[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:06:29 pm
- Don Steiner (Captain)
- 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
- Marisa Bonomo
- Megan Doggett
- Joel Doran
- Andrew Evans
- Alex Fradg
- Elizabeth Koprucki
- Dan Leach
- Lyz Liddell
- Joel Oberdieck
- Meaghan Porter
- Megan Strickland
- Will Vesely
- Monica Vorass
- Daniel Wentzel
- Eric "Xeen" Wills
- Kevin Zepp
There were 24 attendees.
When Kristen took attendance, Joel Oberdieck declared himself the Alpha Joel.
As David is typing up the minutes, only Humans are included in the attendance list. There were various other items, such as 24 sets of clothing,
some papers, purses, wallets, food and beverage containers, and so on which are not included in this list.
Summarized and approved.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
- If you have not done so yet, you may sign the Psi Phi Log to become an Active Member of the club.
- David heard from Katie Kilby, who was a member from 2000 to 2002; she's at UNC Chapel Hill, in the Chemistry Ph.D. program.
- We need to discuss an ad for Psi Phi to be aired during Alex's radio show. People, come up with ideas and bring them next week.
- The Committee Report started with several votes:
- Should Psi Phi pay for the price of the screens for the Reunion T-Shirts? The screens are $15.00 each for the front and back, so $30.00 total.
The club votes twenty-one for and zero opposed, with three abstentions; the motion passes.
- Should Psi Phi pay for half of the price of each T-shirt, so that they will sell for $4.00 for M, L, and SL; $5.00 for XXL; and $5.50 for XXXL?
After some discussion, the motion is amended such that, if it passes, Psi Phi will pay the entire cost for the shirts in the first place, and
sell them for the aforementioned prices. The club votes thirteen for and two opposed, with nine abstentions; the motion passes.
- Should Psi Phi pay for some disposable cameras? After some discussion, it is recommended that the club simply request that members who have
cameras (especially digital cameras) bring them. The club votes one for and nine opposed, with fourteen abstentions; the motion does not pass.
- Should Psi Phi budget up to $300.00 for food for the Reunion? The club votes twenty-two for and zero opposed, with two abstentions; the motion
- Outcome of the votes: Psi Phi will reimburse Lyz $329.00, which is the amount A Cute Tee charged for the initial order of T-shirts (she had already
made a down payment; the rest will be paid directly to A Cute Tee. Psi Phi will also reimburse up to $300.00 in food expenses.
- It is noted that "Talk Like a Pirate Day" is September 19th, the Sunday of the Reunion. Arr, it should be fun, matey!
- Elizabeth confirmed that the Geisert Cafeteria is reserved for us all day Saturday; we will need to talk to the Hall Director to get it opened.
- Don confirmed that the Student Center Ballroom is reserved for us all day Sunday.
- Lyz will pick up the initial order of T-shirts on Thursday.
- David checked with both Steak 'n Shake and Culver's about the Psi Phi activities there. A manager at Steak 'n Shake said that they tend to busy all
night long on Fridays, but if we call about fifteen or twenty minutes before we arrive, they can start reserving an area for us and collect tables as
other people leave. A manager at Culver's said that their busy period on Saturdays tends to last until 2:00pm. As that is a bit late to be starting
lunch David suggests that we head over there around 1:15 or 1:30 so that things will clear out during our meal.
- We will need to discuss carpooling to both restaurants and the movie. We will discuss this after the meeting.
- The current RSVP results are 28 yes responses, 13 no responses, two guests, and six people who are interested in performing. New yes responses since
last Wednesday are Kenny Albright (who may perform), Ray Kremer, Dan Leach, Lyz Liddell (who may perform), C. Adam Scott, Megan Strickland, Gordo
Wheeler, Eric Wills, Landon Winkler, Ryan Woodrow, Kevin Zepp, and a guest with Laura Zadrozny. New no responses are Jon Dickmann, Megan Doggett,
Eben Kinkade, Steven Noto, Mikiko Okamoto, and Will Vesely. Chris Johnson is a maybe.
- Marisa is asked if she has contact information for Fred Pugh, whom David has not yet been able to contact about the Reunion. But since Fred is out of
town this weekend, the question is moot.
- An away mission to see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is discussed; more plans will be made fter the meeting.
- We still have lots of old T-shirts. See Joan.
- Jon has his lists for the week.
- Jon is getting Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. 3 from Columbia House.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to Peoria October 29th and 30th.
Office Resource Committee:
- There is still no microwave.
- Jon hasn't gotten the list to David yet.
Constitution Reform Committee:
- This Committee is on hold until after the Reunion, then fun and exciting stuff that nobody cares about, such as procedures for spending money and
instant runoff ballots, will be discussed.
- We still need materials.
- Marisa shouts "Stop staring at me!"
- Lyz checked out the computer, and found that it contains [INSERT LIST OF CONTENTS HERE].
- Marisa has computer remnants from APO.
- The club votes to buy Meaghan's dad's computer for $50.00; the vote is fifteen for and one against, with seven abstentions.
No Report Committee:
- Lyz reports that she has a red umbrella on a table.
- No report.
- (Skipped, because the Comm Officer left during the Reunion Committee report; David is acting as Recorder for the remainder of the evening.)
- The Constable deputizes Eric for the sole purpose of delivering the report.
- Eric shows off three cards from "Star Munchkin 2": "Red Dwarf", "Helm of the Enterprise" (which is a helmet), and the "Klaatu Barada Necktie".
- Eric also needs players to explore the World's Largest Dungeon.
Chief of Operations:
- The mailing list works again! There are currently 122 people on the list.
- That will soon be 123, as Megan S. gives her address to be added to the list.
- For Joan's birthday, she got a couple of cards. The first one had kittens. The second one, which was from her parents, had [item deleted for
- We'll have $1014.82 in our checking account, $25 in our savings account, [$67.64?] in the vault, and $7.26 in the Unnamed Fund.
We also have $20.80 in the copy account.
- From Amazon.com this quarter so far (July 1 through September 14), we've earned $672.35. That jumped up $125.00 in one day (September 8). We may get
over $800 by the end of September with growth bonuses. If we get 17 more items shipped by September 30, that will instantly jump up $75.00; if we get
29 more than that, it will go up another $75.00.
- Lyz recently bought The Chicago Manual of Style through the site.
- A friend of [NAME?] is planning on buying over $800 in DVDs through the site soon. Go, friend of [NAME?]!
- The vault total goes up $33.10 for the second quarter earnings from Amazon.de.
- The Nagus, the Captain, and David need to get together at some point at the downtown CEFCU to get the papers signed so that the Nagus can write checks.
- "I sleep now."
- The First Officer is in mourning for her air conditioner. Her roommate moved across the hall, and took her air conditioner with her.
- "Letters" is sung.
- The Salvation Army is asking for volunteers to ring bells from November 12 through December 24. Lyz would volunteer if she could play
bassoon reeds instead of ring bells.
- The Red Cross wants your blood. On September 28th between 1pm and 7pm, they will be in the fieldhouse. To make an appointment, call 224-2284.
- The Captain noted that he has been accidentally skipping the Constable's report because the Constable is not mentioned in the main part of the
Constitution. David notes that, unlike all other amendments, the Constable Amendment was made by appending the new material to the end, rather than
actually manipulating the text of the Constitution.
- The Captain has yet no catchphrase.
- The club continues to exist, as the sheet has been signed.
- We will probably not be in Meeting Room 6 next Wednesday, since the Job Fair will likely be taking all downstairs meeting rooms. If we aren't in
Room 6, we'll probably be in the Cantaloupe Kitchen. Don will check on this.
- Lyz needs to get ahold of Becca, who was going to get Lyz's futon.
- There will be a new game out in late 2004 called "Call of Cthulhu".
- Jon's friend Zach [Zack?] mentioned a parody of Campus Crusade for Christ which incorporates Cthulhu.
- Lyz's doorbell exploded; her gas stove was leaky; 120V were pusling through the doorbell because the transformer malfunctioned; lots and lots of other
bad stuff happened. Things are now, however, fine.
- The new Resident Evil movie is now out. Away mission at some point?
- Marisa mentioned the World's First Mecha.
Other Organization's Announcements:
- Anime Club for their form filled out, too, so they are also still a club.
- MCS will meet on Friday at 5:00 in front of the big screen TV in the Student Center, as usual.
- There will be Super Duper Munchkin
- Marisa's radio show is Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm, which is different from a previously announced time.
- Margot Kidder is coming to Smallville, as an associate of Dr. Swann (played by Christopher Reeve). Lois and Clark, meet Lois and Clark.
Now if only they can get Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher...
- The Dead Zone season 4 has been confirmed with 22 new episodes. Filming starts in November.
- A trailer for new Hitchhiker's Guide radio episodes is available at
- Tru Calling has been delayed until sometime next year. The rumor mill says there may only be six episodes in season 2.
- The following shows start their fall seasons next week:
- September 20: CSI: Miami (season 3)
- September 22: Lost (season 1), Smallville (season 4), CSI: New York (season 1)
- September 23: CSI: CSI (season 5)
- September 25: Joan of Arcadia (season 2)
- The Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will be out December 14th. It will be four and a half hours long.
- Peter David will be back on the Hulk comic book, writing at least six issues, starting in January.
- John de Lancie (a Psi Phi honorary member; Q in several Star Trek series) and George Takei (Sulu, Star Trek: The Original Series) star
in the independent film Patient 14 as doctors researching accident victims who have developed telepathy. Filming is already complete; the
director is looking for a distributor now. Also stars Tucker Smallwood (Xindi-Humanoid on Enterprise; Admiral Ross on Space: Above and
Beyond) and Iona Morris.
- Pendragon Pictures recently finished filming War of the Worlds, set in 1898 like the original book; it's tentatively scheduled for Spring 2005.
Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds will have a modern setting.
- A protestor scaled a wall on Buckingham Palace, dressed as Batman. An accomplice was dressed as Robin.
Adjournment: 10:57:47 (gazebo) p.m.
KZ / DH
Psi Phi /