Cafe and Events Meeting: 5 Feb
present: ryan gareth martin andy milk swithun someguy ras alex
food quality argument (2 side to every burrito!)
table tops (fuck you nick beeson!)
night manager empowerment
free che gun classes
new meeting times
“people who are here are great. you are really handsome and sexy!” alex says. Also the checklist is clear and good. Alex wrote it if there are any problems – let him know!
IF people are going to stay late they need to finish the 3rd part of the check list. Someone needs to be responsible if the cafe is to stay open. Certain people may be able to stay behind at night.
People who can stay behind are FWG members, kitchen / night staff, and invited people. Volunteers have priority. Performers can stay. Final Point is: Someone HAS to be responisble. They lock the doors, they make sure everything is clean, THEY are the person in charge.
Bottom line: responibility is important.
point is: people are being pissy. alex is working on a patronizing staff manual. ryan will help him. many people get pissy about food – constructive critissism is great but not always. Kms have a lot to do. Food can be inconsistent.
Point: tell kitchen if something is off. they will fix it.
action: applause for alex.
not working. we will switch fridges.
Action: ryan will bring new fridge down the stairs.
There is a sticky on the forest forum. Put your favourite recipe on there so we can make it. YUMM
Action: ryan will publicize this.
there are loads now.
Make sure they get out there bring them out. make them seen.
Some of stuff not done MAYBE because Nms are not feeling empowered to direct staff. Big up Nms to incoming staff and let them know who is in charge. make sure they feel ok bossing people about if needed.
What the fuck? Tuesday filmclub has been showing features instead of documentarys. We have enough film nights and there should only do one film night per week. Tariq was meant to finish by 9pm and was only supposed to be only documentary films. It is a bit out of hand. FIRM: 7 – 9 slot (whatever it is?) and FIRM: ONLY Documentary other films can be shown on Monday. People who are can't be bothered to come to meetings have complained. Thanks. Previous minutes: “month trial period 7 – 9 tuesdays” seems that the trial has changed to 9.
ACTION: can shanon speak to him since she made the original arrangement? If she doesn't prefer nix ras and swith can sort it out.
FREE CLASSES CHE GUN:
teaching che gun is a kind of thai chi. it is good. 5 animals che gun based on animal forms. learned in ths USA.
action: ryan makes it done.
Possibly the coolest thing to ever happened. people on stage, songs written on stage, anyone can shout out lyrics, anyone can get involved, songs recorded on the night, a finished product (3 songs?) at the end of the night. Good support from the group. gAndy organising, still has a bit to do. Peoplew ho are bad at stuff should keep quiet, or just stick to the triangle. It's going to be chaotic, so need to keep a solid core of musicians with influences around.
When: vollie night or a friday night or what? Normal night. Andy is organizing – contact him if you need help.
this guy is going to come and whinge about the G8. Basically, it's bad and he'll be telling that in japansese. How exciting! Shannon wants £50. Action: £50 = OK! on the condition that they take out their front windows in japan and throw and awesome street party with out any violence only great dancing. Police invited.
not many people know about events budget. action: ryan to add a note in events book.
we have a piano in the cafe that is fucked. we have been offered a free piano to replace it with. ken will bring it. kim may cut the stage to fit it in.
a new piano may happen if we cut open the stage. maybe the speakers will maybe affect the tuning.
action: quite probably this collective group of idiots will get us yet another piano. they will cut into the stage and “lock it” in place to help keep the tuning. Firstly, nix will find out if the speakers will de-tune the piano via proximity.
New Meeting Time: first wed. of month. 7pm.
Volunteer party: any ideas? no.
we need another meeting.
would be good to get them listed online.
NEXT MEETING – we will go through previous two meetings action points.
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