We, at MAD, would like to welcome back returning members for the new university year and also warmly welcome anyone wishing to join our fantastic association. It has been a busy start to the year with tournaments such as Thessanoliki Worlds and MAD Mini keeping us keen debaters occupied. What an amazing effort everyone has been putting into debating!
Speaking of MAD Mini (which concluded very recently), we would like to congratulate Alessandra Chinsen, Chris Skliros and Henry Hamilton for being this year’s champions! What a wonderful show that they have put on!
We would also like to commend the convenors (Keith James and Sameer Sharma), the CAs (Sam Scott and Molly Dale), tab directors (Angie Arteaga and Phil Belesky) and all volunteers involved in running this wonderful tournament.
For those who wish to join our organisation (or perhaps you just want to see the lovely exec), you can find us at our MAD stall during Orientation Week from Monday the 22nd to Thursday the 25th. This will be at the Clayton campus of Monash University, specifically in stall C9 (in the middle of Lemon Scented Lawns, north of Campus Centre). We will be there from 11am to 3pm on each of those days. Come say hello and ask anything you want about the club. We would love you meet you!
Furthermore, our next proper social event, Commencement Picnic and Drinks, is planned for Saturday the 19th of March. Save the date! Though, watch out for our weekly Monday night meetings and training sessions (location soon to be confirmed) to start when school resumes. It will be a great way to catch up with old buddies and meet new people.
Enjoy the last week of holidays and let us kick off the school with with a blast!