29th September, 2014
General Body Meeting Minutes, 9/21/14
•We’ve casted the shows. Hooray!
•Rehearsals for Into the Woods have been going well. There’s been some character work, some singing, some dancing—things are happening. We should be receiving actual librettos very soon!
•Macbeth rehearsals have just gotten started. They started with a Sparknotes-version read through, and have been moving onto some scene work. We’ve also submitted the Arts Council Grant, so hopefully we’ll receive some extra funding soon! Eboard and directors are still looking to finalize a space for the show, and will provide that information as soon as we have it.
•A-teams are starting to come together. We received an overwhelming number of applications and the Producers have been trying their best to get back to everyone. We are no longer accepting applications, and are striving to have everyone hired by next Friday. Because…
•Big Wind Blows is October 3rd! Space/time to be announced. The casts and a-teams of both shows are strongly encouraged to attend. It’s a good time. Mark your calendars.
•Also, please mark your calendars for the next General Body Meeting, which will be Sunday, October 5th at 5:30 pm in Bartlett 301. We’ll be providing some critical new information on scene shop procedures, as well as how to sign up for hours this semester. We have a brand-new shop manager who’s going to be helping us out with this. Scene shop hours will start in October and we have very limited time to accomplish all the wonderful things we dream of, so we need to be as organized and proactive about this as possible.
•Unfortunately, the Cabin Trip is no more. We did not receive enough money from all of you to reserve the space. If you gave Katie $5 to reserve your spot, please contact her to get your money back. We hope to arrange other Guild Bonding events soon that don’t cost as much or require as much planning. Stay tuned!
•Coffeehouse! It will be Friday, October 24th, time and location to be announced. I believe Katie has made the theme “Pumpkins or Whatever” in honor of fall and Halloween and apathy. Start thinking about acts you want to perform—comedy skits, dance, singing/music, poetry, or some new fusion of entertainment I can’t even dream up right now. You don’t have to be part of either show—or even consider yourself a Guild member!—to sign up, so invite your friends. Katie will post soon about collecting applications for acts so we can put together a program for the evening.
•Remember that for Voting Rights (for next semester’s shows, for next year’s eboard, and for constitutional amendments), you must attend two-thirds of the General Body Meetings! Talk to Katie if you have questions or concerns about voting rights. You should also read more about them in the FAQ.
•Adam made a brief announcement about SASP procedures. If you are an a-team member who needs to make purchases for the show, PLEASE talk to Adam about SASP policy. The SASP is a student purchasing card that the university signs out to us. If you need to make a purchase, you MUST bring a list to Adam that includes: 1. What you intend to buy, 2. Where you intend to buy it, 3. How much it will cost. It will take Adam at least TWO BUSINESS DAYS to file the request in the office and have them process it. Adam will set up an appointment with you in the Center for Student Development Business Office in the Student Union, you sign out the card, go shopping, and return the card to the office within 24 hours. Make sure you get itemized receipts!
•If you purchased a T-shirt last semester and have yet to receive it, please contact Joy and she will do her best to make sure it is delivered to you as soon as possible. If you also attended Banquet last semester and did not receive a UMTG pin, please talk to me as well. Again, we are sorry for the confusing surrounding these items.
•Bored? Lonely? Come hang out with us in the Guild Office, room 423B upstairs in the Student Union. There’s finally a sign on the door so you’ll know you’re in the right place.