This Saturday, I will finally be able to make it to a meeting!!!! W00T!!!! There, we will elect new officers (or keep old ones, whatever), talk about anime club supporter surveys (which we are woefully behind on), discuss fundraising (more below), and do plenty of really fun stuff, too.
Re: Fundraising. I think I've finally got something we can easily do. I'm sure most of you guys have lots of anime/manga/books/toys/action figures -- and that some of it you wouldn't mind getting rid of... Like, you bought the CardCaptor Sakura movie on VHS a couple years back thinking it was a sub, and horrors of horrors, it was actually the godforsaken Nelvana dub (speaking from experience here ;_;). Or you bought some anime with an adorable little girl on the cover thinking it would be a cute comedy, and instead it was completely perverted (speaking from Sam's experience). Or maybe just something you've seen a billion times and are ready to let go of.
Because my idea is that we each get together a few things we don't mind getting rid of, and sell them cheap at the community booth at the mall. Have an "Anime and Manga Day". Doesn't have to just be anime and manga, if you can't think of any you'd like to sell. Toys, books, crafts, drawings... we could sell a few things like that, too. It SHOULD be mostly anime and manga/comics, though, since that's what we're about. ^_^ Plus we could do raffles, or something. What do you think?
Another thing we should try again is the Onigiri Workshop.
Plus, Free Comic Book Day is coming up in early May. If we can get together $50-75, we'll be able to buy 500(!!!) comics to give away. (Plus free samples from Viz/Tokyopop/CPM/etc.) That would be pretty awesome! You all remember how fun it was last year, and if we can get together just $50 to do this as an official FCBD event, then we'll be able to get lots of publicity from the newspapers and maybe even TV.