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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

CH 1 Chapter Council (management) agenda

(a work in progress - council members may have additional items added)


AGENDA of the Chapter One meeting no 9, 9:45am -10:15 Fri. 4/March/2004

1) confirm minutes of meeting 8 (see MINUTES, below)

2) evaluate schedule as required to be set by secretary (see UPDATE newspaper)

3) election of new books to schedule (C1/2/3) (see LIST, below)

4) review the overall reading list; approval is assumed if the list is not discussed (see LIST, in "the Update")

5) (discussion) January and February book club timetable

6) treasurer's address and update on treasury

7) (discussion) field trip for Chapter One

8) look at rules of fines for group, possibility of different system if members elect not to read

9) re-examine rule Adox 6/10, about the non-reading fees schedule

10) (discussion) pantheonic council of those having passed

11) (discussion) the name of Chapter One

12) (motion) that the point system is to be reformed so that:
1. there are no non-reading fees
2. the door charge will increase to W1500
3. a member who can vote for books can elect to freeze her or his voting points for the meeting on a certain date, or with respect to a certain book or segment of a book, if it is notified over one week in advance4. a member who freezes her or his voting points may not unfreeze them

13) new business; additional items with leave of committee members

MINUTES of the Chapter One meeting no 8, 9:45am -10:15 Fri. 11/February/2005
Newman, Monkman and Seeley present. Seeley acting chair.

1) minutes of meeting 7 confirmed

2) schedule evaluated

3) elected book(s) onto schedule (14: Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti)

4) overall reading list reviewed and approved as in The Update no. 44

5) (discussion forwarded) January and February book club timetable

6) (forwarded) treasurer's address and update on treasury

7) (discussion forwarded) on a field trip for Chapter One

8) (forwarded) look at rules of fines for group, possibility of different system if members elect not to read

9) (forwarded) re-examination of rule Adox 6/10, about the non-reading fees fine schedule

10) (discussion) pantheonic council of those having passed

11) (forwarded discussion) name of Chapter One

12) (motion forwarded) that the point system is to be reformed so that:
1. there are no non-reading fees
2. the door charge will increase to W1500
3. a member who can vote for books can elect to freeze her or his voting points for the meeting on a certain date, or with respect to a certain book or segment of a book, if it is notified over one week in advance
4. a member who freezes her or his voting points may not unfreeze them

13) no new business

Thursday, February 17, 2005


The index to what can be found on our blogger is here:



1. Books can be hired at W800 per book or W1200 for three books
2. The book borrowing period is a maximum four months.
3. The book can be renewed if requested; but must pay W800 per book renewed.
4. The borrowing rate for magazines is W200 for one, W300 for three.
5. Credit will be given for donations of books to the library at W2000 per book (with special cases otherwise determined by the executive)
6. Donors of magazines are to be credited at a rate of
a) W500 library credit per piece if less than two years old
b) W300 library credit per piece if more than two years old
7. Articles and writings accepted for publication in "the Update" will receive credit at W10 per word.
8. Rule seven does not apply to the editor of the newpaper.
9. The editor of the newspaper may receive an emolument of library credit, on a per-issue basis, at a rate to be determined by the executive council of the Adoxist society.
10. A list of people, made from time to time by the manager of the adoxist library (MK), are empowered to provide the manager with a list of names of individuals who may make free use of the library
11. Those empowered under rule 10 may not list themselves or each other, including the manager of the library

NAMES of those empowered under rule 10:
Mark Seeley
Ben Schwartz
Robert Smith
Maebh Long
Denise Marsh
Chad Marsh
Darryl Monkman

(ord. 6)

BOOKS that are available can be seen on the website: www.theadoxistsociety.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

MINUTES Meeting 31 (Feb 12)

MINUTES of the executive council (the board), meeting no 31, 11:30AM at Bennigan’s Downtown Sat. 12/February/2004
Newman, Smith, Seeley, Schwartz present.

1) minutes of meeting no. 30 confirmed

2) the timetable for the meetings of the adoxist board:
32: Sat 11:30AM March 12; 33: Sat 11:30AM April 12; 34: Sat 11:30AM May 7.

3) discussed and reviewed website (weblog) now in progress

4) (motion approved) that Maebh Long is invited to become a member of this executive council, and that her membership is completed upon her acceptance of the invitation, in which case her membership will be effective from the date of this meeting

5) discussed donations and organisations to work with; including SOS Childrens' village, yheesun.com, and the Summer Orphanage (awareness) festival.

6) Update on treasury as in the "Update" No. 44

7) forwarded matters relating to selection of logo for seal, stamp and letterhead as delegated to Mr. Schwartz and any other member of the executive who wishes to talk to relevant people as necessary; includes possible interview with representatives from the graphics department, and that this item is to beplaced on the bottom of the agenda.

8) forwarded question of when to buy books, how to buy books and where to send them to, and that this item is to be placed on the bottom of the agenda.

9) discussed Adoxist Library

10) discussed Adoxist Society Press

11) (motion approved) that purchases made on February 4, 2005 of books for the Adoxist library by Mr. Seeley and Mr. Newman, entered as books no 123 to 151 inclusive be adopted by the Society and that the aforesaid be reimbursed as to the cost at W25,000

12) (motion approved) that the Society purchase copy made of John Wyndham's "Three Novels" book and the purchaser be reimbursed to the value of W15,000

13) discussion on having book chapters of easy books for Korean students and movie chapters, approved in principle

14) (motion defeated) that W4000 in library credit points is to be awarded to council members on attendance in council

15) (motion approved) that Mr Schwartz is authorised to use funds as requisite in the production of a calling card for the Society


Monday, February 14, 2005

Chapter One: Result of Feb. 11 vote

Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

VOTES: Newman 16, Seeley 10, Monkman 1.

14. Crowds and Power 8 (5+3) 8
15. Please Kill Me 5 (5) 13
20. A Tale of Two Cities 3 (3) 18
23. Foucault's Pendulum 4 (4) 22
30. A Confederacy of Dunces 3 (3) 25
10. The Art of War 1 (1) 26
18. A Dwarf Launches a Little Ball 1 (1) 27
27/2 = 13.5
Majority required: 14
Top three go into round two.

14. Crowds 17 (10+7) 17
30. A Tale 7 (7) 24
12. Please Kill 2 (2) 26
26/2 = 13
Majority required: 14

Crowds and Power wins.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Writer Discussion: GEORGE ORWELL



Orwell's article relates to realism in fiction and drama, and as such foreshadows the "kitchen sink" movement in the 1960s in Britain.

some books from the era are as follows:
Room at the Top by John Braine
A Touch of Honey by Shelagh Delaney
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
This Sporting Life (movie)


add other links!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005


(work in progress)

28. Bob Smith: War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
29. Bob Smith: The Last of the Mohicans, by J. Fenimore Cooper
30. Bob Smith: Kokoro, by Natsume Soseki
31. Bob Smith: The Farewell Party, by Milan Kundera
32. Bob Smith: The Unconsoled, by Kazuo Ishiguro
33. Bob Smith: The Child in Time, by Ian McEwan
34. Bob Smith: Amsterdam, by Ian McEwan
35. Bob Smith: Lady Oracle, by Margaret Atwood
36. Bob Smith: The King of Torts, by John Grisham
37. Bob Smith: Timeline, by Michael Chrichton
38. Bob Smith: The Angel of Darkness, by Caleb Carr
39. Ben Schwartz: Card Tricks, by James Weir
40. Ben Schwartz: Night Over Water, by Ken Follett
41. Ben Schwartz: Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
42. Ben Schwartz: Undaunted Courage, by Stephen E. Ambrose
43. Ben Schwartz: Teaching English in the Primary Classroom, by Susan Halliwell
44. Ben Schwartz: Siddharta, by Hermann Hesse
45. Ben Schwartz: The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
46. Ben Schwartz: Small Wonder, by Barbara Kingsolver
47. Ben Schwartz: Yes, You Can Learn Korean Language Structure in 40 Minutes, by Tangku Lee
48. Ben Schwartz: The Ugly American, by Lederer and Burdick
49. Ben Schwartz: Songs of Myself, by Walt Whitman
50. Ben Schwartz: One L, by Scott Turow
51. Ben Schwartz: Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
52. Ben Schwartz: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiaveli
53. Ben Schwartz: Candide and Other Stories, by Voltaire
54. Ben Schwartz: Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse
55. Ben Schwartz: Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty, by Morris Kline
56. Ben Schwartz: Veronika Decides to Die, by Paulo Coelho
57. Ben Schwartz: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
58. Ben Schwartz: The Garden of Eden, by Max Brand
59. Ben Schwartz: The World as I See It, by Albert Einstein
60. Ben Schwartz: Araby, by Eric Ormsby
61. Ben Schwartz: Aesop's Fables, ed. Jack Zipes
62. Ben Schwartz: Even the Stars Look Lonesome, by Maya Angelou
63. Ben Schwartz: The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
64. Ben Schwartz: Dirt Music, by Tim Winton
65. Ben Schwartz: Silas Marner, by George Eliot
66. Ben Schwartz: The Language Instinct, by Stephen Pinker
67. Ben Schwartz: The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
68. Ben Schwartz: Dubliners, by James Joyce
69. Ben Schwartz: Let's Study Phonics, by Matsuka and Endo
70. Ben Schwartz: Choding Yongo Jukmoon, by Kim Jin Yong (English Grammar)
71. Ben Schwartz: Wake Up! 5B, ed. Su Jung Park
72. Ben Schwartz: The Oxford Picture Dictionary for Kids, by Joan Ross Keyes
73. Ben Schwartz: Huckleberry Finn: YBM Educational Edition, by Mark Twain
74. Ben Schwartz: Wake Up! 5A, ed. Su Jung Park
75. Ben Schwartz: Wake Up! 6B, ed. Su Jung Park
76. Ben Schwartz: The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
77. Ben Schwartz: Hannibal, by Thomas Harris
78. Ben Schwartz: Half a Life, by V. S. Naipaul
79. Ben Schwartz: The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
80. Ben Schwartz: Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
81. Ben Schwartz: Reading Plus, by Ken Methard
82. Ben Schwartz: Reading Starter 2
83. Ben Schwartz: Oxford Picture Dictionary, by Norma Shapiro
84. Ben Schwartz: The Happy Prince/The Selfish Giant, by Oscar Wilde
85. Ben Schwartz: Wake Up! 4B, ed. Park Su Jung
86. Ben Schwartz: Wake Up! 6A, ed. Park Su Jung
87. Ben Schwartz: P Plus Beginners, by E. Mou Tsou
88. Ben Schwartz: P Plus Elementary, by E. Mou Tsou
89. Ben Schwartz: Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X, Alex Haley, ed.
90. Ben Schwartz: Roots, by Alex Haley
91. Ben Schwartz: Jackdaws, by Ken Follett
92. Ben Schwartz: Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
93. Ben Schwartz: Hosts, by F. Paul Wilson
94. Ben Schwartz: The Umbrella Man, by Roald Dahl
95. Ben Schwartz: Up the Down Stair Case, by Bel Kaufman
96. Ben Schwartz: The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
97. Ben Schwartz: The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
98. Ben Schwartz: Holes, by Louis Sachar
99. Ben Schwartz: Satisfaction, by Kim Katiree
100. Andrea Burke: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
101. Andrea Burke: More Pocket Positives, by Maggie Pinkney
102. Joe Gadon: Practical English Usage, by Michael Swan
103. Andrea Burke: Even More True Stories, by Sandra Heyer
104. Andrea Burke: The New Testament, by various
105. Andrea Burke: Ideas and Issues - Advanced, by Martin Hunt
106. Andrea Burke: Up Close 2, by Anna Uhl Chamot, et al
107. Andrea Burke: Impact Issues, by Richard R. Day and Junko Yamanaka
108. Andrea Burke: YBM English 21: English for the 21st Century: Book Eight, K. Thomas Choe, ed.
109. Andrea Burke: Amazing Facts about Australian Mammals, by Steve Parish
110. Andrea Burke: Grammar activities 1, by Will Forsyth and Sue Lavendar
111. KNULSTSC (Kyounpook National University Language School Teachers’ Social Committee: Virunga, by Farley Mowat
112. Jason Newman: Pride Before the Fall, by John Heilemann (113 withdrawn)
114. Jason Newman: Heart of Darkness and Other Stories, by Joseph Conrad
115. Jason Newman: The Penguin Book of NZ Jokes, by John Barnett and Lesley Kaiser
116. Duncan Davidson: Uncommon Ground, ed. William Cronon
117. Jason Newman: Readers’ Digest: (four magazines)
118. Bob Smith: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
119. Bob Smith: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
120. Bob Smith: The Master of Ballantrae, by R. L.Srevenson
121. Bob Smith: Ludwig Wittgenstein, by A. J. Ayer
122. Bob Smith: The Hemingway Reader, by Ernest Hemingway
123. society purchase: American Studies Journal, 1969 number, first edition.
124. society purchase: Woori Moodae, (journal), 1971.
125. society purchase: The Problem of the Criterion, by Roderick M. Chisolm
126. society purchase: Wisdom and Love in Saint Thomas Aquinas, by EtienneGilson
127. society purchase: Beyond Trinity, by Bernard J. Cooke
128. society purchase: Reason and Faith Revisited, by Francis H. Parker
129. society purchase: Ideas and Concepts, by Julius R. Weinberg
130. society purchase: Metaphysics and Ideology, by William Oliver Martin
131. society purchase: World Literature, by Donna Rosenberg
132. society purchase: In Memoriam Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert H. Ross (ed)
133. society purchase: Korea: The Turbulent Decade, by Chongik Rhee
134. society purchase: The Return of the Native, James Ginden (ed)
135. society purchase: A Preface to Spenser, by Helena Shire
136. society purchase: The Plays of Oscar Wilde, by Oscar Wilde
137. society purchase: The Contemporary Presidency, by Dorothy Buckton James
138. society purchase: Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, by Agatha Christie
139. society purchase: The Middle Ages, by Malone and Baugh
140. society purchase: Expendable, by James Alan Gardner