep the Wyo Theatre open.
In the year 2000 the LFS made a counter offer on a proposed lease of the Wyo Theatre by its owners. LFS offered to operate the theater for 50 percent of the profits. The owners declined the offer.
Election of Officers: Robert Roten resigned as president. Ana elected president unanimously. Ana will be responsible with filling out the annual report with the Secretary of State in Cheyenne, and other matters.
Roten is remained on the board.
Motion to re-elect board members whose terms expire this year, seconded, unanimous vote. Re-elected for 2 year terms: Lynn Hamblin, Bob Roten, nancy Sindelar, Casey Wood.
There was a consensus that LFS should do the following:
1) An agreement from the Wyo Theatre owners for LFS to work with them to keep the theater open.
2) Get at least 3 years balance sheet and profit/loss statements, tax returns
3) Get building and business appraised and inspected by a building inspector.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM
Submitted by Nancy Sindelar