Anglica ry

Since 1958.

The Board

In the autumn, the members of Anglica elect a board of eleven (11) members and one vice member for the next year in the fall's general meeting. Any member of Anglica may apply for the positions. The board meets once a week to discuss any study matters and to arrange events. The board meetings are open to all members of Anglica.

Chair (Niiko Niemi nipetn (at)
The Chair’s most visible assignment is running the meetings, and planning the agendas for them once a week and trying to pull together the board’s hopefully unanimous decisions. The Chair also has the ungratifying task of distributing tasks to the other members, preferably so that nobody becomes too loaded with work. The chair is the person with the duty of filling in the official papers to TYY and some other organisations. They also participate in the staff meetings once a month with another board member. All in all, the chair has to keep track of things being done, and those that ought to be done.
Vice Chair (Lotta Viitala llviit (at)
As the title reveals, this member is the one to stand in if the Chair falls sick or is otherwise unable to attend, but they are often an invaluable source of ideas – and the board’s common memory – as the specific tasks for them are fewer than for the rest. The Vice Chair may also participate in staff meetings once a month, especially if the Chair is unable to attend. The Vice Chair might easily end up taking care of things that aren’t designed for any other board member, they also take care of tasks concerning study materials. They also arrange Coffee Hours every week.
Treasurer (Juuso Kujanpää jmakuj (at)
If you are one of those quirky humanists with a suspicious fascination towards math and accounting, this is the dream spot for you. The treasurer keeps watch on our funds and advises the rest of us on what we can afford and what we certainly cannot. They also keep record of all our expenses, and the money we receive, membership fees and bakesale profits, for example. They also see to that all cruise, theatre and such tickets are being paid to the account, correctly and on time. The treasurer also plans the early budget together with the Chair and prepares the financial statement of the year.
Secretary (Hanna Aro haearo (at)
The main job for the secretary is to listen and listen (talking isn’t banned, though!) at the meetings and draw out the minutes after each meeting and hang them up in Signum for any Anglica member to see. Admittedly, this can be a tough one, as the meetings may sidetrack from each point in the agenda just about everytime. On the other hand, once the matter at hand has been settled and decided, the secretary can simply close their ears until something relevant comes up again.
Communications Coordinator (Oili Virta oovirt (at)
The Communications Coordinator's (or Info’s) most important job is to keep our members up to date on all things concerning Anglica: its work and events. They accomplish this mostly through our mailing list, our website (and calendar) and Facebook. They are also responsible for going through a lot of e-mails from TYY and other student organisations and forwarding any of them that might have significance for our members. They update and take care of our mailing list, our website, and Facebook. All in all, the communications coordinator should have a good sense of things happening with Anglica and the university in general as well, or at least they should know when the next event is going to happen.
Social & Educational Affairs (Klaara Syvänperä kesyva (at)
They are the third board member who can take part in the staff meetings (and frequents them most often). They also participate in TYY’s ‘kopo’ (kouluspoliittinen sektori) and ‘sopo’ (sosiaalipoliittinen sektori) meetings that deal with more general and allembracing decisions, and conflicting aims at university level nationwide, but also educational issues related to our university only. Their job, then, is to inform the board and all Anglica members on any burning developments, or backlashes... If you have any problems with educational or social matters, don’t hesitate to contact them.
They are also one of the two Anglicans and the board member responsible for environmental matters: they (alongside the other environmental representative outside the board) keep in mind the ecological side of things, and reminds the board to always act in the best way possible for our planet.
Project Coordinator (Jenna Haaja jkhaaj (at)
Projects may sound like a vague thing to handle, since almost anything can be called a project. And that's exactly what this post involves: almost anything. The Project Coordinators most important tasks are organizing the bakesales four times a year and ordering overalls for first-year students every autumn. In addition, handling any bigger events (Turku Survival, possible excursions, our cruise etc), that need more time to manage (AKA a project) fall under their jurisdiction, as well as ordering our own songbooks and overall patches when needed. Our annual publications, Baccanalia and Rookie Guide, are also their responsibility.
Party & Culture (Anniina Peltonen anspel (at) & Kasperi Kaukonen kmkauk (at)
This sector is considered so important that each year we appoint two people to handle it. Their job is usually to call and make reservations for party premises and to contact other student organisations for possible shared parties. The “PCs” also often end up managing any competitions & announcements etc. in the parties (well being the darn party organiser). A good knowledge, or pure enthusiasm, for Turku nightlife and cultural possibilities is a huge asset here, for fresh ideas are always welcome.
Members (Jussi Mattila jematt (at) & Vennu Lähteenmäki vtlaht (at) )
The members join the board meetings regularly and help out in projects where man power is scarse, substitute for other members if the need be, or use their special skills to help the board. For instance, there is always a need for a good graphic designer (posters, Baccanalia, Rookie guide etc.). Usually, the members end up carrying stuff to, decorating and cleaning the party/event premises. However, when the need arises, or there is the will, the members have been known to also reserve event premises and aid the work load of the PCs. The members are the personal henchmen of the Chair.
Vice-Member ( Emmi Hatula ehhatu (at) )
The vice member joins the board meetings when necessary and helps out when needed, similarly to the members. They can also substitute for other members of the board or use their special skills to help the board otherwise. The vice member can help with decorating and cleaning the event premises as well as with ticket sales at night clubs, for example. They have less authorities than the rest of the board, but they are an important part of it, nevertheless.
Environmental affairs: Otava Korkka ( inotko (at) )
International Affairs: Kasperi Kaukonen ( kmkauk (at) ) and Lea-Lotta Huurtela ( llhuur (at) )
Sports: Juuso Kujanpää ( jmakuj (at) )
Equality affairs: Klaara Syvänperä ( kesyva (at) )
Harrasment Contact Persons: Klaara Syvänperä ( kesyva (at) ) & Lotta Viitala ( llviit (at) )
Harrasment Contact Person (Non-Board Member): Inka Nurmiranta ( ienurm (at) )
Alumni Affairs: -
Data Protection: Oili Virta ( oovirt (at) )