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❗ Announcements ❗
🗳️ AGM RESULTS 🗳️
Here are the results of the AGM. Thank you all for voting - the turnout was way above quorum (~35 voters, although it fluctuates between individual votes) so we don't have to worry about an EGM!
📝 Motions (for/against/abstain)
On The Web Admin Exec Position passes (33/1/0)
On Facebook and Groups passes (35/0/0)
🙇 Exec (will take power at the start of Term 3)
- President: Lewis
- Vice President: Hannah/Fern
- Treasurer: Ed
- Tech Officer (position changed from Web Admin via motion): Scarlett
- Co-Op Officer: Lils
- Wargames Rep: Adam
- Draft Rep: Tobias
- Board Games Rep: Alvis
- CCGs Rep: Sophie
- RPGs Rep: Ben
- LARP Rep: Matthew
- Quartermaster: Nathan
Congratulations to all those that were elected, and commiserations to those who didn't get elected. If you would like to go for an assistant rep position, feel free to ask the newly elected rep if they'd like an assistant before the exec meeting this Wednesday where we'll elect them.
Please note that these results are provisional for seven days, as is required by the SU. If you have any complaints about the running of this election, you will need to email email@example.com within the next seven days.
You can also find the single transferable vote breakdowns on our website, should you wish to view them.
❔🧠 The Quiz!!!
It's the term 2 quiz this Friday, from 6-9pm in OC1.06. There's also a £1.50 entry fee to cover the cost of prizes, which this term are apparently "explosive, banana-shaped, look-edible-but-definitely-aren’t, and I've been asked to tell you to “always use protection kids"". I would go scroll down to the quiz channel and check what they are, but honestly it's funnier not knowing.
The bonus round I'm making while writing this newsletter is coming along nicely - you may already have seen the sample I put on the discord - don't worry, I've fixed the issue where the text wasn't showing up so it should all work fine on the day. Beyond that, we have frogs, gaymes, villains with redeeming qualities, rules lawyering, cooking with Link, and a Nigel Round! (no, I don't know what that means either.)
🎲 Tabletop Weekend
Tabletop Weekend is this coming weekend (Sat 12th and Sun 13th) from 7pm Sat to 10pm Sunday in B2.02 and B2.04/5- note the slightly different time because everything's booked for open days. We already have a few events big enough to organise in advance, that are still open for players, such as a Commander Extravaganza on the Saturday evening and a game of Twilight Imperium 4th Edition running on Saturday evening and either overnight or on Sunday.
🎪 Societies Festival
We'll be running board games at the Socs Festival from 1-5pm on Saturday 12th March (that's this Saturday) at the SU Atrium. Come along whenever, play some games with us, and just vibe!
🤝 Handover Exec Meeting
We have an exec meeting on the discord from 4-6pm this Wednesday, to sort through handing over power to the new exec! This means going over the handover pack, maybe organising a handover meal, going over the Google Drive and room bookings, all that fun stuff. We're also looking to appoint assistant reps then - if you're interested please ask the newly elected rep if they feel they need an assistant beforehand so we can elect assistants during the meeting.
🎲🧰💻🐉 Collabs Survey
We have a survey looking at our recent collabs, just to get a sense of how effective our advertising is, general interest, and how busy our members are. It shouldn't take more than a few minutes to fill in, so please do so - it really helps!
❔ What's happening this week? ❔
- Monday 5-10pm: In Person Wargames - B2.01/B2.02
- Tuesday 6-10pm: In Person Draft - B2.02 - CMB2 - £5 - you must sign up here to take part
- Wednesday 2-10pm: In Person Board Games - B2.02
- Thursday 5-10pm: In Person CCGs - B2.04/5
- Sunday 12-5pm: LARP - B2.02
💭 What happened last week? 💭
The AGM happened! It went relatively smoothly, and had a fair share of meme questions. Also, the noble and glorious Strawberry Jam vanquished all foes to become the society's new mascot!
Other highlights of the AGM include Finnbar subjecting the CCGs candidates to a speed proxy drawing competition, the Wargames coup threatening to embroil the planet via genestealers summoning a Hive Fleet to consume everyone, and the "what game would you play if you had to play death in a game for your chance to return to the world of the living."
Many philosophers have asked questions that seemed impossible to answer. Questions such as "how much can one person be both hyped and terrified at once for the same thing" or "what's a vampire's taste in media." Over this past week, RPG parties have answered both of these - Ben's Night's Black Agents party having captured a Dhampir and subjected them to Twilight (which they didn't like) and Titanic and Match of the Day (which they did.)
Meanwhile, in Lewis's Tuesday Blades in the Dark campaign (which I'm in), everything is completely fine. It's ok. I'm neither concerned nor extremely enthusiastic about the fact next session post-exams will involve us taking over the infrastructure of a city to prepare for a demon apocalypse in real time. Especially since there definitely isn't an impending demon apocalypse, and even if there was it would have nothing to do with us.
Also the moon appeared on our Discord. I wouldn't worry about it. It's probably fine.
Extra Bonus End Bit
Unfurling my 500 page co-op checklist, you can see I've done most of the things that need doing:
Make an RPG Give warnings of a possible future disguised as a story Make something that can become a quiz round
- Draw a frog
Fortunately, I found a model willing to pose. They are a bit grumpy because they're normally nocturnal and had to stay up quite late to pose for this, but Dylan the Desert Rain Frog is here nonetheless!
Wash your hands, stay safe, and come play some games with us 💛
Fern (she/they/fae, Communications and Operations, researching new and interesting vices)
@aceempress#9631 on Discord
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