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Mid Year Update

Now that the federal election has passed, our members can once again fully devote themselves to debating! What better way to do this than going to the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships 2016, held at the University of Western Australia (which has kicked off today). Having already competed in numerous minis such as ADAM, our members are ready to show everyone what we’ve got!

Again, here is the list of our fantastic MAD representatives who will do us proud for the tournament as both debaters and adjudicators!

MONASH 1
Andrew Elder, Beatrice Paull, Andrew Belyea-Tate
MONASH 2
Molly Dale, Sam Scott, Amy Gilbertson
MONASH 3
Rhea Navani, Amelia Kearney, Andy Downie
MONASH 4
Keefe Chan, Kelvin Ng, Rohan Waring
MONASH 5
Laurel Trinh, Freya Boppha Rich, Martha O’Hagan
MONASH 6
Peter Vicary, Ovindu Rajasinghe, Alex Lawrence
MONASH 7
Mayank Adlakha, Ryan Ahern, Angie Arteaga
MONASH 8
Tanaya Joshi, Andrew Moore, Judith Apte
MONASH 9
Daniel Liebrich, Joshua Sim, Steven Dickson

ADJUDICATORS:
Joseph Nguyen
Emina Besirevic
Boris Lam
Sophia McNamara
Gabby Stolzenhain
Andrew Polus
Glenn Donahoo
Jessie Lu
Debbie Clark

We wish everyone the best!

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The University Year for 2016 Commences!

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!

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End of Year News

It is almost the end of 2015 and what a year it has been! MAD congratulates all members for their hard work and devotion towards debating. After seeing success by way of reaching finals in highly competitive tournaments, in both debating and adjudicating prowess, we are proud of those who really uphold the principles of what it means to be a MADdie. Just a few announcements keep you in the loop:

 

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The World Universities Debating Championship is returning for another year, promising high quality debates from the top representatives around the world! It will be held over New Year’s from the 27th of December to the 4th of January 2016. Flying in to the other side of the world to Macedonia University in Thessaloniki, Greece, here are MAD’s ambassadors:

MONASH A
Andrew Belyea-Tate
Thomas Stansfield

MONASH B
Andrew Elder
Beatrice Paull

MONASH C
Stephen Moore
Shara Teo

ADJUDICATORS:
Liam Tomlinson
Amy Jack
Amy Gilbertson
Nikhil Puppala
Gen Li
Peter Vicary

We wish them all the best!
(Note: You will be able to follow a livestream of our debaters through our Twitter account)

Also, be on the lookout for the exclusive MAD Mini. This fun mash-up of traditional 3v3 style with POIs will surely start the debating year with a bang! We anticipate that it will be held in February, more information to be published on the MAD website and Facebook page. Stay tuned for our classic MAD Mini promo video!

MAD hopes that you all have a wonderful end of year holidays! We also can’t wait to see both new and familiar faces show up next year to kick off the debating season.

UPDATE:

MAD Mini dates have been set for the 19th – 21st of February 2016. You may find out more info and follow any updates in the following link to the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/803058796469199/

In the meantime, enjoy this highly amusing promotional video:

Furthermore, our debaters have arrived in Greece! We hope that they have an exciting start to the WUDC!

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Mid Year Update

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With Semester 1 in the books, a semester filled with exciting socials, fantastic debating and all-around general merriment, MAD would like to thank everyone who has been involved this semester. The executive feels that this semester has seen a significant new member base take an active role in Monday night and Wednesday Night training sessions, as well as tournaments, and feel that this has been a great success for the Club!

Importantly, MAD has sent an amazing contingent to SolBridge Australs in Deajeon, South Korea, with debates starting on July 17th. The full list of partcipants is as follows:

MONASH 1
Beatrice Paull
Andrew Elder
Andrew Belyea-Tate
MONASH 2
Molly Dale
Stephen Moore
Sam Scott
MONASH 3
Tom Stansfield
Amy Jack
Nikhil Puppala
MONASH 4
Ambika Wakhlu
Reece Hooker
Amy Gilbertson
MONASH 5
Shara Teo
Wallace Huang
Keefe Chan
MONASH 6
Britt Jeffs
Sameer Sharma
Liam Tomlinson
MONASH 7
Gen Trinh
Alex Lawrence
Peter Vicary

ADJUDICATORS
Freya Rich, Rohan Waring (ind.), Vidya Datta, Hayley Sorel, Ovindu Rajasinghe, Sarah Christie

The Executive wishes them the best of luck for the tournament, and for those who would like to follow their progress throughout the tournament, results will be posted on the MAD twitter account.

Hope to see everyone in Semester 2!

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A New Year!

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As the university year gets back into the swing of things, so does the Monash Association of Debaters!

We like to offer a  big welcome for this year’s Executive, including the illustrious Andrew Elder as President and the industrious Andrew “BLT” Belyea-Tate as Vice-President.

Our Monday night sessions are starting back up, 5pm in the Law basement and 5pm on  a Wednesday in the MAD Office. Additionally, we will be running the Novice program for the second year, which aims to cater for all novices who come by the club, s.

Things to look out for in the first semester are; the Easters sign up form, DAV Presidents Cup and Commencement Drinks!

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