CUMSA Chronicle Week 6 240217

‘If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.’

-Blaise Pascal

Hi CUMSA, thank you all for another fun-filled and exhilarating year!

It has come to the time of the year where the torch is going to be passed down from one CUMSA generation to another. I would like take this opportunity to express a heartfelt gratitude towards our out-going committee– Michelle, Bridget, Jing En, Christiane, Chia Wei, Darrel, Han Liang, Hui Min, Kelvin, Han Liang, Yibin and Meilin for their amazing work in making our events successful, enjoyable and engaging, and for going the extra mile to put that extra smile on all of our faces.

I would also like to introduce you to the new additions to our family– Arthur, Bryan, Choon Kiat, Jarvis, Jasmine, Jazreen, John Paul, Joshua, Sujay, Yau Xuan and myself. We promise to do our best to make the year fun and enjoyable for you guys. Do keep a look out for the host of new activities and sign up!

Moving on, I would like to update you on what to expect in the year ahead. We will be adding a little sugar and spice to everything nice, do expect new initiatives such as London boat parties to swaps with other societies, Valentine’s Day Secret Santa and more overseas trips. We will also strive to make our activities cheaper and better, through finding more sponsors and patrons.

Importantly this year, we will be setting up the CUMSA Alumni network– one of our most major initiatives– to link CUMSA up with our alumni. This will be a platform for students old and new to interact with one another, thereby expanding friendships and providing opportunities. We aim to make CUMSA a ‘continuing’ society for generations to come.

I promise you that the incoming committee this year will work extra hard to ensure that you have a fun, memorable and meaningful time with us!

Last but not least, I would like to thank all of you for your amazing support and presence over the past year, without which none of this would have been possible.

Thank you and have a great day!

Cheers,
Gabriel

1. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017
2. CUMSA-CUMaS Formal Swap
3. Malaysia-Singapore Research Conference 2017
4. Asian Football Tournament

[Events] 1. 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.

We look forward to seeing you there!

[Events] 2. CUMSA-CUMaS Formal Swap
CUMSA will be having a formal swap with Cambridge University Malaysia Society (CUMaS). This is an opportunity for you if you have unfortunately failed to secure a place in CUMSA Lent Formal, or if you would like to attend both this formal swap and CUMSA Lent Formal.

Date: 1 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.15pm
Venue: Christ’s College

The ticket will cost £10 for CUMSA members and ticket sales are open at http://cumsa.org/tickets/buy-tickets/?event_id=16. Ticketing closes on 24 February 2017 (Friday).

[Events] 3. Malaysia-Singapore Research Conference 2017
CALLING ALL RESEARCH STUDENTS!

The deadline for abstract submission to the Malaysia-Singapore Research Conference 2017 has now been extended to 3 March 2017 to allow you more time to prepare! NB: This event is NOT exclusive to Malaysian and Singaporean students only.

Have you done many professional presentations and would like a different audience group? Or haven’t done any presentations before and would like to start off with a more general and diverse audience group? If so, then we look forward to receiving your abstract submission!

To register for the conference, click on the Sign-Up button on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/msrconference/) or visit our website at http://www.ms-rc.org.uk/index.html.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/159301667902555/?ti=icl.

[Events] 4. Asian Football Tournament
Love playing football but just cannot stand getting your shoes dirty in mud? The Cambridge Chinese Society is organising an Asian Football Tournament this term and it will be held indoors!

Date: 11 March 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Venue: Chesterton Sports Centre

It will be in the format of 5v5 indoor football and will be lots of fun! Please contact Christiane if you are interested.

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

Best wishes,
Bryan Chong
Secretary 17/18

CUMSA Chronicle Week 5 160217

Dear members,

Thanks for the good year,
It’s now time to pass the torch,
Signing off with love.
#throwbackhaiku

AGM has come and gone, and the very capable committee for 2017/18 will take over the running of CUMSA soon. Thank you so much for your support this past year, from enthusiastically participating in our various events, to setting up your own exciting Student Interest Groups. My wonderful committee has always been dedicated to serving you, the members of the Society, and we hope that you have had the opportunity to benefit – be it through reconnecting with fellow Singaporeans, or through reliving home food experiences. As long as we have brought a smile to your face, or the warmth of community to your heart, our mission would have been complete, and our work, satisfied.

We are truly grateful for your company, and look forward to seeing all of you around!

With love and thanks,
CUMSA Committee 16/17
Michelle, Bridget, Chia Wei, Jing En, Christiane, Jasmine, Hui Min, Han Liang, Kelvin, Darrel, Yibin

1. Results of CUMSA AGM 2017
2. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017
3. CUMSA-CUMaS Formal Swap
4. BNP Paribas 2017 Graduate and Summer Internship Opportunities

[About Us] 1. Results of CUMSA AGM 2017

We have successfully elected a new Committee at the Annual General Meeting, and are happy to announce the members of the CUMSA Committee 17/18.

President: Gabriel Wang

Secretary: Bryan Chong

Treasurer: Joshua Phoon

Publicity Secretary: Daphne Jazreen Chee

Sports Secretary: Sujay Thakur

General Committee:

Jarvis Go

John Paul Wu

Arthur Lee

Ng Yau Xuan

Lee Choon Kiat

We would like to congratulate the members and wish them all the best as they step into their new roles.

Additionally, the constitutional amendment proposed was not passed, as the quorum required was not met.

[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.

[Events] 3. CUMSA-CUMaS Formal Swap

CUMSA will be having a formal swap with Cambridge University Malaysia Society (CUMaS). This is a opportunity for you if you have unfortunately failed to secure a place in CUMSA Lent Formal, or if you would like to attend both this formal swap and CUMSA Lent Formal.

Date: 1 March 2017 (Wednesday)

Time: 7.15pm

Venue: Christ’s College

The ticket will cost £10 for CUMSA members and ticket sales will open at 8pm on 17 February 2017 (Friday) at http://cumsa.org/tickets/buy-tickets/?event_id=16.

[Opportunities] 4. BNP Paribas 2017 Graduate and Summer Internship Opportunities

The BNP Paribas 2017 Graduate and Summer Internship Opportunities are currently open for applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Their internship programme is open for application for students who have recently graduated, as well as those who are are graduating in 2017 or 2018. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 March 2017. Please refer to the attached EDM for more information.

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

Best wishes,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17

CUMSA Chronicle Week 4 090217

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

CUMSA Chronicle Week 3 020217

Dear members,

CUMSA’s Asian Food Festival 2017 will be held this Saturday, 4 February 2017, 7pm at the Upper Hall of Stoneyard Centre. We hope that you are as excited as we are for this evening of great Asian food and amazing company!

Do note that tickets for Lent Mid-Term Lunch will be opening on 6 February 2017, and ticketing for Annual Dinner is still ongoing. Applications for committee positions and constitutional amendments will be open until tonight, 2 February 2017, 11.59pm. Do also check out the relevant announcements below for more information on the Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception and the various programs offered by the Economic Development Board.

Best,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17

1. Economic Development Board Programs
2. Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception
3. CUMSA Lent Mid-Term Lunch 2017
4. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017
5. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017

[Opportunities] 1. Economic Development Board Programs

Planning ahead for your summer, or looking for jobs after graduation? The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has 3 enriching programs catered specifically for different undergraduate levels, that you might be interested in.

The Emerging Leaders Program is open for application by 1st or 2nd year undergraduates. This is a 3-day experience program at EDB HQ, and all ELP participants will be considered for the EDB scholarship and fast tracked for EDB’s Summer Internship. Students who are in their penultimate year, or at least 6 months away from graduation can apply for the Summer Internship, a 10-week internship in EDB HQ working on real life industry problem statements. Finally, the Associate Program is open to final year and recent graduates, and is a 1-year program structured to ensure that you have the right foundation to set you up for career success.

Please refer to the attached files to learn more about the programs and apply for them on the EDB Careers website (https://www.edb.gov.sg/content/edb/en/careers.html)!

[Events] 2. Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception

We are pleased to invite all of you to this year’s Rajah & Tann-Cambridge Reception. Lawyers and partners from Rajah & Tann who have flown down from Singapore as well as law undergraduates from 8 universities across the UK will be present.

The reception is free and proves to be a great opportunity to learn more about and build up a strong network with one of Asia’s leading law firms. Students interested to apply for a summer internship with the firm are strongly encouraged to attend.

Here are the details of the reception.

Date: 4th February 2016, Saturday
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: University Center, Granta Pl, Cambridge CB2 1RU

We look forward to seeing you there!

[Events] 3. CUMSA Lent Mid-Term Lunch 2017

Take a break from all that work and join us for a delicious lunch and great company at the Chinese Canteen right before CUMSA’s Annual General Meeting!

Date: 11 February 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 12.30pm

Venue: Chinese Canteen

The menu will be as follows.

Soup of the Day

Braised Pork Knuckles

Chinese Stir-Fried Eggs and Tomato

Deep Fried Chicken with Sichuan Chillies

Steamed Vegetables with Oyster Sauce

Sichuan-Style Boiled Fish

Glass Noodles with Scallion and Minced Meat

Braised Tofu

The dishes will be accompanied with white rice and Chinese tea. Tickets are subsidised by CUMSA and cost £6 each. Ticketing will open at 8pm on 6 February 2017 at http://cumsa.org/tickets/buy-tickets/?event_id=14.

[Events] 4. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017

CUMSA AGM will be held on 11 February 2017 (Saturday), 2.00pm – 6.30pm at the CUSU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane.

We are calling for all interested and eligible CUMSA members to run for a position on the new Committee which will hold office from February 2017-18. This is a fun and fulfilling experience, as well as a platform to hone your leadership skills. 5 positions each in the Executive and General Committees are available. They are as follows:

Executive Committee

President

Secretary

Junior Treasurer

Publicity Secretary

Sports Secretary

General Committee

Sponsorship Officer

Logistics Officer

Welfare Officer

Events Officer

Database Officer

These positions – together with the Graduate Representative who has already been elected – will function as one CUMSA Committee in the upcoming year.

We strongly encourage all interested members to speak to any current or past Committee member to find out about their experiences. The contacts for the current Committee can be found here: http://cumsa.org/about-us/current-committee/.

If you wish to run for a position, please submit a manifesto to secretary@cumsa.org by 2 February 2017, 2359h. Your manifesto must include a photo of yourself, the names and college/s of your proposer and seconder, and the position you are running for (optional if you are aiming for the General Committee – more details below). It should also include your motivation for running and what you hope to achieve during your term. Past manifestos can be viewed here: http://cumsa.org/archives/past-agms/.

For those running for a position in the Executive Committee:

The position that you are running for should be made explicit in your campaign from the start. If you are not elected into the Executive Committee at the AGM, you have the option of running for a position in the General Committee. Please inform Bridget if you wish to run for the General Committee as well by 2 February 2017, 2359h.

For those running for a position in the General Committee:

As it is up to the new Committee to define the roles of the General Committee, candidates are not required to specify the position that they are running for, although they may explicitly do so in their campaigns if they wish.

Candidates should refrain from posting or distributing any additional material so as to ensure fairness and accessibility. Voting will take place both during the AGM and online.

Besides submitting the above, members interested in running for a position will need to attend the AGM in person and give a short speech, as well as field questions from the ground. You are also required to be present for the entirety of the AGM unless in such exceptional circumstances as approved beforehand. If you feel that this may be the case, please include this in the email with the manifesto.Additionally, the outgoing Committee traditionally has a dinner with the incoming Committee after the AGM, so please plan your schedules accordingly! More details will be given at a later date.

Any CUMSA member may submit motions to propose changes in CUMSA’s Constitution. These motions would then be voted on during the AGM and online. Our current Constitution may be found at http://cumsa.org/about-us/cumsa-constitution/. If you wish to propose a motion, please submit a motion preamble to describe the rationale for change in addition to the actual change itself. You will also require a seconder. Please send all these to secretary@cumsa.org by 2 February 2017, 2359h.

If you have any queries about the conduct of the AGM, please feel free to drop either Michelle (president@cumsa.org) or Bridget (secretary@cumsa.org) an email.

[Events] 5. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017

CUMSA is proud to present a night of movie magic and fun! 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

Venue: Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, CB2 3DT Cambridge

Dress code: Black tie

Pre-dinner drinks will start at 6.30pm and dinner at 7pm.

Tickets cost £22 (CUMSA members), £25 (CUMaS members) and £28 (others) for dinner, wine and entertainment. Buy your tickets 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. This should be done as soon as you have your entourage sorted out, and latest by 7 February 2017 to facilitate preparations. 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 by 7 February 2017 if you wish to perform.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Best wishes,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17

CUMSA Chronicle Week 2 240117

Dear members,

The CUMSA committee is proud to release the details for three of our Lent events! Do check out the notices below for more information on our Asian Food Festival, Annual General Meeting, and Annual Dinner. Please note that ticketing for AFF will open tomorrow, 25 January 2017, at 8pm. We look forward to your enthusiastic sign-ups!

Best,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17
1. CUMSA Asian Food Festival 2017
2. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017
3. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017

[Events] 1. CUMSA Asian Food Festival 2017
Whether you are missing the familiar taste of home in this festive season or craving some good company before your workload becomes too overwhelming, this year’s Asian Food Festival will not disappoint. We have an amazing line-up of dishes bursting with the feel of home-cooked food, prepared by fellow CUMSA members. The details for the event are as follows.

Date: 4 February 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm – 9 pm
Venue: Stoneyard Centre Upper Hall (St Andrew’s Baptist Church)

Do keep a look out for at event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2219143538310271/) for the menu, which will be slowly released over the next few days! Please also note that the food served will not be halal.

Tickets sales open at 8pm on 25 January 2017 (Wednesday) and are priced at:
£6 for CUMSA members
£8 for CUMaS members
£10 for non-members
Tickets will be released here: http://cumsa.org/tickets/buy-tickets/?event_id=12

We look forward to seeing you there!

[Events] 2. CUMSA Annual General Meeting 2017
The AGM is a yearly affair during which CUMSA elects its Committee for the following year, reviews the Association’s finances for the past year, and votes on the proposed constitutional amendments. The details for this year’s AGM are:

Date: 11 February 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 2.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue: CUSU Lounge, 17 Mill Lane

As with previous years, CUMSA’s mid-term lunch will be held before the AGM. More information about the lunch will be released on a later date.

Positions
We are calling for all interested and eligible CUMSA members to run for a position on the new Committee which will hold office from February 2017-18. This is a fun and fulfilling experience, as well as a platform to hone your leadership skills. 5 positions each in the Executive and General Committees are available. They are as follows:

Executive Committee
President
Secretary
Junior Treasurer
Publicity Secretary
Sports Secretary

General Committee
Sponsorship Officer
Logistics Officer
Welfare Officer
Events Officer
Database Officer

These positions – together with the Graduate Representative who has already been elected – will function as one CUMSA Committee in the upcoming year.We strongly encourage all interested members to speak to any current or past Committee member to find out about their experiences. The contacts for the current Committee can be found here: http://cumsa.org/about-us/current-committee/.

If you wish to run for a position, please submit a manifesto to secretary@cumsa.org by 2 February 2017, 2359h. Your manifesto must include a photo of yourself, the names and college/s of your proposer and seconder, and the position you are running for (optional if you are aiming for the General Committee – more details below). It should also include your motivation for running and what you hope to achieve during your term. Past manifestos can be viewed here: http://cumsa.org/archives/past-agms/.

For those running for a position in the Executive Committee:
The position that you are running for should be made explicit in your campaign from the start. If you are not elected into the Executive Committee at the AGM, you have the option of running for a position in the General Committee. Please inform Bridget if you wish to run for the General Committee as well by 2 February 2017, 2359h.

For those running for a position in the General Committee:
As it is up to the new Committee to define the roles of the General Committee, candidates are not required to specify the position that they are running for, although they may explicitly do so in their campaigns if they wish.

Candidates should refrain from posting or distributing any additional material so as to ensure fairness and accessibility. Voting will take place both during the AGM and online.

Besides submitting the above, members interested in running for a position will need to attend the AGM in person and give a short speech, as well as field questions from the ground. You are also required to be present for the entirety of the AGM unless in such exceptional circumstances as approved beforehand. If you feel that this may be the case, please include this in the email with the manifesto.Additionally, the outgoing Committee traditionally has a dinner with the incoming Committee after the AGM, so please plan your schedules accordingly! More details will be given at a later date.

Constitutional amendments
Any CUMSA member may submit motions to propose changes in CUMSA’s Constitution. These motions would then be voted on during the AGM and online. Our current Constitution may be found at http://cumsa.org/about-us/cumsa-constitution/. If you wish to propose a motion, please submit a motion preamble to describe the rationale for change in addition to the actual change itself. You will also require a seconder. Please send all these to secretary@cumsa.org by 2 February 2017, 2359h.

If you have any queries about the conduct of the AGM, please feel free to drop either Michelle (president@cumsa.org) or Bridget (secretary@cumsa.org) an email.

[Events] 3. CUMSA Annual Dinner 2017

CUMSA is proud to present a night of movie magic and fun! 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
Venue: Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, CB2 3DT Cambridge
Dress code: Black tie

Pre-dinner drinks will start at 6.30pm and dinner at 7pm.

Tickets cost £22 (CUMSA members), £25 (CUMaS members) and £28 (others) for dinner, wine and entertainment. Ticketing will open at 8pm on 30 January 2017 (Monday) 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. This should be done as soon as you have your entourage sorted out, and latest by 7 February 2017 to facilitate preparations. 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 by 7 February 2017 if you wish to perform.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Best wishes,
Bridget Zhang
Secretary 16/17