DIRECTOR OF FINANCE WORK BLOG – 28th POST

From my WORK BLOG…

Today, I woke up around 10:00 am and wrote my Finance Report to Council. I had to prepare a lot of information for Council based on the last Finance Committee meeting, so writing the report took about 2 hours! I still have to finish my CFS report, which I may do right now.

I updated my summer schedule of hours by posting information about them on these forums.

I’ve also sent an e-mail to Cinemark, asking them about selling their Platinum Supersaver Discount tickets at our Member Service offices. They cost $7 US, so with the exchange rate, s&h and GST (there is no PST on movie tickets) they would cost just under $8 CDN. We could probably offer them at $8 or $8.50 to students. For matinees this would result in a savings of about $0.25 to $0.75 per ticket, for evening shows this could result in a savings of $2.25 to 3.25 if we had them at $8.50 or a savings of $2.75 to $3.75 if we sold them at $8. I had contacted Cinemark in 2005 about selling them at the KSA and they were interested. They do have plans to expand the Cinemark chain across Canada and selling them at the KSA (and possibly at other student unions) could help open them up to more patrons and a larger market. (NOTE: The KSA currently sells , and I’ve asked our Member Services Coordinator to look into the corporate discount program at Empire Landmark Cinemas and I’d like us to also look at securing some kind of discount through Festival Cinemas and through the Pacific Cinematheque. With the large number of students who take english, creative writing and other arts related courses at Kwantlen, I think they could all sell well. I also think it would be very cool if we could be a spot that sold tickets to the Vancouver International Film Festival).

Today I also asked our Commercial Services Manager to send me information on the new environmentally friendly products we will be using in the cafe. These include plastic-like forks, spoons, knives and other items made from corn and other bio-degradable sources. We are also selling mugs that are made out of corn. I hope to be able to present information on these new products to my next Finance Committee meeting and I’ll also post information to this blog once I have it.

I also want to continue work on my self review which I mentioned in a previous post. Other work I want to get done today include finishing minutes of my last Finance Committee meeting and starting to prepare this week’s Finance Committee agenda. I also hope to get a bit more work done on the communications plan I’ve been working away at. I want to get a chunk of it done so that it can be presented at this week’s finance committee meeting.

I also want to be sure to e-mail old forms and information about old procedures to relevant individuals (especially in regards to clubs, volunteers, etc.).

Finally, I want to squeeze in some time today for homework.

Hope all is well,

– Steve

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