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Movie Night 30/03/17 - The Boy and the Beast

Posted by Giffo to the Anime blog
9:07PM Thursday, 23 March 2017

Hi everyone!

How is everyone finding the new semester so far? Assignments? Mid-sem tests? Well all we can say to you is good luck and wait for the Mid-Sem break coming up.

That said, whether you’re busy with assignments and could use a break, or if you… aren’t, we’ve got our first movie night next week! Come along and check it out!

The movie we’ll be showing is the movie The Boy and the Beast. This is an absolute must watch movie by Hosoda Mamoru who also gave us the incredible Wolf Children. The film is the most successful film ever made by Hosoda, overcoming both Wolf Children and Summer Wars. The Boy and the Beast tells the dramatic story of Ren (Kyuuta) and Kumatetsu, who have just met each other, learning to accept and understand one another. We (Dohwon) have been planning to show this film since last year, and we (Dohwon) are very delighted to finally being able to share this incredible movie with you guys. Hope to see you guys there!

Date: 30th March 2017

Location: Old Arts Theatre A

Time: 6:15 ~ 9:15

As usual, this is an open event, so bring your friends, your enemies and everyone in-between! Plus, every attendee gets one free Pocky and drink!

Hope to see you there!

Your AMC Committee

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Screening Update - Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Posted by Giffo to the Anime blog
4:54PM Sunday, 19 March 2017

Due to room booking issues beyond our control, unfortunately tomorrow's screening (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu) will not run this week. We will endeavour to keep you updated as to what rooms we are using in future weeks, and aim to finish the show by the end of the semester.

Thank you for your understanding,
Your AMC Committee.

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Your New Committee for 2017 - 2018

Posted by Mokogari to the Club blog
9:00PM Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Democracy has been had! Please welcome your new friendly admins for the year!

President: Matthew Prev
Vice President: Blair Stevenson
Secretary: Aidan Fitzpatrick
Treasurer: Nicholas Brown
Librarian: David Gifford
Art Director: Joo Liew
Webmaster: Andrew Song 
Publications Officer: Dohwon Kim
Liaison Sponsor: Julian Carlin

We're looking forward to working with you all for the year ahead of us!

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AGM

Posted by Mokogari to the Club blog
4:45PM Sunday, 5 March 2017

We'll be having an AGM next week on Tuesday instead of Ben-To (that is, 12:00 at Old Geology Theatre 2, Tuesday 14th March 2017, we won't start until 12:05, but feel free to get there at 12:00)!

First of all, FREE PIZZA.

What's an AGM you ask?
The AGM is our Annual General Meeting, it's where members decide on all matters of the running of the club! Such as adding an amendment to the constitution or electing all the new members for the next year!

What's this, Elections?
Yep, at the AGM we will be electing four people to the new executive committee and five people to the general committee. These positions are open to anyone (except the Returning Officer) so feel free to run if you'd like!

What are the positions?
Look at the constitution for what exactly is involved, but here's a general overview:

The executive committee has 4 positions:

President - The president of the club, generally acts as “the face” of the club and makes sure the club is running as it should. Exactly how much work is involved in this role (and others!) varies from committee to committee.

Vice-President - Covers the president's role if they're unavailable.

Secretary - Handles minute taking and other administrative details.

Treasurer - Handles finances of the club. The treasurer's work is to handle the finances of the club, keeping track of finances and presenting reports to club members at Annual General Meetings.

The general committee has 5 positions:

Librarian - Handles the maintenance and updating of the library that the club keeps as well as the website for members to visit. This role will often have a fair amount of contact with the librarians of old.

Webmaster - Handles the maintenance and updating of the website.

Publications Officer - Handles events and flyers, creating material for letting members know what we're up to.

Art Director - Handles art for club proceedings, this is most important to procure art for membership cards, but any additional art is also usually appreciated.

Liaison Officer - Handles communication with sponsors, sometimes negotiating new sponsors.

All positions are up for grabs so feel free to run!

Can you give a speech?
Of course! In fact, you should! When running for a position, you'll be permitted to make a short speech (2 minutes for an executive committee position, 1 minute for a general committee position) about who you are, and why you should be elected. The speech can contain anything you like, but there's no need to be too formal!

How do nominations work?
There are two main types of nominations: regular nominations and proxy nominations. For the former, the Returning Officer will ask attendees for any nominations. When this happens, any person may nominate any person (including themselves), which must be seconded by another person other than the nominee. If the nominated person chooses to accept this nomination, then they are nominated for that position. Also, you are certainly allowed to be nominated, and run, for multiple positions. But what if you can’t make it to the meeting itself? Well then read on to the following question...

Can you still run if you can't make it?
Yep, contact the Returning Officer, Grady, at [email protected] with your speech and name and details (email and phone number you prefer to be contacted on, student number, course, etc.), and you’ll be nominated in proxy. Grady will read out your speech at the meeting in your stead. You may alternatively send an audio or video file or something along those lines, keeping in mind the maximum speech durations. If you do submit such a file, it is recommended that you provide a transcript in the case of technical difficulties.

What's that, you're worried Grady will ignore your proxy nomination?
Don't worry, as Grady is the Returning Officer, he can't run for any positions and will be handling the voting, so nothing should go wrong. You will need to make sure to get your nomination in before the meeting begins though, as Grady will be busy with the AGM and we can't guarantee your nomination won't come in after voting has finished.

Do you have to send Grady an email if you'll actually be there?
Nope, non-proxy nominations happen in the meeting itself, where self-nominations can be made and nominations from others can be declined or accepted by the person themself.

Do you need to be a student?
You can run for Executive Committee positions only if you're a current University of Melbourne student, but if you aren't, you can still run for General Committee positions. It’s only Executive Committee positions that are off the table in this case.

What's that, amendments to the constitution?
Ah no, none this AGM, you must have misheard.

Where's the current constitution?
See below!

What else is on?
The President's and Treasurer's reports will be presented covering the club’s state over the past year, and also we'll be having (free) pizza at the AGM, so feel free to grab some slices! Just don’t forget to sign the attendance sheet :)

What if you're not a member?
You can sign up for the club at the AGM and participate, no dramas.

What's that, that was too long and you didn't read it?
- Free Pizza
- Returning Officer is Grady (contact him at [email protected])
- Elections
- Meeting opens at Tuesday 14th March 2017, Old Geology Theatre 2, 12:05

For further details, please click the following links to see a copy of our:

- The Anime and Manga Club’s Current Constitution
- AGM Agenda
- Financial Report (draft)

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Events

Drinks with the president coming 24th March, Drink to your heart's content!

Screenings

Screenings are happening five days a week this semester! Check out the screenings page for more info.

Library

Check out the new library site for information about how to borrow, and what series we have (it's a lot, we have over 9TB of anime on offer!)

Facebook

Meet like-minded members on our Facebook Page. Join our group to keep up to date!

Discord (Chat)

Looking for a place to chat with fellow club members? Then join us on our Discord chat!

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