It’s History, Boys


The 4th Anniversary meeting started with the welcoming of guest members Kevin, Nick, Ben, and Andrei as well as new member – Minister of History (author).

Opening greetings were followed by an explanation of roles and a brief discussion of new members.  

This was followed by everyone’s order being taken by the good people of IHOP.  Some members tried out the much-anticipated streusel while others stuck to their regular orders.  Notable Order – Guest member Ben kept alive Minister of Interior Design’s tradition of ordering chocolate chip pancakes to the relief of everyone.

Food orders were followed by the highlight of the anniversary – the announcement of Member of the Year.  Minister of Member of the Month introduced the Minister of Letters as Member of the Year in a rousing speech highlighted by the comment that Letters is “bettering himself in every aspect of life.”

The Minister of Letters accepted wholeheartedly proclaiming that minister of MOM’s speech was “the most flattering thing I’ve ever heard.” He went on to say that this moment brought him back to “a moment we will always have.”  He finished by concluding, “people and places come and go, this (IFS) will always be here.”

Smoke Break.

Food brought in.

Minister of International Affairs began by asserting, “I.F.S. starts with I.  I put the “I” in I.F.S.  I appreciate the support from my brothers in Germany, but I am still front and center.”

Minister of Member of the Month recapped his duties and passed ballots out.

Minister of Letters suggested creating a new title for himself as he has taken over coordination on recent gatherings.

Minister of Media and Technology explained his duties and discussed the idea of new position titles for others as well.  

Rabbi of Leisure proposed changing his title to Rabbi of Culinary Affairs.  

Minister of Rousing said, “it’s good to be back” and proceeded to give Minister of History (formerly y/t) his IFS tie to signify History’s entrance into IFS.  Minister of Rousing followed this by reading Minister of Revelry and Spirits’ and Minister of Interior Design’s hilarious emails.  After reading the abroad minister’s abroad updates, Rousing proposed changing his role’s duties to procuring celebrity headshots.

Minister of Wardrobe passed out clever new shirt ideas including one idea that with every member’s face on it.  

Minister of Philanthropy suggested adding the constitution on the website as it is written.  Philanthropy proposed the motion to adopt the constitution.  Minister of rousing seconded the motion.  M+T entertained it (he could not second the motion because he is the chair).  In the vote, 14 voted yea, 0 voted nay, and the Constitution became ratified.

Minister of Athletics brought up a new marathon he may be running in late May called the San Diego Rock N’Roll.  In remembering his last marathon, Athletics proudly recounted, “people had their heating blankets.  And I beat them.”  There were massive cheers to this.  Athletics then mentioned he would be providing bottle service at Indochine for the night’s festivities.  There were some cheers and some groans of dread.    

Minister of Auditory Pleasures proposed re-doubling his efforts to introduce new, hip music to the website.

Minister of Health proposed the drinking coin.  He sold the idea by saying, “If you don’t have the coin.  It’s a shot of heat.”  He also suggested a drinking cup for member of the year where a spot for each MOY could be engraved or added to it.

Minister of Photography proposed he changed his name to Minister of Oenology – the study or science of wine and wine making.

Minister of Maritime Affairs began by saying, “As you all know, the ocean is large and glorious.”  He went on to talk about a possible fishing trip in the yet to be determined future.  Maritime Affairs finished by letting everyone know about the articles he authored that are being published in scientific journals.

Minister of Art and Design passed around the seal he designed.  The seal features a classic American bald eagle.

Minister of History thanked everyone for his acceptance into IFS.  History went on to describe possible duties of taking minutes and writing down anonymous quotes to be posted on the website.

After everyone finished their updates, the meeting moved forward to voting for the best and worst members of the meeting.

Rousing won Member of the Month in a tight race with 5 total votes.  Minister of MOM was runner up with 4.  Philanthropy was third with 2 votes.  

Minister of Competition was awarded the Continental Breakfast Award with 8 total votes.  Minister of Finance took 6 votes.

Just like the meeting began, the meeting ended with in high spirits with strong anticipation for the rest of the weekend.  There seemed to be a consensus that this meeting, the 4th Anniversary meeting, was one of the most successful and efficient meetings to date.  The future looks strong for IFS.  

Good Flapjack,

Minister of History

“Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.” – Oscar Wilde

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rousing
    Jan 01, 2009 @ 04:44:11

    Happy New Year Yes Car Finance and IFS!!!

  2. Letters
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 20:43:04

    I’ve got my midnight shit figured out, do you?? Happy New Year IFS!! See you in ’09…

  3. Art and Design
    Dec 31, 2008 @ 11:11:18

    Excellent work history! this is great….Superbowl…YES!!!! Rocco….YES!!!! HD….YES!!!! hotties serving drinks….ok….wearing biquinies….YES!!!!! happy new year to you all!

  4. letters
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 11:10:11

    wow! nice work History! so many great ideas being brought to the table… let’s set a goal for ourselves to have these ideas accomplished by Anniversary 2009.
    This one may take a little longer… might be a lot of red tape, but the thought of the IFS Eagle Emblem (or Flappy) on the 101 roadside makes it worth it.

  5. admin
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 10:15:45

    Whoa, did all that really happen in the last meeting. These minutes bring me such joy, and will help us build toward next meeting / the future. I don’t know about you guys but I’m inspired.

  6. nova
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 05:32:28

    History, what can I say…I feel like I was there, great job. Ben, thank you for keeping the tradition of the CCP alive, after a year I finally forgive you for eating my McChicken, brother.

  7. Rousing
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 02:04:33

    Wow Dad, this pride is so fucking big. M and T can finally relax at meetings now that a Great Man is taking minutes. Media’s cause has died, so he must find a new cause…big Kevvy style.
    God it was good to be back. Happy New Year IFS! Remember, only one month to find some stripper-cocktail waitresses. And no cameras, or Wardrobe will lay the smackdown.

  8. MOM
    Dec 30, 2008 @ 01:32:53

    Only a great man indeed.

  9. Minister of Youth
    Dec 29, 2008 @ 22:31:12

    History, Anniversary, Minutes