11/14/12 EBoard Meeting

  • Professors office & post-conference fun:
    • Office cleanup needs to happen regularly, especially after conferences.
  • Coffee Maker:
    • The coffee machines were not emptied nor were they clean. Clean-up needs to happen ASAP.
  • Storage Clean-up:
    • Political Science Admin would like us to clean out the storage unit ASAP.
    • Need to have a post-conference cleanup person designated for each and every conference.
      • This is not current NERMAL Secretary Gen. problem, but rather a recurring problem every year.
  • End of semester feedback?
    • Our Survey
    • Dept. Survey
  • Election Details
    • Take nominations on 11/20
      • All E-Board positions will be up for nomination;
      • Professor will have individual conversations with each current member to see what the individual decisions are.
      • Then nominations are up for everyone
      • Can have food and drinks
    • 11/27
    • Election at 8PM on Dec. 4th
      • BOD Meeting 10-11PM (Practicality: Start whenever Election ends)
  • Model EU, President Aoun, Etc.
    • University President wants us to be in a more EU format.
      • Visibility of EU programs is currently focus, which means Model EU becomes a more forefront desire.
      • We need to come up with Model EU Program.
        • Come up with ideas that would work; Professor has some ideas
        • Definitely need to look at this; this is not a short conversation, but one that is needed.
        • Professor would like us to sit down to build a plan, not necessarily to have the conversation, but a set-up/plan.
          • Current E-Board does not need to necessarily need to make all decisions but need to build a plan so that next E-Board can begin to deal with it.
  • Status of Travel (VP Events)
    • Discussion/debate of Flights vs. Trains
      • Discussing logistics of embassy visit and opening ceremonies
    • Train booked for NATO?
      • 26 Tickets
    • Train booked for Nationals?
      • 26 Tickets
    • Flights home for NATO?
    • Flights home for Nationals?
    • Flights for SERMAL?
      • 19 Tickets
    • Hotel for NATO?
      • 7 Rooms
    • Hotel for SERMAL?
      • 5 Rooms
    • Hotel for NUMAL
      • 7 Rooms
  • November regular BOD meeting?
    • Discussion of BMAL and behavior while travelling
    • President made executive decision on new time for Special BOD Meeting (Sunday 11/18): 4-6pm instead of 3-5pm.
      • Perhaps provide food.
      • Discussion of club finances between VP Finance, Professor and VP Events.
  • SERMAL HD Selection
    • Discussion of quality of applicants
      • Discussion on qualities needed to be a great HD vs. those that might not be beneficial
  • NUMAL HD Selection
    • Discussion of quality of applicants
    • Discussion of necessity of Assistant HD’s
      • Value vs. Waste
      • Discussion of during Spring 2013 making 2 mandatory Out-of-Committee Delegates, the third is optional.
    • Decision made for NUMAL HD
  • BMAL SG Selection
    • Discussion of applicants, perhaps have one applicant be Assistant SG and have E-Board member complete SG tasks.
  • Selection Committee Report
    • E-Board members are going around and discussing any issues that occurred during tryouts and feedback in terms of those not selected.
  • NATO Head Delegates issues
    • Problems that delegations are meeting separately; and that the E-Board expectations, in regards to each HD taking on one country, happened. They are now separate – they should be working together.
  • Wednesday November 28 & the German Consul General
    • Meet at 12:30, start at 1:30, meeting with General
    • Free T-Shirts!!
    • Free Food
  • Constitutional Amendments
    • Budget Amendment
      • Remove constitutional part about budget – move into new bylaw section on the budget
      • Mandate that a certain percentage of revenue (NERMAL + BMAL) must remain a balance
      • SABO doesn’t approve bylaws so we’ll say it went through the department
    • Bylaws Amendment
      • Removing bylaws from constitution and putting them in bylaws section
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