SPJ Meeting Minutes: Week Five

General notes

Do we want to do an MS/MA buddy system to workshop CVs, pitches?

CJS does a pitching workshop in the spring

Deans are moving up spring safety conversation to now

Sweatshirts will be crewneck with plain design, to sell for $40 at $15 profit


Possible off-campus puppy event? Details to come

Future open lecture with Prof. Cobb, more details to come from Davi

Possible MS/MA gathering?

Collab with Women In Media group to do a self defense class, possibly work with Bruce Shapiro

Lucille’s Ball will be $15,000-$25,000, so we have to get on that sweatshirt thing!

Davi will contact her church about apple picking details, $10 per person (including busses)

Halloween (gets its own tab this week because it’s so close!)

Madame XVenue approved for Halloween! Lounge, bar @ 8 p.m. on 10/28 at Madame X in Greenwich

Tickets $5, $10 at the door

Rotation system for taking tickets at the door, everyone has a 15-ish minute shift

FB event and posters to go out REALLY soon

Amanda will make a Google doc to sell the tickets, so please sign up when you can!

EVERYONE SHOULD DRESS UP! (Are we still doing a costume contest?)

Possibly selling LED lights and other things with the tickets


Will be posting survey to Slack to get more hits

Email Nicole (nicole.barnard@columbia.edu) with any agenda items by 5 p.m. on Monday

Positions and Committees

Speaker series first event was a success!

Community service is talking to a former rep about going into a high school, teaching journalism

Christmas - aaron-burden-161807Tulika has a connection at #lunchbag, will give to Steph

Candy Grams may be too much — might plan to do around Christmas (will need volunteers then)

Academics is waiting for the final survey (November, when students are less stressed)

Speakers, academics to do brown bags monthly

Andrew will send Rebecca the speaker dates so she can book rooms

People are welcome to join committees at any time

Student life and speaker committees need more members

For future

Sarah will share her committee’s updates next week

Will from now on be adding agenda items to emails

Next week we will NOT have a meeting since we have a long weekend



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