Tasks and Election Procedure
With Common House Elliott being the social hub of University College Roosevelt, the Common House Elliott Foundation (CHEF) is in charge of making sure the student café stays clean and operational. As it is a café, CHEF also ensures that they comply with regulations and uphold their permits. They are also in charge of having enough student volunteers to do a shift behind the bar, and that the volunteers are acting in accordance with hygiene rules.
For this reason, the Daily Board (consisting of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Operations Manager) is elected by a Board of Trustees rather than the student body. The Board of Trustees consists of former Elliott Board members, Faculty members, and external parties involved in the city of Middelburg, and oversees large financial decisions, gives advice, and signs contracts. This system ensures that the Elliott Board is trustworthy and capable enough to run an organization like Common House Elliott. Because this is such a demanding task, the Daily Board has a reduced study load.
Furthermore, the Daily Board is supported by four team managers for the Food Team, Bar Team, Facilities and Interior Design Team, and Mensa Team. They oversee all the volunteers, make schedules for volunteers, determine the weekly food and drink specials, make sure the facilities are up and running, and much more.
UCR rents two spaces from Elliott to use as classrooms, and is pleased that Elliott provides the student body with many comfortable study spaces and affordable food options. Elliott also welcomes UCR during Open Days, and promotes further contact between students outside of class.
The Elliott Board of 2020 - 2021
Back row (from left to right):
Foodteam Manager – Camilla Simon
Secretary – Iris Vergeer
Mensa Manager – Justin Kist
Bar Manager – Pai Wattanasiriwech
Interim Food Team Manager – Diez Jansen
Treasurer – Rebecca Schmieder
Operations Manager – Quintilio Rijnhout
Facilities Manager – Nynke Weterings
Chair – Tallie Nikitchyuk