[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:01:39 pm
There were 17 attendees.
- Elizabeth Liddell (Captain)
- Bryce Callighan (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Joel Oberdieck (Grand Nagus)
- Chris Kaergard (Constable)
- Kenny Albright (Communications Officer)
- Joel Fried
- Stephen Friederichs
- Dan Leach
- Aaron Nevitt
- Fred Pugh
- Rachel Weinberg
- Landon Winkler
- Ryan Woodrow
- Kevin Zepp
- Kristen Zidon
Minutes: Summarized and approved.
- Through careful observation, the Captain is able to conclude that the First Officer hangs up his shirts before he wears them.
- The Nagus arrives at 10:09:06 and ousts Landon from the Nagus' chair.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
Quiz Bowl Committee:
- David will be picking up t-shirts tonight to send them to faraway lands.
- The t-shirts are here!!! Apparently, they are also effective--Joel was wearing his earlier today, and a greek guy who saw it shot a staple at him. (Would this incident be worthy of reporting in the Scout?)
- By Captain's Order, anyone present tonight who wishes to collect his or her shirt is asked to pay for it first, as the treasury is balancing on the razor's edge of solvency right now.
- The t-shirt company has been paid in full for the shirts (including a $30 cover charge for the entire order), so the club is waiting for all the money from the individual members to come in. Currently, the club owes Joel $60.
- The final prices for the shirts resulted in a slight reduction from the last estimate; they will be $7.50 for all sizes up through XL, $10 for XXL, and $11 for XXXL. Anyone who ordered a shirt can turn their money in to either Joel O., the Nagus, or Joel F., chairman of the T-Shirt Committee.
- The anti-embezzling measure that was passed last semester is reread for everyone's enlightenment.
- Carl is cursed for apparently stealing the bapper, thus hampering efforts to enforce the above measure.
- Joel has recieved an email from our advisor Jeff Hibbard, who was recently in a car accident. Hopefully, he'll be able to come back to meetings in April, but he needs time to recuperate right now. He did place an order for a shirt with Joel, though, so we'll get one sent to him. (Get better, Jeff!)
No Report Committee:
- The Constable arrives at 10:27.
- Lots of people (around 12) attended the movie at Lyz and Landon's last week.
- The movie was Harrison Bergeron, based on the Kurt Vonnegut short story, and starred Sean Astin.
- The amazing thing was that with all the Lord of the Rings freaks who watched the movie, nobody figured out until long afterward that Sean Astin played Sam Gamgee in The Fellowship of the Ring!
- Chris K. attempts some sort of coup, but Lyz foils him.
- In summary: we still need movie ideas, and we still have chips.
- Today is a sad, sad day for animation: Futurama is no more! Well, not exactly...
- David explains that of approximately 26 episodes produced for last season, Fox only showed 18. This season, they may only show 12, including what was left over. Due to the lack of orders for new episodes, the production company for Futurama had to let its animators go.
- No report.
- Last week's minutes are up.
- The Captain issues an order to allow her to pet the Constable. This reminds the Constable of certain sorority people on the staff of the Scout.
- "Sir, I protest; I am NOT a merry man!" --Worf, "Q-Pid"
- Everything's under control.
Chief of Operations:
- The current balance is $39.82, minus $60 owed to Joel for clearing the rest of the t-shirt debt for us.
- Also, when the money comes in for it, David is owed $35 for gas and subsidies for the members of the away team who attended the Star Trek convention this past week.
- Kenny is owed $0.35 for making a Psi Phi-related phone call the day of the convention. Landon pays him off.
- The Nagus says, "Damn you, Rich Wolfe!"
- This week's quote from Dr. Jones' class: "Maybe God's a great intelligence, and we're all just little neurons in that intelligence. Or maybe God's a force; may the force be with you!"
- "Letters" is sung => we have mail.
- Propaganda from BU Senate, which espouses the merits of its new website
- A flyer for the Bradley Fellows' Spaghetti Dinner at Sigma Nu on Saturday, February 23
- Finally, some relevant mail (addressed to Julie) from the SABRC. This mail is relevant because the club is currently broke, and money would be a nice thing to have.
- The convention was fun. Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) was not there due to an unavoidable conflict with an acting job in London, but Herb Jefferson Jr., "Boomer" from Battlestar Galactica was there, which kind of made up for it.
- Psi Phi alum Ray Kremer was there, and he brought friends from Purdue.
- Autographs and pictures were obtained, and they were nifty.
- Garrett Wang's "Borg Fu" concept alone made the whole thing worthwhile.
- Unfortunately, this con will be the last held in Champaign for a few years, but see more below.
- In other news, we still need to give MCS the money we agreed to loan to them for B-Con, assuming we can scrape it together, and if Julie ever shows up to collect.
- Slanted Fedora, the company that has run the Champaign convention, is working on having a con in six Midwestern cities (including Springfield and Rockford) in six days this April, and Marina Sirtis and Aron Eisenberg are already signed up to attend. There will not be an autograph session this time, but the entrance fee will only be $10 at the door.
- Also, Dick Gordon from the Gemini 11 and Apollo 12 missions is slated to appear.
- Ryan reports that the day for the Springfield convention has been changed from midweek to Saturday, April 27. If this stays constant, we might be able to organize another away team mission...
- The Captain announces that she is having a recital at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 14 in Dingeldine Music Center. All are welcome to attend, and there will be free food afterwards.
- A motion is entertained on whether we should paint our leftover flamingo like a Borg and enter it into the all-school officers' elections later this semester.
- The Sci Fi Channel's Dune TV miniseries will be out on a 3 DVD set on April 23.
- Next week, Enterprise will not be shown until 9 pm due to the televised basketball game on UPN, but it will be followed at 10 by another episode. Both will be repeats.
- The week after, another two episodes may be shown, at 7 and 8 if things stay as scheduled.
- The Enterprise action figures due out in August have been revealed. They include Captain Archer, T'Pol, Silik, Klaang, and Travis Mayweather.
- Stephen King may be planning to "hang up his typewriter." He only has a few more books he is currently contracted to write, including finishing the "Dark Tower" series, and then he may retire.
- Speaking of which, look for the "Dork Tower" comic strip on the Web.
- Ryan points out that Jason Carter from Babylon 5 has been spotted on car commercials.
- SFC will be holding a Star Trek Chain Reaction Monday.
- Kenny is pleased to report that SFC has put Lexx back on its Friday Prime schedule at 9 pm.
- Season 4 of Farscape should begin airing on SFC the first week of April.
- cj notes that www.starwars.com has pictures up of all the new toys, Lego sets, book covers, and bad Wizards of the Coast cards dealing with Episode II.
- Landon says that Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have teamed up to produce Magic: The Gathering action figures.
- cj reports that on May 2-4, there will be a Star Wars convention in Indianapolis, in the 300,000-square-foot RCA Dome.
- Finally, David's funny quote for a time period yet to be determined is, "We're meek, we're geek. Get used to it."
Adjournment: 10:51:47 (tentacled monstrosities)(deliquium)pm
Psi Phi Sector 001 /