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MIT Guild Meeting

We will have the annual meeting for the MIT Guild of Bellringers on Monday 
18, during the normal change ringing handbell practice time (starting at
7:30pm) in 1-242 (probably). Details will be sent out later, but you 
should try
to plan to be there. Sorry for the short notice, but we are supposed to do 
before the MIT semester ends, so it is either the 11th or the 18th.

I don't have an agenda for the meeting and I have not actually agreed to 
run it
(but I guess I will if nobody else does). Here is the email about last 
meeting, to give you some idea of what we were planning to do then. Think 
who you want to nominate for positions. We might do nominations and voting 
email again.


So, MIT AGM on Saturday. Nominate your favorite people (or your least 
as the situation requires) for positions of Power and Glory. Honor 
optional. I
will send out another email with a list of nominees by Friday. If you are
nominated and do not contact me to decline or do not show up to the 
meeting you
can be elected. Replay to ME, not the whole list, so as to minimize spam. 
can decline any nominations in advance if you live in fear of being an 

Note that I, having served as president for the last three years, will not 
eligible for any positions as I am vanishing. Mish, who has served as Old 
Ringing Master for the past several years, does not wish to be re-elected. 
per MIT rules, president and treasurer must be MIT students (grad or

Below are last year's AGM minutes, which conveniently enough enumerate the
electable offices. For descriptions of the positions, see our constitution:

~Amy Moore
President, MIT Guild of Bellringers

MINUTES.  Recorded by Mira Blumberg
Annual Guild Meeting
MIT Guild of Bellringers
30 April, 2007
In attendance: Amy Moore, Cally Perry, James Whiting, Mira Blumberg,
Elaine Hansen, Xiao Fan, Mish Madsen, Allen Bryan, Eric Brosius,
Natalia Chernenko

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I. Finances
Since April 2006
I.Dianne Cermak reimbursed for materials for creating life-sized painting 
Clyde: $28.71
II.Arthur Lewbel reimbursed for renewing the Ringing World subscription: 

        Total Expenses: $169.41
Current Amount in MIT Account: $1462.83

Notes: No weddings in the past year. Last year it was decided to allocate 
next cheque  as a donation to the Ringing World and the window fund at Old
This has not yet been done, since there were no checks, but will be
done with the next check.

II. Electable Offices (current holder)
1.President (Amy Moore)
Reelected, unanimously.
2.Treasurer (Mish Madsen)
Allen Bryan elected,  unanimously.
3.Keeper of Handbells (Chet Ham)
Typo.  Should have said Cally Perry.  Reelected, unanimously.
4.Steeple Keeper (James Whiting)
Reelected, unanimously.  James also appointed Amy as his assistant.
5.Ringing Master (Mish Madsen)
Reelected, unanimously.  Xiao was also nominated, but declined the 
6.Clapper Correspondent (Britt Hartenberger)
Mira Blumberg elected unanimously.  Will not take office until after July 
7.Director of Tune Ringers (Karl)
Amy Moore elected unanimously.
8.Historian (Chet Ham)
Reelected, unanimously.
9.Webmaster (Mira Blumberg)
Reelected, unanimously.
III. Annual Tower Cleanup
        -Volunteer to organize!
Dianne Cermak and Laura Dickerson both nominated.  Vote split 4-4 tie.
Natalia came just as vote was ending and declined to break tie.
Dianne and Laura have been elected co-organizers.
        Last year it was decided that we would send these in as a group in
(Dianne organizing), with those who miss the deadline sending it in on 

People think this is working well.
V. Other
Amy will make an ad to put on "dome view" this summer.

Mira wrote a paper on Arthur Nichols and will post it on the website.