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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 21, 2005

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1730 SST, Kat Allen, President and Skinner, presiding; Brian Sniffen, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

The Onseck is commended for having rewritten history in accordance with his duties 6-8-6 plus Spehn

The minutes are commended for having hair and giving birth to live young but not smoking cigarettes 15-1-4 plus Spehn.

And this is a matrix vote 14-5-3 plus Spehn.


Committee Reports

Mortcomm in Exile

Noted comics illustrator Freas died around New Years.

War Council

The UA has the ASA's brain out on the operating table, so we're somewhat unsure about when we'll have access to 401-D.


L'deux student groups c'est moi.

We have hopes for a new ROSFAP (MHG) and a new Mobcomm (SCP?)--and a new Deputy People's Albanian Embassy (CC). It was never contemplated that Albania would outlive its Ambassador, so we have no procedures for replacing him. George Flynn is thus eternally the People's Albanian Embassy. It is assumed that Ellen's successor will be the Assistant Deputy People's Albanian Embassy.

tropernu onaiPcomm

Mike Whitson is leaving us; he's busy with work and moving away anyway.


Ed found several months of 2001 minutes in his office; they'll be returned soon.

MobComm in Exile



I talked to Laurie Ward about POs and interest. We can set some sorts of ACL, which may or may not be useful enough.


We'll have a real memo of understanding with Better World Books, and selling the old comic books.

Aloha Lenscomm

Flashes the meeting. Auuugh!


Old Business

All of the tax letters have been sent for donations received in 2004.

The comic books are in Lake Erie, not California. With that exception:


New Business

The governor of Minnesota reports that the jingling noise from the woods is the brass monkeys leaving.

The mayor of Boston says there are no dirty bombs targeting the harbor.

The Onseck points out that the Romans dated the last half of each month by counting backwards from the first date in the next month, but counting both endpoints.

It's the 75th anniversary of Analog. Jack Wilson had stories in the first, and new stories now.


Future Business

We're getting a blizzard during the marathon1.

The TYRANNICAL IRON FIST is coming (back)!

Stratton House is having its picture taken soon.

It is resolved that we will just sit here in awkward silence until somebody comes up with a really clever banana motion. 17-5-4 plus Spehn

Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Sniffen, Onseck


... marathon1
Saturday night: Snow, heavy at times. Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches by daybreak. Very windy with blizzard conditions possible. Not as cold with lows in the mid 20's. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph, increasing to north 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph possible after midnight.

Sunday: Cloudy with snow likely in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet. Coastal flooding possible during the morning high tide cycle. Strong winds with highs in the mid 20's. North winds 35 to 45 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph possible, decreasing in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70 percent.