Committee election season!!!!!

This year sees the departure of our longstanding president Angus McEwing.

Our new committee consists of:

President: Judith Spaargaren
Treasurer: Erich Essmann
Secretary: Tudor Ferariu
Socials: Jason Ebblewhite
Librarian: Matthew Barrowcliffe
Webmaster: Alan Jackson
Wellness officer: Faye Sutherland
Events: Jason Ebblewhite
Conpulsionator: Faye Sutherland

AGM and committee elections

As usual, Conpulsion & Events coordinators will be deferred until the next academic year.

Propulsion raises almost £300 for the Edinburgh Sick Kids Foundation.

Committee elections:
President! Angus McEwing continues his reign as eternal president.
Secretary! Tudor Ferariu re-elected. 
Treasurer! Erich Essmann persists in failing to embezzle our funds. 
Social! Joe ‘don’t vote for me’ Foster, Jason Ebblewhite & Gregor ‘a vote for me is a vote for Trump’ Hutton all nominated for the popular post of ‘piss up in a pub’ organiser. Jason won the knock down, drag out brawl that followed. 
Wellness! Faye ‘happiness is mandatory’ Sutherland continues to look after us all.  
Web! Alan Jackson continues the reign of minimalist maintenance.  
Librarian! Sam McDouall renewed in post. 

Short term games:
The vote on the contentious ‘6 week games’ occurred. The motion tabled is for the voluntary version, where games will be re-pitched every 6-8 weeks, with continuing players having priority. This would be extended to all slots. This motion passed after extended discussion. 

Rooms 2016

For the second semester here are our room bookings:

Firstly wednesdays:
Jan 20th;;;Jan 27th;;;Teviot Dining Room;nn;
February 3rd;;;March 2nd;;;No Room – meet in teviot and find space;nn;
March 9th;;;April 13th;;;Teviot Dining Room;nn;
April 20th;;;April 27th;;;No Room;nn;
May 4th;;;May 18th;;;Teviot Dining Room;nn;


Jan 17th;;;Jan 31st;;;Teviot Study;;;Teviot Study;nn;
Feb 7th;;;;;;Teviot Dining Room;;;Teviot Dining Room;nn;
Feb 14th;;;;;;Teviot Study;;;Teviot Study;nn;
Feb 21st;;; Feb 28th;;; Potterrow Dome;;; Pleasance Pentland;nn;
March 6th;;; March 27th;;;Teviot Study;;;Teviot Study;nn;
April 3rd;;;;;;No Room;;;No Room;nn;
April 10th;;;;;;Potterrow Dome;;;No Room;nn;
April 17th;;;May 15th;;;Teviot Study;;;Teviot Study;nn;
Sunday evening short game pitching will be on Jan 17th and March 6th.

Apologies that they are a bit chaotic, with half of the pleasance out of commission its very tight.

Fresher’s Week Events

The following is a summary of the events we are running throughout freshers week 2015.

Introductory One-Shot Events
On Monday the 14th at 1800 in Teviot, Study.

One-Shot start of year games
On Sunday the 20th at 1230 and then again at 1800 both in Teviot, Study.

Pub Social for new and old members
On Friday 18th from 1900 at No 1 Grange Bar.

We are also running a stall at the Societies Fair on Wednesday and Thursday between 1000 and 1600 and would welcome any of our members to come along, even for a little bit, to support GEAS.

AGM – shuffling the chairs on the titanic.

  1. Room bookings this year have been problematic. This has been due to EUSA’s variability in handling/Mia handling bookings.
    • Letter to go to EUSA to complain
    • Examples include Propulsion, Strictly come Larping & and Wednesdays @ pleasance. 
  2. Money Report
    • We have some
    • Small come, smaller expenses.
    • Conpulsion accounts to come after Conpulsion
  3. Election of Officers
    • President: Angus McEwing continues his reign as eternal President.
    • Treasurer: Erich Essmann departing, replaced by Sam Myers.
    • Secretary: Ruth Gray departing, replaced by Tudor Ferariu
    • Webmaster: Alan Jackson continues his tenure of apathetic mismanagement. 
    • Social secretary: Marlene standing down, will operate until end of term. 
    • Events Coordinator: Sam Myers remains in post until an EGM in April/May. 
    • Librarian: Sam Macdowell confirmed in post. 
    • Conpulsion Liason: Euan Reid confirmed in post. Will present a candidate Conpulsion Committee by the end of May. 
  4. Other Business
    • Suggestions of a formal change to voting/election procedures to include a no confidence option of some sort. To be formally tabled at the EGM in April/may.

March Room Bookings

Greetings Grand Adventurers,

As those of you that rolled at least 2 successes on your perception+alertness rolls will have noticed we have not been given rooms for a lot of the evening sessions in March.

We have attempted to address this as best as possible as follows.

8th March: Dining Room, Teviot from 1930-2300 (This is a later start than normal, we apologise for this)
22nd March: Ochil, Pleasance from 1830-2200. There is also NO booking of the Middle Reading Room this week.
29th March: Ochil Pleasnace from 1830-2200

These last two will not have capacity for all our games. If you could speak to myself sometime before these sessions so I can establish who will be gaming in Ochil and who is happy/capable of gaming at an extra-society location.

Sunday afternoons will continue to be in the Teviot Study, and Wednesday Evenings in the Pleasance (lomond & others)

Also be aware that we have an AGM on the 8th March, this will be in the Study immediately after the afternoon session finishes at 1715.

Spring 2015 Events

The first wednesday back after the christmas break is the 14th of January.

We do not yet have room bookings confirmed yet, however we have requested the Study on both the Wednesday and Sunday, however this has not been confirmed yet.

Propulsion should be on saturday the 31st of January, further details to come.

Conpulsion (which is CONPULSORY) is friday the 3rd of April to sunday the 5th.

The Student nationals are friday the 27th of march til sunday 29th. In leicester, details to follow.

Strictly Come Larping! our awesome event of vampire ballroom larp dancing…. is Saturday the 7th of Febuary.

GEAS Propaganda!

want to take the geas logo with you wherever you go? want to wear your favorite society close to your heart?

GEAS is now taking pre-orders for GEAS branded dice, t-shirts & hoodies!

Contact your local committee member to order!

Pay Membership Online

You can pay membership on-line for the year here:

Membership is £5 for Students; £10 for non-students


In the ‘replace Matt’ campaign:

Marlene Ason appointed as social secretary.

Martin Benedict appointed as Conpulsion liaison.

Temporary appointments ended.

Many tidy ups to the constitution. Mostly formalities and procedures thanks to having a lawyer on the committee. New constitution will be uploaded soon.

Discussion occurred about the timing of Conpulsion. Apparently the big reveal is tomorrow…

Some long standing members of GEAS proposed and approved as life members:
Roderick Easton.
Craig Oxbrow.
Gregor Hutton.
Alan Jackson.
‘Lemon Fresh’ Phil Harris.

All motions passed unanimously.