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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 23, 2001

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1705 SST, Jade Wang, President and Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the dry-cleaned Onseck.

Minutes read.

Motion: Approve the minutes as drastically condensed. Passes 6-2-2+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Mobcomm: One new book last week. Eight new books this week. Sixty-four new books next week if we're lucky!

Jourcomm: We still want submissions. There follows a discussion of file format issues, and Yevgeniya complains about essentially all of them except for ASCII text, and really even that. [John] ``It is my mission to write HTML and make you like it!''

Pseudo-Pianocomm: The ``88 keys'' thing for the derivation of the name is explained to the Onseck, who groans. John claims credit for a new potential prentice, but it's really because the new sign-up sheet was seeded by James T. Phrogg.

Pseudo-Panthercomm: Panthercomm is being lazy, and is encroaching on the Bluebellcomm half of the shelf.

Bluebellcomm is also not impressing John. [Ed] ``But you're Bluebellcomm!'' [Jade] ``I'll impress you into the floor!''

The Japanimation Society has no officers or people who want to be officers, but still has showings... somehow.

Apathycomm: Yay...

ThiswouldbeSmilescommifSmilescommwassomethingelsecomm: We got a new poster of a dragon which complements the yellow chair. It is explained to John that this report might actually be appropriate to Smilescomm after all.


Old Business

[John] ``So the Skinner was complaining that her slot was too small...'' John enumerates some of the old papers accumulating in the slot, including a blank monthly statement. Written in invisible ink for extra security?

We got a new Highsmith catalog, and found out that our shelves are too different from the ones currently being sold.

Motion: Condemn them for not building shelves to conform to our book-throwing practices. Passes 5-0-1+Spehn.

The flowerpot holder with the heart-shaped handles was claimed by someone on reuse.


New Business

Yevgeniya's Spanish class has a virtual exchange program, and she wants a good picture of MITSFS to share with them.

Jade demonstrates a total lack of wrist strength with the gavel. [Jay] (sings) ``Skinner's got no strength at all, strength at all, strength at all, she's just a limp wrist.''

There is a discussion of upcoming keyholders. [Jay] (sings) ``Skinner's got no successor at all...''


Meeting adjourned, 1730 SST.

[John] ``How long has it been since an adjournment song actually worked?''

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck