ASHMC Meeting 11/15/09
Linde Activities Center
VPs- Good. At table in Hoch, talked about reviving FNMG. Change to MovieSHMC. Bring 10-20 students to Claremont 5 to watch movies every week.
Julian- FNMF died because students watch movies in dorm though.
Nick- Well, it wasn’t not big enough draw to go to Galileo.
Hufsa- Set up movies on inflatable screen?
Margaret- Would the tickets b more subsidized than tickets now?
Nick- Yes. A couple more dollars.
Amy- How popular is the Friday night dinner thing? Kind of similar to get off campus.
Maureen- Doesn’t happen that often because not that many people go.
Donald- Would Dean Maggie run it herself or is she looking for student?
Maureen- Looking for one person to pick movie and arrange everything.
Donald- Think that would be a bad idea because you see movies with your friends. Students aren’t motivated to leave their room to go see it. It won’t go that well.
Julian- Agree. Going to theater is a draw, but we have opportunities in dorm.
Emma- Use movies-l to publicize?
Julian- West chat works fine.
Donald- Do you really want random people showing up to your lounge to watch movies with you?
Athletics- Good, new pickupbball-l
North- LTG is on Saturday
Case- Good. Jungle was fine. Ordered shot glasses.
East- Good. Funball on Friday
South- Planning to have East South dorm BBQ.
Sontag- Good but 2 seats off bikes stolen
Treasurer- Fine. $25,000 left
President- Good. Met with other presidents from 4C’s. Join forces. Talked about how we’re dissatisfied with student health services. Meet with new dean of student health
Linde- Around the World last night. Went all right. Noise complaints, police came.
Eric Nieters- Fun Activities Club Budget Proposal
-About 140 people on email list, 15 alums on it.
-Presented budget request.
Maureen- What’s the purpose of club?
Eric- when you have time, fun things to get people together.
Hufsa- How often would you meet/have events?
Eric- Try to do it once a month.
Donald- Didn’t receive funding last year?
Eric- I do not think so.
David- I think we received money on an activity basis.
Eric- But maybe I’m about the budget paper and it was from last year, not two years ago.
Hufsa- Use other board games on campus? Sontag?
Eric- Yeah. We’ve looked.
Maureen- Where do you store your stuff?
Eric- In my room as of now.
David- Could keep it at the LAC.
Bryan- Could keep them in the club gym storage room.
Alyssa- The LAC has a lot of stuff to use (dodge balls, squirt guns, etc).
Julian- How many people go to the events?
David- About 30 people. Club has a lot of appeal to different people.
Eric- There are different groups of people too. Went to two events, half of the same people at both
Margaret- Email list?
Mobi Khan I-Banquet Budget Proposal
- The event is once a year with food, dancing, fashion shows, etc.
- Tickets run out pretty fast.
- DOS subsidizing tickets for Mudd students.
- Most of the expenses are for food
- Last year received $500, asking for less this year
- At Frary
Erin- How many Mudders went last year?
Emma- About 70
Mobi- I sold about 20. Would have sold more but ran out of tickets.
Hufsa- Why are you making less money in ticket sales than last year?
Mobi- I’m not sure. Maybe money limited or subsidies more. Also doing meal cards and Claremont cash.
Amy- Why less tickets sold this year?
Mobi- Couldn’t get more after initially getting them. Sold out. There might be students who went off campus to get them.
Nick- How much money are you requesting?
Mobi- $460. Less last year
Caro- How much money did club receive from ASHMC?
GardenSHMC Rep.- Budget Proposal
- New club
- Want to put in new plants east of Platt.
- Need soil, pots, trees
Discussion and Action
Fun Activities Club Budget
Erin- Think the budget is too much because the LAC already has a lot of the stuff they want
Julian- But they are catering to a lot of students. Good to let them have the opportunity
Donald- If they put their stuff in the LAC, it will get sucked into the LAC. We should let them know.
Margaret- How is this different than the Muchachos?
Donald- The off-campus outings.
Emma- Then isn’t it similar to CAP?
Caro- More spontaneous outings. Last year it ended up being Taylor Neiman and his friends. But Eric and David may do a better job at being less exclusive.
Julian- Also, there would be more participating than just with Muchachos.
Margaret- Than we should get more participation with the Muchachos.
Caro- There are three Muchachos in ASHMC so we could talk about that.
Donald- They shouldn’t make redundant purchases but if there is more of a good thing, then it’s ok.
Kiley- Do they give itemized list of receipts?
Donald- Give them less. But most of what they should do is subsidize trips.
Nick- We’re just worried about redundancy.
Caro- We should make sure it’s limited to current Mudders.
Margaret- Was the club active last year?
Strieter- Can get audit.
Maureen- Didn’t come to spring budgeting. So wouldn’t be surprised if no audit last year.
Donald- Shouldn’t we do something about that? Isn’t that bad to have unaccounted for money?
Hufsa- Don’t shut down clubs but threaten them instead
Maureen- Try to be more demanding with that
Denis- We should give them $150 and see how they do.
Donald motions to approve motion for $300 Fun Activities Club budget with stipulation that it is only spent on Mudders
(12, 5, 1)
Maureen- Ok with it. Less than last year
Hufsa moves to approve $460 budget for the International Banquet
(16, 0, 2)
Maureen- Budget too big because just approved charter. Don’t have much of a plan. Also don’t know how it works.
Julian- That garden would benefit whole school.
Nick- If can spend all $400, we will have a really great garden.
Donald moves to approve $400 GardenSHMC budget
(15, 1, 2)
Donald moves to approve minutes from 11/8/09
(13, 0, 4)