[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:05 (I gotta get a watch!) pm
- Ryan Woodrow (Captain)
- Kevin Zepp (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Elizabeth Koprucki (Grand Nagus)
- Laura Zadrozny (Constable)
- Kristen Zidon (Communications Officer)
- Jeff Hibbard (Faculty Advisor)
- Kristi Aulenbach
- Julie Faas
- Joel Fried
- Joan Johnson
- Andrew Kalafut
- Dan Leach
- Scott Liekis
- Andromeda McGregor
- Aaron Nevitt
- Meaghan Porter
- Monica Prorok
- Don Steiner
- Will Vesely
- Guest: cj [Chris Johnson]
There were 21 attendees.
Summarized and approved.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
- There were about 15 people at the Enterprise premiere, not all of whom are in the club.
- People came who didn't previously know of the club's existence.
- cj came to the meeting! (The apathy level rose accordingly.)
- Monica volunteers to be on the committee, although not to lead it.
- David suggests offering sweatshirts instead, so that club members have awesome Psi Phi regalia to wear during the winter months.
- Issues are raised regarding the cost of said sweatshirts, and a suggestion is made to offer one design and allow members to choose individually whether
to buy a t-shirt or a sweatshirt. Mention is also made of long-sleeved t-shirts.
- Elizabeth and Laura also volunteer to be on the committee and lead it jointly.
ORC (Office Renovation Committee):
- Yet another resounding silence was the response to Ryan's asking if anyone wanted to lead the committee.
- ::cricket cricket cricket::
- It is noted that Ryan has finally found a way of shutting up the club--just ask for help.
- The question is to be sent to the list.
- The Geek-Greek Alliance (that is, the place where Joel and two other people live) is suggested as a possible meeting place for the movies.
CRC (Constitution Renovation Committee):
- Most of the work for the ORC is already done. We just need some people on the committee to be in charge of stripping the table, getting a couch, etc.
- Still, there are no volunteers. We all blame cj for inducing apathy in us all.
- Then Monica volunteers! It is truly a wondrous sight, to see a hand raised in the Psi Phi meeting following a request for volunteers.
- The Psi Phi library is placed under control of the ORC committee leader (in this case, Monica).
No Report Committee:
- The CRC should go over the club constitution and could do things like defining the term "active member" and specifying the officers' duties.
- Joel volunteers to head the committee.
- Apparently everyone knows Joel's motivation but Joel.
- Dan, Don, David, and Kevin also volunteer to be on the committee.
- As luck (or fate, or something) would have it, Psi Phi alumni Carl calls from Purdue just in time to give the No Report!
- No report.
- The Comm. Officer ranted about various items, including such things as being sick since Monday, getting up at 7:30 am thanks to a fire drill,
discovering that the milk in the fridge had developed chunks, Webmail failing to work temporarily, and Microsoft Word not working at all.
- The minutes finally got sent out.
Chief of Operations:
- The Constable has been doing back-breaking work moving and putting up calendars and calendar displays at Waldenbooks for 10 hours in one day, which was
not fun. It left her bored, tired, and generally ticked off.
- The Star Wars day-by-day calendar is out, as is the Tolkien art calendar.
- Everything else is under control.
- The Chief spoke to the guy who has the old machine. He will pay $400 for it (which will come out of his half of the Amazon money, so it won't take
any money out of the treasury).
Because of this, we will soon have access to the old files, and things will be good and joyous and tra-la-la-like.
- The site (http://www.psiphi.org/) has book covers with new (or at least revised) artwork on the What's New page.
- The Nagus forgot the treasury. It is currently in the "sock drawer".
- The treasury still has $556.46.
- Life Drawing still sucks.
- The Nagus is not as bad at carpentry as she thought. She has made another frame, put canvas on both, and gessoed (primed with white titanium dioxide
paint that smells like dead fish) both.
- An employee at CVS noticed a bracelet the Nagus was wearing (which she made herself) and said that she (the employee) had a watch like it. The Nagus
wonders if she finally catching up with trends; it is determined that trends are finally catching up with her.
- The First Officer has been playing a very good computer game based on the 1982 movie
- In it, the player's character is inside the computer, and the character goes through various parts of the computer and interacts with characters who are
actually computer programs.
- It also has the side effect of making his vision weird, and now he keeps expecting everything he sees to have neon glowing edges. Elizabeth questions
what kind of mushrooms he has been taking.
- The Captain announces that we officially exist as an organization now that we have all the necessary signatures. Applause meets this announcement,
although the mood is dampened slightly when it is pointed out that we still are not an official organization until we actually turn in the paperwork.
- "Letters" is sung, but the actual mail is on the Captain's desk, where he put it so that he would not forget to bring it:
- One letter regards the 9/11 memorial at the Student Center on 4:15 on Thursday.
- Another letter was about Homecoming:
- Organizations can pay $25 to decorate a large star to be put on display.
- Entering floats in the parade, which would entail decorating some sort of vehicle, is $10. Sadly, the car is not provided.
- Organizations can also nominate Kings and Queens. Ryan suggests nominating Queen Kristen and King Kenny.
- Yet another letter announces that the Shack-a-thon is going on earlier this year; in fact, it will be at the end of September.
- The club agrees to participate in the Shack-a-thon, with 17 votes in favor and 3 members abstaining.
- Laura, Kristen, and Elizabeth volunteer to lead the Shack-a-thon committee as a sort of anarchist collective.
- It will cost $30 to enter a shack. The money goes toward Habitat for Humanity. We will need to get cardboard boxes, so members who have access
to many boxes, such as boxes from Amazon.com, Waldenbooks, or food service
boxes, are encouraged to donate these boxes to the cause.
- One letter was actually our bill for the food at last week's meeting. This came to $42 and some change.
- David took home extra plates, napkins, etc. from this event, which we can use later.
- The Enterprise premiere was cool except for the theme song.
- David points out that one key problem with the song is that it didn't fit the show, and it might have been more appropriate for "The Trouble with
Tribbles". Ryan suggests that it might also have gone better with the show where Dr. Phlox shaves his tongue.
- The annual showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be at midnight on Oct. 31 and at midnight on Nov. 1. The tickets are $15 per person.
Ryan has the list of approved props, so if you plan to go and don't know what the props are or what they're used for, ask him about it.
- The Star Trek convention in Champaign is coming up (Oct. 17).
- Kristen suggests having a Psi Phi dinner with Lyz and Kenny (and Landon, if he visits) this weekend, and will email the list with times and places once
these are figured out. It is suggested that we take the Brick House by storm.
- Monica asks what the upper limit would be for the couch for the office. The Nagus requests a couch that costs less than $556. It is determined that
$100 or less would be a reasonable price.
- Email the Psi Phi list if you know of a reasonably nice, reasonably-priced couch. The Thrifty Nickel is one good place to look, if you have the time.
Other Organizations' Announcements:
- MCS meets at 5:00 pm on Friday. They meet in front of the big TV in the student center and move from there. If they aren't there, they're probably
in the Psi Phi/MCS office at 431 Sisson Hall.
- Lyz, Kenny, and possibly Landon will probably be at the MCS meeting on the 12th unless otherwise occupied.
- Dan is starting the official DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) club, which will probably meet on Thursdays... somewhere.
- Peoria Superfest will be on September 19 through 21 in the Expo Gardens. This event will involve amateur radio and computer stuff.
- The Anime Club is probably meeting 6:30 on Friday in the same room.
- Colm Meaney will be staring in the TNT movie Bad Apple with Chris Noth.
- Patrick Stewart will be appearing on Frasier. This will probably air sometime in November.
- William Shatner has been approached to possibly play Kirk's grandfather in Enterprise.
- Anthony Montgomery will be appearing on Boomtown and Half and Half.
- There will be a Firefly movie, and it will be written and directed by Joss Whedon.
- Dominic Purcell (who played John Doe in John Doe) has been cast in the role of Blade's adversary in Blade Trinity.
- The second issue of J. Michael Straczynski's Supreme Power is now out.
- Julie notes that Echoes of the Fourth Magic, by R. A. Salvatore, is a good book
and you should read it!
- Joel mentioned that someone at the Enterprise premiere said that he had once gone to Psi Phi, but thought we were too organized.
- As there is not much actual sf/f news, Don brings up Talk Like A Pirate Day, which is on September 19. Kristen explains the origins of TlaPD (which can
also be found at http://www.talklikeapirate.com/about.html), and the mention of Dave Barry's
connection to it reminds Laura that there is a Dave Barry calendar at Waldenbooks.
- It is suggested that we put together an away team to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Sept. 19.
- Elizabeth remembers that she forgot to introduce her purse to the club during her report, and does so now. Camilla the purse says "hi."
- Ryan brings up the site www.wrestle[item deleted for security reasons].com and says that it recently had an article on William Shatner's three-week
stint in WWF. (David's face shows shock, horror, and disgust at this news.)
- In 1997, Shatner wanted to get publicity for TekWar, and showed up as "Bret Hart's new manager".
- The site naturally mentioned Shatner's Star Trek career, but also mentions his music career and had clips of some of his music. (Laura notes
that her father has a copy of a Shatner album.)
- In a fight between Hart and Jeff Jarrett, Shatner ended up fighting, throwing a reasonably good clothesline, and then hitting his head on the
- It is determined that we really need to end the meeting soon.
After the meeting, Jeff brought up www.wrestle[item deleted for security reasons].com on his PDA and several people looked at the pictures on the site
which showed Shatner and Hart, which drew the response, "That's not right."
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