[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:06:29 pm
- Amanda "Mini" Patrow (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Joan Johnson (Grand Nagus)
- Jon Lascelles (Constable)
- Kristen Zidon (Communications Officer)
- Jeff Hibbard (Faculty Advisor)
- Matt Adams
- Sr. Bob (Andrew) Conrad
- Roo Cooley
- Megan Doggett
- Andrew Evans
- Alex Fradg
- Erich Gilbert
- Elizabeth Koprucki
- Lyz Liddell
- Becca Maska
- Joel Oberdieck
- Meaghan Porter
- Mark Sheehan
- Will Vesely
- Monica Vorass
- Daniel Wentzel
- Eric "Xeen" Wills
- Landon Winkler
- Stuffed animal: Ferret (monkey)
- Stuffed animal: Monkey (ferret)
- Stuffed animal: Senator Kama (rabbit)
There were 24 human attendees and three stuffed animals.
As Don is not present, Mini (at her second Psi Phi meeting ever) takes his role as Presider for the meeting.
Summarized and approved.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
- Welcome back, new folks!
- If you were here last week, you may sign the Psi Phi Log to become an Active Member of the club.
- David has sent out invitations to everybody he has contact info for. If you didn't get one, please email David at david.henderson<at>gmail.com.
The results so far: 16 Psi Phi members plan to come (along with 2 guests), seven do not plan to come, and four people might perform.
- Yes: Matt Adams, Joel Fried (with guest), David Henderson, Jay Johnson, Joan Johnson (may perform), Peter C. Jones, Elizabeth Koprucki (may
perform), Jon Lascelles, Scott Liekis, Joel Oberdieck (may perform), Meaghan Porter, Robert Ray (with guest) (also, Robert may perform), Seth
Robison, Don Steiner, Laura Zadrozny, Kristen Zidon.
- No: Brad Boyer, Andrew Evans, Alex Fragd, Tara Hull, Carl Murphy, Monica Prorok, David Rowe.
- Those interested should meet after the meeting to discuss planning stuff
- T-shirts: David needs someone with a car to place order with A Cute Tee tomorrow. Lyz volunteers.
- The initial order: 2 S, 4 M, 4 L, 4 XL, 4 XXL, 2 XXXL -- should be enough for out-of-towners.
- Front: "Ten Years as Science Fiction's Last, Best Hope" with Psi Phi logo
- Back: "Its Continuing Mission" and "1994-2004"
- Food: We need to figure out the type and amount. Suggestions include pizza, fresh fruit (e.g. apples), salad, bread, meat, beverages.
- Room: Elizabeth needs to confirm that we have Geisert Cafeteria all day Saturday. David encourages all members to bug her about it until it happens.
- Locations: We should call Steak 'n Shake and Culver's to let them know we may have a large group coming.
- We still have lots of old T-shirts! Buy some!
- All of the misprint shirts are $3.
- Most of the other shirts are $8; exceptions are XXL ($10) and XXXL ($11).
- Jon has his lists for the week. The review is for The Tingler, which is a trailer on the DVD of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra.
- http://www.apple.com/trailers/ has an exclusive trailer for Farscape.
- Shaun of the Dead, a spoof of zombie movies, is coming out September 24.
- Warriors of Heaven and Earth is in theatres currently. Jon's heard it's similar to Hero, and perhaps we might wish to have an away
mission to see it, though Jon will do some more research on the movie first.
- Seven people went on the away mission to see Hero, and went on a Steak 'n Shake run afterwards.
Office Resource Committee:
- The office still seems to be there.
- The fridge has been fixed; evidently the dial for coldness was turned down to zero.
- If Jon gets the current list of items in the Psi Phi library to the Chief, he'll put it online.
- The clock in the office doesn't work reliable. Lyz and Landon could donate an alarm clock; they have several to spare.
Constitution Reform Committee:
- No report.
- They will meet sometime, but probably not until after the reunion.
- Xeen offers to head the committee. Joan, Jon, Elizabeth, and Lyz volunteer to be on the committee as well.
- Key things to get before the Shack-a-Thon include duct tape, at least one tarp, and boxes. Large boxes and boxes of similar sizes are ideal, so
if anyone works somewhere where they can get such things, please start stocking up. Dumpster diving at bookstores is also useful.
- David is donating Star Trek: TOS episodes "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and "The Corbomite Maneuver" on DVD to the club, as he now has them in a
less bulky form.
- The computer currently in the office belongs to Meaghan's father. He's willing to sell it to us for $50. It is decided that we should give it a quick
test run before deciding if we want to buy it, so the plan is for someone to go boot it up and see if it works after the meeting's over.
No Report Committee:
- For supper, Lyz had a tomato, some birthday cake, and bread and butter. (*Not* breaded [and probably fried] butter, as some members heard.)
- No report.
- The Constable now has 60 episodes of the cartoon that has Foamy the Squirrel. He had to go to various sites to get them, but feels it was worth it.
- The Constable also has the game Silent Hill 4: The Room. It's one of the few things that the Constable finds scary, so those considering
playing it, be forewarned!
Chief of Operations:
- The Chief reports on two more cards from Joel's Geekk game. One is a goal: "Apathy Prevails": The text is "If no one has David on the table, then
the player who has CJ or Meaghan on the table wins." It should be pointed out that there is no Meaghan card in the game. The other is "Ad Hoc
Meeting": "If someone has 5 or more Geeks on the table, then the player with the most Geeks in play wins."
- The Grand Nagus went to the Tower of London. (It should also be noted here that there is a place called Legoland just outside London. The Nagus
wasn't sure if it was a town or an attraction, but it seems to be the latter.) While taking pictures at the Tower of London, she saw a giant Lego
man outside. She took a picture of it and shared it with the club.
- David gives Joan Don's CEFCU convenience card.
- The Nagus, Chief, and Captain need to all get together at some point to sign new account thingie, so the Nagus can write checks.
- $486.84 from Amazon.com QTD (7/1-9/7). We may possibly get over $600 by end of September with growth bonuses; it went up $160 in the last week!
- We get lots of cool growth bonuses this quarter, so if you're considering buying something from Amazon.com and wondering when you should buy it,
we recommend buying it through a Psi Phi site such as www.psiphi.org/dvd (ask any older member if you
don't know how) and ordering so that it ships *before September 30, 2004*. Then we'll get extra money! Woo-hoo!
- Once Xeen's check clears, we'll have $1014.82 in our checking account, $25 in our savings account, $67.64 in the vault, and $0.20 in the Unnamed Fund.
We also have $20.80 in the copy account.
- The Grand Nagus's birthday is on September 16, so you could buy her presents if you were so inclined. If you'd like, you can even buy them through
- Xeen's birthday is also September 16.
- "I sleep now."
- The First Officer has become an art major. Evidence for the reasoning behind this is found on her arms, which are festooned with tattoo-like
decorations, done in marker during a geology class.
- Xeen recommends that the Captain get the key to Sisson Hall.
- "Letters" is sung.
- We have several flyers from the Smith Career Center regarding seminars for students looking for help finding jobs.
- "Urgent volunteers needed" for the job fair on September 23.
- David: So if you're an urgent volunteer, be sure to check that out.
- Joan: I'll volunteer if they pay me.
- Kappa Delta (the Eta Beta chapter) sent a letter (only for the ladies of the club) regarding National Women's Friendship Day. Apparently they're
having a celebration of some sort on September 19 in Olin Quad from 8-10 p.m. Also, you can enter a contest by submitting an entry regarding a
friend of yours.
- We have the sheet that the officers need to sign so that the club can continue to exist. Don needs to sign it, but the other officers can sign it at
- Jon is bapped for the multitude of vile puns in his Port-a-Potty email.
- We vote on having the starwatching thing at Marisa's house during the reunion. The vote is four in favor, six opposed, and four actually abstaining
(ten abstaining by default, as they didn't raise their hands).
- Xeen will inform Marisa of this.
- Lyz has some things she can donate to club members: a coffee maker, a futon, and a halogen lamp. All offers are accepted by various club members.
- Google has an email program (gmail), but currently one can only get an account if he or she gets an invite.
David, Mini, and Alex all have invites they can offer others, so talk to them if you're interested.
- Alex has a radio show on The Edge. It's from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. We can have an ad run for Psi Phi for free if we're interested.
- Alex reports that there will be a free concert at Lakeview Museum on Friday starting at 7:00. It's a Beatles tribute band.
- Joel O. relays a message from Marisa:
"I am sorry I am unable to attend tonight's meeting. Kumoricon was a lot of fun, I bought myself a naginata for my birthday last Sunday,
and my place is still available minus flush toilets. Please have someone call me after the meeting to tell me what's up. Also, please tell everyone
to listen to The Edge on Tuesdays at 7:00-9:00 p.m. for the HYPER CUTIE DJ MARI (working title) show, featuring soundtracks from your favorite anime
Other Organization's Announcements:
- MCS will meet on Friday at 5:00 in front of the big screen TV in the Student Center, as usual.
- There will be a Ninja Burger RPG, so bring dice and weapons.
- Jon will be running an evil D&D campaign (that is, one in which all the PCs are evil). He had room for one more person, but Becca took that
space, so there's no room for more.
- There's a big call for GMs, so those interested should come to MCS or talk to various club members like Jon and Xeen.
- Star Wars: Empire of Dreams is a behind-the-scenes special on A&E, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.
- Eddie Murphy guest stars as Donkey on Father of the Pride on September 21.
- The last six episodes of Odyssey 5 air Fridays on Showtime, starting October 1, two episodes per night at 7:00 p.m.
- Smallville Backstage Special airs on Family Channel (cable 27) October 2 at 7:00 p.m.
- Frankenstein, a TV movie with Parker Posey, Adam Goldberg will air October 10 on USA. It could become a TV series.
- The Dead Will Tell: TV movie thriller with Chris Sarandon, Jonathan LaPaglia; an antique ring gives a girl the power to see things; October 24 on CBS.
- It is clarified that the "things" in question are in fact supernatural, and it's not a matter of someone who's blind whenever she's not wearing the ring.
- BTVS writer Jane Espenson is joining the writing staff of Tru Calling this season.
- There may be a visit by The Flash in an episode of Smallville this season.
- Kerr Smith will be joining the cast of Charmed in a recurring role later this season.
- UPN may add a sixth night of programming sometime next season.
- Sci-Fi Channel will have 4-hour remakes of The Andromeda Strain and The Thing.
- Coming to Pax TV in 2005:
- Left Behind, based on the best-selling series of books, presented as a "what if?" concept about the Rapture.
- Young Blades: A new generation of Musketeers--the son of D'Artagnan; his friend, Siroc; and "Jacques" (really Jacqueline).
- Coming to USA Network: If the South Had Won the Civil War: a two-hour movie, plus four one-hour episodes. It will have a modern-day setting.
- Star Trek Generations special edition DVD has been delayed from its original September 7 release date--Paramount recalled the DVDs to fix an error on the packaging (there are no trailers on the disc) and maybe redo the transfer with higher quality.
- The Star Wars Ewok TV movies (Caravan of Courage and The Battle for Endor) from 1985 will be coming out on DVD on November 23.
- Coincidentally, this is David's birthday. You could buy him presents! And if you do, you could buy them from Amazon.com through www.psiphi.org/dvd! Though he probably wouldn't immensely appreciate the Ewok movies.
- Other DVD releases:
- Roswell season 2, October 5.
- The Day After Tomorrow, October 12.
- Buck Rogers complete series, November 16.
- Smallville season 3, November 16.
- Crusade complete series, December 7.
- 24 day 3, December 7. It will include a ten-minute prelude to day 4 (which starts on Fox in January)
- jms's Strange #1 comic (Dr. Strange mini-series) comes out September 15. Preview: http://www.milehighcomics.com/firstlook/marvel/strange1/
- jms will also do a Silver Surfer mini-series.
- jms's Rising Stars comics #22-24 will start coming out this month.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales of the Slayers, Vol. 4 is coming out this November--an anthology of stories about previous Slayers.
- Angel: The Casefiles, Vol. 2 is coming out in December. It's a guide to seasons 3-5.
- Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Vol. II and III are scheduled for Feb. 2005. These have four short-novel-length stories, set on Trill, Bajor, the Dominion, and Ferenginar. They're written by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin, J. Noah Kym, David R. George III, and Keith R.A. DeCandido, respectively.
- Charlize Theron was injured filming Aeon Flux.
- "Star Trek Online" (working title) will be new MMORPG where you can explore and interact in the Star Trek universe; it will include stuff from all five television series.
- Robert Lewin, writer and producer on ST:TNG, died on August 28 from lung cancer. He was 84.
- David has ST:TOS season 1 on DVD (hence his donation of two episodes to the club).
- David also has ST: Technologies of Disappearance, an academic book by Alan N. Shapiro on the science behind various Star Trek concepts.
- Furthermore, David has several comics: CSI:CSI: "Dominos #1"; ST: Gold Key Collection #1 (a collection of the first Gold Key Star Trek comics, which were published in the 1960s); Supreme Power #12 by jms; and Doctor Spectrum #1 by Samm Barnes.
- The musical Spamalot (based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail) will be playing in Chicago from December 21 (Lyz's birthday--this is just the meeting of everyone's birthday!) through January 16. You can get special rates for group seating (in fact, you can only get tickets if you have a group of 20 or more). So perhaps we should arrange an away team during winter break.
- You can get a PvP comic book if you buy City of Heroes.
- Colin Farrell apparently almost ruined the final days of filming for Alexander when he got very drunk.
- There are plans for a new Dr. Who series.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be playing in the Marty Theatre this weekend. It's $1 for Bradley students, $1.50 for honest non-Bradley students.
- The winners of a poll in Britain of favorite fictional scientists (the list included The Doctor from Dr. Who, Dana Scully, Dr. Evil, Dr. Frankenstein, Frank-N-Furter, Dr. Emmett Brown [Back to the Future] and Q [James Bond]) were the Muppets Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.
Adjournment: 11:03:27 p.m. [silence]
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