WMIDMUN Weekend

Say Cheese! Over 200 Pizzas were required to feed everyone!

The Club is busy this weekend with the 10th annual William & Mary Middle School Model United Nations Conference (WMIDMUN X). The Secretariat has an active twitter going this weekend @WMIDMUNX as does the club @WM_IRClub with plenty of photos! Over 600 middle schoolers from around the country are present for this extraordinary conference.

Updates

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  • WMHSMUN Secretariat chosen! WMHSMUN is well under way, and registration opens up next week!
  • WMIDMUN Secretary General chosen! Kristopher Kusnerik (pictured) is a motivated ginger who rocks (pun, ‘cuz he’s a geo major) life and pretty much epitomizes awesome. No doubt WMIDMUN X will be the best ever.
  • In the words of Thomas Hobbes, “The only way to erect such a common power, as may be able to defend [men] from the invasion of foreigners, and the inquiries of one another… is to confer all their power and strength upon one man, or upon one assembly of men.” The Executive Board has been chosen. It is new and unstoppable, awesome in its power.
  • What does the William and Mary IR Club have in common with barnacles? Many things…but most important of which is that we love water! You have spoken and the great Service Director has answered true to your choices! Our Service Committee will be supporting the NGO, Charity: Water!
  • This website is your link to the world of WMIRC
  • We wish everyone a great first semester!
  • 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.