Now, we all know that our Model UN team is one of the best in the world. Placing second at WorldMUN last year, we’re only looking to improve. We’ve been to two conferences this semester, one hosted by Columbia (CMUNNY) and one hosted by Georgetown (NCSC). Needless to say, both were huge successes!
Sending a delegation of 20 to CMUNNY, William and Mary didn’t disappoint, with 12 delegates getting awards. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
To make things more impressive, we sent a delegation of 40 students to NCSC, our training conference for the year. With more than half of the group as freshman and almost 2/3 first-time college MUNers, it was quite the experience, and everyone seemed to learn lots. We represented well, and we even hosted an alumni event! What a life.
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.
All positions for CMUNNY and NCSC are up. Simply click on this link:
Make a username, and you’re golden! If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.