MONDAY, 6 September 2021, 18.00
Place: Zoom Meeting
Present: 14 members.
§1 Meeting is opened by self-elected chairperson
Meeting is opened at 18.13 by member.
a) Election of:Meeting chairperson
Decision 2a1: to elect chairperson as meeting chairperson
Decision 2a2: to elect sectretary as meeting secretary
Meeting adjuster and vote counter 2x
Decision 2a3i: to elect adjuster 1 as meeting adjuster & vote counter.
Decision 2a3ii: to elect adjuster 2 as meeting adjuster & vote counter
b) Information on meeting formalia
Chairperson gives a short introduction, explaining how the zoom
nationsmöte will be held.
c) Meeting legitimacy
Everyone was informed on time.
Chairperson moves THAT we consider the meeting legitimate.
Decision 2c: to consider the meeting legitimate.
There is no adjuction.
e) Presentation rounds
Everyone presents themselves (name, pronoun, what they do at
f) Determination of the agenda
Decision 2f: to accept the agenda as it is right now.
Member reports that board has been active since May by having meetings,
organizing active party, contacting SNB kitchen renovation project, we have a
new negotiated rent – 13000 SEK for the local. The board has discussed the
economy, we are making money from the Pubs but the restrictions are still there.
The planning orientation and novisch weeks has happened during the summer.
We have new T-shirts. We got more chairs; a study group is going to visit us
relating the fire alarm system. We have started discuss the committees in the
board, so, committees are more welcomed to board meetings to ask questions or
We haven’t done bookkeeping yet, it was mostly NOs who were dealing
with the economical issues. We made good money with the Pubs that we had,
and we are doing good now.
Member reports that SNB renovated Korpamoen kitchens, and they are not
allowed to increase the rent too much due to the renovation. Active members can
a) Motion on the language of the nation meeting protocols.
Member explains that this motion will save us from paper and time waste.
If some specific events are needed to be in Swedish it is not discouraged, but the
reality reflects that English works better for this nation to operate.
member says that it was mostly in English in the praxis. Translating Swedish is
also a huge burden on environment; it requires a lot of paper waste. They
encourages voting for the motion.
Decision 6a: to accept the motion.
b) Motion on free menstruation products for members.
Member asks if we should carry the motion for only active members not
for all members, it would encourage people to get involved being active.
Member is not against the idea, but this idea would make it sound like a food
coupon for example, and would be something that if you are asking something in
Member says it is not designed as a method of promotion but mostly a
supportive feminist statement.
Member asks about menstrual cups and the possibility of offering them, and the
Member asks about the economic challenges of this motion for the nation.
Member says that the distribution can happen in Expen, promoting the
menstrual cups wouldn’t cover a larger audience, and it is personal decision for a
person to make. Economically, how to spend the money is going to be a board
decision, and 10000 SEK is the maximum in offer, in reality we expect it to be
Participants are raising questions and they are confused how the process will
Member requests a closed vote.
Member moves to postpone the motion.
Decision 6b: to postpone the motion.
c) Motion to give aid to the organisation for victims of sexualized
violence Nog Nu.
Member gives information about the organization. Member asks if this
organization is active in Skåne in terms of supporting local organizations. No one
Member says that due to corona this is not good for our economy. They offer a
solidarity pub that this organization also could participate. Member says if this
motion doesn’t carry they may work on this idea.
Member says sexualized violence doesn’t stop during corona time, they support
the motion and adds to collaborate with Café Ronja. Member adds a point that
the club committee is tasked with arranging a support pub to this.
Member moves that the sum is set to 4000 SEK.
Member also moves to task the club committee with organization of a
support event sometime in the future
Decision 6c1: to change the sum from 8000 to 4000 SEK.
Decision 6c2: to give the onetime 4000 SEK to the organization
Decision 6c3: to task the club committee with organization of a
support event sometime in the future
Decision 6c4: to accept the motion as a whole
§7 By-laws revision committee
a) Proposal from the by-laws revision committee.
Member suggests having another explanation meeting in case of need.
Chairperson suggests to discuss it in this meeting but to table the changes in the
October nation meeting. They give some minutes to everyone get to know the
documents and ask questions.
b) Motion for the adoption of the proposals by the by-laws revision
Member moves to postpone the discussion of by-laws until the next nation
Decision 7b: to postpone the discussion of by-laws until the next
a) Club Responsible (Sep.-June)
Decision 8a1: to elect member as Club Responsible, for the period of
Decision 8a2: to elect member as Club Responsible, for the period of
b) Kitchen Master (Sep.-June)
Decision 8b1: to elect member as Kitchen Master, for the period of
Decision 8b2: to elect member as Kitchen Master, for the period of
Decision 8b3: to elect member as Kitchen Master, for the period of
Chairperson moves to postpone the election to the next election period.
Decision 8b4: to postpone the election to the next election period.
c) Cultural Agent (Sep.-June)
Decision 8c: to elect member as Cultural Agent for the period of Sep’21-
d) Minister of Sports (Sep.-June)
Decision 8d: to elect member as Minister of Sports for the period of
e) Liquor Responsible (Sep.-June)
Decision 8e: to elect member as Liquor Repsonsible, for the period of
§9 Other (no decisions may be made here)
Member wants to bring up the wardrobe decision that has been made in
Member wants to have a discussion event about sex workers in Café Ronja.
Member things that organizing even the event can be very stressful. Ronja
responsibles, member and member will talk about it later.
§11 End of meeting
Meeting is closed at 21.02
6a) Motion on the language of the nation meeting protocols.
Over the last few years our nation became very international-oriented and in
2015 we switched most of the internal communication into English, including
the language used during nation meetings and board meetings.
However, we still have our nation meeting protocols in both English and
Swedish. The same happens with the meeting agenda. Other international
student organizations in Lund, like P6 have switched their protocols’ and
agendas’ language to English in order to reduce the administrative work and
continue to be inclusive. I propose that we do the same!
THAT Smålands nation’s nation meeting protocols are kept only
in English and the Swedish translation is optional. The nation
meeting agenda is published only in English from now on. The
excerpts from the protocols can be provided in Swedish in
certain cases, for example, when interacting with
6b) Motion on free menstruation products for members.
§1 In this motion I propose to give our members an option to receive free, good
quality menstruation products as a right of being a member. Perhaps the amount
of money that an average person who experiences menstruation has to spend on
these products is not particularly noticeable for some people who are in a stable
financial situation (i.e. if you have a good stable job, receive full CSN etc).
However, many of our members are not in such position and even for those who
are, this is still a mandatory monthly expense that cannot be avoided. The
purpose of this motion is to establish a support mechanism for our members
who experience menstruation.
§2 I propose to give our members the products of the type they choose during
the time of them being a member. After talking to several people who have first
hand experience, the rough approximation for this project is: 2 standard boxes
(30 per box) of pads or tampons (16 per box) per month per person. Both of
these are going to be of the high-end brand, like “Always” or “O.B.” We will also
have a slight variation between the types of pads, to be more inclusive. Some
people use more, some people use less, therefore this approximation is rough,
but hopefully it is sufficient for the purposes of this motion.
§3 Throughout the years, 51%-53% of our members fall into the group relevant
to this motion, therefore we should have around 100-120 people to account for
during each semester if our membership numbers will not sky-rocket. This
means that that the total cost with this number of members should be at most
about 10000 SEK per month. It is probably going to be less.
THAT a) §2 is accepted as basis for this motion and the right to receive
menstruation products is accepted as a membership right.
b) §3 is accepted as a basis for the budget with the ability to scale
the budget if the number of members significantly increases and the 2021
budget is adjusted to include an additional 10000 SEK monthly expense.
6c) Motion to give aid to the organisation for victims of sexualized violence Nog
Nog Nu (organisation number 802504-7617) is an organisation that
provides different forms of support to persons who have been victimized by
sexualized violence, that was founded in 2016. The way they describe their
purpose on their web page reads thusly:
”Nog Nu was concieved of after the Bråvalla Festival 2016. The
perpetrator is not on our radar, we exist for victims. We are
siblings on duty, and no matter how the crime happened, who
you are or who the perpetrator was we stand behind you in
which ever way you need. What we primarily offer is
accompaniement, if you need a companion in connection to
doctor visits, interrogations, court proceedings, or
conversations. If you need contact with an emergency home
immediately, we can arrange contact. ” – https://nognu.org/
Organisations for supporting the vicitms of crime have a very hard time getting
financial support in Sweden today – there are more stipends for previously
convicted than there are for those who have been made victims of crime. There
is very little support that you can seek as a person victimized by sexualized
violence of the type that Nog Nu’s volunteers can provide. It is in line both with
Smålands Nation’s stance against patriarchial opression and the material
interests of our members that this organisation can continue to operate and
develop. The purpose of the aid would be to allow Nog Nu to continue operations
for as long as possible.
I understand that the sum I move for may have to be lowered, but I hope we can
provide a significant sum. With this background, and with support of by-law 9.8 I
That: The nation meeting decide Smålands Nation gives the association
Nog Nu a one time sum of 8 000(eight thousand) SEK as aid via bankgiro.
7b) Motion for the adoption of the proposals by the by-laws revision group.
As was directed by the nation meeting in March of this year, a revision of
the by-laws has beencompleted. That motion specified that the revision should
be complete by the September nationmeeting for the first hearing, and so here is
the completed revision.
The goals of the revision has beenprimarilyto modify the operational parts
of the by-laws to bettermatch the actual present day operation of the
nation;secondarilyto produce a correct englishlanguage edition of the new
proposed by-laws;thirdlyto improve issues of legibility. The primaryand
secondary goals have largely been successfully completed, the tertiary goal to a
With the primary goal, however, some issues remain, notably the
confusion regarding the definitionof the committee and subcommittee. Part of
the reason this has not been tackled is that it wouldrequire other motions in
tandem with this motion that are outside the scope of the by-laws revision.
To this motion are attached four documents: a proposal for new by-laws,
and a point by pointrunthrough of every by-law as they stand today as well as all
the changes that are proposed, both areduplicated in swedish and in english
language editions. Please note that only the swedish languageby-laws proposal is
formally binding, even though the english language translation is intended
toaccurately represent the contents of the by-laws.
In order for changes to the by-laws to be adopted, the nation meeting must
pass two motions toadopt those changes, at two ordinary nation meetings at
least two months and at most six monthsapart. As the revision group interprets
the by-laws, that means that no changes to the proposal canbe made at the
second reading, lest the process be repeated. It is therefore desireable that
anymotions to change the proposal are made today – although it is of course
possible to remit themotion at the second hearing, make changes, and then have
new first reading.
Representative/s of the revision group will suggest to the podium that
they be allowed to present thepoint by point revision, let the meeting decide on
any changes to each point as they are discussed,and then after the whole list has
been heard and any changes have been made, vote on wether or notto adopt the
entire proposal as it then stands.
An alternative solution would be for the meeting to decide to remit this
motion to the revision groupprovided that a new motion will be made to the
ordinary nation meeting in October, and in theinterim hold an extra nation
meeting on which the point-by-point discussion is held and changes tothe
proposal are made, which are then incorporated into the new proposal
submitted to the Octobernation meeting.
The by-laws revision committee moves:
THAT: The nation meeting decide that the appended proposal for
new by-laws with madechanges is adopted as the new by-laws of Smålands.
THAT: The second reading of the proposal for new by-laws is
determined to be at theordinary nation meeting in Decemeber of this year.