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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, MONTH DAY, 2006

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Andrew Clough, President and Skinner, presiding; Kevin Riggle, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to correct last week's minutes to reflect that the motions to end the minutes were in fact Miller motions, and condemn the pseudo-Onseck appropriately passes 9-0-3 plus Spehn.


Committee Reports

War Council

We've moved stuff around in the Library! We're working on getting shelves for one of the bookcases, while preserving access to the lightswitch. A bunch of things have been moved to the Lab--most of the fanzine cabinets--and the new books now have a Real Shelf! There's still some more stuff to move around.


Kat is now officially JourComm. ``Oh, crap! Now I'll never be able to release another TZ!'' It's now taking submissions of fiction, reviews, thoughts, drawings, etc., ideally in plain text or in whatever graphic format you can provide them. They should be science-fiction related, and Kat doesn't promise to publish them, regardless. She pimps the latest TZs. Apparently Hugo Gernsbeck was the reason we started TZ--he gave a speech suggesting that we publish a zine, since we would put real science in it.


Old Business


New Business

Motion to commend the Skinner for his new haircut (4-6-8 plus Spehn) Motion to commend the squirrels responsible (12-0-4 plus Spehn) Motion to condemn the Skinner for (9-1-4 plus Spehn) Determinant is 8. All motions pass.

LSC is showing Mirrormask tomorrow! And it's free to prefrosh.

Miller motion fails 0-8-6 plus Spehn.

The prefrosh leaves.

Motion to schedule a coup passes 6-4-1 plus Spehn. The Skinner schedules it for the next elections.

The Society has recently acquired a copy of Unleashed in Space, a rewrite of The Legion of Space, by Jack Williamson, which now stars a dog (namely Wishbone of the eponymous PBS kids' TV series.

In the future, the MITSFS Advanced Biblio-Warfare Facility will become the MITSFS Advanced Bibio- Warfare Laboratory, so we can refer to it as ``The Lab''.

In the future, censored for national security purposes.

We had a prefrosh who was trying to choose between Caltech and MIT. Brian observes that ``We have a cannon. They don't. We made very sure of it.''

Motion to steal Harvard's statue and put it in Caltech's courtyard passes 17-1-4 plus Spehn.

The official word comes in that HRSFA lamed on invading us upon learning that this was our prefrosh weekend, and didn't want to scare the prefrosh. The prefrosh who stuck around to watch the raid is disappointed. ``They're great at holding rituals wearing long black robes and saying long, cryptic things, but when it comes to planning a siege, they don't really know what they're doing.''

The Skinner decides not to retaliate until they actually get off their asses and do something to us.

Motion to brick over the HRSFA office door with bananas chickens 4-0-4 plus Spehn.

Second Miller motion fails 9-12-2 plus Spehn.

Motion to acquire a jar of bananas in formaldehyde to stock our Bibilowarfare Lab passes 6-0-4 plus Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kevin Riggle, Onseck