2014 Committee LunchDate: Wednesday 4th week, Michaelmas 2014 (2014-11-05)
Present: Dan Turner (President), Krista Halttunen (Vice-President (Administrative)), Georgina Wilson (Secretary), Max Dalton (Treasurer), Alex Mullan (Lindsay), Anna Hufton (Dr. WHO), Joe Mansour (Dr. WHO), Darryl Braier-Lorimer (Foody), Matthew Lynch (Foody), Ross Cathcart (Academic Affairs and Careers Officer), Sam Bumby (Access and Admissions Officer), Anonymous (Access and Admissions Officer), Nina Plowfields (Affiliations Officer), Henry Wisbey-Broom (Charities and RAG Officer), Aisha Simon (Charities and RAG Officer), Colm Britchfield (Design & Maintenance Officer), Elizabeth Tulloch (Student Disabilities Officer), Alex Cheng (Entz Officer), Kelly Brotherhood (Entz Officer), Holly Marriott-Webb (John de Balliol), Harry Rimmer (John de Balliol), Thomas Posa (Ethnic Minorities Officer), Ian McFarlane (LGBTQ Officer), Alastair Bassett (LGBTQ Officer), Richard May (Website & Computing Officer), Izzy Williams (Women's Officer), Claudia Freemantle (Women's Officer)
Absent with apologies: Caitlin Tickell (Academic Affairs and Careers Officer), Robert Walmsley (Affiliations Officer), James Kavanagh (Design & Maintenance Officer), Xavier Cohen (Environment & Ethics Officer), Rivka Micklethwaite (Environment & Ethics Officer)
Absent without explanation: Eniola Oyesanya (Ethnic Minorities Officer)
- Elections [Dan]
- Room bookings [Joe]
1. Elections [Dan]
We need someone to be in the JCR office between 5.30 and 6.30 on Friday for early voting. Krista volunteered.
We also need someone to be in the JCR office from 9.30am – 9pm. Dan’s going to make an online thing so that people can choose their shifts. Everyone is encouraged to help out. We might have two people on it around lunch time when it’s busy.
2. Room Bookings [Joe]
JM said that it’s been annoying him for a while that the room booking can be inefficient. DT asked the source of the inefficiency. JM said that it would be easiest (and more time efficient) if the rooms were bookable online. RM said that he could talk to College IT and see what she thinks. DT also thinks he should raise this with the Dean first.
AT said that last week Welfare decided not to have a lock-in. AH suggested having a lock-in but not having reduced prices. AC suggested that we just organise a pub trip. RW said that it might be odd not to support our bar. JM said that the lock-in is perceived as very clique-y. AM said that he has never heard from anyone not in Committee that the lock-in is seen that way. He also said that the fact that there had been a lock-in after the Charity Show stopped it being purely a Committee thing. CF asked if we had actually checked with Rachel. It transpired that we hadn’t. AH said that this should also include non-committee positions. RW said that it might be tricky to take two committees (old and new) on a pub trip. We took another vote on whether or not to have a lock-in. AM said that ages ago you used to pay entry then drink what you like. Entry then got fixed to a tenner. Angus did the same thing with a fiver. He suggested that we put the amount back up to ten pounds. CF said that last year people definitely were annoyed about the lock-in, specifically about the reduced drinks prices. The motion to have a lock-in carried. DT said that he was personally against this and that he might bring a motion to the JCR to ban this in future. We decided he should bring this motion this Sunday so that it can be stopped before we do it if the JCR don’t like it. MD said that he thought that the lock-in was less dodgy if we didn’t “sell” things.
CF asked if we are allowed to approach people who might run for our positions. I said that I would send out an informal email telling people to approach the current holders. DBL said that he liked the idea of approaching individual people. RW said that he had no problem with approaching people. MD said that it was also fine, as well as you give the same advice to everyone.
AC asked if anything was going to happen to the junk in the Computer Room. MD said the photocopier is going to the dump next Wednesday.
AM brought up the idea of having a sketch of the late John the Porter. Last time our sketcher did a portrait, he got £60. Assuming that the family are happy, are we okay with this going ahead? DT pointed out that we can only pass £50 here – so AM said that the other £10 would come from the bar. We agreed that we are happy.
JM said that him and AH are doing a housing talk for the freshers at 5pm on Tuesday. They would like a speaker from Jowett and a speaker who lived out.