EGSA Minutes Meeting #2 September 25, 2017 at 9:00am

AMS Dial-in: 5706586 Phone Dial-in (509) 335-9445 meeting ID: 06586

Pullman: Rachel, Abbey, Maggie, Liesl, Ben, Joseph, Olivia, and Kunle

Wenatchee: Adrian, Robert, and Alix

Review of recent events:

CAHNRS Fall Festival: Went well! Minus the rogue bees – thanks Rachel for handling the bee chaos well! Next time: SEAL THE HIVE

BUGSS: Also went well – we will show interest in student involvement to help future BUGSS events

Honey Sales

  • Adrian will email Brandon/Steve
  • Need to bottle and advertise (Lighty, flush flyers, etc)
  • May do presales depending on contacts

Officer Reports

President (Adrian)

  • Nominate Student Choice Speaker potential invitees
  • Reminder: sign up for committees – let Adrian know if you want to be moved to a different committee
  • Committee Chairs will be rotated annually or as needed

Vice President (Ben)

  • Books! Dave suggested 12 books and handbooks for our library
  • Will look into book store donations, cost of used books through Amazon, etc
  • Joseph will ask Adam about matched funds to buy said books

Treasurer (Joseph): Our funds look good for the events/proposed purchases for this semester

Secretary (Alix)

  • Writing Network: email Alix if you are interested
  • To get feedback on a paper/proposal/application, you must give feedback on a paper/proposal/application
  • 2 week turnaround time – all links through google docs ‘suggesting’ mode

Faculty Liaison (Rachel)

  • Hiring for Wenatchee position is upcoming – look for an email from Adam and participate
  • Adam is looking into additional classes for the UI co-op course list

GPSA-funding report (Kunle)

  • GPSA funding – no new funding this year (we have money) but next year we will apply

Outreach Coordinator (Abbey)

  • Live insects from Bugs in Cyberspace – maybe Dr. Zack will match funds?
  • Terrariums are the most expensive part, but we have some
  • Proposing an $800 budget to buy supplies and bugs
  • Proposing a new ‘colony care’ committee or a care rotation schedule to take care of insects

Other updates:

  • Prelim Study Group – Wednesdays from 11am-12pm – deciding a format but already having great discussions
  • Meta-analysis group – Wednesdays from 1:15-2:15 – deciding topic
  • Coffee and Donuts – 1st Monday of the month, will coincide with EGSA meetings
  • Happy Hour – was a success! More to come soon – bowling and other activities
  • Come to Bug Beer Friday with Jeb at 4pm!
  • We will have a Halloween party and a holiday party this year! Stay tuned!
  • Patches are STILL going to happen
  • Linnaean Games – Thursdays at 3pm, come check it out!
  • WSU’s debates team will hold a mock presentation before the Denver meeting TBA
  • Herma Memorial – Adam is getting approval on the two options we drafted

Next meeting: Monday October 9th at 9am – WITH DONUTS