[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:02 [BANG!] pm
- Ryan Woodrow (Captain)
- Kevin Zepp (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Elizabeth Koprucki (Grand Nagus)
- Laura Zadrozny (Constable) [briefly]
- Kristen Zidon (Communications Officer)
- Jeff Hibbard (Faculty Advisor)
- Curtis Erickson
- Joel Fried
- Joan Johnson
- Andrew Kalafut
- Jon Lascelles
- Andromeda McGregor
- Aaron Nevitt
- Meaghan Porter
- Monica Prorok
- Don Steiner
- Erik Wills, aka Xeen
- Stuffed animal: Monkey the stuffed ferret (Deputy Constable)
- Item: Evil gavel
- Item: Lego Star Wars starfighter with R2-D2
- Stuffed animal: Plush Cthulhu
There were 18 Human attendees and four non-Human attendees.
Summarized and approved.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
- If you have a personal webpage, livejournal, or weblog, send the URL to David at [removed from on-line minutes to reduce spam]
so that he can add it to the reunion page. That way, when you
leave school, we still have a way to stay in contact with you.
Office Renovation Committee:
- Jon has a list of television movies.
- He also has both Hell Comes to Frogtown and Return to Frogtown. The two movies, along with shipping and handling, cost him about $33 dollars. He
is evidently a very dedicated leader of the movie committee. That, and he likes bad movies.
- Return to Frogtown features Lou Ferrigno (voice of The Incredible Hulk), and yes, he does turn green.
- In addition, Jon has cards he printed off from www.illwillpress.com. These cards feature Foamy, a squirrel who is featured on the site.
- And finally, Jon has the bad movie review of the week: a review of Bad Channels.
- This movie features a DJ, sexy women being shrunk and put into bottles, and a fungus-based alien that is collecting these women. It also
features the "I'm So Happy" song.
- One major lesson of the movie is that polka is the ultimate torture device. Ryan said that Joel already knew this, and Joel unhappily agreed.
- Laura made a cameo appearance to speak with Sr. Bob, who wasn't at the meeting tonight. She did not stay for the rest of the meeting, as she was ill.
- We decided to put off Star Trek viewing for another week, as people are going to be gone or entertaining parents for Parents' Weekend.
- The Matrix away team had six people in a five-person car, despite the fact that Sr. Bob, who brought the car, had access to a van. Apparently he didn't
think there would be enough people to necessitate the use of a van.
- The away team certainly did NOT do anything stupid like having one member of the team lie across the laps of the three people in the back seat.
- At this, David recalled the first Psi Phi away mission, which had seven or eight people in a small car. Ryan spoke of a time when he put 18
people in a nine-person car.
Constitution Renovation Committee:
- We have the couch now, in a manner of speaking. It is no longer at the Mission Mart; however, it is at the Geek-Greek Alliance (Joel's place). It
needs to get from there to the Psi Phi/MCS office. It is very heavy, and Joel questions the wisdom of getting a sleeper couch.
- Joel said that it could stay at their place for as long as necessary. It would be especially useful for Parents' Weekend, as his parents were
visiting and thus could sleep on the couch.
- Jon warned, "[Item deleted for security reasons]," and was bapped by Monkey.
- Ryan tested the stripper on the table, and it works fine.
- Ryan: "We need to get a paintbrush with bris-bristles. Not bris. Sorry, Joel."
- At any rate, we do need to get a paintbrush with bristles, as well as a plastic scraper. We vote on buying this with Psi Phi money: 14 for, zero
opposed, and two abstentions.
- We need to be careful to use proper ventilation when stripping the paint off of the table.
- We table the couch for the time being.
- Jon joined the committee.
- CRC will have a meeting at 10:00 pm on Thursday in the library.
No Report Committee:
- Laura is ill, and so is not here. Monkey, her replacement, suggests having "Poing!" on the T-shirts.
- Kristen cheers for life being annoying for Joel. [We are enemies, after all...]
- Joel recounts the many fun experiences he's had in signing up for classes. He tells underclassmen to BE GRATEFUL FOR WEBSTER! The alternative, of
course, being the obnoxious mechanical voice repeating, "That class is full" and various other fun quotes.
- The first time he tried to sign up, he ended up with only four credits. Surely, he thought, things couldn't get worse than that.
- Joel wants to graduate with a human resources concentration. One of the required classes for this, which he hasn't taken yet, is only offered in the
fall. From this point on, students who want to have a human resources concentration will be told this. Joel's new advisor knew this, and told him
this. However, his old advisor utterly failed to mention this.
- So now Joel has the option of staying an extra semester, graduating without a human resources concentration, or going around and begging, "My
advisor screwed up. Let me graduate!"
- No report.
- Joan offers to kick Joel in the [item deleted for security reasons] in order to make his current problems seem less important. The conversation turned
back to brises. Don felt that various comments directed at Joel were below the belt, and David felt we should cut this short.
- The Comm. Officer was very happy at being done with her astronomy and linguistics test, and felt she had probably done well on both.
- She demonstrated the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, in which Psi Phi is spelled [saj faj].
- She also asked for ending phrases. David said that he had offered "Frequency closed," which the Comm. Officer will probably use next time if she
Chief of Operations:
- As Laura was unable to be at the meeting the entire time, Monkey was Deputy Constable in her place. She was armed with a roll of duct tape and a heavy
- Elizabeth gave the report for Monkey, saying that a girl sitting by the vents when she and Monkey were on their way to Psi Phi had said, "Hey, I like
your weasel!" Monkey was pleased despite the incorrect identification, and Elizabeth thanked the girl and explained that Monkey was actually a ferret.
- Everything is under control.
- The Chief related a brief conversation between Aaron and him that took place while watching last week's ST: Enterprise, in which an anomaly created a
hole in the hull:
Aaron: That sucks.
Chief: Correction, sir. Blows.
- Psi Phi now has a checking account!
- The CEFCU membership fee is $1.00; we have the minimum of $25 in the savings account; and we have $324 in checking, which leaves $40.35 in "the
sock drawer"--our petty cash.
- David, Elizabeth, and Ryan are able to use the checking account.
- The savings account will not accrue interest, but it's necessary to obtain a checking account.
- The suggestion is made that we make a list of things the club is interested in having.
- One big item is expanding the Psi Phi library. Kristen suggests a copy of each of the Harry Potter books, for instance. Someday we'll have a huge,
world-famous science fiction and fantasy library; people will come from far and wide to see it! (Assuming "far and wide" means "U-Hall and
- Also, the Nagus has finished several of her paintings. Out of the fifteen she plans to do, she has five finished, seven in process, and three that
haven't been started.
- She has also looked at her midterm grades, and got a C in a class, but has heard that that teacher gives C's to every student for midterms and plans to
change the grade.
- Joel has confidence in her--she CAN earn that D!
- The Matrix has you all.
- On Monday, the First Officer got to spend $5000 of Bradley's money for items such as wireless microphones. He gets to do this by being part of Bradley
Tech. He has $7000 left to spend!
- Elizabeth helps Monkey conduct "Letters".
- We received a flyer for a graduate and professional school fair. A suggestion is made to send it to Kenny.
- We also got a flyer for a sexual ethics forum Thursday.
- David points out a sidebar from TV Guide that has a quote from Conan O'Brien, which the Captain reads: "A survey found that 45% of single men
haven't had sex in six months. A spokesman for the single men said, 'Star Trek rules!'"
- On a more personal note, the Captain role-played a sales representative from Sony attempting to sell goods to Mary Kay for a class. The name of the
"client" was "Cosmo Bojangles". The Captain was even able to work wrestling into his sales pitch. He has a videotape of his performance, and his
teacher said he did an amazing job.
- Regarding the Captain's possible future income: if he makes $4 million a year, as a certain salesperson did, Psi Phi will be getting a fraternity
house. (Some debate occurred following this remark over whether it should be a fraternity or a co-ed house, possibly a frorority or a siblingity.)
- Xeen reported on the Day of Dialogue: Three hours can just fly by when one is playing Black and White, even if those three hours happen to be the time
when one is supposed to be at the Day of Dialogue training session. In completely unrelated news, Psi Phi won't be represented at the Day of Dialogue,
because Xeen missed the training session.
- The Jazz Up Your Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin is due on Monday.
- Ryan is taking money to buy tickets for the viewing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Get your money to him as soon as possible if you want to go; tickets
are $15, and the show is midnight on November 1.
- Psi Phi participation in Rope of Hope was completely unsuccessful, though not for lack of trying. Joan and Meaghan waited for half an hour for the
event, and Kristen also attempted to go to it, but there was no sign of anyone on the quad who would be involved in the event.
- Ryan recalls the Psi Phi participation in Rope of Hope last year. In the heat of battle, Ryan shouted out, "Bring it on, [item deleted for
- Matrix: Revolutions will be coming out on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Those wishing to go should get tickets early, as tickets may sell out.
- Someone confuses this opening with the opening of LotR:RotK. David notes that "Agent Elrond is in both."
- Don mentions that Alien: Director's Cut is coming out sometime in late October (the best guess is Oct. 29), and speaks of setting up an away team to go
see it. Don is put in charge of setting up the away team, so see him if you're interested.
- The next meeting (Oct. 29) is the last meeting this year before Halloween, so if you want to dress up for the meeting, go right ahead. This was done
last year, and if done twice in a row, may well become a tradition.
- Joan mentions that ARH is sponsoring a "Haunted Halloween Ride", and asks if anyone wants to go. It's free, and it will have bobbing for apples and a
hay ride among other things. It's free, and will start at 7:45 pm on Halloween.
- Someone suggests that we have a committee for how we should spend money.
- This is tabled, as we are running short on time.
- GKC is showing Army of Darkness as part of their rerun film series this weekend at 9:15 and midnight. An away team is set up to meet at 8:45 on Friday
in front of the student center to go see it.
Other Organizations' Announcements:
- David has the current TV Guide, which has four pages on Matrix: Revolutions, with lots of nifty pictures.
- David also has the Star Trek V DVD, possibly the first Star Trek movie DVD to have deleted scenes since the original movie. (However, apparently these
scenes were deleted for good reason.) The DVD also has director's commentary and director's daughter's commentary (William Shatner and Lisabeth
+ Someone commented that "Lisabeth is a hottie, despite being the spawn of Kirk."
- David shows us his awesome Lego yellow and silver Naboo starfighter with R2-D2, complete with a stand and a plaque.
- The Star Trek VI DVD may be coming out on Jan. 27, 2004.
- On Nov. 4, Weird Al will release a DVD with most or all of his music videos
- Scary Movie 3 will open this weekend. It spoofs The Matrix, LotR, Michael Jackson, and more.
- The second season of "Dark Angel" is now out on DVD. You can order it by going through www.psiphi.org/dvd, which has now been updated!
- The live-action television show "The Tick" is also out on DVD. It will have at least one episode that was never aired. One episode will feature Armin
Shimerman, who also played Quark in DS9.
- Jim Carrey will star in the new Six Million Dollar Man movie, a comedy. Someone jokes that the title indicates one-sixth of his salary for this movie;
David says he thinks it's closer to one-third of it.
- There may possibly be two sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean; details are still being worked out.
- Clone Wars shorts will begin running on Cartoon Network on Friday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 pm (or at least during the 7:00 hour), and then will air
M-F 11/10-14 and M-Th 11/17-20. All ten episodes will run throughout the evening of 11/21. They're about three minutes each.
- Shatner opened Monday Night Football this week.
- Ryan, as Shatner: "Are you ready...for...some football!"
- Shatner will be a presenter at the Country Music Awards on Nov. 5. With luck, he won't sing.
- As of Nov. 1, Casey Biggs (Damar, DS9) will be auctioning a number of items on eBay for charity (a scholarship fund for emancipated orphans). Details
can be found www.caseybiggs.com.
- A commercial featured Shatners clogging. David describes it as the stuff of nightmares. The stuff of Jon's nightmares has been deleted for security
- Meaghan's biology textbook mentioned Spock and Klingons.
- Don brings up an essay on theforce.net, which explains how the explosion of the second Death Star would cause a nuclear winter on Endor and kill all the
- "I Love the 80s Strikes Back" said that Star Trek II was one of the great things of the 80s. It did make a mistake, however, in stating that Khan's
pectorals were not real.
- Rumors of a ST original series DVD have been confirmed.
- Rumors of a SW original trilogy DVD that would be put out next year have been denied.
- A rumor is circulating of a Silent Hill movie, based on the creepy video game of the same name.
Adjournment: 11:07 [BANG!] pm
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