Cambridge University Chinese Cultural Society, usually referred to as CCS, is one of the biggest non-profit organizations run by Chinese students in the University of Cambridge.
Founded in 1998 by a group of enthusiastic Chinese undergraduates, CCS aims to enhance the influence of Chinese culture in Cambridge. Since its founding, CCS has grown tremendously into a society with over 800 members, consisting of students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and UK. The society regularly organizes a great variety of fun-filled and meaningful events, which not only enriches the university life, but also strengthens the bonds between our members. Furthermore, these activities also unfold the rich and fascinating Chinese culture to other students in Cambridge.
The first annual play <> (<<雷雨>>) struck Cambridge in 2003. The response was overwhelming – Each year, tens of thousands of audiences, including both University students and local residents, are attracted by the annual play. Also in the same year, CCS launched the production of the semester magazine, <> (<<言吾言>>), which is written by talented student writers. The magazine reaches every single member free of charge, and has since become the most influential in the local Chinese community. Apart from these, a range of sports matches against other societies are also organized each year to encourage CCS members to integrate into the University community. CCS also operates Mandarin lessons, and organizes various events such as garden parties, formals and theme park trips etc. to entertain our members.
Today CCS is widely acclaimed by students around Cambridge and it has been continued year after year by the committee members elected in the Annual General Meeting. And it is our members’ support that makes CCS becoming a more integrated, fun, well-organized society. Thank you!
Happy Chinese New Year! This is a reminder that the CCS Annual Dinner and AGM will be held soon in the week after next. Those are going to be the last two major events organized by the current committeee, so please show your enthusiasm and support!
For those of you who are thinking of running for a position in the CCS Committee next year, it is definitely in your interest to come to the annual dinner as it gives you the chance of talking to the current comittee members and showing your commitment to the society. Remember to bring along your best friends to support you!
———–CCS Annual Dinner(Lantern Festival 元宵节 formal)————-
Name: CCS Annual Dinner(Lantern Festival 元宵节 formal)
Date: 17th Feb, 元宵节
Location: Robinson college
Price: 21 for member/24 for non member
Dress Code: Black tie preferably
Wine policy: Negotiating with Robinson college.
Why come? 1 If you think the celebration for Chinese new year is not enough, then please come and celebrate Lantern Festival (元宵节) with us all together! What would be better than many people group together to celebrate the important festival? 2 This is a private dining event which means there will be *ONLY CCS* guests in the hall that day. Imagine a hall full of your friends ONLY and being served. CCS ONLY FORMAL. Hmm, feeling privileged? 3 To those who have not been to Robinson college before, I strongly suggest you to come. Not only because it is a lovely college with their beautiful garden, but they have reputation of HIGH QUALITY FOOD. I guess most people will not come to Robinson often since it is not in city centre. So don’t miss the chance! 4 This would be the last few events organized by this committee and certainly last event organized by me. So I want to see you all there. I bet all the committee would feel the same!! 5 The annual dinner is the official pre-election event for annual general meeting which is when the election happens on 19th Feb. To those who are running for next year committee positions, I can guarantee that you will have disadvantage to those who come if you can’t make it. My advice for them: bring/buy enough wine and be prepared for frequently making drink toss (敬酒). 6 Wine will be included hopefully. Quantities are not yet decided. Possibly 2 glasses each or a shared bottle between several people.
As I listed so many reasons(my fingers hurt now..), join us if you are free that night.
Payment method: Online Transfer: Name: Mr Boruo Xu Sort Code: 77-14-05 Account No: 16014368 As usual, after wiring the money please send me(xb209) an email with your Full NAME, CrsID, Membership status, Number of tickets purchasing and special dietary requirement. I will confirm with you once I receive the money AND the email. For any further enquires, please contact me on email or text(07881902502).
Last Ents love,
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in Week 5 of Lent Term (Saturday, 19th February). During the AGM, the current committee will be delivering a short presentation to review this year’s progress and answer any potential
questions you may have. It’s promised to be a very emotional and exciting moment as the new committee will be elected immediately after this, on whom the future course of the society depends upon.
For those of you who would like to run for the 2011-12 committee, please submit your manifestos to Jenny Shen at email@example.com by 12am, 17th Feb (evening of 16th Feb).
The positions opened are:
President – (xx771)
Vice President – (ssh32)
Secretary – (js840)
Treasurer – (hz265)
Publicity Officer – (km520)
Ents Officer – (xb209)
Sports Officer – (yd231)
Magazine Editor – (bg286)
Play Producer -(jd498)
IT Officer – (dw357)
Sponsorship Officer -(yz343)
The email addresses of current committee members correspoding to each position are given in brackets. If you have any questions regarding to a particular postion, please do not hesitate to contact the relevent person and we are happy give you more detailed information about what we are doing on a day-to-day basis.
At the AGM, candidates will be each delivering a speech, which should last no more than 5 minutes for Presidential Candidates and no more than 3 minutes for all other candidates. Please note that candidates running for President, Vice President and Publicity officer are kindly asked to deliver at least 4/2 minutes of their 5/3-minute speeches in English. There will be a Q&A session for each position after all candidates running for it have spoken. All questions from the floor are directed to all the candidates running for that particular position. All CCS members are eligible to run and/or vote. Positions are elected by first-past-the-post voting.
The deadline for manifesto submission is 16th of February. However,it is always an advantage to do it early to show commitment to the society. So get keen and act ASAP if you interested!!
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