ASA thanked their volunteer class advocates and event volunteers by hosting an awards party on the evening of Friday 13th October.
Our previous grant was put to wonderful use. The “Karaoke Event” was a tremendous success with a great turn-out of club members. We had a great turn out of around 20 people, split up into 2 karaoke rooms, and every one of us sang our hearts out in Japanese, Korean and English music. The Karaoke we went to is called ‘Albany Musics’ located at 4A Arrenway Drive. The atmosphere is lively and is a great stress relief. We spent a total of 3 hours singing and it all flew by. We are whole heartedly thankful for both ASA and Albany Musics for making this happen and we hope we can have an event like this again in the future.
Every year, Massey Food Technology students have to find a summer job as part of the requirements for the course to gain experiences in the food industry. This has always been a challenge for students moving out of our comfort zone to approach companies and send in our cv and cover letters. To motivate students to take their first step, we invited 2 of our Food Technology Graduate Students 2017, Joy Chebet and Katharina Wulandari to share their work experience in different company when studying in Massey University follow by a Q&A session. We had great food, music and networking! We would like to thank ASA for the grant approval, Wonder Room for the space, and the lecturers and students who supported us.
A massive thank you to the committee for funding the ComeUnity t-shirts. They look fabulous and really make us stand out at Clubs Day.
Our last food grant from 2017 funded our Friday night events for the latter part of Semester2. We saw a great response from students who were grateful for dinner being provided, making it easier for them to come along. Also, we find that the best conversations happenaround kai!
We applied and were successful getting a special projects grant in rounds 4 and 5 2017. This enabled us to serve 100 students vegan soup and flatbreads to promote our special yoga lifestyle workshop event. The event was successful; we had visiting monks, mediation and lunch a good time was had by all :-) We have also been having great success with our yoga classes with 25 students attending each week.
With a highly successful clubs' day to kick of Semester 2 and the continued support of CSCG, the Massey University Rock Climbing Club is once again heading out on our weekly climbs to the Extreme Edge rock wall in Panmure. This semester we endeavour to provide a fun and engaging environment for our old and new members to progress their skills to the next level. As a point of difference this semester, we look forward to heading outdoors to put all of our gym skills to the test as the cliffs finally shaking off their winter chill.
We’re over half way through the year and so far we’ve had six successful events. We’re noticing that we’re getting many regulars now, while in previous years many people turned up once, then never again. It’s great to get to know our club members better.
In the next couple of weeks, we hope to begin post-movie hangouts with club members who would like to chat with their fellow movie club members and make new friends. We’re still working out the details of this, and possible relationships with nearby cafes in order to make this work, but we hope it’ll add an extra layer to our events.
Last month we started Game of Thrones viewing nights. Already we’ve all had many laughs, a lot of chocolate, and it wouldn’t be Game of Thrones with gasps of surprise at the end of every episode. The success of these nights so far means that we can continue to run this kind of event in the future.
The Movie Club also welcome a new Executive member, returning exec, Marie. We’re very please to have her back with us. We’re all looking forward to a great second semester, full of movies and new friends.
We would like to thank the ASA for providing us with both a grant and the use of the ASA van to allow us to attend the Ignite 2017 Conference in Waikanae which was fantastic. All our club members that went really enjoyed how fun and faith growing it was. We saw them get involved in club’s day activities after the conference to invite new members to join, and offering to help others grow. Photo shows Worship at Wild Fire Night at El Rancho Waikanae
Clubs day was success for MUA Politics Club. We signed up 17 new members and engaged with many students in political conversations. Pin the hair on Trump was back for fun and games while a ‘match the party to the policy’ challenged students on political current events.
Following clubs' day, we had a small gathering of students for our first meeting and a great turn out to our first speaker for the semester Golriz Ghahraman. Golriz told us her journey into politics including her experience as a lawyer fighting for both children and international human rights. She touched on her hopes to be NZ’s first ever refugee MP and gave us her stance on election issues. Some great questions were asked by students which facilitated plenty of great discussion points. Thanks again to Golriz for coming in to speak!
Look out for our upcoming events: Jin Ann will be coming in to speak on the 16th of August, and into September we will be running more events to engage students in the upcoming elections.
Thanks to the committee for the previous grant, the Japanese Club had a successful Onigiri Making Event! We were able to create an event in which students could take part in making their own Onigiri. Onigiri is a traditional Japanese rice ball that has been consumed for generation. It was a great time as people could enjoy eating something they themselves had a part in creating. The grant was successfully used in buying the ingredients for the event.
The Japanese club still continues to grow and meets bi-weekly for an array of different activities organised by the executives. We wish to continue to create more fun activities that become great memories for the members.
We received a grant and have booked twice weekly pratice sessions at the nets in the recreation centre. There's been an received excellent response with keen interest and steadily growing attendance as we lead up to the cricket season. We intend to field a Massey University Cricket Team under the TDCC banner and most importantly have some fun!
Massey University and ASA has supported Massey University Badminton Club (MUBC) through many ways. Grant application approval every semester greatly helps in running the club. MUBC was able to order the amount of shuttlecocks necessary to play for one whole semester. The members were excited and enthusiastic to join MUBC and attend regularly due to the constant availability of shuttles that meet their standard and expectation. We are looking forward for the upcoming semesters for new members, be it beginners or expert to join our badminton club. Many beginner players has picked up their skills and rhythm for every games played. Players with more experience are also happy to give guidance to the beginners and we all improve social and badminton skills together.
The students in our outdoor football team have been having fun, with a little bit of success too. They are through to the quarter finals in their cup draw, and this week won 7-0 in their league game.
For football fix term 2, Massey got to 3rd place in the mixed league after being knocked out in the semi-finals. This is the first time in the last two years we haven’t finished 1st, so hopefully we can win the trophy back this term.