Minutes for CLA Meeting October 18th


Meeting Minutes: October 11th, 2013

Meeting Open: 12:32pm

In Attendance:

Executive Officers:

Vice President: Joy Robichaud
Second-year liaison: Nicole Wright
First-year liaison: Arissa McConnell
Secretary: Simon Helliwell
Web Manager: Max Muise


Dawn Meuse
Chantal Aucoin
Patricia Langille
Colleen Trenholm
Qi Lao


President: Staci Stryde
Treasurer: Aaron Larter

Bank Balance: $268

Old Business:

1. Staci checked into the bank balance during the last week, which is $268.
2. The book sale space is booked for the time previously discussed, which was Monday, October 28th and Tuesday the 29th, from 11am until 2pm. Danielle (who was not present) just needs to finish the poster, and Arissa will contact the first years to see who would be interested in volunteering. Nicole said she would send out an email to let people know about donations for the book sale and the time.
3. Everyone was reminded to please get/renew your memberships to the Canadian Library Association NSCC Student Chapter.

New Business:

1. Dawn and Joy both discussed contacting possible future guest speakers and forwarding the information to Staci. It was decided that there would be a sign-up sheet for those volunteering to bring in treats next time the Chapter has a guest speaker.
2. Organisation efforts for the Halloween party on Friday, November 1st, continued. There is a sign-up sheet available for bringing in treats and games and the possibility of a costume contest was brought up.
3. Everyone was reminded to brainstorm advocacy ideas for the book sale and that anyone with information or suggestions should send it to Staci.

Next Meeting: October 18th, 2013.

Meeting Adjourned: 12:42pm

Minutes for September 27th – Guest Speaker Reminder!

Here are the minutes for the NSCC CLA meeting on September  27th 2013.

This Friday October 4th, we will be having a guest speaker coming in to talk to us!

Erica Smith is the current President of NSALT and will be speaking at 12:00 sharp!

Everyone is invited and there will be snacks!

Meeting Minutes: 12:30pm

In Attendance:

Executive Officers

President: Staci Stryde
Vice President: Jennifer Robichaud
Treasurer: Aaron Larter
Secretary: Simon Helliwell
First-year Liaison: Arissa McConnell
Second-year Liaison: Nicole Wright
Web Manager: Max Muise


Ashley Coutts
Sonja Myers
Marjorie Shepherd
Dawn Meuse
Colleen Trenholm
Danielle Hoar
Patricia Langille
Chantal AuCoin
Briane Yorke
Scott Harrett
Qi Lao

Bank Account Balance: ??

Old Business:
1. Staci has an appointment with the bank to discuss the bank balance.
2. Arissa brought in a book box for the book sale. Danielle worked on the posters for the book sale, which are almost finished. Staci emailed Sylvie Lavoie to book space downstairs in the atrium for the NSCC CLA Student Chapter book sale.

New Business:
1. Dates for the book sale were discussed, including October 28th, 29th and 30th, a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. The book sale could take place on Monday the 28th, led by the first years, between 11am and 2pm and on Tuesday the 29th by the second years at the same time. Arissa and Nicole will send an email to their classes asking for donations and for volunteers to help run the book sale.
2. Staci reminded everyone to renew their memberships for the NSCC CLA Student Chapter.
3. Aaron said he would organize the financial records for the Chapter, and Staci would be getting the receipts to him to help him do that.
4. Staci reminded everyone of the guest speaker, Erica, coming from NSALT to the Student Chapter on Friday, October 4th to discuss membership. The first and second years would get out early from their class at 12:00. Staci suggested that people volunteer to bring in snacks and Arissa said she would send out an email concerning possible allergies.
5. The group brainstormed an idea for a gift for the guest speaker and eventually decided on a mug from the NSCC store, which was to be paid for out of the NSCC CLA Student Chapter fund.
6. The group discussed the NSCC CLA Student Chapter Halloween party. The first years do not have classes on Thursday the 31st of October, so it was suggested that it be held on Friday, November 1st between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The party is going to be a game night with a potluck of the junk food variety, and that it is suggested people bring in games, food and decorations. Dressing up in costume is optional.
7. The group brainstormed ideas for advocacy:
a. Early literacy
b. Teen literacy
c. ESL
d. Library and Archives Canada
Staci suggested that everyone continue to brainstorm ideas over the next two weeks before the next meeting and the group would continue to discuss it then.

Next Meeting: Friday, October 4th (guest speaker)

Meeting Adjourned: 1:04pm

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