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Title: Sidney


1
Sidney
Pacific
Graduate Community
House Council Meeting November 3, 2004
2
Agenda
  • New Hall Councilor!
  • Survey Results
  • Committee Updates
  • Upcoming S-P events
  • Open Floor

3
Hall Councilor for 3-North
  • Congratulations to Amanda Kowalski!

4
Committee Updates
5
Cultural Committee Events
6
COSI Lecture
7
Sunday BrunchNovember 7, 11-1230pm
  • Volunteers Needed! Please sign up for a shift
    (sign-up sheet going around)
  • Volunteer Appreciation Party at the end of the
    month. Happy Hour on us!

8
Printing Improvements
  • Color printer (letter-size posters)
  • 0.30/page, no free quota
  • cost of supplies only, likely revised
  • Poster printer (large posters, up to 42)
  • 6/sq ft, by appointment with Publ. Chair.
  • cost of supplies only
  • Both made possible by Housemasters.

9
Winter Arts and Music Festival
  • Saturday November 20th, 2004
  • 2pm-5pm
  • S-P Multipurpose Room
  • Local Cambridgeport/ Student Artists Sale
  • Music and performances
  • Light refreshments

10
The S-P Survey
  • - First numbers and comments

11
Do Residences feel save?
12
Do Residences feel save?
  • Some common comments where
  • The streets are dark
  • Especially on Albany street
  • Lack of pedestrians around
  • Drunk/ Drugged people around
  • Afraid because of recent incidence
  • Reports being followed from Central
  • Recent incidence
  • One student stated seeing dead people

13
House-Masters
14
House-Masters
  • Suggestion of ways for House-Masters to get to
    know the recidence and vv.
  • Email
  • Study Breaks/ Events free food
  • Attend Hall Events
  • Their dinners have been a great way to talk to
    them and get to know them better
  • Sing in a Jazz Band

15
The Website
16
The Website
  • Some of the many suggestions
  • Information
  • Add the fax number so that we don't have to
    contact the deskworker to ask for it
  • Weather in cambridge
  • Real time availability of washers and dryers in
    Laundry room
  • Printer quota info
  • Live web-cams to lobby and gym so we can see if
    its crowded or not or who is there to meet us
  • In the movies list, put a star next to the new
    ones

17
The Website
  • Some of the many suggestions
  • Functions
  • Online forums for sports, hobbies, and other
    special interests
  • Suggestions for purchases
  • online zip-bike/other stuff reservation

18
SPTV
Suggestions included art photos/ Listing of
upcoming events / random trivia / mit events Many
commented on bad resolution.
19
SPTV
20
The Newsletter
21
Outreach
22
Recycling
23
The Halls
24
The Halls
25
The Halls
Others included random encounters in the
elevators and in the hallways
26
The Halls
27
Cultural Events
  • Ideas for new events
  • Chinese Spring Festival
  • holidays of local significance
  • Such as add date / drop date
  • Chinese New Year
  • Paris Nuit Blanche
  • Epiphany, Mardi Gras
  • Holi and Diwali India
  • Greek Easter, good food!
  • Swiss national day

28
Events within S-P
29
Events within S-P
  • Some ideas for events
  • Pottery and other crafts
  • Outdoor movies in good weather
  • Open mic?
  • S-P ski weekend
  • Dating/Singles Night
  • Karaoke
  • Quiz Night

30
Events Outside S-P
  • Some ideas
  • Visits to Boston attractions
  • Hiking / biking
  • Trip to spa
  • Sox/Pats games
  • Weekend getaways
  • Blue Man Group
  • S-P trip to NY

31
The House Council
  • Ideas for new committee
  • "easy cooking" committee for gathering people to
    teach/learn about practical recipes
  • Women committee

32
The House Council
  • What has been done well
  • Brunches, parties, DVDs
  • Great social activities planning Brunch and
    coffee hour are great ways to meet people
    throughout the dorm they're very well organized
  • the music room is great. good resources too -
    books, guitar, etc. but the piano gets really out
    of tune.

33
The House Council
  • What has been done well
  • "2004 Orientation - great job! This survey -P"
  • "ah, they do everything well. )
  • "Really well organized and professional.
  • "-SP TV is well run and appreciated -The
    Brunches are amazing -The flags are great -The
    movies are great but could be better with more
    selection"

34
The House Council
  • What has been done well
  • What does it do?
  • "The S-P gov't is more active than I expected
    from a graduate dorm. I think many of the events
    are done well, and I'm impressed with the level
    of feedback you guys ask for"
  • "SPTV is fun to watch when waiting for elevator
    Great job with the dance party in Sep!!
  • "What do you mean? We are the best! The BEST!"

35
The House Council
  • What can be done better
  • Revise the constitution
  • F.ex the election process
  • Some comments on fewer events than last year
  • The house tax
  • Information on how it is spent

36
The Overall Experience
37
S-P the place to be
  • What can be done to make S-P better
  • Ask for better lighting in the dorms. Those
    ceiling lights are just depressing!
  • Get a change machine (for laundry, soda
    machines), or have the desk provide change.
  • Keep the gym cleaner
  • Low water pressure!!
  • ventilation issues
  • Printing issues

38
S-P the place to be
  • What can be done to make S-P better
  • Rent money rent overpriced
  • A clear system for residents to deal with mail
    that is not theirs
  • Faster Mail Sorting

39
The Winners ?
  • 1st 50 gift certificate to the CambridgeSide
    Galleria
  • 2nd 30 gift certificate to the wonderful Star
    Market
  • 3rd 20 gift certificate to the one and only Star
    Market

Villacorta Turienzo, Jesus
Kokossalakis, George
Sze, Vivienne
40
Upcoming events
  • COSI Lecture Thurs. Nov. 4th
  • CASPAR visit Sat. Nov. 6th
  • November Brunch Sun. Nov. 7th
  • Just Desserts Dinner Tues. Nov. 9th
  • Chinese Cultural Exchange Evening Sat. Nov.
    13th
  • Fair Trade Coffee Hour Wed. Nov. 17th
  • Arts and Music Festival Sat. Nov. 20th
  • Celtics Game Sun. Nov. 21st
  • Aquarium Trip with Housefellow Sun. Nov. 21st
  • SP Thanksgiving Thurs. Nov. 25th
  • Lord of the Dance Fri. Nov. 26th

41
Open Floor
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