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Meeting Details: Monday of 4th Week
7pm, Jesus College JCR.                              5.                      SECRETARY’S REPORT          SlutWalk is taking place this weekend.
                                                                                                             Reclaiming the word slut.
Key to motions:                                       Elections for freshers’ week president and
                                                      committee will be held 6th week and 7th week.      9. ACCESS & ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REPORT
1.        MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
                                                      Elections for Secretary, Entz rep and Social Sec   AFS went well. A few groups no one turned up so
2.                    MATTERS ARISING
                                                      will also be held in 7th week.                     organsing some more sessions.
 Quiet by the smoking bench please, finalists are
                                                     6.                               OUSU REPORT        AP is coming along well.
 working in the library

3.                       PRESIDENT’S REPORT           I went to OUSU council last week and there were    10.        EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES REPORT
                                                          2 things of interest to JCR members -
                                                      - OUSU are going to be organising a Slutwalk       No complaints. Useful emails have been sent out.
 Feedback sessions were great, thanks for coming.
                                                          this term. This is to promote issues
 Ball with Somerville next year. Treasurer will be        surrounding consent and sexual well-being. I   11.                                ARTS REPORT
 appointed this term. Have a think about doing            will send out more information about the
 this.                                                    even when I get it.
                                                                                                         I went to Nuffield College to see their collection
                                                      - There are going to be some changes to the way
                                                                                                         of modern art last week, and saw some great
 Thanks for sponsorship for Headway Run.                  the OUSU safety bus operates and, again,
                                                                                                         pieces by Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Julian
 Sponsor Stuart White for running 10km in Town            when these are agreed on and implemented I
                                                                                                         Opie and many more. Whilst there, we had a talk
 and Gown run.                                            will let everyone know.
                                                                                                         by a photographer called Tom Hunter, who's
                                                                                                         about to start work on a series in Oxford,
                                                                                                         depicting college staff such as porters, scouts and
                                                     7.                              SOCIAL REPORT       butlers in grand college halls, so keep an eye out
4.                      TREASURER’S REPORT                                                               for that, he might be coming to Jesus.
                                                      May Day went fine and the bop was good. No
 Not much progress on Sky. Lots of colleges are       emails from the dean.                              Some events you might be interested in this week
 sending emails now so something may come of it.                                                         - Big Hat, featuring Jack Raeder, are playing in
 We may switch to more expensive package.             Fancy dress formal this week. Theme is “I can’t    the Cellar tomorrow at 8.45, there's a late night
                                                      believe you own that.”                             choral concert of Arvo Part's music in Queen's
 Will be looking into funding college societies                                                          chapel tomorrow at 10.15. On Friday, Ashleigh
 rather than having motions.                                                                             Tilley and James Keasley are playing in the
                                                     8.                           WELFARE REPORT
                                                                                                         Oxford University Orchestra concert in the
 Looking into getting subject dinners cheaper.        Finalists’ packs will be out today or tomorrow.
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Sheldonian, performing works by Mendelsson
and Berlioz, and then on Saturday there's a short   17.                                      QUESTIONING      One event per year is a really good idea.
film event in the Oxford Hub above the Turl         .                                                         Anything you want to do- week long scheme,
Street Kitchen at 7.30.                             18. CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE-                                hour long Q&A, lots of things to do.

College-wise, I emailed about the mixtape               ACCESS EVENTS FOR COMMITTEE                           Chris: What does taking part entail?
scheme earlier today, please get in contact with
me if you want to be involved with that. Email          This JCR notes:                                       Tom: Don’t have to run something but just take
about this week's arts ballot to come on                                                                      part in a tour or Q&A.
Wednesday.                                              i) Access
                                                        ii) The college and the university                    Jonny: Do current committee have to?
                                                        iii) The JCR committee
12.                             SPORTS REPORT
                                                                                                              Tom: Yes. Severe disappointment if someone
                                                        This JCR further notes:                               does not.
Summer eights is coming up so get down to the
boat house. Qualifying is on Friday.                    iv) JCR members are committed to improving i)         Ollie: Motions can’t be retroactive so current
                                                        to ii)                                                committee can’t be expected to.
13.                        CHARITIES REPORT             v) iii) should be involved in efforts to improve i)
                                                        to ii)                                                Tom: They should be encouraged to.
Charity auctions on Friday at 1pm in the JCR.
Come along and get some good deals.                     This JCR therefore proposes:                          For: 28
                                                                                                              Against: 5
                                                        vi) To change the constitution to give the Access     Abstentions: 4
14.                             GREEN REPORT            and Academic Affairs Representative the task of
                                                        ensuring every member of the iii) takes part in an    Motion passes
Nothing to report. One recycled tin can can power       i) event whilst in office.
a TV for hours.                                                                                               19. CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE-
                                                        Proposed: Tom Rutland
                                                        Seconded: Anna Jones
                                                                                                                  WOMEN’S WELFARE EVENTS
15.                   BAR AND FOOD REPORT
                                                                                                              This JCR notes:
Nothing to report.
                                                        Jesus is behind many other colleges in Acces and
                                                        student involvment.                                   i) The JCR
16.                                   IT REPORT                                                               ii) The JCR Committee
                                                        Worry that debt will be a huge deterent and we
Will be running elections later in term.                should be improving access anyway.                    This JCR further notes:
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                                                      Tom: By turn out to the events and interest in
iii) i) has a constitutional commitment to equality   them. Not by the amount of women elected.             Ollie: You can’t say this without statistics.
iv) ii) is predominantly male and this is the case
across many Oxford JCRs and societies                 Andrew: I don’t see how this will help?               Dani: The women’s welfare rep is a support role
v) i) should take positive action towards                                                                   and this is positive discrimination. Do we want to
remedying this                                        Chris Pluck: Telling women they can get               make this constitutional?
                                                      involved might not work.
This JCR therefore proposes:                                                                                Anna: If we wish to avoid positive discrimination
                                                      Tom: Why not try and see.                             in the constitution then do you also wish to
vi) To change the constitution to mandate the                                                               remove the role of Equal Opps rep and the Access
Women’s Welfare Officer to hold a i) event            Jack: How will you ensure women will come to          rep? This is all positive discrimination. It is not
related to the topic of empowering women.             this event? They don’t need telling they can run,     necessarily a bad thing.
                                                      they can run if they want to.
Proposed: Tom Rutland                                                                                       Charlotte: This is a postive thing. It’s worth
Seconded: Anna Jones                                  Anna: I think it is interesting that the people       promoting women’s rights. If we mandate
                                                      saying that there isn’t a problem are all male.       someone to make an event they may feel forced
                                                      Organising such an event is relative to and part of   to and therefore not do the best job. It might be
Sarah Clowry is planning on running a body            the role of womens’ welfare officer.                  good to set up a tradition rather than mandating
language workshop for empowering women.                                                                     the rep.
Women are seriously underrepresented in JCR           Ollie: There is not a problem here anyway. I
committee and university wide committees. She         don’t think that this a solution to the problem.      Luke: Is a body language seminar really helpful
will be running one anyway but we want this to        The people who turn up might not be the people        and the most sufficient thing?
be something every year.                              who have a problem. There are plenty of men
                                                      who also don’t feel empowered. Last year’s exec       Tom: This is not in the motion and will not be
Eddie: Women have the opporuntiy to run. Isn’t        had 2/3rds women, this year has 1/3rd.                constitutionally obligatory. This is what we want
this patronising?                                                                                           to do this year but we can always do something
                                                      Tom: I don’t think the sample of executive            else.
Tom: I see your point but you may not notice          committee is a good one. We could run a more
there are fewer women involved being a male. I        general one for men and women and people can          Hannah: A body language workshop is really
don’t think it would be patronising and other         put it forward. JCR meetings can be male              good and a lot of people don’t have confidence in
minorities can organise their own thing if they       dominated and intimidating. This is just to help      the JCR. I feel like this would help me. This
want to.                                              confidence.                                           would be really positive for women in college.
                                                                                                            JCR meetings are male dominated and there is a
Alwyn: How will the success of this be                Ollie: How has this helped at other colleges.         lot of interrupting and shouting over each other. I
measured? More women on the JCR committee?                                                                  would really like to go to this.
                                                      Tom: It has made more people run.
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Stuart: Both college and the careers service           you feel patronised don’t go. If you feel it would      vii) The iii) has many other ii)s
endorse positive discrimination. This isn’t a          help then do go.                                        viii) The v) has fewer ii)s and the task is
negative thing.                                                                                                completed by JCR v)s at many other colleges
                                                       Ollie: This meeting is reflective of the entire year.
Andrew: Did the absence of this prevent Dani           I think there is a problem and I think it’s a good      This JCR therefore proposes:
from wanting to run?                                   thing to do such events as this. I don’t think it is
                                                       necessary to put through a constitutional change        ix) To change the constitution to give the v) the
Dani: I would have been patronised if someone          motion with this. We have two separate roles            ii) of compiling the i) that is sent to JCR
did this.                                              because welfare is different for men and for            members.
                                                       women.
Chris Pluck: This would be valid if the women                                                                  Proposed: Tom Rutland
feel comfortable. It shouldn’t be premised that        Tom: We have all agreed there is a problem here.        Seconded: Tom Adams
this is necessarily going to improve the               This is a step in the right direction.
representation.
                                                       For: 22                                                 Tom: This is more in line with the secretary’s job.
Chris Smith: Equality of men and women is              Against: 14                                             I know people have expressed concern but I
important and not necessarily the empowerment          Abstentions: 4                                          would still be writing the top bit.
of women.
                                                       Motion fails                                            Dani: If I manage to do it, you should do. All the
Anna: It’s not about bringing men down it is                                                                   emails get sent to the president.
about bringing women up to an equal level
through empowerment.                                   20. CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE-                              Tom: Now it goes to whoever writes the email.
                                                           WEEKLY EMAIL BULLETINS
Jonny: I agree that this is important but the length                                                           Eddie: What would this stop you from doing?
of this meeting proves that there is a problem and
that both genders need to think about this.            This JCR notes:                                         Tom: A lot of JCR things.

Tom: Target schools don’t go into Eton or              i) Weekly email bulletin                                Tom E: Shouldn’t the President have more tasks
Westminster. It’s what is actually needed.             ii) Time-consuming task                                 than others?
                                                       iii) JCR President
Natasha: This is a male dominated environment.         iv) Secretary                                           Tom R: I still would.
It can be very hard to speak out as a woman. Men
are interrupting. Two men to every woman in this       This JCR further notes:                                 Alfie: What does the secretary think?
meeting. This is about showing women that they
valid. Some women would find this valuable- if         v) Compiling the i) is a ii)                            Anna: I think the secretary already does a lot of
                                                       vi) The iii) currently compiles the i)                  menial jobs. I think it may be difficult to find
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enough people who want to do the job for a year
if this motion passes.                                21. LEAVERS’ BBQ                                      Eddie: How much last year?

Ollie: We can’t base a decision for our JCR on                                                              Ally: £500
                                                      This JCR notes:
what happens at other JCRs. Some positions on
other JCRs are really different. So no comparison                                                           Jonny: Anyone is welcome to come-n ot just for
                                                      i) Social Secretary
can really be made.                                                                                         finalists.
                                                      ii) Finalists leaving Jesus College
                                                      iii) Up to £600
Chris Smith: JCR commitments should be more                                                                 For: Majority
                                                      iv) The BBQ
important than other commitments.                                                                           Against: 0
                                                      v) Other food and drinks
                                                                                                            Abstentions: 3
                                                      vi) The customary Leavers’ BBQ
Chris Pluck: How many hours a week roughly do
you do?                                                                                                     Motion Passes
                                                      This JCR further notes:
Dani: Very busy as a JCR President and yes the                                                              22. SQUASH EQUIPMENT
                                                      vii) That there are ii) who want to commemorate
email takes a long time. But having been
                                                      their time at Jesus College
secretary and president I think it is more
                                                      viii) That a sum of iii) would help cover the costs   This JCR notes:
important for the president to do this as the
                                                      of iv) and v) at vi).
secretary has a lot of similar things to this.
                                                      ix) That the sum of iii) is similar to that which     i) Squash Racquets
                                                      was provided last year                                ii) Jesus College Squash Courts
Tom: Whoever sends the email gets put on an
                                                                                                            iii) Enjoy smashing games of squash
email list. If one did come to me it would be
                                                      This JCR therefore proposes:                          iv) Sports Rep
forwarded to whoever does it.
                                                                                                            v) £180
                                                      x) To provide the i) with the sum of iii) to enrich
Alwyn: If this isn;t in the constitution shouldn’t
                                                      vi) with the presence of iv) and v)                   This JCR further notes:
they decide between themselves.
                                                      Proposed: Alexandra Shaw                              viii) The quality of Jesus College’s i) has fallen
Tom: If this fails I would not let the secretary do
                                                      Seconded: Jonny Woodward                              greatly over the course of the last year.
this as I have not been mandated to do so.
                                                                                                            ix) The situation has now proceeded to the point
                                                                                                            that almost none of the i) provided for members
For: 8
                                                      This happens every year. Slightly more money          of the college at the ii) courts are fully functional.
Against: Majority
                                                      than last year as all the prices are now slightly     x) This, as one may understand, has made it very
Abstentions: 3
                                                      higher.                                               difficult for members of the college to use the ii)
                                                                                                            to iii).
Motions fails
                                                      Tom A: I said this was ok providing we try
                                                      tospend as close to £500 as possible.                 This JCR therefore proposes:
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                                                     This JCR further notes:
xi) To mandate that the iv) be given v) to                                                                    Motion passes
purchase or repair at least six i) so that members   vii) That v) is in possession of i), which cost her a
of the college can continue to iii) at the ii).      total of i) that she no longer has need for              24. COMMEMORATING OUR BRAVE AND
                                                     viii) That the iii) has a lack of iv)                       NOBLE WARRIORS
Proposed: Morenibayo Bankole                         ix) That, given the iii)'s lack of iv), they could
Seconded: Tom Eastell                                really use i)
                                                     x) That last year, both the Jesus College Hockey
                                                     Team and the Jesus College Rugby Team were
                                                     several hundred pounds to buy iv)                        This JCR notes:
At the beginning of the year the college had lots
of squash racquets. Now a lot have broken and
this is not condusive to play. I would like to       This JCR therefore proposes:
                                                                                                              i) Smart, Armstrong, Clark, Jenkins, Edwards,
return the eqipment to its previous level.
                                                     xi) That the JCR buy the i) which are vi), off of        Colthorpe, Darby, Graversen and Preston
                                                     v), for the price of ii) so that the iii) can use them   ii) Brave and noble warriors
Tom E: I will be trying to get money from
                                                     as iv)                                                   iii) Drive, determination and superhuman strength
amalgamated clubs and if we can get the money
                                                                                                              iv) Blades in Torpids 2012
we won’t take this money.
                                                     Proposed: Danielle Zigner                                v) The rather glorious Jesus bar
For: Majority                                        Seconded: Tom Eastell
                                                                                                              This JCR further notes:
Against: 0
Abstentions: 0
                                                     Dani: The Doxbridge boys had cricket stash that          vi) That i) are ii)
                                                     didn’t arrive. I bought them from sports direct but      vii) That our ii) exhibited iii) in the course of
Motion passes
                                                     didn’t get them to the boys in time. I now have          achieving iv)
                                                     five new shirts with nothing to do with them. I          viii) They should be rightly commemorated for
23. MEN’S CRICKET SHIRTS                                                                                      their iii) by the presence of a blade in v)
                                                     have spoken to Tom and although they don’t need
                                                     them at the moment we might need them in the             ix) A blade in v) would inspire future generations
This JCR notes:                                      future.                                                  of ii) to feats of iii)

i) 5 men's cricket shirts                            Tom: Good to have communal stuff for new                 This JCR therefore proposes:
ii) £49.95                                           players. I will try to get this from amalgamated
iii) Jesus College Cricket Team                      clubs but if not spend this money.                       x) To pay the £160 cost of a blade
iv) Communal Stash                                                                                            commemorating the iii) of our ii) to display for
v) Danielle Zigner                                   For: Majority                                            evermore in v)
vi) New, with tags                                   Against: 0
                                                     Abstentions:0                                            Proposed: Tom Rutland
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Seconded: Tom Adams                                                                                       Alwyn: Why asking why don’t you have
                                                      Tom R: Nice for this year to get a different one.   something else like this? We should
                                                                                                          commemorate this achievement.
Tom: This is a good way to commemorate the            Ally: Does only one team get a blade?
achievement.                                                                                              For: 13
                                                      Tom R: Yes one blade per team.                      Against: 13
Charlotte: Didn’t another team win one?                                                                   Abstentions: 5
                                                      Andrew: I say we use a blade from the boat
Jonny: They won last year and the year before.        house.                                              Motion Passes
The women’s Vikings did as well.
                                                      Ryan: We already have loads of shrines to rowing
Tom: But this isn’t a reason not to give W2 a         around college.
blade.
                                                      Tom R: If you want any other achievements in
                                                      there then pass a motion. You don’t need to vote    25.              ANNOUNCEMENTS PERIOD
Eddie: We already have passed a motion for the
bar.                                                  this one down because of this.                      26.                 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
                                                                                                          27.                      NEXT MEETING
Tom A: The money passed does not cover this.          Chris Smith: The previous motion wasn’t
This would be spending more money.                    genuine. Said it would buy things like this.                                           Anna Jones
                                                                                                                                          JCR Secretary
Ollie: Is this money we would already have in the     Tom R: Yes, this is just asking for more money.                                          13/5/12
refurbishment budget?
                                                      Tom E: If a lot of colleges have this then
Tom A: We could take this out of this if we           wouldn’t this be samey. Can we get other things?
needed to.
                                                      Tom R: Propose the motion if you want to.
Luke: If we buy one blade will we need to buy
one every time a team wins a race?                    Dave: It’s more worthwhile to go for something
                                                      from Summer Eights rather than Torpids as this is
Tom: We’ll put pictures in the bar of successful      a better achievement than Torpids.
teams. This doesn’t bind future teams to getting a
blade. This is just getting us started. We can have   Hannah: I don’t understand why this costs £160.
more than one if the JCR wishes in future.
                                                      Ollie: Old rowing oar that has been hand painted.
Luke: Why don’t we use ones already in the boat
club?

				
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