[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:04 pm
There were 24 attendees.
- Julie Faas (Captain)
- Katie Kilby (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Joel Fried (Grand Nagus)
- Chris Kaergard (Constable)
- Kenny Albright (Communications Officer)
- Marisa Bonomo
- Chris Johnson
- Carl Murphy
- Aaron Nevitt
- Joel Oberdieck
- Ryan Woodrow
- Kristi Aulenbach
- Aaron Balder
- Bryce Callighan
- Arius Elvikis
- Brian Ford
- David Fredricks
- Stephen Friederichs
- Andrew Kalafut
- Doug King
- Bob Musser
- Fred Pugh
- Don Steiner
Minutes: Summarized and approved.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
No Report Committee:
- Carl arrives at 10:11. Chemistry!
- Welcome new (prospective) members!
- Food was procured for tonight's meeting, and is in the process of being consumed.
- "Hi. I am the Anti-Joel."
- Anti-Joel proceeds to give a description of the function of the No Report Committee.
- No report.
- The Comm Officer describes the responsibilities of his office.
- The minutes from last week are up on the web and in email.
- The mailing list has been updated with the new email addresses obtained at the activities fair; it just remains to be uploaded.
- The website will begin renovations as soon as we select a first officer.
- The Constable describes the responsibilities of his office.
- It is noted that the Constable's position was deemed to be necessary after many, many disorderly meetings.
- Everything's fine. Situation normal. How are you?
Chief of Operations:
- The Nagus describes the responsibilities of his office.
- The current balance is $400.66.
- The treasury has been transferred to the Nagus.
- The Chief describes the many, many responsibilities of his office; he's the "guy who does stuff."
- Said stuff includes reporting news in the world of sci fi, running the www.psiphi.org website, getting money for the club from amazon.com, promoting new material from the good people at Pocket Books, and in general trying to maintain a modicum of control.
- The First Officer's report is given by the Captain, as we haven't elected one yet.
- Julie describes the responsibilities of the office.
- It is noted that the First Officer runs meetings in the Captain's absence, is a member of all standing and special committees, and originally gave the No Report Committee report.
- The Captain describes the responsibilities of her office.
- The Captain is "in charge."
- It is recorded that the Captain's duties include running meetings, checking the mail, and filling out paperwork that allows us to exist and to have an office.
- We will be able to get cable for the Enterprise premiere in Neumiller; other necessary items (such as the hall itself) will be secured tomorrow.
- Chris K. sings "Letters."
- A little postcard from the Student Activities Office, telling us to register online by 9/15. We will do this. This will require officers' signatures.
- Today is Marisa's nineteenth birthday. Happy birthday!
- The club proceeds to elect a first officer.
- Nominations are made and seconded for Marisa, Ryan, Katie, Bryce, and Carl (Yeeeeipong! Chemistry!). Each candidate gives a short speech to lull the masses.
- Voting is as follows: Marisa gets 2 votes, Ryan gets 2 votes, Katie gets 11 votes, Bryce gets 3 votes, and Carl gets 0 votes, with 2 abstentions, 1 double abstention, and 2 Tampa Bay voters. Katie wins.
- Since time is running short, the formation of new committees will be postponed until next week.
- The theme song for Enterprise is called "Faith of the Heart", by Diane Warren, with vocals by noted opera singer Russell Watson. You may also recognize it as the song sung by Rod Stewart in the movie Patch Adams.
- Probable titles of upcoming Enterprise episodes are as follows:
- "Terra Nova" (#7); Eric Avari guest-stars.
- "Civilization" (#9); this episode will be a murder-mystery, featuring Captain Jonathan Archer's first romance of the series.
- ST: Celebrations, a new book now available, is a guide to festivals and ceremonies from the ST universe.
- Out now are ST: Gateways books 3 and 4. They are Doors Into Chaos, by Robert Greenberger, and Demons of Air and Darkness, by Keith R.A. DeCandido. The plot of the stories deals with the reactivation of Iconian gateways; the third book talks about all the major gateways, while the fourth covers a specific disaster at DS9.
- SPECIAL NOTICE: Demons of Air and Darkness, by Keith R.A. DeCandido, contains a special dedication on page v: "For David Henderson, the world's most professional fan."
- We still have flyers listing the TV schedule for science fiction and fantasy shows to be aired this semester, if anyone is interested.
- Katie recently went to Mars 2112, a restaurant in Woodfield. The food was good, the music was not as good (think Backstreet Boys), and there was a generally outer spacey feel.
Adjournment: 11:00 (yeeeipong)(vespertine)pm
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