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The following are the notes recorded for the AMS Manoa Officer’s Meeting held at the start of Fall 2020 semester. Separate posts will be made soon with general information on membership and meetings for Fall 2020.

Summarized Notes:

Anime and Manga Society of Hawai’i @ UH Manoa – Meeting Agenda

August 15, 2020 – 9 pm to midnight (via Discord)

Officers Attended: Barryn, Didi, Tyler, Sage, and Niki

Other Members Attended: Terry and Gavin

Membership/Leadership

  • RIO Status
    • Paperwork needed? Any updates?
    • We need to check with SLD (Student Life and Development). 6 signatures needed (6 UH Manoa ID numbers) for the paperwork (based on past years), Primary Contact on the form needs to be a representative/officer.
  • Changes in Officership
    • Changes in officer positions
      • Barryn might graduate 🙁 / 🙂
    • Planned Fall 2020 officers:
      • President: ?
      • VP: Tyler
      • Show Master: shared responsibility for all officers
      • Communications: ?
      • Secretary/Finances: ?
      • Web Manager: ?
      • Head Artist/Graphic Designer: Reii
      • Other officers will help with roles as needed (Didi, Sage, Niki)
    • Open for nominations
  • Update Constitution (future task) 
    • last updated in 2013
    • Set rough deadline for update (constitution and officer roles) hopefully by the end of the semester (all depending on how SLD is doing registration)
  • Membership for 2020-2021 school year
    • Logistics (payment, benefits, etc)
      • Payment for Spring 2020 applies to discount and space at artists’ booth for next KKon (whenever next one is)
      • Benefits for Fall 2020: 
      • Possible Benefits: *just during COVID* 
        • need to ask if we can sign up as a club for each
          • Need to draft and send emails (attach non profit paperwork to prove business license?)
          • Do cost analysis (crunchyroll + 1 streaming + 1 comics)
        • Additional streaming: Funimation ($99.99 per year) (free gift), VRV ($9.99 per month), Netflix ($14.99 per month), HiDive ($4.99 per month), Hulu ($5.99 per month)
        • Additional comics: Shonen Jump Membership ($2 per month) (100 chapter per day quota), Comixology ($5.99 per month), Dark Horse, DC
        • Club members are encouraged to recommend other services they are interested in and we will reach out 
      • Payment Methods:
        • UH email confirmation required
        • Link to membership dues in introductory email
        • Square ($20 per year, $15 per semester)
    • Club Finances
      • Crunchyroll Account
        • Yearly subscription: $59.95 (current)
      • Kawaii Kon Artist Alley table
        • $225.00 Standard space
        • $$$ Electricity (power pending separate contract)

Meetings and Events

  • Online Showings Format
    • Which formats, who will host, other logistics
      • Friday evenings 4:30-7:30 or later, binge 5+ episodes of different show each week, 5 min breaks in between and time to talk after
    • When/how for showing polls/announcements
      • Add suggestions any time, Poll open Friday night to Sunday night, Announce show on Monday, Stream on Friday, repeat each week
  • Other Meeting Types
    • Interest in game nights: who will host and how frequently?
      • Jackbox needs Tyler, Barryn, or Bev (up to them how frequently)
      • Club steam account? Club gaming account? Would members be interested?
      • Once every two months (2-3 times a semester)
    • Interest in casual hangouts: who will host and how frequently?
      • Anyone can host voice chat or google hangout, ask officers to announce to club ahead of time via discord
    • Creative Days/Virtual Artists’ Alley
      • Up to artists
    • Manga Book Club
      • Casual hang out, but with theme, spoilers, etc.
      • Once a month-ish, next month’s theme announced at end of each meeting
    • Other ideas for weekly/monthly meetings? Suggestions?
  • Special Events
    • Future in person meet up? Guidelines to decide if/when?
      • Probably not in Fall, maybe Spring??? December at earliest, MUST follow all safety guidelines
    • Other special event ideas (Halloween, etc)
      • Welcome back party: movie night/watch trailers for anime and game night (separate channels)
      • Halloween: movie night (2 movies)
      • Christmas: gift exchange? Or movie night (2 movies)

Advertising and Recruitment

  • Website Update
    • Updates/additions/other changes needed
      • Links to artists’ shops/portfolios (etsy, redbubble, etc)
    • Time needed? Jobs needed? etc
  • Social Media
    • Increasing Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, etc. connectivity
      • Contests (art, cosplay, captions, memes, etc)
        • Pick up prizes to RIO mailroom? Or if they are willing to give out address for shipping
      • Initial entries on group discord, amsmanoa accounts repost on twitter, instagram, facebook, with #s for ams, artists, and contest
        • DTIYS (draw this in your style, 2 options, of AMS Mascots)
        • Decide with a vote (google form sent out w/ pictures)
        • Announce contest August 28th (discord, instagram, twitter, facebook)
        • Create visuals (thank you Niki!)
    • Interest in social media contests/engagement
  • Other Ideas?
  • First club meeting 
    • Sept 4 friday (welcome back meeting) at 4:30 pm
      • Remind members about contest
      • Show powerpoint with intro and info
      • Show movie and trailers for suggested series in one stream
      • (possibly) have a game night going on in the other stream?
      • Post link for poll to vote for next meeting’s showings

This semester, we will be watching two episodes of Fate/Grand Order, Bungou Stray Dogs, and Psycho-Pass, and one episode of a weekly showing pick!

Click here to pick the show-of-the-week!

Though this is a very packed showing day, we should be able to fit all of the showings since our Thursday meetings have been extended to 7:30p.

Showings begin this Thursday, February 13!

Final vote counts:
(Bungou Stray Dogs and Psycho-Pass won the 2nd place 3-way tie vote)

Fate/ Grand Order10
Bungou Stray Dogs6/10
Psycho-Pass6/9
Quintessential Quintuplets / Gotoubun no Hanayoume6/2
Beastars5
KonoSuba5
White Box / Shirobako4
Dr. Stone3
Fire Force3
Hunter x Hunter3
Demon Slayer / Kimetsu no Yaiba3
The Devil is a Part Timer2
Little Witch Academia2
Vinland Saga2
Baccano!1
Dororo1
Fate/Stay Night1
Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!1
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun1
Ascendance of a Bookworm0
Fruit’s Basket (2019)0

(Wanted to see something, but it didn’t make the list? You can request it be shown on any of our Friday Open Days, or vote for it next semester!)

WED Dec 11
Open Game Day
UH Manoa iLab, 12:00p-4:30p

Come and join us with the Manoa Academy of Gaming for an open gaming meet!
THU Dec 12
Last 2019 Thursday Showing Meet
Kuykendall 210, 4:30p-7:00p

We’ll be watching the last three episodes of Carole and Tuesday (22, 23, and 24) as well as one final show-of-the-week!

NOMINATION POLL

VOTING POLL (To be posted)
FRI Dec 13
Christmas Karaoke Day!
Kuykendall 209, 3:00p-7:00p with Food After

NOTE: This is NOT A POTLUCK as we will be grabbing food after. Please don’t bring anything that you can’t take back.

– Karaoke with Vocaluxe
Click Here to see what songs we have available to sing!

– Instant Ramen Snackbar

– Sack Roulette $10 Gift Exchange
(Rules: All gifts must be roughly $10 in value, no NSFW or inappropriate items.)

– Food After!
(Ahead of time, think of someplace you’d like to eat!)
SAT Dec 14
Michi’s Toybox – Gundam Build Day
Campus Center 309 and 310, 11:00a-4:00p

This week will be a Hype Halloween with FOUR events going on! They are:

  • WED Oct 30: Halloween Horror Game Showcase
    6:00p-10:00p in the UH Manoa iLab
    Come and join in on the Manoa Academy of Gaming’s Horror Game/open session!
  • THUR Oct 31: AMS Halloween Cosplay and Karaoke Potluck Party
    5:00p-9:30p in KUY 210 and 213
    Cosplay Contest (with prizes!) and Mocktails in 210, Karaoke and Clone Hero session in 213. Bring food!
  • FRI Nov 1: Weekly Friday Open Anime/Game Day
    (tentatively 3:00p-7:00p in KUY 209, otherwise KUY 210 and normal time)
  • SAT Nov 2: Heal for Real Overwatch Viewing Party and Blood Drive
    9:00a-3:30p in ART 132
    Those who donate blood will get a free limited edition shirt by Team Liquid and a chance to win a mouse and headset from Corsair!

Thursday Voting

We will be voting for 2-3 semester shows this week. The top 20 acceptable showings in the nomination poll will make it to the final voting session this coming Thursday (Sept 12), and the winning shows will be aired weekly every Thursday.

Click here to nominate the shows you want to watch this semester!

We will also be watching the top two shows-of-the-week that were nominated on Thursday Sept. 5. Depending on what you pick, we will watch either 4 episodes of one show or 2 episodes of two shows.

Click here to pick the show(s)-of-the-week!

Friday in the iLab

This Friday will also be our first meeting in the UH Manoa iLab, beginning at 3:00PM! These will be called Extra Curricular Community (ECC) Meetups where we will be able to use the space along with other organizations such as the Manoa Academy of Gamers (MAG) and the Osu! Club at UH Manoa. Come on over and meet our clubs!

Since the iLab will not have open hours this semester, we are working with the iLab to make the ECC a weekly occurrence. Like previous Fridays, we plan to hold the same Fresh Friday activities at ECC Meetups.