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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!
We are hugely thankful to ASA and the committee for providing our grant. It allowed Beta Alpha Psi members to interact and make connections with professionals and other students at a number of events. We hosted a “Meet the Grads” event where we had 6 guest speakers from firms such as KPMG, ANZ, EY, PWC and Auckland Transport who spoke about their experiences leaving University and entering the workforce. Their advice and Q&A session was very valuable to our club members. The most recent event we hosted was a Mock Interview. This entailed an associate recruitment consultant from Walker Anderson performing an exemplar interview for our club members to watch. With our guest sharing her advice and expertise, it gave students great insight to what employers are looking for.
Our first attempt at creating an all gender mixed MAFC team has been an amazing success. There are committed male and female students attending all of the games in the competition, and from their feedback it appears they are all enjoying themselves and having fun. Due to the success we have had with Football Fix in term 3, we have decided it is totally worthwhile to list another mixed team in their competition for term 4.