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!

SEBESO

Yes, dear IRCers, the rumors are true.

All positions for CMUNNY and NCSC are up. Simply click on this link:

http://web.wm.edu/so/irc/crs/index.php

Make a username, and you’re golden! If you have any questions, e-mail vpmun@wmirc.org.

All applications are due by this FRIDAY at midnight, so get crackin’!

CMUNNY is set for October 7-10, the weekend of fall break, and

NCSC is set for October 28-31, Halloween weekend. They both promise to be incredibly fun, so fill out those applications!

Also, keep in mind – CMUNNY does not have many spots, so people who are interested in going to CMUNNY but also willing to go to NCSC should apply for both and then explain their preferences in the room provided.