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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Summary of Meeting Sep. 27, 2005 MEMBERS, READ THIS POST AND FIND WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO FOR THE UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday’s meeting was AWESOME! Thank you to everyone who showed up! I’m sorry Nick and Mike couldn’t be there, but they were at the first meeting, which covered roughly the same material.

Glad you all liked the pizza TOO!

Scan the post below, anytime you see your name, make sure you follow through on what it is you need to do!

1. Positions
a. Josh D. does not have the time to be director of events
i. Job to be filled by Nick and or Mike
b. Donna is now our secretary (THANK GOD!)
c. Dena wants a job, but she must be and make a commitment to the meetings first.
2. Events
a. SAT October 29th SO Cal Phil Conference. Members of the SPS NEED to show up to help Tim Black out with anything he may need. That includes handing out flyers and name tags to people. This is a very important event. PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO SHOW UP!!!
i. Jes will look into getting name tag stickers and name tag pens
ii. Phil Department; What about flyers?????
(1) Department $ perhaps?

b. October 25th PRE LAW SOCIETY MEETING
i. JES Make flyers, or get Flyers from McHenry
ii. JES: Talk to the business department, invite them
iii. Nick and Mike: Post flyers in that special way you do.
iv. Chris Vogel talk to AS, see if we can have money ($175) to help with the meeting
v. John (?)See where Prof McHenry is holding the event, and see what we can do to make sure to get coffee, muffins etc at the meeting
vi. Josh (?) Get a ROUGH headcount for the meeting
c. Fight Club
i. Dinner and Discussion after the presentation @ Chili’s
ii. Be there or be square
d. Paper Presentation / Student panel discussion on
i. Race and Racism
(1) Josh D and John P talk to Velazco and find some good topics
(2) Work with the professor Donna mentioned (my notes are at home and the name slipped my mind) Donna... can you follow up on that?
ii. Perhaps another topic, if this isn’t a viable option
3. SPS Shirts!
a. New designs
i. I (jes) can do ANYTHING you want on ANY style shirt.
b. Lets see if we can get AS to pay for them for the active members (who have been to 3 or more meetings and office holders)
i. This would be about 12 shirts. At 10-15 bucks a pop that about $160 from AS. Since that money is ours, and it is for club promotion, lets see if:
ii. CHRIS is willing to talk to AS about $200 in shirt $$
(1) Remind them we didn’t touch a DIME last semester, perhaps?

THANKS TO ALL for your dedication to the club. I know some of this stuff is a pain in the bottom, but if we all work together, we can really help out the department, and most importantly, build a strong base for the club.

-Jes

P.S There is lots to be done, and lots that can be done that may not be mentioned. If you see some are the club could be covering and isn’t, and you want to get involved more... take some initiative and GO FOR IT.

It’s hard for me to delegate to everyone fairly. If you want more responsibility, then PLEASE take it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

SPS Shirts

Hello ALL!

Thanks to everyone who went to todays meeting! I think we had a good time, and got a lot done. Also, I'm glad you all liked the pizza. If that is what it taks to get people to the meetings, so be it.

As promised, below is the link to my cafepress store. There is some personal stuff in there too (just ignore that).

cafepress.com/bohnertime <— link.

Remember; whatever you want, whatever you can think of I can put on a shirt for you.

Ok, meeting notes will be up soon!

-Jes

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Tues Sep 27 Meeting @ 4.45 in ST 503


Hello All!

I am sad to say, last night’s meeting had very poor turn out. Let’s just say BIG thanks to Tim Black, Nick M. and Mike E.! I appreciate you guys making the time to be part of the meeting.

At any rate, we are going to try again for next Tuesday, September 27th from 4.45 -.5.45 in ST 503. I will be ordering PIZZA for the meeting.

ALL THE CLUB MEMBERS THAT HOLD AN OFFICE NEED TO MAKE A REAL EFFORT TO SHOW UP, please.

This will be the meeting that sets up our goals and activities for the remainder of the semester. Remember, everyone is welcome, even non-philosophy majors, so bring your friends.

The flyer is attached. If I have the time, I will print flyers for the Faculty and Staff and get them out by Wednesday.

Faculty & Students: In addition to the meeting next Tuesday, here is a brief summary of some upcoming events:

* September 28 Sheldon Smith UCLA: Relation Between Causation and Law in Classical Mechanics

* October 14 George Wilson USC: Philosophy of Film, especially “Fight Club”

* October 25 Pre Law Meeting, hosted by Professor McHenry

* October 29 Southern Cal Phil Conference and Perhaps Grad School meeting with one of the visiting professors

* November 2 Amy Kind McKenna: Philosophy of Mind

Hope to see you all at the meeting.

Thank you for your time.

Kind Regards,
Jes Bohn

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

First SPS Meeting of Fall 2005

Hey All!

It’s Jes!

As president, I am taking a little bit of charge and scheduling the first meeting for Monday, September 19th.

This is for two reasons:
1. The day works well for me
2. September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day, which we all know is very philosophical in nature. Also, if you show up with an eye patch or hook hand on, I will give you brownie points for being so cool.

I am flexible on the time. Anything after 3.15 is fine with me.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me on my cell at 818.606.3235

Hope to see you there!

-Jes