5/20/15 Minutes: Library reimbursements, more calendars needed

In attendance: Ashley, Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Event Review – We had a Trekkies on Friday, and a Feminist Discussion Group on Sunday. Turnout was low at both events; we may need to do more advertising and outreach. Ty tabled for us at Corn This Way on Saturday; he passed out a few fliers and spread word about our organization.

2. Upcoming Events – We’re showing Salt of the Earth here on Saturday. We’re ready for it. Ty will also be representing the house as a speaker for a Militant Labor Forum in Omaha on Friday night. He’ll be speaking on the intersections of working class issues and LGBT issues.

3. Library Reimbursement – Jackson bought two books for the library, and sought reimbursement for them. Both books are accepted into the library, and he is reimbursed in full for them ($15.35). Ashley also cautions us that we need another bookshelf for the library very soon, if not immediately. We’ll have to start looking more seriously.

4. Calendar printing – We underestimated the number of handbills we needed. Jackson will try to get more printed tomorrow.

Since our agenda was so short this week, we spent the rest of the meeting doing a little bit of housework.

Meeting adjourned: 7:25 PM

5/13/15 Minutes: Upcoming Events, Calendar Distribution, Reimbursement

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:02 PM

Upcoming Events: Trekkies and Feminist Discussion Group are this week! Trekkies is on Friday, and it’s as easy as just getting the projector set up. FDG is on Sunday, and it’s a very broad topic, so we’ll do some general research to get some talking points on some women involved in labor activism. Ty and Ashley will also be going up to Omaha to table at Corn This Way on Saturday, we have zines and buttons made and fliers and calendars printed. Ty asks if there is a possibility for gas to Omaha and back to be reimbursed. Preapproval wasn’t given, but reimbursement will be considered next meeting.

Donations: Brian donated miscellaneous cool stuff, including office supplies, stickers, and a flag!

Library: Jackson brought several books that were all approved for the library. Jackson would like to be reimbursed for $80 for the cost of them. Ashley has voted absentee in favor of reimbursing, so this passes. The library treasury only has $40, so we will reimburse the remaining half when money is next allotted to the library fund.

Reimbursements: Ty spent $44 on printing zines. Jackson paid $7.22 on printing calendars. Both costs are approved for reimbursement.

Calendar Distribution: Ty needs some help distributing calendars at the end of this month. Jackson has agreed to help out. Ty will provide him a list of the usual distribution locations.

Meeting Adjourned: 7:23 PM

5/6/15 Minutes: May Day, Summer Calendar

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:08 PM

Event Review: What is May Day? had a low turnout, but the discussion was very good. We do want to do something more substantial for May Day next year, but we’ll have to get a lot of support for it. A march would be nice to get organized if possible. May Day falls on a Sunday next year, and our problem with marches have been not engaging those who can’t afford to take the day off when it falls on a weekday. That Sunday might be a nice opportunity to get marches back up.

Upcoming Events: No events coming up in the week, but we do need to get Facebook events up and edit the ones that are already up.

Calendar:

Edits that need to be made:
Meetings are now Wednesdays at 7 pm
Open hours need to be removed from the summer calendar
Add “p” consistently after times for all events for consistency
Add “All events are free and open to the public. The Black Cat House is all-ages and wheelchair accessible.”
Italicize movie titles if possible

We made minor formatting edits to the titles, they’ve been changed below:

June 6th, 7:00p – Movie Night: Selma
June 12th, 7:00p – Trekkies For Humanism: “In The Hands of the Prophets” (DS9)
June 20th, 7:00p – Movie Night: FernGully: The Last Rainforest
July 2nd, 7:00p – Movie Night: Elysium
July 18th, 7:00p – Movie Night: 416 (A local documentary on Nebraska’s anti-gay marriage law)
July 24th, 7:00p – Trekkies For Humanism: “The Outcast” (TNG)
August 1st, 7:00p – Movie Night: Grave of the Fireflies
August 15th, 7:00p – Movie Night: Killing Us Softly
August 21st, 7:00p – Trekkies For Humanism: “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” (TOS)

We decided on gold as the color of the summer calendar.

Reimbursement: Button parts were purchased, and button designs were printed! We had already agreed that reimbursement be given. Button printing was $4.01, and the parts were $64.71. Jackson will be reimbursed for both.

Meeting Adjourned: 7:35 PM