MIT Science Fiction Society

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Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 8, 2000

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1500 SST, no 1700!!, Jade Wang, President and Skinner, presiding. Justin is the Pseudo-Onseck.

``I'm presiding.''

Minutes read.

Motion: That was short for a three-hour meeting (1500 to 1800). Passes 13-4-5+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Pseudo-Analogcomm: Fall schedule is up. The blocks of time everyone wants are weekends 7-9 and 8-10.

Mobcomm: The new Pratchett is in America, not just England.

Mobcomm: Space-Crime does not want us. (books)

Wellcomm: Wellesley has its own society now.

Theftcomm: Schedule in Jen's room, will be up at 7.


New Business

``New is more interesting than old.''

Jamie reports new books coming from an alum.

Discussion of Library and anatomy. (That is, Hasslecomm is like the kidneys of the Library, etc.)

Motion: Commend Jenwa for irresistable kidneys. Motion does nothing 11-3-lots+Spehn.


Jamie reports on a new feminist sci-fi journal. Who are they? We don't know, but we might buy some anyway.

[Aaron] ``That's why we got rid of women.'' (as written in a future history)

Motion: Forget he ever said that. Passes ton-pound-302+Spehn.

[Jade] ``Why is the gavel sticky?''

Jamie suggests that (a) the gavel should be cleaned soon, and (b) the gavel is not the Telzey Toy.

Motion: Don't ask that question. Chickens 11-6-9+Spehn.

Discussion of Spehn.


Old Business

Usual motion. Jay is Albanian. Usual second. Usual result.


Old Business, again

Aresia: Renew. But are we even members or just cool?

[Jade] ``We should go kidnap Markus.''

Motion: [Jamie] Jen is in the corner, but she can't fool us! Passes 13-6-1+Spehn.

BING! ... BING! ``Better.''

Stickers are moving. The latest count is three more new, seven renewals since August.

LHE reports that July happened, but not in the books.

Discussion. Books are expensive.

Discounted fractional memberships?

Motion: Notice Jamie has a banana-colored shirt. Passes 10-6-6+Spehn.


Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

Minutes taken by Justin,
Submitted by Ed Keyes