Unimates Week 8: Sydney Observatory.

Thank you to everyone who showed up for our events, Hunter valley, the ANZAC day eve party, and Coffee & Cakes, and hope you had fun and made heaps of friends ! 🙂
This week we’re organising events–  Sydney Observatory, and Coffee & Cakes (Week8) ! Aslo, we’re inviting you to Unimates AGM 2012 (on Mon 14th May week 10)

(28th Apr 2012, Hunter Valley day trip, Photo by Andrew Guanyi)

*Unimates AGM (on Mon 14th May )

Once again, we’re inviting you to Unimates AGM 2012 to recap another eventful year, vote in the new Committee and vote on changes to the Constitution!
Get an overview of the year from the events and treasury reports from the Unimates 2011/2012 Committee, as well as appreciation speeches to our members and guests.
Our events would not have been successful without your support and participation!

* Date: 14th May 2012 (Monday, Week 10)
* Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
* Location: Carslaw Lecture Room 452
* Dress Code for Nominees: Smart Casual

It’s time for Unimates Committee 2011/2012 to step down. Are you ready to be part of Unimates Committee 2012/2013?

It is definitely a very rewarding and amazing experience!

We are now accepting nominations for the following positions. For in-depth information of what is expected from each position, please take a look at the new Constitution (Click Here).
* Note:
Only Society members with valid ACCESS Cards can vote on constitutional changes.
* If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact our President, Zareth Lim, at zareth.z.lim@gmail.com.

The positions, with the approval of the below constitutional changes, are:

1. President
2. External – Vice President
3. Internal – Vice President
4. Treasurer
5. Secretary
6. Public Relations Director
7. TWO marketing Derectors
8. IT Officer
9. TWO Student Welfare Officers
10. Comberland Representive
11. International House Representative
12. FOUR Event Coordinators
13. TWO Coffee & Cakes Officers
14. THREE Major Event Coordinators

If you love meeting people from all over the world and
you are keen on making Unimates the best, and most vibrant and multicultural society, and want International students to have better representation in Univeristy of Sydney, feel free to become part of the team! We welcome you with open arms.

To those who are interestedin joining the new Committee, please send in a brief ‘Nomination Statement’ to usyd.unimates@gmail.comwith the following details:

* Name
* Intended Position(s)
* Reason for running/ any relevant experience

Closing date for email nominations:14th May 2012, 5pm.
Nominations are still open during the AGM.

Please note:

  1. Only Society members with valid ACCESS Cards are eligible to run and vote in elections
  2. An individual can nominate him/herself for more than one position (ie: if he/she is unsuccessful in securing election to a postition, they may nominate for subsequently elected positions of the executive).
  3. Each member will be entitled to one vote per ballot.
  4. All those attending should bring their ACCESS Cards.

Even if you cannot attend on the night you can stand by proxy (in this case, send us a brief 1 minute speech which will be read out from the chair). However, we will NOT be accepting proxy votes.
In order to vote for a preferred candidate, you must attend the AGM.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at usyd.unimates@gmail.com

* FREE Food and drinks will be provided at the AGM. * RSVP Here (So we know how much food to order) 

Week 8 : Sydney Observatory (5th May, Saturday)
This night visit provides a unique opportunity to learn about astronomy and space exploration. You will be able to discover the southern sky and view the Moon, the planets, double stars, star clusters and nebulae using the oldest working telescope in Australia and a modern computer controlled reflecting (mirrored) telescope.

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We have arranged a group tour at the observatory with an experienced astronomy educator as our guide. It will last for approximately 90 minutes and includes: a flight through the solar system in our awesome 3-D space theatre, a look at the night sky in our bean bag planetarium and a viewing through a telescope (weather permitting). This would be a perfect opportunity to check out Australia’s beautiful night sky, viewing the stars and planets of the southern hemisphere through the telescopes, as well as learning about the universe and viewing the historic astronomical and meteorological objects on display.

* When? Saturday 5th May, 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm

* Where? Meet outside McDonald’s at Circular Quay

*P.S. This is rain or (moon) shine event! In case of poor sky conditions, the observatory conducts a fun beanbag planetarium session instead.



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