Hope you all had a psyched week 8! We are certainly excited to come back from our hiatus and hear more from you.
We had an absolute blast at Easters this year. ANU had three teams (one unfortunately capped out) and three adjudicators breaking into the finals. Two of our breaking teams made it to the Semi-Final, and one competed against a team from University of Sydney at the Grand Final.
Other than breaking, we are also fortunate to see many young talents fast developing and bonding with each other in our society. You are all champions in our heart.
ANU media made a news link about our achievements. You can read it here if you want to bathe with us in the momentary glory of campus news: http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/anu-team-reaches-grand-final-of-debating-nationals
But remember that your moral worth is non-contingent of your achievements in debating, and you are all great humans whether breaking or not.
For those who did not attend Easters, please stay keen, because there are plenty of opportunities for you to join us and create memories together - here are some that are happening soon:
Internals are back! This term (week 8-12) the rules are slightly different: you will join a team of up to 5 people led by one experienced debater. You can rotate adjudicating and debating duties between your team members and even choose to kick back for a couple of weeks. There is no need to find teammates before you sign up, as we will sort the teams out for you. You will be guaranteed a team if you sign up.
If you do not feel like joining a team, feel free to rock up to any of our internals this term and let Toni know that you want to debate/ adjudicate for the night.
But otherwise, see you next Tuesday 6pm at MCCT2 :)
Sign-up to internals: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tLTBDbVM9z2PUSrFgJz_JDy9eLJXMinVtDWmwSSPkoo/viewform?edit_requested=true
OGM Next Week
Next Tuesday at 6pm before the internals start, we will have the OGM. Please come to join us, as we want to elect new positions and meet quorum. If you have not seen the post by Bec on Facebook Group yet, here are the positions to be elected:
(1) First-year representatives
The First-Year Representatives are a voice for first-year members in our society. Their duties include:
- Running at least one first-year social night
- Communicating with first-year members of the society, including but not limited to via a First-Year Forum (Facebook Group)
- Attending committee meetings to ensure the interests of first-year members of our society are considered in all committee decision-making, including but not limited to decisions in relation to intervarsity trials.
We will elect at least one non-cis-male First-Year Representative, and only first-years present at the OGM will be eligible to vote unless they exercise the right to vote through a proxy.
(2) Media officer (i.e. Publication Officer)
The Publications Officer is responsible for maintaining ANU Debating's publications, including but not limited to:
- Developing a Twitter and Instagram presence
- Maintaining the ANU Debating Website
- Maintaining the ANU Debating Facebook page & group
- Weekly updates on the Facebook page on minis, socials, announcements
- Advertising events
- Involved in decision-making for publicity duties
The positions are run from the floor, so please attend.
Australs is the next major intervarsity debating tournament this year. It is held in Brisbane at the University of Queensland from 1 July - 9 July. It is not Pro-Am structured, and the debating style is slightly different from the pure 3 v 3 at Easters. We will talk about them at next week's internal.
You do not need to have come to Easters to trial for Australs! The trial is a super fun experience where you get to practise some debates with your friends in front of an external selector.
We have not finalised trial dates yet, but there is no stress if you cannot attend the trial on the dates, because we will organise video trials for you.
To express your interests in attending Australs, please sign up:
Minis - Sydney Open next weekend
It is hosted by the University of Sydney as a weekend tournament. You have to be on a team of 4, with at least one novice. The teams will rotate in adjudicating duty.
To sign-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/319411671810566/
Women's Socials next Saturday 6 May
Our lovely women's officer Eli is organising a Women/ Non-cis-male's social next weekend. This is a very chilled social exclusive to non-cis-male members of our society. The theme is High Tea, and the venue is an apartment (carpool available) in Belconnen.
Hit up the event page to learn more:
Sharm is organising a movie night open to all members of our society on 13 May. She will tell you more about it next week at the internal.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!