IM Outdoor Soccer

The IM Outdoor Soccer schedule has been announced! Go IRCWMDs!

Games will be on the Busch Turf behind the Caf. No cleats are allowed. We won championship t-shirts in indoor soccer this year, so lets repeat the victory!

Captain: Diana Villarreal

Monday 3/12 @ 8PM

Monday 3/19 @10PM

Monday 3/26 @ 9PM

Monday 4/2 @11PM

Hope to see you there!

First Game update: Victory! It took us until the second half, but we came out victorious with a score of 4-1. Check out some of the great team in this picture below.

IM Basketball

IM Basketball is undefeated! The Team beat the Wesley Foundation in the first match of the year. Here’s the lineup for the rest of the regular season:

Monday, February 6th at 5pm
Monday, february 13th at 6pm
Monday, February 20th at 6pm

Hope to see you on the court!

P.S. Basketball is the only sport John does not play, so he may make an appearance with pom-poms instead!

Life in the IRC

IRCtastic! Pretty much summarizes the life of the International Relations Club these past few weeks.

Besides a heartwrenching loss in the FINALS of an IM Championship Softball game, life on this side of the diplomatic woods has been fantastic. In the world of Model UN, we sent a delegation of 20 to CMUNNY, a conference hosted by Columbia in New York, with 12 of them winning awards (INSANE). The IRC even held its first alumni event with quite a bit of success.

Service has been going strong, maintaining its strong mission of helping out Doctors Without Borders. Preparation for WMHSMUN is hitting the home stretch, as it’s ONLY SIXTEEN DAYS AWAY!

Uncanny.

WMIDMUN is starting to get into the swing of things, as final dates have been set – February 25 – February 27.

Most recently, and arguably most excitingly, the IRC Alumni Association is starting to take shape. Our club has had a long, strong history, and it’s about time things get documented. We hosted an Alumni tailgate on the morning of our Homecoming game (which we won against the #2 team in the nation!), with a solid turnout.

The following morning was our annual alumni reception – alumni from as far back as the beginning of the decade were present, sharing their experiences and life stories with current club members. All in all, it was definitely a success, and quite a bit was learned – apparently WMIDMUN was supposed to be a “temporary” kind o’ thing.

Guess they should’ve told Matt Schofield, WMIDMUN IX Secretary-General, that, before they went ahead and opened registration less than a week ago, already securing almost 300 delegates. Talk about progress!

Busy Days in the IRC

Hey hey hey! What up potentially prospective, newly ‘nitiated, or especially experienced IRCers! We’ve had a busy couple of weeks, for those of y’all who haven’t kept up. Our IM teams have kept up their tradition of showing the William and Mary world who’s boss, finishing off both their indoor soccer and softball regular seasons this past week. Unnamed sources have even gone so far as predicting that this is the year the IRC will win shirts… IN BOTH SPORTS! So get psyched.

Service has been busy, putting on a kickin’ trivia night, co-sponsored by Branch Out and AMP. To further their tie to the Williamsburg community, they even helped out with “Housing Partnerships” last weekend, helping out the main office with some much needed work.

As if we weren't cool enough, we shred like no other club on campus.

WMHSMUN has been going full throttle, getting ready for the awesomeness that will occur in November, and WMIDMUN’s starting to shape up, as registration starts in just over two weeks!

We’ve got some fantastic things planned for the month of October, including our very first IRC Fall Fellow. There’s also going to be some highly-anticipated alumni goings-on during Homecoming weekend, so stay tuned!

Finally, we’ll be sending a very qualified team to our first MUN conference of the year, taking place at Columbia University in New York. NCSC, the conference at Georgetown, is right around the corner, and positions for that are now up on Sebeso! Kewl.

MUNtor/MUNtee

Hey all!

MUNtor/MUNtee lists have just gone out over the listserv! Having a MUNtor is a great way to make a new friend (ideally one with a car or a gift card to Five Guys), get to know more people in the club, and even convince to come out and play for our intramural sports teams.

Not on the list? No worries – just e-mail vpcampus@wmirc.org, and all will be just fine and dandy!

Get together with your MUNtor/MUNtee by our next meeting, this coming Tuesday, September 21 at 7:30 PM. The two (or three) of you could even show up to club dinner together! 6:30 in Lodge 1 right before the general meeting – it’s a hard one to refuse.

Make the most of this opportunity – these MUNtors are some of the coolest people on campus, and moreover, they’re there to help. So get on Facebook, stalk the heck out of them, and then when you realize they “like” Wall-e too, it can be “the start of something new.”

If they’re making High School Musical references, you may want to shy away…

IM Sports

The IRC IM sports program is the pride and joy of the William and Mary International Relations Club. Or at least, it’s this Director of Communications’ pride and joy.

Comebacks galore, close finishes, kickin’ ass… oh, and there’s that whole “having fun” thing, too. This fall season, the IRC WMDs are participating in both a softball and indoor soccer league. They also were one of the top half finishers in a day-long kickball tournament hosted by Rec Sports.

Now, the IRC WMDs have had this reputation of being awesome. Which is completely legit.

However, they’ve also somehow gotten this reputation of not really showing up – this latest trend has been nipped in the bud by the amazingness that is the Class of 2014. Freshmen are showing up by the bundle, and the records are proving it.

For the first time in recent memory (not really, but let’s pretend it is, so that it sounds more impressive), we have a winning record in soccer (an undefeated 3-0!), a barely-losing record in softball (a 1-2 start, only partially due to a forfeit), and a solid 1-1 effort put forth in kickball.

So c’mon out! We always have fun. Our next games are:

Sunday, September 26, 10:00 PM, Busch Fields for softball;

Monday, September 27, 7:45 PM, MAC in the Rec Center for soccer.

Startle us with your IRC pride!