10/10/12 EBoard Meeting

  • Topic Guides/Plan For Next Class:
  • MUN: EVP is working with veteran member to do the topic guide, and will send it to E-Board by Friday 10/12
    • Everyone can add comments and initial
    • NATO: Continuing Ocean Shield simulation
    • NATO Tryouts: EVP would like everyone to triple check the accessibility of the topic guides.
      • In-class simulation: formulate specific policies etc.
      • Out-class simulation: demonstrate ability to research on the fly.
      • EVP is proposing that the topic guide be very limited.
      • Meetings that are scheduled for next week, e.g. NERMAL delegation meeting will happen as planned, but JCC will be rescheduled as BOD meeting will take place
  • AVP:
    • Discussion of E-Board members that are looking for possible AVP’s
    • Perhaps we can engage the BOD more and then it will not be necessary for AVPs?
    • VP Events is open to helping or being tasked with more responsibilities.
  • Everything that happened this weekend:
    • A lot of decisions happened that concern VP Events: the number of travelers has increased from 20 to 24.
      • New committee: NATO Arctic Affairs? NATO African Affairs?
      • 6 committees, 22 in-committee delegates
      • Advocates that perhaps it be a returning committee?
    • NERMAL Attendance: 5 country assignments
      • 7 committees; 2 delegates; 14 X 5 = 70
      • Had an additional 20 students left over that had no assignments
    • Discussion of the budget and whether it has been adjusted to reflect change in numbers of attendance?
      • VP Events: 22 countries, across 8 committees minus NU NERMAL attendees.
        • Should have a process for NERMAL attendee confirmation; initiate a basic confirmation process.
        • Have been seeing 50-60 students in MUN; 30-35 in NATO. Case and point: had 70 at MUN last week.
    • Committee’s are being finalized tonight, topics are set, has working document regarding how JCC works.
    • Former student/alumna will be attending NERMAL to help Professor
    • Converse needs some help arranging transportation; VP Events will take care of it
    • Needs to plan a time to meet to get JCC planning off the ground
  • NATO Conference FEE:
    • NATO: Need to get a check cut for it, and send it out.
    • Will check deadline, and if it is not on a close deadline then will have VP Finance do it.
  • Purchase Order:
    • Ready for President, but need to pick it up.
  • Coffee Machine:
    • VP Finance is working on it.
    • EVP would like to have it as a way to keep MUN members after class and speak with others during that time between the classes.
    •  Suggestion: could use rubric to give suggestions etc., and observe students in-class
  • Selection Process:
    • Was there anything that was missed? Any concerns regarding selection?
      • Some clarification was needed with some confused students; should have older members approach new members to try out.
      • Should have club members approach people by suggesting students to try out.
      • General sense: there are the people that are traveling that are ready to; those that are not ready to lead but ready to be delegate; and those that should tryout to gain experience but are not ready to travel
  • NERMAL HD Situation:
    • Under control, everything is being worked out actively by the E-Board.
  • BarMUN:
    • Not sure why we attend this conference; it is no longer needed.
    • Will discuss the possibility of eliminating it as a conference.
  • E-Board During Debate:
    • E-Board must interact with delegates during Un-moderated Caucuses
    • E-Board must either represent a country or sit near delegates and offer encouragement/advice to random countries.  Prefer they relocate in room after each Un-moderated caucus
    • If E-Board must do work OR be absent, need to find a replacement for themselves within the BOD.
  • Did Applications for SERMAL, NUMAL head delegate go out?
    • Would like to speed up process as thinking about having a mini tryout
    • Would like to know who the HDs are before NERMAL
  • March and April BOD Meetings
    • Would like to have the decisions about which conferences will be attending the following year (Need to add another MUN conference?)
    • March maybe not the best time to discuss because of NUMAL and SERMAL
    • April not necessarily good because of finals etc.
    • Realistically NATO, SERMAL and NUMAL are all written in the constitution – cannot remove
    • Decisions of the schedule need to be decided all in one meeting
    • Reason for BOD Meeting on Tuesday night: Would like them to fundamentally change the way things have been going, and then identify specific subjects that need to be addressed and then hold a special meeting.

November: Identify a different day for a special meeting.

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