CUMSA Chronicle Week 4 090217

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Dear members,

CUMSA’s Annual General Meeting will be held this Saturday, along with our Lent Mid-Term Lunch! Voting for the committee candidates and the proposed constitutional amendment is now open, and we would like to strongly encourage all members to exercise your right to vote. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!

Tickets are still available for the CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017 (formerly known as CUMSA Ball), so do get yours before they sell out! Ticketing for our Lent Formal at Emmanuel College will open on 13 February 2017, 8pm.

Best,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17
1. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017
2. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017
3. CUMSA Lent Formal 2017

[Events] 1. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017
CUMSA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on 11 February 2017 (Saturday), 2 – 6.30pm at the CUSU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane. We have 10 candidates for the new Committee, and one proposed constitutional amendment. Please refer to the email sent out previously, or our Facebook group for the manifestos and proposed amendment by Lim Chia Wei.

We are pleased to announce the following candidates for the CUMSA Committee 17/18.
For President – Arthur Lee, Gabriel Wang
For Secretary – Bryan Chong, Ng Yau Xuan
For Junior Treasurer – Joshua Phoon, Lee Choon Kiat
For Publicity Secretary – Daphne Jazreen Chee
For Sports Officer – Sujay Thakur
For General Committee – Jarvis Go (Welfare/Events), John Paul Wu (Welfare)

Do note that only members present at the AGM are allowed to stand for the election should there be any unfilled seats, and that we will count only the paper votes during the AGM itself for unfilled roles.

The voting system used is a Single Vote Transferable System. This means that:
– RON is treated as a candidate and is an option in all roles.
– In your vote, you will have to rank your options (including RON) in order of preference.
– A candidate is elected if he ranks above RON. Otherwise, all positions below RON are still vacant and a by-election will be called.

There are three ways by which you may cast your vote:
(1) Online voting: The links are as follows.
Voting for committee: https://www.vote.cusu.cam.ac.uk/cumsa/16-17/agmelections/
Voting for amendment: https://www.vote.cusu.cam.ac.uk/cumsa/16-17/agmamendment/
Online voting is now open, and will close on 11 February 2017 (Saturday), 12pm.

(2) Voting by proxy: you may send your votes to Michelle Lim via e-mail at president@cumsa.org. This has to be done by 10 February 2017 (Friday). Alternatively, you may nominate someone to cast a pen-and-paper vote for you at the AGM. To do this, you will have to inform Bridget Zhang at secretary@cumsa.org by 10 February 2017 (Friday), failing which your vote will not be valid.

(3) Pen-and-paper voting at the AGM. You may only vote in this manner if you did not vote via proxy or online voting.

Each member may only vote through one method of voting, and all methods of voting will be treated as equivalent. Votes containing the names of non-candidates will be void.

[Events] 2. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017
Tickets are still available for CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017! Join us for an unforgettable evening of great food, entertainment and company, centered around some of the greatest blockbuster films! In addition to a 3-course meal with drinks, you can look forward to amazing photo booths, lucky draw prizes, and performances.

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 11.30pm (Pre-dinner drinks will start at 6.30pm and dinner at 7pm)
Venue: Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, CB2 3DT Cambridge

Tickets are heavily subsidised, and cost £22 (CUMSA members), £25 (CUMaS members) and £28 (others). They are available at http://cumsa.org/tickets/buy-tickets/?event_id=13.

There will be 12 tables of 10 people. Please purchase your tickets individually first, and then email your preferred table allocations to Bridget at secretary@cumsa.org, stating the full names of those at your table as soon as possible. We will try our best to give everyone their preferred allocations.

We are also calling for all members who are interested in performing for our annual dinner to sign up with us. You may perform both individually and as a group. All performers will receive a £6 discount off their Annual Dinner tickets. Please email Bridget if you wish to perform.

3. CUMSA Lent Formal 2017
CUMSA’s Lent Formal will be held on 2 March 2017 (Thursday) at Emmanuel College! The formal will begin at 7.30pm, and seating opens at 7.15pm.

No wine is provided but feel free to bring your own, up to one bottle per person.

Tickets are £12. Sign-up opens 13 February 2017, 8pm at http://cumsa.org/tickets/buy-tickets/?event_id=15.

Note: If you are a member of Emmanuel College, you can book into the formal via your college’s system. Please still fill up the sign-up form so that you can enjoy CUMSA’s subsidy for its members along with the lower prices for members of the college.

If you have any queries, please contact me at secretary@cumsa.org.

Best wishes,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17

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