Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

October 15th, 2017

Stommons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

All the deputies!!!!!!!!!!

Amanpreet

Mark Kim

William Steinberg

Harrison Meyer

Regrets:

Minutes:

Welcome deputies

Cookies! Frosted Pink Cookies are GPA Board tradition

Introductions!

Elizabeth has abs that can crush cans


Treasury update

Treasury Committee Meeting today

        $1200 to AA

                Food

                Support speaker events

                Don’t use Mitchell Center money for food → honorariums only

        30 members

                No subsidized merchandise

                Only one initiation

        Treasury department will be auditing all branches in Mid Nov

                Make sure branches are aware and have all reimbursements and receipts in

        Increase funding sources

                Reach out w ideas/alumni


Branch updates

PPU

        Smerconish

                Went INSANELY WELL

                CNN        

                Good set up → regular chairs, speakers in front

                @Brian Thank you letter to Smerconish

        New Debate

                Gun rights

                $1500 honorarium → through Professor Green

                John Lot

        Chelsea Manning

                Sponsored by GWSS

                Support it → get money and get our name on it

                @Elena Money could come from some places

Tea Change

UA Contingency

                Late November → conflict with Amy Wax

        General John Allen

                Moved to spring

                Appointed to the head of a think tank

        Professor Horowitz

                Student debates

                Perry World House

        Polybian Society

        Saturday, October 21st 5:30 setup, 7 pm start time → Intiation

        Final info for mentors and mentees

        27 New Members!!!!

        Saturday, October 21st at 8 pm → Halloween Party

Thursday October 10th 8pm → Automation Symposium  

PPR

Layout-review on Sunday

PPR Distribution events → November 2, 3, 4

        Homecoming weekend, maybe Saturday

Theme

        Race

        Special on reparations

        Look into sponsorship with Coates

Merch

        By launch

        Stickers

        Shot-glasses


SAVA/AVEN

James and Whitney attended

Tuesday, October 18th → AVEN survey going out

Email in the drive

Training for members → upcoming Mondays date TBD

Post in the facebook group, link in newsletter


Academic Affairs

Amy Wax

back to December

Richard Reeves is good to go

Religion in Politics

        Cameron Grey

        November 1st, NCH Dining Room

        Food is covered → vouchers for participants

        Anthony Butler

Panel on Succession

        Emails out to professors on Monday

        2nd Week of November → 6th or 8th

        O’Leary, Mary Frances Berry, Eileen Doherty-Fil, Polick or Helfont

Ambassador

        First week of December

        @Delaney ask her if she could do Nov 13th or 15th OR october 25th


Gala Prep

Julia reached out

        Many have told her that they don’t do events with people under 21

Julia will start visiting places the week after next

Halloween Party

        Event by Friday

Homecoming

        Something at Sujay’s place

        November 3rd-4th

GPA House

Not renewing lease

Campus apartments goes up on Monday

John needs to put out GPA House form, needs to be in GPA newsletter

Newletter

Polybian

Housing

PPR → Lena

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

October 9st, 2017

Stommons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Regrets:

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Minutes:

Branch Updates

PPR

        Still in editorial cycle

        About to order gear

                Laptop stickers

                Water bottles

        Board

                Crewnecks/zip-ups

        Alt Helsingborg coming to Annenberg → interview

PPU

        Thursday, October 12th → Smerconish

        Double the amount of people

        Posters are hung → some needs to be disbursed

        Flyering → get PPU board to do that on thursday

        Food → “fancy food of some sort” → Gold Standard cafe

        Reach out to PWPPI and Poli Sci to coordinate funding

        Write out itinerary

        Going to play some of the debate on CNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Guarantee from Perelman that the doors will be open

        Camera has been requested

        When do we need to be there?  Thursday at 6 pm

        Schedule

                Green says hello

                Brian gives intro

                Start debate

                Smerconish opens (7 minutes)

                Opp (7 minutes)

                5 minute segments

                Q&A (30 minutes) Students will line up and ask the question

                2 5 minute closing speeches

                Voting by Caucus

                @Brian set up lists for whipping

        John Elliott → possible debate on gun control

Sign in sheet

Website

@Brian send Hayley bio and a picture  

Polybian

        Working on initiation

                Forms are out (26 responses → aiming for 30)

                Saturday, October 21st at 8 pm

                Polybian mentor applications went out

        Saturday, October 28th → Halloween party

        Merch

                Long-sleeved t-shirts

                Stickers

        Thursday, October 19th Symposium on Automation and Labor
AVEN/PAVE Training

        Advisory meeting on the 19th

        Heard nothing back from them about the survey

        SAVA Training → Friday the 13th 1 pm to 4 pm, lunch provided

                If interested register!! Talk to James!!
Deputies

        Mark Kim → Deputy of Public Relations

        Harrison Meyer and Evan Batov → Deputy Treasurers

        Aminat Preet and William Steinberg → Deputies of Membership


Academic Affairs

        Collab with AEI Council at Penn to host a debate with Amy Wax and a progressive scholar from Brookings

                Uncomfortable but perhaps valuable to have the debate

                The person debating would need to be very left, not center-left

                Amy Wax said yes

                “Family Issues”

                potential scholars

                Mitchell Center maybe?

                AEI will cover travel for Brookings scholars

                Dinner with portions of both boards and Amy Wax and scholar

                November 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th,

                December 4th, 5th, 11th

                What to do about protesters

                        Free speech monitors

                Whit will send out form to rank

                Moderation? Not a student

        Butennis

                Not answering

        Professor Panel

                O’Leary

                AEI

        Zeke Emmanuel + AEI scholar debate

GPA Gala

        Emailed many places

        Good places

                Patty Wax Pub → good price point

                Other places → pretty expensive

Newsletter

        Smerconish

        Babies

        Polybian Interest form

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

October 1st, 2017

Stommons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Peter Cumbo                Treasurer of Polybian

Regrets:

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Minutes:

Treasury Update

SAC Debt

        @Elena reaching out to Rozell about SAC debt and setting up a meeting

        Rozell may have messed up

        We may not actually be in debt → she just hasn’t updated records

@Elena make changes to PPR printing costs

SAC wants us to send out a recruitment survey to freshman before fall break

@Elena get clarification from Sam about form for freshman

Survey is figuring out the experiences of the freshman in terms of selectivity of recruitment

Events@Penn → anyone with admin access can add the group to events at Penn


Branch Updates

Polybian

Next symposium is automation and labor → October 19th

Other ideas

        New poll in facebook group to have members introduce ideas

Recruitment

        Going well

        Saturday October 1st initiation

Diversity within the group → Gender diversity

        New members are about half women

        New partnerships

        Making sure everyone is welcome

Party Wednesday → October 4th

PPU

Smerconish → October 12th

        Saleel and Brian with meet with Green and Roth to discuss food

        “Spruce it up”

        They will need to buy the food upfront → no transfer

        Posters/flyers → PPR board as flyers

        Emailed Perelman Quad about the security dilemma

Sarah is officially the Centrist Caucus chair

Progressive caucus is at 7

Also discussing microphones and cameras for PPU

Brought up Kaepernick

PPR

“I don’t have any feelings about the Eagles, but I do love PPR.”

Race Relations

        Feature is about Reparations

Restarted political journal connections in the UK

        Needs restructuring → online crossovers → sharing resources/logos

Merch        

        Things for exec boards

        Also shot glasses, pens, stickers for members → subsidized

        
GPA Deputy Search

Everyone will get a 15 minute interview and the deputy interviewers

        Tuesday night 5-7. 8-9

2 hour block → doodle → GSR

Invite them to a board meeting with insomnia


Academic Affairs

Butennis → update after Fall Break

End of this month?

Professor speaker panel → Eisenhower, Margulies ??

NCH

Grey reached out about event

NCH has a colab with Julie Winnicker → Table Talk

Bring together groups of people from very different backgrounds

All boards gathering

Pep Bowl/Lucky Strike → October

Brunch → Brunch

It’s a Shit Hole → December

Gala

What’s the highest ticket price?

$300 subsidy

Food at gala or BYO before?

Include food → $30

Without food → $20

New meeting time: next Monday at 6pm Rodin 903 or maybe Starbucks


Action Items

@Elena reaching out to Rozell about SAC debt and setting up a meeting

@Elena make changes to PPR printing costs

@Everyone think about ideas for photo campaign

@James email new Kyle about Monday board meeting

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

September 24th, 2017

Stommons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Regrets:

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Minutes:

Treasury Update

Hopefully an answer about NARAL this week

Contact in Wolff’s office

Coordinating Treasury committee meeting


Taskforce

Talked to Assoc VP for UL, Karu, not trying to break up “small gatherings” I.E. birthday gatherings, small events

UA might give info tonight (6/24) → nothing is changing so far, policies will be in place for the foreseeable future

Money in the budget for security + bartender


PAVE/AVEN

Yay!

Pushback from Polybian Board → don't want survey, someone will misuse information but there are rules in place to prevent that from happening

“Do better, be better”

PVP: to break confidentiality there needs to be a clear and present danger

Let the investigation happen if there is a substantial claim !!!

We must get all four boards on the same page

Wednesdays probably about 3 to 4 weeks from now

James as liaison to PAVE

AVEN → to be a member you must got to SAVA training October 13th 10 pm to 2 pm → Whitney, maybe Delaney, fun !

Next week will be dedicated to aligning boards on PAVE


Branch Updates

PPU

John Allen cosponsorship → PWH

Cultivate relationship with Horowitz and Perry

Contact Beijing about PPU BYO

Upcoming speakers: Elena, Justin

Spoke to Roth about flyering → PPU foot soldiers

Told Perelman Quad about locked doors

October 12 7pm

Sarah is uncontended as Centrist Caucus Chair

Polybian

Amy stepped down as Proctor (VP)

Position will not be filled for now, go up for an election at the end of the semester → Justin and John dividing work

Symposium on Thursday, September 28th → allegiance

October 20th and 21st as initiation dates

Saturday, October 28th is Halloween Party


GPA/PoCo/NCH Dinner Discussion

POCO reached out about a dinner discussion → now NCH

        Waiting to hear back from Grey

        Religion + Politics

        Cosponsor w Hillel, Christian Union, and NSA,

        Need a professor (Diiullio, ran Obama’s interfaith council, ?) Butler


Academic Affairs

Patricia Petenish has not answered

        Dates? October 24th or November 7th → Speaker event

Fedpass → agencies + executive agencies

        Someone help James

Deputies

Form going out!!


Retreat/BYO

This Saturday, 8pm

$25 cash ! only

Need more people? Reach out to other boards

Relocate to Banana Leaf

Voted to relocate to Banana Leaf at 8pm on Saturday!

Political Action Weeks

@Everyone think about Political Action Week (need to cosponsor w another POCO group) (voter registration drives, photo campaign)

Dems + Crs handle registration + we handle photos

Giant cutout Donkeys and Elephants !!!

        Change profile picture !!

        Whitney is giving Obama the boot :(

Gala

Starting now

December 9th maybe more expensive

Action Items

@elena get the card from Peter

@Everyone think of POCO event ideas

Newsletter

Polybian

Deputies

PPR Update → pick up copy

Events

SAVA training October 13th 10 pm to 2 pm

Symposium on Thursday, September 28th → allegiance

Saturday, October 28th is Halloween Party

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

September 17th, 2017

Stommons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Regrets:

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Minutes:

Treasury

Elena met with Professor Green and he said he couldn’t give a strict amount but we do not need special permission for anyone under $2,000

1 or 2 more BIG speakers

About $50,000

All money that goes to speaker will be Mitchell Center

All food stuff will be PPI


Branch Updates

PPR:

Just got new submissions

Fall 2017 cycle has kicked off → working on confirming new committee members

A few recommendations for interviews

BYO was good

Polybian:

Symposium on food was great, good turnout

Meet the Members was good → ~30 people

BYO was good → 22 people

Study Sundays still going on

Project Libertas on the 27th

Working on merchandise

This Thursday → colonialism

Israel and the Middle East → 11/16 → Connor is interested and working with Whitney for cosponsors

PPU:

Smerconish → Oct 12

Justin as the opp

Just was in a highly publicized debate

Contact Professor Green in the coming week

Will contact Beijing about a PPU BYO

Shared sign-up sheet

Sarah Root is moving into Centrist Chair


Academic Affairs

Kaepernick

Larry Lessig

Patricia Buttnis → went to Penn, ambassador to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Taskforce

Meeting at the Palestra → not explicit about everything

need to combat sexual violence and follow the rules

PAVE training is going to happen

AVEN (Anti-violence Education Network) run through the Penn Violence Prevention Program

Got consent campaign

Listed under the groups that participate in AVEN


Board Retreat/BYO

BYO September 30th 8:00 pm

Get availability in for board retreat

GPA Gala → we need the date and there is no best practices guide

Moriarty's

December 9th → tentative

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

September 10th, 2017

Stommons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Peter Cumbo                Treasurer of the Polybian Society

Regrets:

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Minutes:

Wolff event

Wolff and Ilyse Hogue’s boss have expressed interest

SAC

3 reps to We Are Penn, a campus community event

PAVE

Coed violence education

90 minute session

Room (off-campus) → focus on the role all student play in discouraging violence

Teaching about sexual assault is a good preventative

All 3 branches go to a GBM like seminar

Prospective board members should attend

Saturday afternoon

Late sept or oct

Give points for Polybian

Also could fund food


Branch Updates (past/upcoming events, challenges/opportunities for growth)

VPs and President are tag-teaming the board meetings instead of Pres attending everyone

PPR

Last thursday’s event received positive comments from Professor Green

Good comments from newbies

3 speeches are not enough for the content

Next debate changes

BYO will be planned → PPU-wide

Sarah Root will lead the centrist caucus

Polybian

Food on thursday (yay!) the 14th

Sept 16th Meet the Members Ice Cream Social 5 pm → Highrise Field

Returning members BYO at 7 pm

Project Libertas September 27th book discussion

September 23rd hiking with Penn Outdoors Society

Dues collection opening tomorrow

Khaki hats + redo stickers

PPR 

Distribution last week

Party was great

300 magazines left → bring to more GPA events!

Bring magazines to coffee dates!

Modernize the way PPU looks to grab attention

Pitch submission, PPR Board BYO is this friday → upscale italian to low-scale italian → BYO at house

Last edition → race relations (Elizabeth’s last :( )

Send to all of the cultural centers

Recruitment

All email addresses have been incorporated into listerv → 225 + 80 more for branches

Julia will talk to Matthew about the gala

Friendsgiving potluck!!


Deputy Search

Next week


Board Retreat

Look out for when to meet

Shameneny or other options

Super modern urban loft in center city


BYO

It’s a shithole !!!!!!!

9/30

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

September 4th, 2017

Whitney’s Apartment

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Regrets:

Minutes:

Whitney’s BAE!

V exciting

Yay

Wholesome

What happened to past BAE? Unclear

Treasury Update

Fall budget was approved!

Large surplus → allocating $200 towards coffee chats → about $11 a person

$11 is the max

New funding source → Pubco → $200-$500 upon request → emergency cash for PPR

Have $11,000 for semester → $9800 is allocated → $1700 surplus

Debit card → cash purposes → talk to Peter

Academic Affairs budget concern

No money allocated?

Money could be added

Last semester $ from synergy and PPI


Branch Updates

Polybian

Setting up events for this month

Planning consuls cup event with Penn Outdoors for  hike!! Yay!!

Meet the members ice cream social

Returning members BYO

Next thursday symposium on Food

Project Libertaus with Penn Federalist Society → September 27th → Conservative Literature

Polybian House

Polybian House → break away and make a GPA house → second house or a replacement

Rent is about $800 to $900

Encourage board members to live in the house

Interested: Elena, Whitney, James, Brian

PPU

Opp → Nick Pageman, Jonathan Haskin, Hunter Pearl

Prop → Arjun Govind, Saleel Huprikar,

Wesley is a maybe

Centrist caucus → still no leader → Sarah, Hayley, Erica

More gender diversity on the teams??

Meet and Greet Sept 5th → direct everyone to John

We need progressives!!

Voting will not be by party

Smerconish will debate!!! → October 12th →  Yay!! So exciting → Caucus will pick who will represent them at the debate → Reengage Hani, Jonathan

“Too school for cool”

PPR

PPR will have upcoming costs → will budget be able to adapt

Cycle starts on September 15th

Summer distribution starts this week

Launch party friday night → plug at PPU debate → 3959 Pine street → Sandwich board

Looking for interview people


Recruitment

Yay it was great

Coffee chats are assigned

Branches take it up from here


Board BYO - Restaurant Week

Banana Leaf → tried and true

It’s a shit hole → gross Mexican food, huge dance floor, fun

“Frick it -- lets go to it’s a shit hole!”

@Whitney When-to-meet will be sent out

Deputies

@Everyone Reach out to James and Whitney if you want one!

Academic Affairs

Sent a letter to Tom Wolff and NARAL to speak on campus

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

August 27th, 2017

Whitney’s Apartment

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Regrets:

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Minutes:

Treasury Update:

SAC Fair → confirmed table 133 side B

Have to assign times to man

Treasury committee is meeting soon

Mitchell Center Union is the biggest gain

NARAL Pro Choice/Governor Wolff possible event

We need to make sure that this is not a campaign stop

Ilise Hogue possibly goes to a PPU event

September timeframe

@Elena @Whitney connect and hash out Hogue/Wolff event

Branch Updates:

Polybian

50 freshman/newbies came out (!!)

Great discussion and a lot of interest was shown

Trump/Russia investigation is coming up

PPU

Michael Smerconish is here for $10,000 from the Mitchell Center

Whether the media is responsible for political polarization → September 12th

North Korea → Sept 7th

Mix and Mingle → Sept 5th at 6:30 in Ben Franklin Room in Houston Hall

@Whitney make a spreadsheet for Mitchell Center ideas

Membership Outreach

Stickers in the mail (yay)

Flyers are good (yay)

@Brianna send Julia link to interest form

BBQ - Sept 1st at 12 pm 1:30 pm, High Rise Field, some games, bbq at the house and then bring it over (?)

@Hayley make a profile picture/cover photo for GPA promotion

Make a switch to Mailchimp for GPA emails


Post-NSO
Deputies
Board BYO

Welcome back BYO !

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

August 6th, 2017

Teleconference

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Brian Doyle                Speaker of PPU

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Connor Fenn              Philosophe of Polybian

Regrets:

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Minutes:

Branch Updates:

PPR

Next edition:

Theme is the opioid crisis

Disbursement at SAC fair

Polybian

4 meetings over the summer

NSO Symposium: Thurs August 24th at 7 pm in Houston

If anyone on board is going to be at Penn you must attend

Creating a more formal “best practices” guide about the facebook page

Scheduled all symposia for the semester → https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fdocument%2Fd%2F1G803yjlQImGtID1zYKusrM4D5ozMJQmOrBWYIt_az1E%2Fedit&h=ATOEwTW8aMf3DF4vHb3ZU-n5esE_mLsoxpm9Cxg5dzykHhu-qsXYBADY2u22lXog23KJqMlcJVt3GPLRCdjJjsJxumjHycMKeP1CsoYtEymOjPIcvG4mpAaojfj8&s=1

Gathering at house after NSO event

Board members who can be here: Whitney, Bri, Elena, Brian

PPU

Mitchell Center with Professor Green:

Would help fund events; caucus events, parties

No number given yet: $2,00 can be given without going back to board

When asked: “Big”

Potential Guest Speaker:

Possible partnerships with these speaker events (Philo, Penn debate society)

Invite organizations without a sponsor??

We want this to be a PPU branded event

Board is getting hard to organize; people are on 4 different continents

Start reaching out individually to make sure that people are responsive

GBM: NSO PPU welcome

Need to figure out logistics

September 1 → GPA BBQ

August 29th → PPU intro event

Very informal mix and mingle, game night


Treasury Update

Signed up for SAC fair → volunteer spreadsheet

Alumni project being picked up from Ryan to James


Recruitment

Set up all of the google docs and have posted them on fb pages and 2021 page

Recruitment team: everyone will reach out to 4 or 5 freshman to get coffee closer to NSO

Send out a newsletter to babies

Interest forms are made; don’t make any more

Planning GPA wide BBQ: September 1st Labor Day BBQ 12 pm- 4 pm

@Brian @Bri @Elizabeth ask board members if they would be on recruitment committee and send names to Julia ASAP

Advertisements to think about for SAC fair

Laptop stickers by the 31st → white w logo, oval/formfitting, 250-500 depending on price

Budget for printing and stickers: $125, $50

NSO Timeline and Updates

August 24th, 7pm: Polybian NSO Symposium and after party

August 29th: PPU informal mix and mingle

August 31st: SAC Fair

September 1st, 12pm-4pm: Labor Day GPA BBQ

September 7th: First PPU Debate

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

June 11th, 2017

Teleconference

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Brianna Raposo        Consul of Polybian

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Regrets:

Minutes:

Treasury Update

No action on the early 2017 budget until August

People creating the budget will have more time in august

Call treasury committee meeting the first week of school

Could not reach out

Extra $1200 on account ?

Human mistake

Going to ask soon


Board Restructure/Elections

Ryan is leaving!

Nothing in constitution about board members stepping down

Statement on page

Election as formality on board restructure

We have someone decided

Delaney → VP Ex

James → VP Int


New Student Orientation

Deadline is June 15th → this thursday

App requires a second group to cosponsor

In the past we have had a PPU debate with a booth for the other branches

Polybian late-night w cosponsor

GPA GBM later in the week with other branches → 1 hour max; quick 30 minute debate

There is already a PPU debate on the 7th; one or the other?

Audience responded well to a debate

⅓, ⅓, ⅓ event?

Polybian has its own recruitment process

Historically, debate has been in Houston

GBM → intros from the heads of each branch and quick snapshot of events that each branch hosts

Joe Sestak?? → adds variety

Professor Green → future source of funding/support

Polybian symposium → as controversial as possible??

Polybian board has a meeting tonight

Israel/Palestine is maybe not accessible enough

Cosponsor will depend on the topic  


Summer Recruitment

Recruitment committee

Messaging people in 2021

Put a google form on the 2021 page and message those people first

Julia is doing that


GPA…in the summer

Everyone is still settling in

Pool Party at the Ausebels?

GPA in New York FB page

Next meeting: July 16th at 4 pm

                Academic Affairs

Action items:

@Branch heads need to plan meeting to plan semester

@Hayley: work w phoebe to update leadership pages on website

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

April 23rd, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Regrets:

Minutes:

Treasury Update

Going to be paid off

Gift for acs → edible arrangement

Email to branch treasurers

Email person about concur

Need to put in a request for Cole’s uber


Branch Updates

Polybian

        Sent out fling compliments

        End of the year at Ken’s → Friday at 9pm

        Study Sunday’s tonight

PPU

        3 candidates for speaker

        Sending out election form tonight or tomorrow

        Hunter, Saleel, and Brian

PPR

        End of the year celebration → board byo → Sat at 9:30 pm

        Pregrame featured alumni and stayed the whole time


Senior Send Off BBQ

Grillmaster Hiebert

This Saturday 1-3

Julia will make a facebook event

Polybian voted on their 2 seniors (Caitlin and Sam)

PPR (Reggie) and PPU (Luke, Cora) need to decide

GPA need to decide (Sarah, Robert, Joe)

Superlatives?

Is there a list of seniors → roster on the drive, Elizabeth will get PPR names

@Ryan get the list of seniors together

Board will assign superlatives

Food? Location? → 4k4 is okay but may need to move to the house if necessary, need a grill?

        Getting food


FedPass Updates

16 meetings throughout the day → 15 people

Drivers: James, Ryan, and Hayley

Capital themed shot glasses for fred

Leaving at 4:30 am

Meeting at 7:30 pm the night before

Get to Capital at 9, first meeting at 9:30

Proposals are written

Ryan coming back at 3 pm, everyone else leaves at 4:30

no dinner

Back by 9


Alumni Relations

@Ryan get emails for alumni next week

Prodding needed for activity on page

Purchasing edible arrangements


Summer Planning

2 electronic meetings probably in July and August

Expect action items

Looking into speakers for next semester → after exams

Fall Semester needs a “topical week” like China Week (Political communication? journalist?)

        Panel of journalists from Philadelphia region → how to write about politics

        Speaker events

        PPR event on fairness doctrine

Anticipate reaching out in the next couple weeks to see what you thought went well


Final Words

A new era → “replacing the guard”

Super pumped

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

April 16th, 2017

High Rise Field

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Regrets:

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Minutes:

Branch Updates

PPU

Polybian

Treasury Update:

Fling Schedule

Penn Education Society Event

Senior Send Off

Fedpass

Surveys

Action Items:

@Phoebe - PES, Symposium, PPR Article; Reserve Locust Walk space for next fall/spring

@Elizabeth - send Steve Israel PPR


Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

April 9rd, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Peter Cumbo                Quaestor of Polybian

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Regrets:

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Minutes:

Branch Updates

Polybian

        Saturday Darty 1-4

        Shit-show debate between Sam and Cora

        Elections coming up

PPU

        Debate this week Affirmative action

        Arjun stepping in

        Finding speakers for upcoming election

PPR

Launch party was great

Distribution was great

Darty on 21st

Figuring out summer cycle for next club fair


Academic Affairs

Steve Israel

No more rooms???

Talk to Elias directly

Perry World House is rented

Top floor of Lippincott

Opening it up to Quaker Days

Regular lecture hall in Stiteler

Late night Quaker Days event

Yes from Cora, Saleel, Wesley Spencer

No response from Brandon Johnson

Need a conservative → Luke?

Food is covered by Penn Admissions but how do we get it?


Treasury Update

PPR requested $400 for fling tanks → gave $200 from PPR advertising fund

$50 of that will cover costs for people who can not afford them otherwise

$80 requested for fling pregame coming fro cash surplus

$80 for PPU BYO

$240 extra from PPU will be used to pay off SAC debt

Stickers!!

Elena sent email

Peter is opening the checking account; new debit card; no more fronting food expenses

Pay SAC debt with leftovers


FedPass Update

Jack and James are coordinating

Things are going great

Biggest trip ever → 5 cars

2 proposals: Mental health via telemedicine, and Delinquent Mortgages

Budget: $400 allocated, only needs around $350

Concur says they need 3 times that

Students pay for food

PPR budget

Needs $6000 a year to print all issues

Will make sure PPS has money

Surplus

For GPA house

Save for midterm election party?

Invest?

@Phoebe: for newsletter: Steve Israel, PPU Affirmative Action, PPR articles, Free for Coffee, Trump’s first 100 days event

@Phoebe: Make infographic for fling events

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

April 3rd, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Peter Cumbo                Quaestor of Polybian

Regrets:

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Minutes:

Branch Updates

Polybian

        Still trying to found another person for polybian house

        Having a death penalty symposium this thursday (amnesty international cosponser)

        Shit-show debate for fling

        Confirm dates for fling events

        Dates set for elections (April 25th) BYO at Ken’s (April 28th)

        @Peter change event page to add amnesty international

PPR

        When to press last week

        Magazines in by thursday

        Distribution thursday and friday

        Launch party thursday (10:30)

        Voting on fling tank designs on tuesday

PPU

        Cornell is stepping down as speaker

        Not going to be at April session

        Need to fill speaker and proposition leader

        Cornell will help with finding a new speaker (anyone who ran for speaker against Cornell, Saleel)

        Brian Doyle, Hunter Pearl for opposition leader

        Transitionary speaker period or straight election?

        Online voting period for speaker

        Candidate statements will be posted

        Hopeful going forward → younger members have possibility for increased investment

        Check on constitution requirements for one person having multiple positions

        @Ryan look into amending the constitution so that people can have multiple leadership positions on branch exec boards (not exec board)

        @James and @Ryan need to figure out future of PPU


Treasury Update

She has created a video detailing how to submit a reimbursement request through concur

How to communicate it?

Potentially private information (codes and funding sources)

Vimeo is password protected

@Elena put the video in the folder

Longer email with general reimbursement information

Making a form to send out to exec board so we know who needs money and to increase exec board transparency

Reached out to Peter about the Credit Union account → maybe wait a little longer for this because it would disrupt the venmo transactions

Good idea to get a new account because we do not know who has access to this account

Need a credit card because we can’t ask board members to put down hundreds of dollars of events

Peter can switch the passwords and get a credit/debit card without a whole new account

@Peter revoke access to everyone and get a debit card


Spring Fling

No PPU tanks this year

T-3 weeks

Thursday April 20th → pornography symposium

Invite the street preacher? And the Pope?

Shit show debate is during Saturday darty at Polybian House  

April 21st and 22nd to fill in events

Need to schedule:

        PPR pregame

        Another polybian party

        GPA wide party

Whitney likes the darty ideas

Many darties are closed for greek life → two darties Friday and Saturday, PPR pregame on Friday (brunch)


Steve Israel

His people got back to us

“Discussing a broad view of what the world will look like in the future”

Dems is on board

Cole is going to pick him up from train station

On the record with DP and PPR

4:40 interview slot

Need room @Perry


Quaker Days Event

Reach out to speakers


Horowitz

He ghosted Whitney

Said that he is available the 10th or the 12th

The 10th is a good date depending on NCH’s availability


FedPass

Things are going well

Set for 27th

In two weeks we will have final set of meetings

People need to contact their reps

Big response

Driving (Ryan, James, putting together a list)

Can we use PPI money for bus/train tickets

Need flexibility

How much was spent last year on transportation? Renting cars, gas, mileage

Zip cars is an option

Itinerary by fling week

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

March 26th, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President Internal

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Regrets:

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Minutes:

Polybian update:

PPR:

Steve Israel Event:

Quaker Days Event:

Treasury Update:

UA Deliberation:

Speaker for next semester?:

Stickers

Policy Lunch:


Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

March 19, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Regrets:

James Hiebert                Vice President External

Minutes:

Quaker Days

April 12th

Opportunity for recruitment

Admissions pays for food

Same say as Steve Israel

Claudia Cohen g17

Debate: table with representatives from each PPU session

We want something that is easy to relate to

Not election

Immigration maybe

Healthcare

@everyone think about this 

Quick updates from each branch

Polybian: 15 members

Consul Trip trip to MoS in NYC

PPU Session on thursday

invite friends to upcoming session, April 11th

Co-host with Philo and Parli next week → debate PPU moderates while Parli and Philo debate

PPR is in final streches

Spring 2k17 will be ready April 11th

Still working on PPR alums

Contacted by UVA PR to do a collegiate society of political reviews

Perhaps a review consortium event  


US Middle East Discussion

2 professors are good

Perry World House is rent free (yay)

Start at 7pm

Lustick wants practice questions

@everyone send questions to form

Format: welcome, introduce speakers, prepared questions, free questions

Food: Jake’s → waiting for a call from manager about discount (pay for two, get three) deliver to Perry World House at 6:45pm

Get lots of people there

@Delaney: try to get emails out on listservs by early this week

Interview with DP


PAGE Event

Wed, March 22nd

Steiny-d 109

PAGE, GPA, Penn Law Fems, Senena, PWL, and GSWS

Role of females in politics under Trump


POCO Policy Week

Cosponser w Penn Education Society and NAACP

Discussion on mental health policy and education

Penn-in-Washington is getting speaker

@Phoebe: Put POCO in header too


Policy Lunch

Pushed back to March 31st

No synergy funding


American Isolationism Event

w/ NCH

w/ Horowitz 5pm-7pm


Steve Israel Co-sponsorship

@James: reach out to DYlan Milligan about cosponsorship with Steve Israel event

@Elena: get synergy money for food

Whitney got his acela


Exec Board BYO (it’s liiiiiiit)

Friday, 7 pm

Banana Leaf is flexible

Julia: “it’s lit”

Girl’s Night

March 25th, 8pm

Polybian House

Games

Fling Tanks

Polybian is going to put up a poll

PPR is waiting for artist to drop

PPU is delegating

Social Media

@Phoebe: take pics and tweet about Middle East event

Is DP going to be at event? Yes

@Phoebe:

 POCO

Middle East Panel

PPU Session

Leave free for coffee out this week

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

March 12, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President External

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Regrets:

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Minutes:

Alumni Update - Ryan

Made a FB page with alums

Deactivated emails

Reach out to Veron or Caulfield

Polybian Linked-in possibly made to a GPA linked-in


Trustees' Council of Penn Women Student Life Grant

It's a grant

We are going to apply

$1000

Two groups get it, slightly unlikely

Due the 15th

For groups that support women’s issues and help improve quality of life on campus

“Its like sharktank”


Academic Affairs

Two problems with next tuesday’s event

  1. “Unavoidable fees” from Perry World House $100

        Try to get fee removed??

Try to get a room in Houston as a back-up

2) We only have two speakers

        Cornell is going to reach out to Biden

3) CRs is having another big event the same day (Dan Hopkins)

4) Food? Jake’s, three trays

5) FB event is going up Tuesday

POCO

Policy Week

Scheduled to do something on Thursday that we got out of

Lunch on Friday w NAACP and Penn Education Society

        About education

No money needed → funded through synergy

No contact people for NAACP → Check with POCO

Arch 108

NCH Event

Mcdougall can not go

Horowitz?


Polybian Initiations - Dakota

This Saturday

Camels on everything

Character debate

Goat sacrifice

After-party

Expecting 10-15 new members


Polybian House

What is happening?

House is filled

Double is open

“Only up, never ever down”

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

February 26, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President External

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Peter Cumbo                Treasurer of Polybian

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Regrets:

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Minutes:

GPA Office Hours

Well advertised

Not a great turnout → only one person came and spoke about gender issues and that’s because it was prompted

Not necessary to continue office hours

Going forward it is a good thing to do once a month

Weekly is too much

Board agrees


Polybian Board Retreat

Attendance was a little low

Restructure panoplies, not as constrained

Redo the love and sex panoply

New consul cup activities

Gender within the society

Having a listening tour where we invite people to come in and listen to people’s concerns

On the listening tour:


SAC

SAC said that the $6000 for PPR was not going to happen, the cap was $5100

PPR does have some rollover funds

SAC could put money into GPA fund

SAC/PPR liaison would need to meet

PPR needs have the $900 by the end of the year

@Elena need to find out the amounts that PPR got from PUPCO and POCO

Hold another Treasury Meeting after Spring Break

Need to have an audit by April

@Elena @Justin remind people to submit receipts

Better schedule of events that we hold

“Dollars to the dates” -James


Academic Affairs Update

Invitation from Penn to hold a “late-night” Quaker Days event, need to confirm

Great opportunity

@Cornell @Delaney @Julia

Wednesday, April 12th

PAGE reached out to co-host an event for Women’s Week, “Women in Trump’s American”

Help in “any capacity” help for food funds

@Elena reach out to Alex Ross find out when synergy meets

Can we ask PAGE to do a synergy request

Maybe run Women’s Political League

@Hayley ask PAGE if WPL exists and if they would want to cosponsor

Middle East Policy Panel is going

PWH is good but can't contribute

Trying to find a third person (preferably a woman)

Walter Douglas

Went to Penn!

State Dept will pay for him to come here

Come first week of April (he should still have a job)

He wants to come on a thursday

Low cost (!)

See if he would be willing to do something on a date other than Thursday

Interview for PPR

Propose a few different options (Thursday would be a joint session w PPR, Wed/Tues would be a standalone event)

Jake Sullivan

Worked on Hillary Campaign

Went with Hillary to all 121 countries

Lecturer at Yale Law

Not sure on date

Ongoing (Megyn Kelly)

Bigger event in the Fall

Perhaps a local event

City Councilmember Sanchez

In April

Steve Israel

Is still happening

4/12


Membership Update - SOTU

March 24th, Executive Board BYO @Julia plan it lol

March 25th, Whitney Stewart is hosting at James’ House: Girl’s Night In

Live your life James

Tuesday night is SOTU, Bingo is a go

Midterm week :(

Everyone needs to show up

@Phoebe update PPU website with new bios

Penn Government and Politics Association Executive Board Meeting

February 12, 2017

Starbucks under Commons

Board Members Present:

Whitney Stewart        President

Ryan Furey                Vice President External

James Hiebert                Vice President External

Hayley Boote                Secretary

Julia Lesko                  Director of Membership

Delaney Keenan        Director of Academic Affairs

Cornell Overfield        Speaker of PPU

Dakota Jones                Consul of Polybian

Elena Hoffman        Treasurer

Phoebe Ruggles         Director of Public Relations

Regrets:

Elizabeth Bernadette   Editor-in-Chief of Penn Political Review

Minutes:

GPA DP Op-Ed

Net positive

Good reactions from friends


Board Retreat

Next friday at 5 pm

Make dinner together (pasta, vegetables)

Dakota and Elena make a frogro run at 3pm on friday (pasta, pasta sauce, alfredo, asparagus, broccoli, chips)

After dinner we will have discussions about the future of GPA

Sheets included but bring towels


SAC/Budget Update

Elena went to SAC meeting

Need to submit final budget by 17th

Need to get into final budgetary items in ASAP

Let elena know if you add anything

Going to send out an email about the budget to all boards by Friday

PPI will not fund events that don’t align with their issues (the abortion symposium)

@Elena rearrange budget to find money for symposium

Remember to send requests to Elena first

Fedpass

No acronyms

Lobbying

Interest meeting on wednesday, February the 22nd

Working w Jack

April 27th, first day of reading days, back by evening

March 15th/16th final meeting


Penn Dems Professor Hopkins Talk

Joint w CRs and Dems

Future of political parties in the US

Reach out to contacts to see about finances and food


PPU Sestak Event

Can not come in march or april

What format should speakers be in for PPU

Speech/debate open talk with professor

What is the role of outside speakers

PPU is being reworked

3 speakers per side, 7 minute speeches w POIs

Modeled on the Oxford Union

Bringing in professors and outside speakers to inform debate

Need to smooth out problems before going external

PPU board signed off today

Keeping voting in new model

Policy Lunch Series

One friday a month a professor will speak about their area of expertise and then be open to discussion

Annand, February 17th

Contacted: Simon, head of URBS, public schools

Contacted: Kahn, March 24th, muslim communities in Philly

April 7th → possible themes: gentrification, housing policies


Middle East Panel Discussion

Lustick said yes

Need to give day pretty soon so Lustick can guarantee it

Lustick needs further details

March 22nd or 21st, panel at 7pm, dinner w them at 5:30 pm

Need two more professors and PIPAC

@Cornell: ask Helfont to talk about Israel

Cosponser ideas: Perry World House, PWPPI,

@James reach out about Perry World House

@Whitney reach out to Andy and Stephanie


Steve Israel Eve
nt

Israel wants to come in April

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th

Wants to talk about the role of NGOs in 2050 (book tour?)

YesLiberia reached out to talk about YesLiberia come and speak at end

PPR Board Update

Trying to fill webmaster- Sam Levitt, business manager- Joey Harrison, and operations manager- Lena

@Phoebe new PPR board members, policy lunch series, Polybian symposium, PPR pitches, fedpass, Hopkins event, professor talk for lunch series