Hello Delegates! With another meeting complete here is a brief recap in case you missed it or wish to review our discussion.
We initially examined Position Paper Slides where we elaborated how to research and write for committees. From there we went through the different sections of a position paper including country profile , background, UN involvement, country policy, possible solutions, and works cited. We also examined a position paper together and dissected it, commenting on its positive aspects and giving specific examples to the different sections of the paper. In the last section of our introduction, we examined how to formally conduct a speech and convey ideas to the audience. (Speech slides)
Afterwards, donation letters went around the room requesting a $10 donation to support the club and delegates. We are asking for a $10 donation in order to help us put together the IIMUN IX Conference and make it possible for our club to attend more upscale conferences and maintain a level of excellence. For a lot of students, MUN is more than just a club. But we won’t be able to manage a growing club and continue to improve the quality of the club and its experiences without your support.
Additionally, we discussed the upcoming Tustin conference and announced country assignments and available committees (Found here). Soon after a head count was conducted on interest in attending as a novice delegate with a required fee of $25 and advanced delegate with a required fee of $40. These positions will become available on the student web-store starting Monday. It became apparent that we had more delegates interested in the novice committees, and we will reserve more positions accordingly. Finally, delegates suggested the idea of having a mock conference before Tustin, and we will provide more information on this soon.
*Remember the spots for conferences are on a first come, first serve basis after you have paid
Lastly, head chair apps for IIMUN are now online! (Application due Oct 12.) For delegates who have previous MUN experience, we would highly encourage you to apply as head chair or vice chair. If you are new it is also encouraged that you submit an application for legal. All of these options will allow you to greatly expand your leadership experience and capabilities.
Thank you everyone and we will hold our next meeting Friday on October 12th.