ICSS concluded its first Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of the academic year on 29th November (Wed). The meeting aimed to update all members about the society’s activities and to hear any feedback on how the society has performed.
Thank you all for attending the OGM. For those who could not make it down, below is a summary of the main points. We hope to see all of you soon at our future events!
Here’s a summary of the main points. Please scroll down for more details of each section.
- Kicked off 35th Anniversary celebrations
- Introduced member benefits
(Purchase your membership at https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/activ…/a-to-z/singapore)
- Upcoming Events:
– Christmas Party (9 Dec, Sat, 7-9.30pm, sign up at www.tinyurl.com/xmas2017icss)
– 35th Anniversary cum Chinese New Year Dinner
- Proposed member exclusive events:
– Cirque du Soleil
– Warner Bros Studio Tour, Making of Harry Potter
– Musical Outing
- Events Calendar
(Subscribe to Google calendar at https://www.union.ic.ac.uk/osc/singapore/events-17-18/)
- Ski Trip Update
- Major Event 2018 (24 Feb 2018, Sat. Tickets on sale mid-Jan 2018)
- Sports Update (Increased subsidy)
- Launch of Board Games loan portal
- Finance Update
- Launch of ICSS Lobang King Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/icsslobangking/)
- Introduction of Sotong’s Travel Guide
(web blog of itineraries, targeted release: before easter 2018)
35th Anniversary Celebrations
ICSS has been a home away from home for Singaporeans at Imperial College since 1983!
We kicked off the 35th Anniversary celebrations with the official launch of our celebration logo.
You can look forward to more events and new initiatives, some of which was launched during the OGM. And all of this will culminate in a big celebration dinner we will be holding in-tandem with Chinese New Year next year.
We will also be sealing a time capsule for 15 years, just in time for our golden jubilee celebrations then.
As an ICSS member, you are entitled to many benefits!
This includes priority subscription for all events and a £5-subsidy for all paid events. Some examples include the ICSS Ski Trip this winter and the CNY dinner next term. You can also look forward to many member-exclusive events such as musicals, trips and outings next term! Additionally, you have a say in our General meetings and vote in the elections for the next ExCo.
What are you waiting for? Make full use of your membership now and come for all our events! If you wish to purchase our ICSS membership, please click here: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/activities/a-to-z/singapore
Look forward to exciting events happening in the next few months!
First up, it’s Christmas Party which will be happening on 9 Dec, Sat, 7-9.30pm at Skempton 060A/B/C. There’ll be a sumptuous spread of Christmas roasts which you will enjoy together with games and performances. Please register at www.tinyurl.com/xmas2017icss
Chinese New Year dinner will be a big celebratory dinner held in conjunction with our 35th Anniversary. We will also be sealing a time capsule, which will be unveiled 15 years later during our golden jubillee.
Proposed Member Exclusive Events
Members can look forward to more member-exclusive events such as outings to Cirque du Soleil, Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter, and other musicals.
If you have any suggestions for additional events, feel free to tell us through http://www.tinyurl.com/icssfeedback
You may keep yourself updated with our upcoming events by subscribing to our ICSS Google calendar through this link https://www.union.ic.ac.uk/osc/singapore/events-17-18/ and by clicking the “+Google Calendar” button.
Ski Trip 2017 Update
Our annual ICSS Ski Trip will be happening in two weeks! This year there’ll be 113 participants.
Location: UCPA Tignes Ski Resort
Date: 16th – 23rd December 2017
For those who will be going, please be reminded that your ski equipment rental collection will be on 6 Dec, Wed, 12.15 to 2 pm, outside SAF building. The rental return will be on 27 Dec, Wed, 12 to 3 pm, outside SAF building.
Major Event 2018
The preparations and rehearsals to Major Event 2018 is well underway. A big thank you to the Major Event team for the hard work throughout.
You can look forward to next year’s Major Event, The Infinite Wallace Young, happening on 24th February 2018, Saturday!
Tickets will be on sale mid-January 2018.
We have increased the budget for sports this year and standardised a 30% subsidy across all sports.
The sports budget is distributed among all sports based on the number of active members, frequency of the sessions and the cost of each session.
With the increased budget, you can look forward to more sports sessions in this academic year.
Launch of ICSS Board Games Loan Portal
Introducing our new initiative – ICSS Board Games Loan Portal, exclusive to ICSS members. We have board games such as Avalon, Bang!, Codenames, Coup, Exploding Kittens, Cards Against Humanity and SushiGo.
The booking form is available at this link https://www.union.ic.ac.uk/osc/singapore/board-games-borrowing/ .
Take note that bookings have to be done 3 working days in advance. Each member is entitled to a one-week loan per board game at a time. Multiple games can be borrowed at a time by submitting separate forms for each board game.
Finally, remember to read the terms and conditions before making your bookings.
Launch of ICSS Lobang King Facebook Group
Introducing ICSS Lobang King, a new Facebook group that is open to all Singaporeans at Imperial. You can request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/icsslobangking/
Living life as a student may sometimes mean you are tight on cash, so here’s a great platform for ICSS members to share perks, deals and discounts happening in London and around!
So please don’t be shy and feel free to share your lobangs, jio your friends and make all our wallets happier!
Introduction of Sotong’s Travel Guide
Another new initiative this year, Sotong’s Travel Guide will be a web blog of itineraries posted on our website. You can look forward to this guide this coming Easter!
This web blog will collate travel stories and itineraries contributed by ICSS members and it will be a good reference platform for everyone to get ideas for their next travel destination and save the hassle of planning.
More details of how you can contribute will be released later.