Thank you for accepting our previous grant. With that money, we purchased our club apparel and publicly display our shirts at our weekly meetings. The remaining shirts are planned to be used with Facebook and attendance competitions which are to be implemented next semester. The movie night however was not very successful having poor attendance. We trace the issue to timing and lateness of the event. Members having to drive back to university at the end of the day only for a movie was not an effective time consideration therefore in future we would not consider doing movie nights. The vouchers have been well enjoyed, promoted the club and increased attendance as planned. We hope through future grants that we could continue those to help maintain our club numbers.
Thanks to the grant from round 2, the welcome party for the Malaysian club ended up as a success. As a club, we felt the need to interact with the club members and encourage old members to help support new members to smoothly integrate into Massey University’s student life, through sharing their experiences. Furthermore, thanks to the grant we were able to provide catering of various Malaysian snacks to allow members of other nationalities to try Malaysian cuisine and to bring back memories of Malaysian food for the Malaysian members. We also did a brief introduction of ourselves to allow everyone to get to know one other. Additionally, we played games such personality bingo, Pictionary and a Q&A. As cliché as it sounds, the games we played successfully acted as a catalyst in breaking the ice. As the club committee members, we had the chance to interact and deepen the relationships between us and the club members; which we personally think is essential in getting the members to be more engaged and committed to the club. Lastly, we are really grateful towards ASA for approving this grant application for round 2. It created the bridge to allow us to organize more exciting events in the future by having more committed members.
Fantastic news. We have an active cricket club once again. The cricket club have secured grant funding to hire the cricket lanes in the Recreation Centre and the club has a steadily growing attendance. Practising at the nets is a great build up for when the cricket season begins next season, not to mention great fun!
AMESS hosted an Easter Eggstravaganza with a 3-day long chocolate egg hunt that had the students running, crawling and climbing around the nooks and crannies of the AV campus. With photo clues that helped them guide where to go and what to do, students enjoyed a bit of friendly competition with each other in their hunt to have the biggest chocolate egg stash.
After a successful beach event, last semester, MUFF decided to host the event again this year. The club celebrated the start of the semester at Long Bay Regional Park with plenty of food and drinks but most importantly good ultimate. We are looking forward to a wonderful club year with many ultimate events coming up.
Thanks to the committee for awarding us a grant, the Japanese Club had a successful clubs day! We were able to create a fun Japanese game called “Fukuwarai” that enabled the executives to promote the club in an enjoyable way. We had many new members join the Japanese club which was more than we had imagined. The members are active as they regularly come to our bi-weekly meetings and participate in the activities we plan for them.
We wish to continue to create more fun activities that become great memories for the members. Here are some pictures from the Japanese club during the ice-breaker meeting and study group.
The previous round of grants provided us the incentive and means to hold a meet and greet for new members of MACS at the beginning of the semester. It was a successful turnout, with free pizza and drinks for all who attended. With the previous round of grants, MACS was also able to take 10 club members to a tour of The Edge radio station studios. The members thoroughly enjoyed the tour and even got to meet Jay-Jay, Dom and Randall, the hosts of The Edge’s breakfast show. These were both successful events that helped MACS in creating an impacting and sustainable club.
What a beautiful start to the year for Movie Club! With many new members, and even more returning, we have a bigger club than ever!
For the first Movie Club event for the year, we went to see Beauty and the Beast. For a first event, everything went smoothly, no-one got lost, and everyone appeared to have a great time!
We had around 60 members attend and enjoy the movie. While this is a smaller event than what we have seen in the past, we are hoping for a large number to attend our next movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, due to the high amount of interest expressed on our group Facebook page.
With an experienced executive committee on board, we have many ideas of how to improve our club over the year, and create an even higher level of engagement than we already have.
Although the weather wasn’t so great, MUFF still pulled off a successful club's day. With plenty of advertising in the form of our newly commissioned wristbands and a place to throw around a disc we recruited new members. The club is looking forward on running social events and joining tournaments this year.
Thanks to the grant from Round 1, we had the opportunity to promote our club which allows us to achieve one of our aims during Club’s Day. We also gave out some Malaysian candies sponsored by one of our members and the results were amazing. Through this event, we got a decent number of members. Also, due to the huge flag that is put up on our booth, it was able to attract a number of new Malaysian students who became club members. We can not express how much we appreciate the success of grant application that enable us to assist the club by getting more members, and also sharing the Malaysian culture to the Massey community.
The previous round of grants provided us the incentive and means to create a fun and enticing table at the Massey Albany Clubs' Day on Wednesday the 1st of March. It was a successful event (despite the rain) that helped MACS in creating an impacting and sustainable club.
For the first two weeks of semester, we hired a virtual reality set up and students tried the HTC-VR and were so impressed by the gaming technology, that the club is going to look at purchasing our own equipment.The eSports booth at clubs' day was busy and we are looking forward to a great semester.
A much anticipated event.........
White sheets, wreaths and sandals were the students' wardrobe of the night as AMESS hosted its annual toga party. With an enormous turnout of 300 people, it was the biggest toga party the club has ever hosted. Students could live it up with their friends, relish their complimentary drink and enjoy the beats the DJ was playing. It was a night to remember and looking forward to other events the club is going to host.
AMESS started of the year with a bang! Starting with the annual AMESS ‘Disorientation’, we invited the new engineering and food technology students to the Engineering Campus, where they were given a hearty welcome by the committee, lecturers and other senior students. After all the formalities were done, AMESS took the new students to Long Bay Regional Park, so they could mingle with their peers and enjoy the food and drinks we provided.
AMESS decided to spice things up during club’s day by running a VR simulator on its booth. Students could experience the new and developing part of the gaming industry by playing games such as Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Archery and many more. The club also had other activities such as a paper throwing competition and 3D printed objects.
Once again, the AMESS annual Procrastineering event was a huge success, with a huge turn out from every year group. Thanks to the ASA grants, we were able to enjoy the day with plenty of food, music and most importantly, Bubble Soccer!!!! The club is looking forward to hosting lots more events like this, which will help boost inter-year socialisation and student life.
The previous round of grants provided the incentive and means for us to host a series of successful events including a tour of TV3 and a training lunch for MACS 2017's Executive Committee. Both events were successful in creating an impacting and sustainable club. Make MACS the club you join this year!
MACS members at the TV3 tour:
Thanks to our startup grant we were able to purchase what is absolutely necessary for any board games club: Board Games! We purchased about 20 different games of all levels, from family classics such as Apples to Apples and Hanabi to the long strategy of A Game of Thrones. Thanks to these, we always have plenty to choose from, and games to suit all tastes. We also purchased some small essentials such as dice, playing cards and plenty of re-sealable bags to keep track of parts and pieces – perfect for complex board games! With all of these, we’re set to make 2017 a great year for board-gamers. New members are always welcome, so come along to one of our sessions and make some uni friends that could be friends for life!
On the 29th of September, the club attended the Carnaval de la noche show. This was an enjoyable evening for all who attended. The show was great and very inspirational. All of us that attended left driven and inspired to keep improving our own skills so that we can enter in future competitions. As there were prizes for best dressed, everyone was face painted by Tash, and went as cats.
The evening has pushed us to do even better and we are hoping to send some members to the next show in early 2017. The show wasn’t only pole fitness. It included other aerial art acts such as hoop lyra and aerial chair. The aerial arts club wants to expand their offering from pole to include such acts in the future so it was excellent to see the potential for the club’s future endeavours.
Thanks to the grant approval from round 7, our club managed to organise yet another successful event to wrap up the year with a perfect ending on a perfect night. In the beginning we had the plan of having a BBQ night around the campfire with both our club members and committees. However, the rainy weather did not grant us the opportunity for that. Despite that, we had a great night to remember. To our great surprise, our new club member have been very supportive and devoted to the club, it's mostly been the members helping out early in the evening preparing the food and cleaning up as well. It was definitely a great night to remember with deep conversations and entertaining games.
We felt the need to emphasize our appreciation towards ASA for not only the grant approval but also all the help given. It would have been impossible for us to develop the growth of our club without all the assistance. This will be our last event of the semester and as cliché as it sounds, thank you!