Like always, for those who missed our past meeting- Here's a quick preview!
1. Courtney Hansen
(a representative from Career services came to talk to GSA regarding career related resources in the LGBT+ work area and wanted to know what else we would like to see from career services)

2. Christopher Decker
(He wanted to know our input on Transgender issues on campus and what is still needed for transgender students for his report to Chris Miller)

Upcoming Events:
1. Movie Night
    - This Friday At Marie's Apartment
    - Movie TBD

2. Pink Smoke Over Vacation
    - Sunday March 25 (6-8 p.m.)
    - MU Hall 100
    Women and Gender studies presents- a documentary viewing and discussion on women ordination

3. Panel Discussion
    - Wednesday March 28 (6-8 p.m.)
    - Basement of Raynor (B and C conference rooms)
    - Free food!!
    Help us advertise!! (we handed out printed out fliers and also a jpg version on our facebook page to spread the word via Internet!) *Hope to see you all there!!

4. Day of Silence
    April 20th
    - A list of events to anticipate (still in the planning-  more details are coming)
            - Day of Silence Shirt Making (Next general meeting- Bring $5-7 with you!)
            - Helping JJ make a silent video (This video will include students and faculty holding up signs with                 statistics regarding suicides or bullying rates and will be on Display all over AMU TV's)
            - Pledge to be Silent stickers will be handed out
            - March (meeting at Joan of Arc- around campus to Brew)
            - Breaking the Silence (at the brew)
            - Shall Not be Recognized Gallery Exhibit (an exhibit of Same sex couples and their stories on                     display on the first floor of AMU)
            - For the Bible Tells me So (Movie display at Auditorium) + discussion afterwords
            - Speak Up- Movie display by Multicultural affairs (week before day of silence)


Other Important Info Discussed:
1. Starshack Speaker
        We have a couple that funds us to invite speakers to campus to discuss LGBT+ issues. What would you         guys like to see?? What kind of speakers? To discuss what topics??

2. Next Year's E-board
What our roles are now:
President:
Making sure everything runs smoothly and all e-board members stay on task
Interacting with people who wants to work with GSA

Vice President
Supports the President to get shit done

Treasurer
Making sure we have funding for our fun educational and      social events

Secretary
Takes notes at meetings
Sending out emails and interfacing with members

Events Coordinator
Makes sure rooms are reserved and events are registered

PR/ Historian
Maintains GSA website, calendar, social media (FB)
Takes photos  & creates promotional fliers for GSA events


How election works:
1.Each individual can nominate themselves and others for the position and must be seconded by another person  

2.The individual that is nominated has a right to decline that position ● 3.The next meeting later – The candidates have 3 minutes to speak  regarding the ONE position they chose to run for ● 4.A secret ballot shall take place, with all members having one vote. ●

**Start thinking about what position to run for and or who to nominate- at our next meeting we will nominate!!

That's all for now! These events will also be listed on our calendar. Don't forget to come to the Panel discussion next wednesday!! Have a wonderful Easter Break and we'll see you all at our next general meeting on April 12!!
 
 
For those who couldn't make our meeting tonight and or had to leave early, I realize we all have busy schedules and are most likely not going to read every word in this document- so I tried to make it as scan-able as I can- here's what you missed!

Things We Discussed:
1. Representatives of Tammy Baldwin's Campaign came to speak to us regarding LGBT candidates running. For more information, go to Tammybaldwin.com ((Those interested in volunteering for the campaign- their office is only a mile away from MU campus!! Feel free to contact one of e board members for more information))

2.  Showed Pictures of UWM Dragshow and shared our experiences.

3. Current Events:
                - Legalized gay marriages in Maryland and Washington
                - Federal abuse court ruled Prop 8 in California is unconstitutional. For more info
                - Gender Resource Center - Discussion Panel
                                    >> Who went?
                                    >> It's a center for both LGBTA+ and Sexual Assault Awareness
                                    >> In short- we discussed as a panel how we expected GRC to look like :
                                                    - comfy couches so it's more friendly and welcoming
                                                    - potential large rainbow flag
                                                    - lots of resources and fliers to provide further education
                                                    - Access to computers (similar to Multicultural center now....)
                                     >> We also talked about how the name Gender Resource Center is not encompassing                                             enough and that 'sexuality' should be included whether in the name or logo
                                    >> We also mentioned the need to provide a blue phone booth or an emergency phone/                                         button in case of emergencies/ Also the need for extra DPS officers patrolling
                                    >> Discussion upon whether students should be involved in the hiring process of the                                             Director for the Resource Center
                                    

Upcoming Events:
1. Vagina Monologue
                What >> Heartbreaking monologues re-enacted by people about young women across the world-                                   ranges from very humorous to very sad
                When >> THIS FRIDAY! at 8 p.m.
                Where >> AMU
                    **Preferably a $5-$10 donation is appreciated! 
                    For more information http://www.vday.org/about 
                    http://www.randomhouse.com/features/ensler/vm/

2. oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at UWM)
                What >> all Mke are LGBTA+ students go to get to know one another
                When >> Friday as well- 6 p.m.
                 Where >> UWM Union Fireside Lounge >> (2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI)

3. Movie Night!!
                What >> The title explains it all...
                When >> 7 p.m.
                Where >> Marie's Apartment. For obvious reasons- we are not posting address on here. Email one                                 of the eboard members to get exact address! =]

                **Movie is still TBA. GO HERE to vote for what movie to watch!

4. Panel Discussion (Bringing the Rainbow to Marquette!)
                What >> A panel discussion to talk about workshops we had while at MBLGTACC and how we can                             apply what we learned to Marquette campus
                When >> March 28, 2012 (6 p.m.- 8 p.m.)
                 Where >>  Basement of Library.
                ** More details will come- You will also see Fliers everywhere and we will most likely ask all GSA                      members to help tape them up all over campus so we can get as much visibility as possible.

                **THOSE ON THE PANEL- Please have your answers and notes prepared- If you are concerned                     about your answers- feel free to email them to any of the e-board members and we will look                         over it for you. Also- Those planning on doing the individual testimonies- please have that                             ready as well.

5. Sexual Awareness Week
            The Milwaukee Police Department was contacted by Marquette University last week to investigate a report of sexual assault. The incident occurred a week before Sexual Violence Awareness Week, highlighted through a variety of events around campus. Last April Marquette changed and strengthened its reporting policy so that all sexual assault reports to the Department of Public Safety are reported promptly to the Sensitive Crimes Unit. More information to come regarding specific events during this week.


**We won't be meeting next time until after Spring Break- But stay tuned on FB, email or check this calendar to keep updates on when our next meeting is! =]