Officers:CSEG Board Meeting 2010-03-18
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CSEG Board Meeting 2010-03-18
Date: March 18, 2010 Present: Nate (President, Curriculum Committee Rep) Benji (Vice-President) Timur (Social Chair) Quang (Grad/Fac Committee Rep) Kaustubh (Secretary) Mona (Prospective Social Chair?) Jesh (Josh?) (Prospective Board Member?) Absent: Alex (Intramural Sports Chair) Denny (DCO Student Rep) Dave (GSAC/UMEC/GSF Rep) Minutes: - Poker nights: The problem with conducting poker nights is keeping them fun without inviting trouble. Timur's suggestion was to host a tournament and give some sort of a prize (like an iPod) to the winner, using CSEG's funds. - Proposal for how the social-chair can operate in future: Timur's suggestion is to allow for people to come up with ideas for social events they would want to host (or would otherwise host privately), and let CSEG lend financial support (and/or organizational support, depending on the magnitude of the event), in exchange for opening up the event for CSEG-wide participation. Obviously, the event would have to be planned for sufficiently in advance to give time for advertising it. Some examples of such events: movie-nights (which would be small-scale), rock-climbing/water-park visits (which would be larger scale) etc. There is a concern about whether people would be active enough to want to host some event (given the problem we face in getting Teas hosted). But Nate clarified that he has been approached with similar requests. The consensus was to give this proposal a try over the next 2 months, and over the summer (under the aegis of the new social chair!) - A reminder that we'd want to implement a ping-pong tourney/ranking-system soon. This could come under the future IM Sports Chair's jurisdiction. - A reminder that we ought to be using the money allocated to us for buying the propane gas grills and go out and buy one. - Ride-sharing: A web-based system where people could offer and accept rides to/from the airport seems like it would be helpful. Quang offered to try to build up something for this over the summer (or the next 2 months?). - Board-games night: Timur'll be trying out a board-games night in the coming fortnight, where people can bring their own board games too, and have pizza while playing. - Plans for prospective student visit day: It seems better to have a plan for something to do after the dinner at Cottage Inn tomorrow, rather than try to decide on something at the last minute. For now, the plan is roughly to take a walk around the town and probably stop by a coffee-shop or a bar. Action Items: - Announce the possibility of CSEG funding for social activities hosted by CSE graduate students. - Purchase propane gas grills. - Ping-pong ranking system. - Timur: poker night, board games night. - Quang: ride-share. - Everyone: show up for prospective student visit day tomorrow.