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Tower Street Executive Meeting Minutes June 2, 2008

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Every Wednesday the SET group at Tower Street Correctional Center in Kingston Jamaica meets to produce a weekly radio program which is broadcast on community radio and the internet. We will soon make those broadcasts available as podcasts. In the mean time, we will post the minutes from each weekly meeting.

Minutes of Executive meeting for June 2, 2008
Starting count: 7

The Meeting was called to order By President Johnson at 11:10am and apologies were made for V/P Davis, Treasurer Drummond and Dir. Walters.

President Johnson made mention of the improvement on the part of signing of register. It was also noticed on the new format as the register is now being written up for a week in advance. President Johnson made a request for jingles in respect to the reading of the news and sports.
In regards to the letters, members were notified by President Johnson that the letters are being dealt with, as he is presently revising same so the Superintendent in charge can view those (letters) then send off.

President Johnson then instructed Assistant Secretary Ivey to make notice of special dates, as we will start the preparation of letters for the Christmas celebration immediately following the Anniversary function. The date that was schedule for that was Thursday 26 of June 2008.All letters would be processed and taken to the Superintendent. A date was then asked of members to agree on for our celebration by President Johnson, we settled for the 27 of June 2008, and a letter of request will be sent to Head Office for the permission of visitors to be allowed then.

Secretary Taylor made a suggestion regarding the logo for the group but President Johnson said that this would be a project for the computer class, which will be starting sometime soon.

President Johnson asked of members if it would be possible for any member to ask their visitors to bring shirts on visits in order to make things a little lighter on the expense of Governor Wallen. Members then agreed to do so then debate on the color for shirts before agreeing on Long sleeve white shirts for the start because uniforms will be required for the Anniversary. Meeting was then adjourned by President Johnson and second by Secretary Taylor.

Tower Street Meeting Minutes May 28, 2008

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Every Wednesday the SET group at Tower Street Correctional Center in Kingston Jamaica meets to produce a weekly radio program which is broadcast on community radio and the internet. We will soon make those broadcasts available as podcasts. In the mean time, we will post the minutes from each weekly meeting.

HELD ON WEDNESDAY
May 21, 2008.
AT TOWER STREET ADULT
CORRETTIONAL CENTRE SET CHAT ROOM
2-4 TOWER STREET KINGSTON
AGENDA
MEETING CALL TO ORDER
PRAYER
INTRODUCTION
OPENING COMMENTS
APOLOGIES
READING OF LAST MINUTES
AMENDMENTS
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION…………
a. BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
b. PGI PRESENTATION
c. THOUGHT OF THE DAY AND OF THE WEEK’
d. VOCABULARY WORD
DISCUSSION TOPIC
Featured by Aunty Caleen
GOVERNOR’S PRESENTATION
ADJOURNMENT

Meeting was called to order at 10:25am by President Johnson and this was second by Secretary Taylor.
Prayer: was done by Deputy Chaplin Gayle

Introduction:

Secretary Taylor introduced himself then asked the members of the group to introduce themselves and their portfolios, this was after Gov Wallen inquire of the whereabouts of the president who was noticeably absent from the table without an explanation. at this stage the group was out of integrity and again the meeting was not started on time. Gov. Wallen seeks to get some redress on this issue. Eng. Barrett took responsibility for misleading the secretary on the time of the meeting both Eng. Barrett and Eng. Lewis assured the meeting that they would take responsibility for making sure that this error does not reoccur. The time noted for meeting was 10:00am and not 10:30 as was thought by members of the group Gov. Wallen then introduced David Susaki and Georgia Poepawell who were from Harvard and of global voices.

Opening Comments:

Gov. Wallen stated his dissatisfaction on the repeated late start of meetings, there were no reason for this however, the explanations were already accepted, and the meeting moved on.
Apologies: were made for Dir. Paulwell

We went on air at 111:00am aunty Caleen took over as host of the SET CHAT program. She said she wanted to talk about fathers, and what role they play in the family; what have the fathers put in place to make sure the family stays in place. SET members took turns and gave their views on the subject. We went on a break and Gov. Wallen took the time to talk to the group about the two people who were trained in the studio he said people were going to be trained how to develop their radio program.

Tower Street Meeting Minutes May 21, 2008

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Every Wednesday the SET group at Tower Street Correctional Center in Kingston Jamaica meets to produce a weekly radio program which is broadcast on community radio and the internet. We will soon make those broadcasts available as podcasts. In the mean time, we will post the minutes from each weekly meeting.

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Starting Count 18
Governor: Kevin Wallen
Psychologist Caleen Deidritch

Thought for the week was “Self confidence is the first requisite to great understanding.”

Agenda:

  1. Meeting call to order
  2. Prayer
  3. Introduction
  4. Opening Comments
  5. Apologies
  6. Reading of last minutes
  7. Topics for discussion …
    1. Birthdays, anniversary celebrations
    2. PGI Presentation
    3. Thought of the day and of the week
    4. Vocabulary word
  8. Governor’s Presentation
  9. Adjournment

Meeting: was called to Order by Secretary Taylor at 10:35 a.m.
Prayer: was done by : Assistant Chaplain Gayle
Introduction: Members of the group introduced themselves and their portfolios
Opening Comments: Was made by President Johnson, after which
Apologies: Apologies were made for Engineer Lewis and Dir. Hill
Minutes: Reading of minutes was done by Asst. Secretary Leon Ivey
Amendments: This was noted by Governor Wallen as it was “Harvard University” and not “Hartford” as was stated in the minutes.

Secretary Taylor turned the meeting over to President Johnson who then informed Gov. Wallen and his visiting team of the group’s grown and development. A report of the last executive metting was reiterated by President Johnson. The meeting was then turned over to Gov. Wallen who then asked of the President for a copy of Monday’s executive meeting.

Governor Wallen made the introduction of Professor Nesson and then spoke on part of discipline where time is concerned as members were not prepared for the meeting even though being present; the group was by then out of integrity. The group had a lengthy negative discussion on this issue.

The group finally made a decision; Governor Wallen informed the group that any member could take the initiative to start the meeting. A decision was taken for President Johnson to apologize on behalf of the group in order for the group to get back into integrity. This was not accepted by the group and so an individual approach was taken for each member to apologize on their behalf. Acting Overseer Johnson commented that leaders must take control and one should not sit and wait. Aunty Caleen inserted that every member agreed on the time that we were to start so we should try to put the blame on someone. Eventually we were back in integrity at 11:15 a.m.

Governor Wallen then introduced Professor Nesson from Harvard University who then introduced the group to some game ideas, which would help the way we think.

He said he wanted to teach us what we want to learn and not what he wants to teach us. He also introduced Second Life, a software that could help us to interact with others via cyber-space. This would be us a great deal of knowledge as he also introduced the group to 3D, which is a Dimension Immersive Environment he also introduced Second Life, an environment to create an avatar which can navigate through the game environment. Members of the group then participated in a game of tic-tac-toe. On this note SET chat ended. Meeting was adjourned by Secretary Taylor and seconded by VP Davis.

Tower Street Meeting MInutes May 19, 2008

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Executive meeting minutes
May 19, 2008
AT TOWER STREET ADULT
CORRETTIONAL CENTRE SET CHAT ROOM
2-4 TOWER STREET KINGSTON

AGENDA
MEETING CALL TO ORDER
PRAYER
INTRODUCTION
OPENING COMMENTS
APOLOGIES
READING OF LAST MINUTES
AMENDMENTS
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION…………
a. BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
b. PGI PRESENTATION
c. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK’
d. VOCABULARY WORD
DISCUSSION TOPIC
Featured by Aunty Caleen
GOVERNOR’S PRESENTATION
ADJOURNMENT

Introduction:

It was noted that the lab received four (4) other upgraded computers donated by Gov. Wallen. Who in his opening remarks asked if there has been any dialogue regarding Dir. Walker or if there were any other development concerning the issue of differences between group members?
Apologies: Secretary Taylor apologized for the late start of meeting.
Topics for discussion: Gov. Wallen shared info from Head office, he informed the group that any member of the group found with any form of contraband would be sanctioned they would not be treated differently from the rest of the prison population. Acting Corporal English made a confirmed comment regarding that topic.

We had a debated discussion surrounding that issue as individual members took turns to comment on the topic. Members made suggestions and the group endorsed the ideas but was informed by the Gov. that those ideas would not be accepted by Head Office. Gov. Wallen made it clear that we should get to a space in order to command the attention of Authorities. He said he wanted to see the group improve on what we do at the Radio Station, Computer Room, Studio and other area as our actions were constantly monitored by Head Office. Authorities have taken a “0” tolerance approach towards their rules and regulation here. At that point Aunty Caleen made her assessment and said we would have to make a decision regarding the disciplinary actions that would be handed down if members were found to be in breach of the Regulations here in the prison.

Dir. Paulwell commented on the English classes and the importance of it, Gov.Wallen agreed with what was expressed concerning that issue because the grammatical flaws were being heard by the people who listen to the radio. Gov. Wallen also mentioned that an E-mail address could be arranged so listeners would be able to make their request and comments, this would help us in endeavors to improve and we would also get a feel of what society is saying. Gov. Wallen stated that whatever it is, we should put it on the paper and that all the people with portfolios should prepare plans to proceed forward and that the plans should be presented at the next meeting on the next SET chat for discussion. Deputy Dir. Clarke asked about the uniforms he was given an explanation on the matter. Governor Wallen in his closing remarks stated that we will be getting a visit from Professor Nessom from Hartford. An executive meeting was then set for next Monday May 19, 2008 at 11:30am. Meeting was then adjourned by V/P Davis and second by Engineer Barrett.

Tower Street Meeting Minutes May 14, 2008

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Minutes of meeting
Held on Wednesday May 14, 2008
AT TOWER STREET ADULT
CORRECTIONAL CENTRE SET CHAT ROOM
2-4 TOWER STREET KINGSTON

AGENDA
MEETING CALL TO ORDER
PRAYER
INTRODUCTION
OPENING COMMENTS
APOLOGIES
READING OF LAST MINUTES
AMENDMENTS
CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION…………
a. BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
b. PGI PRESENTATION
c. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK’
d. VOCABULARY WORD
DISCUSSION TOPIC
Featured by Aunty Caleen
GOVERNOR’S PRESENTATION
ADJOURNMENT

Prayer: was done by Dept. Chaplin Gayle

Introduction:

It was noted that the lab received four (4) other upgraded computers donated by Gov. Wallen. Who in his opening remarks asked if there has been any dialogue regarding Dir. Walker or if there were any other development concerning the issue of differences between group members?
Apologies: Secretary Taylor apologized for the late start of meeting.
Topics for discussion: Gov. Wallen shared info from Head office, he informed the group that any member of the group found with any form of contraband would be sanctioned and they would not be treated differently from the rest of the prison population. Acting Corporal English made a confirmed comment regarding that topic.

We had a debated discussion surrounding that issue as individual members took turns to comment on the topic. Members made suggestions and the group endorsed the ideas but was informed by Gov. Wallen that those ideas would not be accepted by Head Office. Gov. Wallen made it clear that we should get to a space in order to command the attention of Authorities. He said he wanted to see the group improve on what we do at the Radio Station, Computer Room, Studio and other area as our actions were constantly monitored by Head Office. Authorities have taken a zero tolerance approach towards their rules and regulation here. At that point Aunty Caleen made her assessment and said we would have to make a decision regarding the disciplinary actions that would be handed down if members were found to be in breach of the Regulations here in the prison.

Dir. Paulwell commented on the English classes and the importance of it, Gov.Wallen agreed with what was expressed concerning that issue because the grammatical flaws were being heard by the people who listen to the radio. Gov. Wallen also mentioned that an E-mail address could be arranged so listeners would be able to make their request and comments, this would help us in endeavors to improve and we would also get a feel of what society is saying. Gov. Wallen stated that whatever it is, we should put it on the paper and that all the people with portfolios should prepare plans to proceed forward and that the plans should be presented at the next meeting on the next SET chat for discussion. Deputy Dir. Clarke asked about the uniforms he was given an explanation on the matter. Governor Wallen in his closing remarks stated that we will be getting a visit from Professor Nessom from Hartford who would be at our next SET chat meeting on May 21st 2008. An executive meeting was then set for next Monday May 19, 2008 at 11:30am. Meeting was then adjourned by V/P Davis and second by Engineer Barrett.