30 pumpkins will be delivered Saturday morning for a cost of $200. Amanda is still getting carving tools.
Prizes: $30, $20, $10, split over an entire team. Voting will be by applause. Terry has a new noise level meter.
Door decoration competition. Suggestion: Ashdown provide some materials, though residents can provide their own. Any residents can sign up. Ann will check fire code.
Bonnie arrives to talk about door decorating: Costco, Michaels run. Participants will receive candy if they sign up. No one signed up on official sheet. New idea: open to all floor, inform people that Ashdown will provide some decorations. Judging will be Friday or Saturday. Dance party is Friday. People should walk around and judge themselves.
Budget: $200 or $5/signup, whichever is more.
Date is Monday the 23rd.
Ann will take care of food.
There will be a $5 cost to offset the $25 cost of the dinner and to prevent no-shows as this dinner is quite expensive. Total cost is about $6000 for 175 people.
Floor officers manage sign-ups.
Usually nicest event of the year.
Ann's budget has been cut. Thought: $2025 of cost is for the pnens and real glassware. It is actually cheaper to buy the plates and pnen. Labor is involved.
Suggestion: bring own plates (not fancy reason)
Suggestion: raise price (money is to insure spots and barely covers drinks)
Suggestion: buy plates
Suggestion: rent stuff
Suggestion: buy disposables
Suggestion: let people keep the plates and wash them.
Setup: 3 people two hours to set tables.
Solution: Ann will do things as usual. If there is a money issue in the spring, AHEC will pay.
We have received revisement of the rules from lawyer.
We will open the contest this weekend, close the contest on the 15th, AHEC will construct the final logo and announce the winner at the Thanksgiving Dinner.
We can look at things as they come in, or think about getting logo favors for the dinner.
Event attendence has gone down. Coffee hour, floor dinners, and salsa night were not as well attended as hoped.
Coffee hours has had declining attendance. Old Ashdown was more social, and people didn't have kitchens.
Floor officer coffee hour once a semester.
Are we doing too much? Over filtered email?
Move fooseball table to Hulsizer?
Coffee hour bell or announcement?
Can Thirsty borrow? Dheera would like to use those computers for email, etc. We can see if it helps Ashdown, otherwise, no.
Social committee - is progress being made toward the party? Someone needs to check on them. This is an LEF party so it needs to happen. Brandon will send
Outing committee - will organize biking trip.