Hello everyone! Sorry for being so MIA about this year’s events. As we all know, school is hectic and sometimes you forget to do things you really should do! But I’m back now, and hopefully I stay on track (fingers crossed).
So because I haven’t been around, I’m going to do a quick recap on all the events that MVSA has held so far! For pictures and videos, please go to the Pictures and Videos tab (for 2014-2015; I will upload them as soon as I get a chance, I promise!).
First General Meeting
For our first General Meeting of 2014-2015, we decided to give it the theme of the Moon Festival! We had a turnout of 40 people, which was just so amazing and wow! Thanks guys!
We held the first part of our event in IWC, where we played some ice-breaker games that really helped MVSA Execs and members get to know each other in many different ways. Shout out to David Le for leading the ice-breaker games, they were really fun!
Next, we had our lantern making and scavenger game and then a BBQ at the Lambda House to finish the night off. The food was great, the company was even better, and we made so many new, valuable friends!
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. It was such a success and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!
This is probably one of my personal favourites for events because CHEAP FOOD! I mean, come on, who doesn’t like cheap food? And I have 50+ people to prove it!
What a fantastic turn out! The Lambda House was full of people! We were so excited to see that so many people showed up, and that everyone was enjoying themselves. And the food! The food was great, wasn’t it? The fried rice and spring rolls and shrimp chips and che and seriously, I could go on forever, it was all so yummmy all the execs and reps for working so hard to make this event happen! They put in so much work and effort and love into the food, and we could definitely taste that in the food.
And because of the success of that night, we might consider holding another Cheap Dinner in the second semester. *Le gasp*! DID WE ALL HEAR THAT RIGHT?! Yes! There might be a SECOND Cheap Dinner! With even MORE food, and MORE fun and MORE people! Doesn’t that sound so fantastic?! So keep your eyes and ears open for news because you never know, it might just happen!
Pimp My Pumpkin
PUMPKIN CARVING!!! Does anyone else feel like they’re in grade school again?? Shoutout to Kevin Sotto and Ashley Nhan for coming up with such a cool idea! We had so much fun just preparing for the event [getting pumpkins and supplies] and we had an amazing turnout of ~25 people, and a total of 10 teams! And the pumpkins! They were GORGEOUS!!!! Definitely take a look at the pictures that I will post because WOW! I am so jealous of the talents of our Execs and members, they really outdid themselves!
It was so much fun, and it’s definitely something that we would want to do again. Leave a comment and let us know if this is something we should bring back next year!
We also did another Halloween event, but this time, we joined MacBreadBin in their campaign Trick-Or-Eat, where teams of McMaster students went out into the community to gather canned goods and other essentials to donate to the less fortunate. Shout out goes to Ritchie, Thai-Son, Ashley, Christy, Jessica, and Jennifer for representing MVSA! (they went as Mad Scientists, check out the pictures!).
Also check out this link to see where all the proceeds of Trick-or-Eat went!
Secret Santa was our last event for Fall 2014, but it was only for Exec members. This is why you should totally join our team next year, because we hold the BEST Secret Santa meetings ever! You can check out some pictures in the Pictures and Videos tab.
Wow! What a fantastic semester! We are so blessed to have had so many wonderful events that had successful turnouts. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we’re so proud to be a part of McMaster’s Vietnamese Student Association. We can’t wait to share so many more events with you, and we look forward to all the more fun, food, and cheer that is always at each and every MVSA event.
Thank you everyone!