Minutes of the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society Elevenses Meeting held on 3rd May 2003 in Z6 North Court, Emmanuel
Present: Neil, Dunstan, Jonathan, Jack, Katie, Tim, Rosy, Owen, Naath, John-h
Apologies: Rosie, Jenny, Roz, Rachel H, Rachel, C, Alison, Martin
- Meeting opened.
- Martin is absent.
- On this day, henceforth, we will hold a celebration of the first full term Elevenses Meeting Martin has not attended for years and years: Passed.
- We note that, infact, Martin missed the Trial meeting last term. We decide, despite this, to hold the celebration on the 3rd May next year. It will be a Monday, we think, since next year will be a leap year.
- We’re not sending anyone to let Naath’s bike in. Passed.
- However, Neil goes of his own accord so Naath and her bicycle gain entrance in spite of our best efforts.
- Early was early.
- There is no spoon: Passed.
- There is no teabag: Passed.
- Votes to commend Neil for providing such a splendid array of drinks: Passed.
- Votes to censure Neil to make up for the commendation: Passed.
- Votes to mandate John-h to wear the constitution on his arm as he walks around the town: Passed.
- Votes to double-censure John-h for failing to send us a postcard in EITHER March OR April: Passed.
- We’ll let him vote whilst ostracising him in a corner: Passed.
- He’s Timothy II. Passed.
- Leviticus: Naath thinks there may be a verse which commands the faithful to burn down their houses if they have mildew in them. Katie hopes not, she doesn’t want to lose her possessions to the flames.
- Neil begins to read the Irish Times article.
- Votes to censure the magazine for asserting that Poohsticks is a children’s game. Passed.
- Votes to censure Neil: Passed.
- Tim understands about censuring Neil.
- This is because he has been on many committees and they all censure Neil regularly: Passed.
- Votes to censure Owen for ignoring the constitution: Passed.
- We continue the reading of the article.
- We should write to Disney and to Shirley Lessinger to suggest that, in order to save lawyers’ fees, they should resolve their dispute by means of a game of Poohsticks: Passed.
- We should suggest to Disney that Hall Wangings might be a lucrative new form of merchandising: Passed.
- There’s an echo in here: Passed.
- Disney bought all rights to future Royals.
- Disney are guilty of greed whatever definition you pick: Passed.
- Biscuit Hustings: Jammy Dodgers (John-h)
- The biscuit selection packet contains the Wrong Sort of Biscuits.
- John-h is never going to eat Jammy Dodgers again: Passed.
- John-h is husting for the Jammy Dodgers he knew in his youth. Such a long time ago.
- Cadburys’ Animal Biscuits (Owen)
- Votes to censure Neil for trying, at length and with some determination, to lose the bank statement for March: Passed.
- Neil’s kettle lives by the sea.
- We read the minutes of the Ready-Steady-Cook. Tim carps about the grammar, but as none of the sentiments make sense I can’t see that it’s fair that the sentences should have to.
- Votes to censure Neil for claiming to have gone up in the Society’s expectations: Oops. Owen can’t talk. Try that again.
- Votes to censure Neil for claiming to have gone up in the Society’s estimation: Passed.
- Owen can’t count either.
- Votes to commend the Secretary and Christopher Robin for conspiring to assassinate Alison: Passed. (Undeserved, on my part, but I’ll take praise where I can get it!)
- Rachel (oops... meant Katie.) should age quickly as she is not as old as she should be: Passed.
- We’ll expect her to be at least 80 by next week.
- Votes to commend Owen for bringing two boxes of biscuits: Passed.
- We have a multi-lingual reading of - In which Pooh and Piglet go Hunting and nearly catch a Woozle. Katie reads Pooh in French (and again... meant German), John-h reads Piglet in Finnish, or possibly Japanese, and Rosy improvises Christopher Robin in French. Narration is in English by everyone else.
- Anyone who criticises the pronunciation if the Finno-Japanese has to take over: Passed.
- The Garden Party will be held from 2-5pm on Monday 16th June, on Library Court, Pembroke.
- Events will include:
- Rabbit’s quiz: Neil.
- Overland Poohsticks: Roz.
- Pin the Tail on the Eeyore: Owen.
- The Anthem: Adaptation to available instruments by Katie.
- Ticket prices will be £4 in advance, £5 on the door.
- A minute’s silence for the dead honorary members.
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- It would have been a real minute’s silence, with no-one talking for 60 whole seconds, but it got broken so we’ll have to make to with the substitute above.
- Shopping in Sainsbury’s: trolleys are no good, they get stuck by the meat aisle. Push-chairs are better, but a petrol powered, preferably a sit-on, lawn mower would be ideal.
- Votes to close: Passed.(Proposed by Neil - not a hint, a hint would be less direct)
- Meeting reopened.
- Alison wants to eat the last biscuit. Passed. A pity she’s not here then.
- Next week’s meeting: Room 2, Chapel Court 1, Jesus College.
- Votes to close: Passed.
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