Page 2 September 1979
IJA Business Dealings
July 261979 8:30 a.m.
Barr, president, called the meeting
to order on time at 8:30 a.m. Minutes of the 1978 business meeting were
read and approved.
Soldati, Historian, presented a report on the duties of his office. He
said they are to collect, catalog and preserve all materials related to
the history of the IJA including news clippings, convention programs,
correspondences, newsletters and other pertinent items. There are now
more than four cartons of materials, all available to members who want
to see them. During the past year, Adrian Sullivan added a substantial
amount of correspondence he had with famous jugglers, photographs and
news clippings to the historical files.
DiMeo Leith, newsletter editor, encouraged members to send in material
to the new newsletter editor.
Rich Chamberlin, treasurer, gave the following financial report:
Beginning balance 8-16-78 $3501.29
Membership income 4774.22
Account interest 88.68
Miscellaneous income 64.62
Total expenses $3973.31
balance 6-28-79 $4455.50
Dollarhide, official photographer, said the IJA newsletter has been
published continuously since 1949. He has put all newsletters, except
the Juggler's Bulletin and Annuals, on microfilm. Roger's collection of
over 2,000 pages of newsletters, combined with those of Roger Montandon
and Dennis Soldati, were used in compiling the microfiche. Copies of the
fiche can be bought from Roger for $20, but must be read with a
microfiche reader, available in most libraries.
Dewart proposed that the IJA establish a film library. maintained by an
IJA librarian and available for duplication to all members. Tom was
elected by the membership to head a research committee to investigate
Executive Committee nominations for life membership were Stuart Rayno/ds and Bill Dietrich. A motion carried that Geno head a research committee to establish guidelines on criterion for life membership.
Olson from Fargo, N.D., gave a proposal to have the 1980 convention in
that city, coinciding with a large mid-summer festival and street fair
from July 22 to July 27. Fargo got the nod.
elected for 1980 are:
- Tom Dewart, Eugene, Ore.
President - Geno, Santa Monica, Cal.
Editor - Bill Giduz, Atlanta
- Judy Durkin, Pelham, N.H.
- Rich Chamberlin, Kenmore, N.Y.
Historian - Dennis Soldati, Rego Park, N.Y.
Championship Director - Garbo, South Paris, Me.
Education Director - Dave Finnigan, Edmonds, Wash.
- Roger Dollarhide, Hartford, Ct.
- Eric Roberts, Cambridge, Ma.
- Bill Barr, San Francisco
Honorary Director - John Robinson, Belmont.Ma.
Director - Dave Walden, Arlington, Ma.
Convention chairpersons - Larry Olson, Bill Palladino, Fargo, N.D.
Correspondents - Lloyd Timberlake, Roland Weise, Karl-Heinz
motion carried that three designated officers receive an honorarium from
a compensation fund made of 10 percent of dues income. The money will be
divided half to the newsletter editor and half split between the
secretary and treasurer.
behalf of the Los Angeles Juggler's Forum, Geno donated $50 to the IJA.
meeting adjourned shortly after 10 a.m.
the next five years at least, the IJA has a permanent mailing address.
Rich Chamberlin, treasurer, has agreed to maintain a PO Box in Kenmore,
N.Y. for official correspondences. This box should be used as the IJA
address in any listing of organizations, books or any other practical
use anyone can think of. It is not, however, the address for membership
correspondence. New memberships and renewal information should be sent
to Judy Durkin, Secretary, Pelham, N.H.