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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 20, 2001

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1720 SST, Jade Wang, President and Skinner, presiding. Ed Keyes is the progress-reporting Onseck.

Minutes read.

Motion: Commend the minutes for being dictated to the Onseck by a UFO. Not seconded.

Yevgeniya is outside in the hallway, and asks if she can still vote.

Motion: Commend the minutes for being beyond description. The motion does nothing, 6-0-5+Spehn.


Committee Reports

Yevgeniya stumbles in to report.

Motion: Commend Yevgeniya for knowing her head from her tail. Passes 10-0-3+Spehn.

Jourcomm: We want a cool cover, but our professional artist has disappeared on us.

Motion: Commend Jade for drawing something cool for the TZ cover. The motion is not seconded, probably because it ought to be in Future Business.

Motion: People who don't respond to Yevgeniya's email are automatically not cool. Passes 9-0-2+Spehn. It is noted that ``Jourcomm karma'' is a nice tongue-twister.

Mobcomm and Pseudo-Bluebellcomm: Bluebellcomm did some stuff, and is starting to catch up, sort of.

The Star Chamber is, amazingly, all here.

Pseudo-LHE: We're out of money, or rather our money is in the wrong place.

Pianocomm: Someone said ``yes'' to being an apprentice, yay. Is she serious?

There is a discussion of Jade as a fledgling keyholder. John tells a tragic tale of one day not needing to sign out books for her any more. ``Awwww...'' Her old membership sheets are filed away in New Jersey.

Motion: New Jersey is effectively gone. Fails by Skinnerial decree, after she teased us all by taking a vote count.

Motion: Commend the Skinner for abusing her power. Passes 11-``my left foot''-2+Spehn. Does the Inverse Skinner Rule apply?


Old Business

Donations are still being processed.

There is a new Bondagecomm box, obtained by reorganizing the LHE drawers.

Motion: Commend the LHE for conquering more territory. Passes 11-0-2+Spehn.

Jade found an old tally sheet of hers, recording the percentage of meetings that Jen Murphy attented, but she doesn't remember which numbers are which, and the math is a little weird besides.

Motion: Make sure Jade never, ever practices kaballah. Passes 12-0-2+Spehn. [Jamie] ``You would blow up the world.''

John moved the Welcome sign into the Skinner slot. This is probably the wrong thing to do.

About seventeen years of LHE records got moved out of the active books. We don't have any books which are bloodstained. However, John remarks that if the rainbow-colored slinky were metal and razor-sharp, Yevgeniya's hands would be bloody.

A spider crawled on John last week in bed.

Ellen Kranzer turns forty in May, and this might interfere with the picnic.


New Business

Yevgeniya shows off her wood carvings. [Yevgeniya] ``Look, bunnies!'' They don't look much like bunnies, though.

[John] ``When my sister reinforced her dog's ears...''

An investigation into our mysterious vanishing F&SF subscription is ongoing by the Onseck.

Jamie's shelf piece in the circulating room fell off, possibly crushing a very small member.

[Jade] ``My arm is tired. Someone make a banana motion.'' Jamie attempts to sing an adjournment song instead.

Motion: ``Give the Skinner a banand-colored fuzz.'' Passes 8-0-4+Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, arm-dead SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Keyes, Onseck