Hey there MCU Members!
Wishing you all a happy new year! 2020 is off to a good start with some great events planned and our Annual General Election coming up on February 6th. It’s an exciting time for the club and we hope to see you all soon!
MCU Annual General Meeting & Elections
Feb 6th: MCU Club Governance and Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Join us for MCU‘s Annual Meeting on Feb 6, 6:30-9 pm @ the Athina Club House (directions are here). At this meeting you’ll get to see what the club has been up to over the past year. You’ll also help us vote in the new MCU committee. If you’ve been wanting to get more involved with MCU, being on the committee is a great chance to do just that! No experience required, just an enthusiastic and adventurous spirit! If you are leaving mid-year, don’t let that dissuade you from running. We’d still love to have you on the committee! For more info on the committee positions check our Get Involved page http://mcu.ug/get-involved/.
In case you missed them, we’ll show the winners and runners up from our Photo Competition. And we’ll be running trivia throughout the night. The trivia winner will take home a prize! Note that only members can vote and participate in the trivia, but anyone can come to the meeting! If you’re not yet a member, you can sign up here. See you there!! If you can’t attend, don’t despair, you can appoint another member to proxy vote for you, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note a member can only vote for one other member as a proxy.
Committee positions elections
The MCU committee runs the day-to-day running of the club and meets on a monthly basis to make decisions concerning the club’s management and then implements them. The committee is a great way to get more involved in the club and ensure a successful year for MCU.
Below is a list of the committee positions up for election. Some of the committee are intending to stand down, however we encourage members to stand even for positions with the incumbent intending to run again. Feel free to get into contact with any of the committee members, if you would like to know more about the committee in general or positions in specific.
- Chair (Colleen O’Donnell currently holds this position)
- Vice-Chair (Kiwanda Emmanue)
- Treasurer (Laura B currently holds this position and is intending to stand down)
- Secretary (Christin currently holds this position and is intending to stand down)
- Trip-Coordinator (Lorna currently holds this position and is intending to stand down)
- Communications & Archives (Andie Procopio)
- Climbing Coordinator (currently held by Hugo Hotte and Zach Leavitt)
- Open Committee: (currently held by Liz Kamugisha, Charles Dimitri, and Dave Moore)
- Advisory Board: (Deo Lubega, Jenny Farmer, Nabil Alam, Pierre Gay Perret)
- Kayaking Coordinator: up for grabs!
Note 1: The kayaking coordinator position is also up for grabs and this is an appointed position with some awesome benefits! However, as kayaking coordinator you can stand for another committee position as well.
Note 2: Please be aware that the above is only an indication of whether an incumbent committee will stand down from the position.
The elections will be done in the order shown above. If you stand for Chair, but do not get elected, you then have the chance to stand for Vice-Chair or any other position. So no reason not to aim high!
MCU Terms and Conditions
The terms & conditions are linked here.
Upcoming MCU events:
For a full overview of upcoming events check out our MCU events calendar.
For Feb we are planning to go kite surfing and there is the Nabugabo duatholon/triathlong planned.
There will also be another Luwazi climbing trip, so keep your eyes peeled for dates.
The quarry is closed for now, but we’re almost (about 3 weeks away) done cleaning and bolting the new Bukasa Wall that is basically adjacent from the quarry. It will have 30m high route.