Mich House Executive Committee Meeting
Officers present: (all but Amy C, when IS she here?) Willie, Mike J., Pam,
Mike C., Matt S., Dave G., Brian, Andrea, and Raff.
This meeting was intended as a trial run for the upcoming year.
Icebreaker: If you could be any kind of bird, what would it be and why? Big
Bird, Homing Pigeon, bird of prey, Jansen didn't prepare Dave G. came in late and
thought Mike said beer instead of bird.
Mike wants these meetings to last about 30 minutes, and it is mainly to
instill his 3 P's: Productivity, Progress, and Prudence. Then he got up on his
soapbox for righteousness, and proposed to work out problems, develop proposals,
and toss around ideas for the future. All present are swayed by his speech, and
think it's good.
- Mike J started, and said that we donšt have to say
everything, because we are having a house meeting in two days, where we will be
doing our officer reports again. But this is a time to discuss with people what
things they are actually doing with their offices, and how they plan on tackling
the problems they are facing. Anyways, he said that we will be forming a TV
committee to decide on what is actually fair limitations, and other various
aspects of his job.
- Dave G next talked about our party situation, and he
wants 2 more before he leaves. The big wedding party, and possibly and in-house
progressive (where we would all chip in to save money from the house budget) He
reminds us that we should be supportive of officers, because we are all doing
hard work for the house.
- Andrea may be able to lower the beer prices, though
wešll have to talk with Amy C. (probably to 70, if not to 65 cents) Wešll see.
The candy machine is too big, wešll have to find another, and the house should
lay off on pressuring her for re-fills. Andrea is not the pusher-woman. Dave
wants her to get more condoms.
- Willie simply wanted to tell people that all
is well, Išm starting to get mean with peoplešs mail, though the house minutes
are being posted on the web. By the way, the house web-page is
http://www.umich.edu/~umicc/mich.html so go and visit!
- Pam wanted all
to throw the trash away in the cans, not on the ground. Plus, she will be
arranging more make-up work on Saturday, the 7th.
- Mike C apologizes for being
gone so much, though he is doing the calling for the ordering, and is getting
better at having bread, milk, and eggs all their at the same time (how else are
we supposed to be able to make french toast?)
- Matt S. canšt believe the
amount of work that is required to keep the kitchen clean, but claims that he is
terribly busy, and canšt dedicate his life to the kitchen. There are some
concerns raised that the fridge is the particular trouble spot, and that he could
start assigning the rotational kitchen cleans to help him deal with the
- Brian said that he is getting a lot done, though he admits
that he typically takes care of the smaller stuff first, so that there arenšt so
many items on the maintenance list. But the ceiling tile will be coming in later
than we expected, and we may be getting a new floor!
- Raff is still doing work
holiday make-up, and is dealing with a specific person who doesnšt do their work.
Then some discussion arose as to what happens when someone doesnšt do their work
for a long time.
Evaluations of the Executive committee meeting: All felt it went good, useful,
a little too long at 45 min., but this was the first, and it will get better. The
next one will be on June 11 at 9pm.