MIT Science Fiction Society

84 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 10, 2003

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Ed Keyes, President and Skinner, presiding; Kat Allen, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Move to approve the minutes as tuneful fails for lack of a second.
Move to approve the Onseck as a toon, and her minutes as ``not bad, just drawn that way''
Chickens 2-Pen-3+Spehn'


Committee Reports


pondered its existence, and ordered books from the SCC


Is lame. Move to put a glove box in the door so that non-keyholders can be on Bluebellcomm. Mercifully fails for lack of a second.

Discussion of whether we could get more keyholders to be Bluebellcomm.


The current surgeon is leaving the country, having already left the state. She's given her Surgeon Seal of Approval to Eric Armstrong, but we should make sure that he's ready to deal with MITSFS-specific stuff, and we should make her write the Surgeon rites before she leaves. ``If they coordinate between them, J and Eric know everything!'' -JM


Neil Asher, author of ``The Skinner'' sent us mail excited that we have his book and ``that people were recommending it''. We're not sure where the second part came from. Maybe we could ask him to send his other book, which is out of print.


The first shipment *almost* went out today, but was foiled by the people at the post office, who did not believe that JM's light bag was actually full of books. He is going to try to mail it after the meeting in Central. The books will take 6-8 weeks to get to England.

``You might get funny looks carrying a dirty mail bag on the T''
``I've carried weirder things on the T'' -ED Discussion of what sorts of strange things one might carry on the subway.


Old Business

The usual sections of circulating hard-covers are overflowing. Joe started working on the carpentry for the new shelf.

There are still donations in Salem. We need a car-having person to pick things up. KHA is going to try to coordinate.


New Business

We had a Stephanie here, but she left.

JFC won the auction for the BananaElephant. He is considering buying a BananaRhynocerous

The post office is very picky about their mail.

KHA describes the plan that will be proposed to the Senate about Reading Room division and reallocation to student groups.

Motion passes: Change all references in JM's statement from JFC to JFC
Passes: 6-4-2+Spehn

``JFC has no sense of tact''

Motion: Change all references in Brad's motion to JFC.

To reduce confusion, the pseudo-onseck would like to note here that the original statement involved Margaret.

There may or may have not been a meeting in the past where the minutes were taken without vowels. JM suggests that we just take the minutes normally and replace them later with a script that takes out A E I O U and sometimes Y.

Discussion of whether the Onseck is made of wood, a witch, wiccan, wise, or Y's.

The Onseck gives up on taking minutes, as the puns fly by.


Future Business

KHA vows that she will take minutes in iambic pentameter when she has a guaranteed A in Thermo.

``In the Future, we will have dinner'' -JFC quoting from Minutes March 23, 2001.

We will have Banana-colored pillow-slips for the new pillows.

The Harvard Post Office is open 7:30 to 3:00 on Saturday.

Motion to have Jamie ask the Post Office whether they will let us mail a banana to England. Fails 4-7-0+Spehn

``That's the problem with the Homeland Security thing. It's a lot harder to send weird things through the mail'' -Brad

``A dormant Prentice, Kat Allen, is Undormanting herself'' -Minutes from some time in 2001

Motion to condemn ``undormanting'' as a non banana-colored word.
Motion to have the Onseck bestir herself to demonstrate that undormanting is a bad word.
Motion to have a Matrix Vote with Kat as PianoComm
Determinant: -66 all motions fail

Motion to hold the Pseudo-Onseck accountable, such that if he can not account for his missing vowels, he will forfeit his rights to all the Banananimals.
Passes 7-4-1+Spehn

Meeting adjourned, 18:20 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kat Allen, Onseck