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                                        Cosmo-Meeting Minutes 


About our Beloved General Secretary: The minutes presented herein are periodically illuminating, at best.  The "General Secretary" is somewhat delusional but often inspired. Please proceed with caution.  Also note that the club secretary is enamoured with the ICTM committee and often attempts to subvert the prosaic intentions of our business meeting with Anti-Smedlatarian diatribes in print.  He also thinks he is the "General Secretary" and insists on being called GSD. He is also a self-described left-leaning progressive pragmatist.


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 Meeting Minutes 5-9-19


Presidential candidate, Velma Lashbrook, opened the meeting with characteristic clarity of purpose with “the meeting will come to order”. And so it did.


David Mitchell’s Opening Thought from Henry Adams: “We combat adversity to gain repose” proved to be as oblique as quantum theory.


Grammarian Paul Chamberlain brought UKASE as his WFTD. A Russian term meaning edict or arrogant proclamation.  He didn’t cite Ms. Lashbrook’s opening but it did comprise an edict.


Next week’s election will provide a potential remedy to the absence of lessons and reminders from the Parliamentarian regarding Robert’s Rules. Without consistent review the club’s adherence to this structure continues to deteriorate. The new President should choose carefully putting emphasis on a history of consistent attendance while appointing an official alternate.


MVP Heim counted a quorum at 12.


EDVP Lashbrook announced Evaluation Retaliation Night as her final special program this season.


Unfinished Business was covered in headgear and failed amendments including a religious exemption, comb overs, toupees and hair implants. The main motion failed as well.


George Heim’s New business motion to require delivery of Sam’s Picky Eater speech upon achieving Cosmo 5thanniversary garnered a substitute motion from Mr. Mitchell that caused confusion and an appeal of the chair ruling by Glenn Adam’s that passed.


GSD’s amendment to reserve July 4thfor the PE speech was submerged by OTD.


        General Secretary Drewitz (GSD) reading his notes.