Wednesday, September 12, 2007

09/09/07 BG Meeting Minutes

9/9 Meeting Minutes

  • Recap of URSC Retreat

    • Helen- newly added Chairs Board

      • Duties: setting agendas, general meeting oversight, working with people on programs, collaborating with other building Chairs at weekly URSC meetings

    • Brandon- Adovacy

      • Duties: keeps contact with specific areas of University life (ie DPS), and goes to them with resident issues

    • Christopher- Funding

      • Duties: considers on average 15 applications per URSC meeting, represents Webb in process, reviews Webb Tower applications before they go before Funding so they get passed faster

        • Support from faculty helps facilitate the Funding process

      • Form for applications is online

      • **for BG $ go to Joel

    • Shivani- Programming

      • Duties: Battle of the Cans, finding local bands to play the Ground Zero show

  • “Webb” Stuff

    • Website useful for keeping in touch with each other and residents, making it as easy as possible to get what you want, posting upcoming events, staying informed

    • Blog: webbtower.blogspot.com

    • Temporary email: webbtower@gmail.com

    • Goal: have own Webb Tower website using USC web server space by next meeting

    • Post signs on each floor so residents know about the website and we have their emails

  • Constitution

    • Membership provision added in order to deal with attendance

      • 2 unexcused absences will begin the impeachment process

      • For excused absences, email excuses to Helen 3 days before meeting

      • For URSC reps, only 1 unexcused absence allowed before impeachment process begins

        • After 2, you will be replaced

        • For each URSC meeting missed by rep, building loses money

        • Remember to elect proxy for meetings you can’t make- won’t count as absences

    • Christopher suggests minor changes

      • Article III, Section C- Requirements for Running

        • Change US to USC

      • Part III- “impeachment” is repetitive

      • No adoption of system for running meetings

        • Not seen as necessary at this point in time

        • Helen’s Rule of Order as opposed to Robert’s

    • Constitution can always be amended later

    • Helen will make changes and we’ll vote on it next week

  • Slogan Suggestions

    • Webb BG- WE Be Ballin’!

    • Webb Wednesday- Start your weekend off early!

    • Email Helen additional suggestions this week

  • Unofficial Webb Wednesday

    • Organized by Trevor

    • Pirates of the Caribbean viewing at 8 pm in Rm 604

    • Open to whoever- respond to Facebook event

    • Pizza and 50 inch HD TV with Surround Sound included!!

  • Sundaes on Sunday

    • Sundaes after the meeting starting 9/23

    • Majority vote approving funding for event

  • Beat the Huskers! Viewing party

    • Watch away game in lounge

    • 5 pm on ABC

    • Food budget capped at $100- majority vote approved

      • Substantial foods: corndogs, wings, Subway, and some vegetarian treats!!

    • Post flyers on each floor

    • Anyone willing to help- email Helen and Brandon

  • Program ideas

    • Hookah

    • Glow in the dark mini golf- my personal favorite!!

    • Lazer tagging

    • Ice skating

    • Beach bonfire/day

    • Ellen show

    • Getty Center/Villa

    • Jeopardy!

    • Amusement park- Knotts Scary Farm?

    • Networking events for majors

    • Speed dating

    • Programs will be scheduled next meeting- bring that planner!

  • DIVO

    • Additional funding from head of BG chairs

    • Events just for BG bonding

    • Email ideas to Helen (dinner at Upstairs Commons already suggested)

  • Additional Concerns

    • DO NOT post on walls or doors- slide things under doors or post on bulletin boards

    • Research regarding recycling processes

    • Boxes clogging trash chutes

      • Think of other method of getting rid of cardboard

      • Email reminders

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Initial BG Meeting- 09/03

  • Brief introductions

  • Ice-breakers

    • Name Game

    • Me Too!

    • Brief intermission due to soda spill

    • Celebrity Game

      • Everyone is shocked that Trevor doesn’t know the names of The Beatles

  • The purchase of Webb t-shirts is encouraged in order to show building spirit

    • Give $10 to RA

  • BG meetings to be held in Lobby on Sundays at 8:45

    • Helen will send email reminders before the meetings with attached agendas

  • Brainstorm BG slogans for next meeting

  • General BG expectations

    • Regularly attend weekly meetings

    • Keep a positive attitude

    • Foster a friendly, open environment

    • Be considerate of others’ obligations by being timely and remaining on task

    • Use “I” statements, own your input instead of attacking others

    • Speak in turn, don’t interrupt

    • Commit to the projects you create/promote

  • Consider Roberts Rules of Order to govern meetings

  • Programming

    • BG has a $1200 budget per semester aside from additional sources of funding

    • Previous Webb Programming to consider

      • Progressive dinners

      • Sundaes on Sunday

      • Trojan Idol

      • Webb Wednesdays

    • Brainstorm additional programming ideas for next week

      • Movie night in the lounge

  • Helen is responsible for next week’s refreshments

  • New positions voted in:

    • Lauren- 11th/12th floor representative

    • Vishal- Sergeant of Arms

    • Hector- 3rd/4th floor representative

    • Susan- 9th/10th floor representative

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Our Beautiful Building