Congratulations to Katie Mitchell who has been selected as the Secretary-General of the 26th annual William and Mary High School Model United Nations Conference! We’re all looking forward to an amazing conference!
Big news and big times ahead, my fellow IRCers!
There is officially a new Secretary General for WMHSMUN’s silver jubilee, and his name is William Shimer! So congratulations! We know you’re going to do an amazing job.
From his WMHSMUN bio:
William, a Sophomore, is planning on majoring in Government with a possible minor in Economics or Finance. After graduation, he wants to work for the State Department or a D.C. think-tank and eventually join a consulting firm. Outside of the International Relations Club, William is an intern at the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS), an undergraduate think-tank, and he plays on the club Ultimate Frisbee team. He spent the summer watching the World Cup and studying abroad in Rome which was a life-changing experience. He fills his spare time by waterskiing, relaxing with friends, and spending a small fortune at Wawa.
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!
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!
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.
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.