ASHMC Meeting 10/11/09
Linde Activities Center
Sontag- Nothing new
North- Good. Dorm meeting was on Thursday. Had joint BBQ with East on Saturday
Case- Dorm meeting on Wednesday. Sing Along party will be soon
Linde- good. No major issues at Lingerie party
West- Dorm meeting on Thursday
Seniors- Good. Met with class presidents from other 4 C’s. Discussing end of year events
DAC- Working on getting dorm evaluations out this week
VP’s- Good. 5C music festival on Oct. 24
Treasurer- good. Maybe changing bank to Wells Fargo. Signers will be done this week
East- good. Had dorm meeting this past week.
Sarah Ferraro- FRC Mentors Club Charter Approval
-FIRST is an organization that mentors high school students on building robots for robotics competition. There is a team in Diamond Bar that Mudd students could mentor. 20 other Mudd students interested. Would go down 3x a week for 6 week season. Would go in a few times before to teach them about engineering. Have hands off approach- teach high schoolers how to be leaders on their own. Hoping to expand to multiple high schools in the future.
Caro- Already have robotics club on campus. They already have some money. Thought about combining with them?
Sarah- Haven’t really thought about that.
Donald- All 20 would go to the high school each week?
Sarah- The more people we have, the more people can take shifts.
Audrey- Do anything besides the other 6 weeks?
Sarah- Planning engineering workshops in early November. After 6 weeks, go to the competition in April.
Donald- Have you talked to Science Bus?
Sarah- Geared toward different age group, and it’s larger time commitment. Most people in the meeting this morning are committed because participated in it in high school.
Donald- Overlap in membership?
Sarah- Only one person was in both.
Raffi- How did you find out about the team in Diamond Bar?
Sarah- Got email from Prof. Harris. Team contacted Prof. Dodds. I went over and had meeting with them.
Raffi- Have own funding?
Sarah- Yes, just need to provide technical support.
Zack Purdy- SportSHMC budget request
-Want to start community of sports fans.
-Meetings to watch games and eat snacks.
-Sent email out to students-l to get interest.
Maureen- Mostly frosh replied?
Raffi- Have you had an event yet?
Zack- Yes. Turnout was 10 people.
Donald- Thought about doing internal fund raising?
Zack- Not yet. Based on turnout, we can think about other ideas.
Maureen- What was event?
Zack- Watched Chargers game last Sunday.
Shawn- Where did you come up with $2/week/person?
Zack- Basic estimation of chips and drinks.
Donald- Based on this, 7 people?
Zack- Hoping to get 15 people.
Donald- In LAC? How about Galileo?
Zack- Yeah. And want to use blow up screens. Didn’t know we could use Galileo, sure.
Discussion and Action
FRC Mentors Club
Maureen- Does it need to be connected to Robotics Club?
Julian- Not related.
Caro- Haven’t done anything with Robotics Club yet this yeawr. Have big Shanahan fund or some other fund. Want to let them be able to use it.
Maureen- They can request money from robotics
Julian motions to approve FRC Mentors Club Charter
Motion approved (17,0,0)
SportSHMC Budget Request
Maureen- New club. Don’t feel completely comfortable giving them the full amount of money.
Elly- If buy snacks in bulk, don’t need that much money.
Emma- Didn’t do enough research.
Raffi- Will throw bigger events.
Julian- But every dorm does its own super bowl event.
Margaret- They’re frosh- they might not know that.
Donald- Are there other clubs like this that we have funded? Social clubs? Clubs that mostly throw parties?
Strieter- Can look it up.
Donald- Is there something in the constitution on what defines a club?
Maureen- If you ever want money
Shawn- FNMG died. $200 was fine for that. Reasonable for a start number. Could even be lower. Could get food from the Hoch.
Maureen- Let’s have them hold a couple more meetings and come back and have more numbers.
Donald- Give $150. Can come back and ask for more if wish to
Donald motions to approve SportSHMC budget of $150 with a cap at $400 (if they decide to come back and request more)
Motion approved (14, 1, 3)
Julian motions to approve minutes from October 4th pending changes
Motion approved (13, 0, 2)