April Meeting Minutes

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Items discussed:

A) Laundry Machine Cleaning

Facilities will be contacted regarding the complaints about the mold growing in the washers of Building 1.

B) Garden Opening & Social Event

Together with the garden opening, the committee will organize an ice cream event (possibly this or next Saturday).

Attendance:

Dima Gorenshteyn

Burcin Cakir

Sema Berkiten

Allison Chaney

Yavuz Yetim

Andra Geana



March Meeting Minutes

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Items discussed:

A)Vending Machine
An additional vending machine(snack) will be placed in Lawrence 1 building.

B)Garden
The garden will be prepared for the spring. The committee will also request a repairment for the fence.

B)Social Event
Together with the garden opening, there will be an ice cream event for Lawrence residents in the second week of April.

D)WiFi Improvement
OIT will be contacted regarding the recent WiFi problems in some buildings.

Attendance:
Allison Chaney
Sema Berkiten
Dima Gorenshteyn
Yavuz Yetim
Olivia Martel
Burcin Cakir
Andra Geana
Joseph D'Silva

February Meeting Minutes

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Items discussed:

A) Shuttles Addition of weekend shuttles does not look feasible right now. Regarding the request about busses that go to the gym at certain hours(during weekdays), the committee may contact to GSG.

B)Vending Machines The possibilty of having vending machines in new Lawrence will be explored.

Attendance:
Dima Gorenshteyn
Sema Berkiten
Burcin Cakir
Olivia Martel
Allison Chaney
Yavuz Yetim
Andra Geana

January Meeting Minutes

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Items discussed:

A) Cardio Room
Having a cardio room may not be feasible. However, the committee will ask whether it is possible to add extra busses that go to the gym at certain hours.

B)Weekend Shuttles
Addition of shuttles to the campus that run during weekends (or extra stops for saturday shoppers) will be requested.

C)Snow Shovels:
When it snows, community snow shovels will be available to the residents at different places(two in front of the white cabin near the dumpster, two in front of Lawrence 1, and two in front of the bus station).

Attendance:
Allison Chaney
Joseph D'Silva
Dima Gorenshteyn
Burcin Cakir
Sema Berkiten
Yavuz Yetim
Olivia Martel

Garden Mailing List

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There is a garden mailing list: lawrence-garden@princeton.edu

To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change your settings, follow these OIT
instructions:
http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=9277

The primary purpose of this mailing list is to post garden
announcements and reminders, but ideally it will also be a forum for
discussing ideas, raising concerns, and posing questions to the garden
community. Anyone interested in having a plot should sign up!

Garden Mailing List

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There is a garden mailing list: lawrence-garden@princeton.edu

To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change your settings, follow these OIT
instructions:
http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/kb/display.plx?ID=9277

The primary purpose of this mailing list is to post garden
announcements and reminders, but ideally it will also be a forum for
discussing ideas, raising concerns, and posing questions to the garden
community. Anyone interested in having a plot should sign up!

Lost Key

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I lost the key to my car somewhere in the Lawrence parking lots, two days ago during the snow storm... I tried to look for it these days and had no progress. Whoever finds a key please contact xiangtao@princeton.edu

Missing Packages

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Both are from Amazon, so they should be in Amazon boxes. One was a book, should be small (12" by 1.5" by 8") via USPS; the other was two large tins of olive oil, should be bigger and somewhat heavy (I bet 18" by 18" by 18").

contact: Joshua Bauchner <bauchner@princeton.edu>

December 2013 Minutes

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Meeting Minutes:
Shuttles on weekends? Would be nice, so lets nag the University, and make a shuttle to make our point that they're needed.

Shopping carts: probably time to send out another email asking people to bring them back.

Lawrence social email list, a voluntary list to chat and invite people for social gatherings. Let's ask the university to set one up, and do it in Google Groups if the University one is a hassle.

Buying games for game night. Sounds like a good idea, and affordable. Let's do it. Jason can do this if you give him a budget.

Ice: frozen walkways could use some extra attention.

Attandence:

Jason Brodsky 
Joseph D'Silva
Dima Gorenshteyn
Dan Collins
Nate Cheney
Cagin Ararat
Andra Geana
Tom Morrell
Yavuz Yetim
Sukret Hosdemil
Burcin Cakir
Sema Berkiten
Firdevs Ulus
Melissa Fei

Lawrence Committee Elections

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Current Candidate Statements:


President:


Yazuv Yetim

I am the current president of the committee and I would like to continue serving as the president for the Lawrence Committee next year, as well. I have been a resident of the Lawrence Apartments for 4 years. I have served as the social chair for a year, and served as the president for the last two years. I enjoy being a part of this committee and would like to use my experience for the upcoming year/years.

 

Vice-President:

Andra Geana

This is my third year in Lawrence; I've previously served as the GSG Representative, and, for the past year, the Vice-President of the Lawrence Committee. During my time in both positions, I've worked to keep open communication lines between the residents and the University, create opportunities for the residents to come together, get to know each other and discuss their concerns in a friendly, open forum, and generally keep living in Lawrence as the pleasant experience we've all come to expect. Serving on the committee has been very rewarding, and therefore I'd like to continue as Vice-President, and use the experience and insights I've gained so far to further improve our community.

 

Secretary:

Burcin Cakir

My name is Burcin Cakir. I am a graduate student in Electrical Engineering, and I am running for the position of Secretary. I joined different student organizations, and served as an active member of one for three years during my undergraduate study. Therefore, I have enough knowledge on the responsibilities of a secretary on a board. I believe that I will fulfill the requirements of the position quite successfully. As the committee secretary, my tasks will be to record the minutes of all meetings, publish the necessary announcement, preserve the written reports and share them with the residents of Lawrence Apartments. I would also like to be a contact point for the suggestions/complaints of all residents on the success of the committee, and raise them in the meetings. 

Looking forward to helping Lawrence residents as the new secretary of the committee, and thank you for considering my candidacy. 

 

GSG Representative:

Dima Gorenshteyn

I am the current the GSG Representative for the Lawrence committee and hope to continue in this role for the upcoming year. I am also a member of the Graduate Housing Advisory Board, representing Lawrence Apartments. I have served the Lawrence community by voicing questions/concerns that arise to the appropriate parties. This year I hope to encourage more dialogue with fellow residents by reaching out during Lawrence events as well as working with the housing board to poll and gather information which would benefit the community as a whole. I believe in the importance of this community and good representation, and I would enjoy continuing to represent Lawrence next year.

 

Social Chair:

Daniel Collins

Hi! I'm Dan Collins, the current Lawrence social chair, and I'm running for re-election. I took over the empty position earlier this semester and I've already taken charge and arranged the holiday social event. I'd love to continue to help make the Lawrence community more vibrant. I would have a variety of events, so that there's something for everyone:

* A super bowl party at the beginning of next semester.

* An election-return watching event in the fall.

* Game nights and movie nights.

* And more!

I've found events like these have been a great way to meet neighbors, enjoy some food, and have a fun time without having to go very far - so

I want to make sure that others can do this too! I'll also look for new ways to get community members together and to have more recreational activities around the complex. I've loved living here at Lawrence, and I hope that I can help make it even better for others!

 

Joseph D'Silva

My name is Joseph D'Silva, and I am a graduate student in the electrical engineering department. I am running for the position of social chair to improve the social activities in the Lawrence community. If elected, I will ensure that we have fall and spring semester barbecues and a Super Bowl pizza party. Additionally, I will work with the GSG to secure more funding for activities suggested by Lawrence residents, such as a wine and cheese party or a casino night. Lastly, I will campaign for improvements to the common areas such as a Netflix account for the TV in the common room and the addition of a pool, ping-pong, or foosball table for the common room. I previously served as social chair of the Graduate College, which gives me the necessary experience to make these things happen. Thank you for considering my candidacy.  

 

Webmaster:

Sema Berkiten

My name is Sema. I am a fourth year PhD student in Computer Science Department. I have been living in Lawrence community for 3 years now and I would like to contribute to the community as much as I can. I want to declare my candidacy for Webmaster position where I believe that  my knowledge and experience can be best used. I look forward to this opportunity to involve with the community more and I appreciate for any votes in advance.

 

Tom Morrell:

I am running for webmaster of the Lawrence Committee to ensure that everyone in our community is informed about the work of the committee and news on campus that affects residents.  I have the background and abilities to improve how the committee communicates with residents.  New campus housing policies, weather emergencies, and lock changes are cases where the Lawrence Committee could have provided residents with additional information about how these changes would affect them.  As a member of the Council of the Princeton University Community, I have been involved with campus governance and understand how policies and decisions are made on campus.  My research involves computational modeling, so I have the skills to add new features and updates to the committee web page.  I look forward to serving the Lawrence community as webmaster.

 

Garden Coordinator:

Allison Chaney:

I have coordinated the garden this past year.  Members of the community helped me to extended the fences and gates to prevent rabbits from entering as easily. I also orchestrated a bulk seed order to save gardeners money, created a garden mailing list, and am currently researching how to build cold frames for the garden (I may start construction over the winter).  I also hope to establish communal perennial plants at some point.  I love gardening, and would enjoy continuing in this role. 

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