Name: 551
Title: 08.25.2019
Last modified: 2019-08-25
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Business Meeting #2  August 25, 2019

Active Roll Call (P – Present, N – Not Present, E - Excused):
Br. Darren Midkiff - P
Br. Triston Warren - P
Br. Harrison Powell - N
Br. Ross Trujillo - P
Br. Sam Korth - P
Br. Joseph Parackal - P
Br. Gregory Maddra - P
Br. Sam Penwell - P
Br. Noah Craig - P
Br. Thomas Fugate - P
Br. Vikas Bhakta - P
Br. Walter Wilson - N
Br. Alton Rayburn - P
Br. Bryce Goetz - P
Br. Tristan Hull - P
Br. Devin Bingham - P
Br. Mandeep Saha - N
Br. Sam Saley - P
Br. Putnam Franklin - P
Br. Grant Davidson - P
Br. Jordan McFadden - P
Br. Chris Lamb - P
Br. Thomas Palmer - P
Br. Thomas Hill - P
Br. Ty Harris - P

Others:


OFFICER REPORTS

President:
We usually have business casual dress code, so I will be enforcing that, but the new president will set his own rules.

VP:
Nobody gave me weeks that don’t work for them with retreat/big little, you have until the end of the day today.

Secretary:
I sent out a list of all recruitment events to the alumni. Hopefully we can get some of them to come by.
I also sent a link for the alumni to be able to get added to the google calendar so they can see future events, but we should continue to send a list of all recruitment events as soon as the dates are set so that they have a chance to clear their schedule and come to the meeting.
Stop coming to me and complaining that things aren’t on the calendar. I try to add things when I hear about them, but if you will just DM me the event you’re running, it will be added.

Treasurer:
So I posted the budget in official. We are voting today. Added $10 for a contract service.

Risk Management:
So everyone has heard Joe’s thing about not setting off alarms. I will do it after meetings. They will start fining us soon. I need to find time to do the mandatory training. Safety officer splits responsibilities with Risk Management. We need to appoint that soon. Putnam appointed.

Recruitment:
We will be assigning PNMs in AM. Chalking and Flyering after meeting. Board game night on the 28th. Movie night on Nielsen 7-10 on the 29th. Friday we will have games tournament Willoughby. Cancelled ASK event for this semester.
Penwell: If you aren’t running an event, you still have to show up.


New Member Educator:
I am working on updating New Member Handbook. Everyone from the last year needs to send their hometowns.

Academics:
I wasn’t able to do meetings last week. Find me this week and let’s get them done. Also, send me classes you need help with, we’ll get it figured out.


Social:
So we are going to hold off on social events at the house during renovation. Still getting in contact with other organizations. No movie night this week.

Philanthropy:
NTR

House Manager:
Good job cleaning. Make up your work day if you didn’t tell me about missing work day. Toilet paper is en route. Paper towels are coming.
Fugate: Have you figured out online ordering?
Yes, we don’t have to use that specific site, so if you need something we can still get reimbursed.

House Director:
Not present

Athletics Chair:
Sign up for stuff on the whiteboard.

Historian:
There should be an OUMM going out Monday for our rush events. Brochures were printed. Send me pictures of events you guys do so I can post it on instagram.

Steward:
Baked potatoes and Turkey Chili or Beef Chili. Give me ideas for things served for chapter dinner. If you hate chapter dinner, tell me and I will fix it.
Volunteers to Cook: Ty Harris and Ross Trujilo
Volunteers to Clean: Thomas Hill and Alton Rayburn

Old Business:

New Business:

Pass Meeting Minutes - Passed

Penwell: Mike called me on Monday or Tuesday in regards to out of house leases. He mentioned giving a lease to us and wanting us to collect it from the brothers. As a result he says however we want to do out of house leases is fine with us. He said that if we want to try being billed as a chapter and sending it in as a whole, and we don’t have to be locked into that either. He is also willing to send individual contracts to everyone who isn’t living in.
In favor of leases: Passes

Budget - Passed 9 - 0 - 3

Motion to Postpone the discussion debrothering Brother Wilson to AM - Passed

Motion to have next week’s business meeting on Monday at the usual time so that people can take advantage of the long weekend. - Passed

New President: Alton Rayburn
Rayburn: Didn’t have time to plan this out. Honestly I really want to streamline our processes. He has a lot of good ideas. Lots of looping conversations. Lots of wasted time, let’s speed things up. I love Triangle. This is my most free semester in a long time so I have a lot of time available. I don’t think we have been treated as unfairly as some people think. So for one, you’re supposed to read it before hand, but people don’t and that makes it take forever. Stop catering to people that aren’t putting in the effort. Parking lot is the first thing I want to tackle. Neighbors only like us if they like you all. Doing a lot more with the neighbors. Trainings pushed until after the semester is over.
Fugate: So, if I am elected I want to delegate stuff out. Going off of that, I will do a great job because I can show the right direction. I believe that we should pick our battles, I don’t think it is high in relation to other rent options. It is a lot all at once, so we should take it to him. I am currently enrolled in 12 hours this semester and think I have enough time to handle it all. Immediately, I want to make meetings smoother and quicker. I like people in business casual at least. I don’t believe that I have lost touch with recruitment so far, and I would just delegate less.
Saley: Withdraw because of my schedule.
Hill: Withdrawing because I haven’t been around enough to cover a lot of the stuff going on.


Announcements:
This will be a general Triangle National Convention debriefing. I won’t get super in depth here, but I will give an overview. I might send more information to related officers, so don’t take that as me telling you how to do your job, it’s just what we talked about that week and you deserve to know what was discussed. I also have a lot of information regarding Greekbill and how we are currently collecting dues, and how that method could hurt us in the future, but that will be discussed at a later meeting because I don’t see that being a quick discussion.
Proposal 1 would give more ways to approve someone for associate membership and would ease the requirements, this was passed, allowing alumni groups to approve initiation of associate members.
Proposal 2 would expand the restrictions for serving on National Council to include any other Triangle Board. This was passed due to a potential for conflict of interest.
Proposal 3 would remove the Active Councilman as a member of the National Council and make them an appointed office only. National council did not make a recommendation on this approval, and left the decision to the chapters. This would return the position to the title of Active Advisor, and would remove the restriction from holding an official role elsewhere in Triangle. This, in the end was not adopted, and the Active Councilman remains a position on National Council.
Proposal 4 would exempt members on co-op from paying the national active fee, but an amendment was proposed to then raise the National Active Fee to $390 if the proposal passed, because the loss from the number of members on Co-op would mean having to eliminate a staff position. This proposal was rejected.
Proposal 5 would clarify that changes after initiation do not impact membership status or obligations. This proposal was passed, thus changes of things like your major or gender identity could not affect your membership status. No one has ever been removed for this, but it wasn’t explicitly stated in the bylaws that someone couldn’t be.
Proposal 6 would provide an exemption for legacies from being an EA&S major. This proposal was rejected.
Proposal 7 would change “balanced men” to “better men” in the purpose statement. This did not pass.
Proposal 8 would change the wording related to restrictions regarding a member’s official badge. This proposal was rejected.

Brother of the Week:
Lamb - winner
Fugate and Friends -
Saley-

Mophead: Thomas Hill