Minutes: SOCC SAGM
April 25th, 2014
Need to make budget super tight!
aim to get external donations for at least 2/3 of costs
by having a coordinator (15hr/wk), labour constitutes the largest amounts of socc expenses
mystery top-up? Hasn’t been coming out of the socc account
Outreach: Should socc have an outreach?
Workshops and social media were effective.
Can we move duties from outreach officer to work studies? This year general collective felt like outreach may not be too necessary and work-study roles can be modified to include specific event planning, social media, and resource (PULSE Zine, etc) roles
Yes: resources, social media, pulse
Cage’s feedback about 1 month of outreach officer
It was nice.
looking for more things to do, but end of the semester was slow.
The facebook updates got busy with the #notallwhiteyyj
Feedback on FB
-don’t you want to know?
-what works best?- point at the water! here’s this, you may be interested
-want to engage more- hard to get engaged? Even with specific requests
-language diversity, geographic
-presented statements, frustrte me,
-events and local work done
-sharing articles > than
-edit social media guidelines
-wordpress site is a bit neglected
-tumblr is not getting much use right now.
Daphne: usu. clear direction, not overly demanding (about 15hr/wk), awkward timing with midterms, breaking down of tasks- workflow spread out over the larger projects.
Issues: Miscommunication regarding some projects- event posters.
better communication about ongoing projects
workflow documents or communication about taking on tasks.
Reflection: about food orders- ~100/2wk, set up the library program, events volunteering.
Suggestions: how to get people to wash dishes! its hard.
Leat has moved cups over Pride, concerns about this.
What is the problem? dishes or lack of respect for the space.
try a bunch of solutions over the summer.
AfricaFest in May
Symposium with several speakers on the following topics
Africa is not a country.
Democracy and colonization
health and development
cinema and gender
need posters for these!
need volunteers too!
Launch of Campaign:
discussions, possibly more photos to be taken, setting up a banner
buttons! (Daphne is going to work on it)
Boma talked to 1 of the organizers about concerns about whiteness perpetuated
concerns about lack of clarity
vague descriptions- comes across as primarily social
have the organizers identified clearly
more focused discussions- helps people decide about going, not going
prevents people getting excited about work that is unlikely to happen organically (ie anti-oppression? anti-racist workshops)
Summer SOCC events?
to be discussed later.