Friday, October 5, 2007

Saturday Soccer

A flyer was sent to all on the mailing list(which unfortunately is not comprehensive) about soccer intramurals this Saturday the 6th from 5-10 pm at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

This post is to get to anyone who might check this blog but was otherwise unawares of the event.

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Auditions for Diwali Play

We are having a skit/play for Diwali, script for which is being woked out by Arun/Irene. We welcome members to volunteer for the piece. Updates on the play would be provided here, although enthusiastic members can start contacting either of the committee members mentioned above. Alternatively an e mail of interest to would suffice. Availability on weekends would be a plus.

For all the world's a stage and we the bit players(with apologies to The Bard) ,

Facing The Music

Judging from the brutally honest (to say the least!) comments in the first post, there needs to be considerable improvement in the music arrangement for parties.

As I see it, these are the options.

1. Update the song list : A text version of Darshan's song list would be put here. Add/remove songs from the list. We have some time before Diwali. However, since most of you profess to know his list on their finger tips, you could start right now.

2. Volunteer as DJ : If there are any hidden talents that we haven't tapped, please please show up or let us know. Also be aware of the scorching criticism that awaits anyone faltering at the podium :-) In this case equipment could still be rented from Darshan at considerably cheaper rates.(Which means more money left, which means more events).

3. Professional DJ : The committee is in talks with people to make this happen. However, ideally, this process should start 4-5 weeks in advance. So we might already be behind schedule. If you have suggestions, kindly come out with them ASAP.

As I see it, option 1 is exclusive. We could have a professional DJ/volunteer/Darshan and also a popular song list. So get going, if you will :-)

Yours Truly,

Friday Financial Blogging

Following is the summary of expenses for the Freshers' Party

$777.87 for 25 sheets of pizza and service charges ($500 provided by Partners In Programming and $ 277.87 from the SAF account of ISA ).

DJing Charges : 0$
Equipment Rental : 300$

120 cans provided through Pepsi Request by the university
Rest : Donated by ICAGA

45$ approximately

Anyone needing a detailed itemization is welcome to e mail me.

At this point I should also note that charges of financial mismanagement are taken seriously by the committee. Although comments in the previous section were given a lot of leeway, this should not be taken as an opportunity for ad hominem attacks.

He said/she said comments are going to be moderated out.

If need be, I will personally scan and put the checks involved, on the blog. And if need further be, there would be an official handing over the money ceremony , open to everyone.

It has caused great angst to our former president, who has devoted so much time and money to the organization, to be accused of embezzlement. His integrity and character, for me, are beyond reproach. Anyone thinking otherwise should have proof on which they base their arguments.

Yours Truly,