Two weekend ago (July 14 & 15) I had the opportunity to see some of my favourite people – the girls on the Brescia University College Students’ Council! Every year during the summer, the members of the BUCSC stay overnight in Ursuline and spend the weekend do training, bonding and have the second meeting as a council. Since I am Brescia’s Councillor on the USC, I also went to the summer meeting of the USC on Sunday morning!
The weekend started at 9:00 on Saturday. We met at Brescia, played a game to be matched with our roommate for the weekend, and moved into our rooms. We stayed on the fourth floor of residence, a floor that I didn’t visit too much during the year (I lived on second) and I had fun exploring! We went over to the St. James Building to start our training. We played Get To Know You Bingo – did you know that one member of council has over 1000 photos of food on her phone or that another girl is allergic to pumpkin?
We talked a lot about “Being An Effective Council” and how our actions are to correspond with our mission statement. We discussed all the different portfolios of the councils and how to plan events. We learned about Robert’s Rules of debate and then set into the Budget Meeting! It may sound strange, but this was what got me most eager for September to arrive – it was SO exciting to hear about all of the AMAZING events and initiatives!
We made pita pizzas in the food lab for dinner. We might just have been really hungry, but they tasted incredible. A movie was watched and then it was time for bed!
After eating breakfast in one of the dining halls, Jazmyn – the BUCSC President – and I headed over to the University Community Centre for the USC meeting. This was also really exciting for me. There were so many presentations to Council about really cool things for the year and the Executive members have been so busy. I’ll be sure to keep you posted as I learn more!
It was back to Brescia for some more event planning and scheduling of the year. Before I knew it, it was time to head home again. I gathered up my things from my dorm and couldn’t help myself from wandering through the halls of residence, thinking both about the year passed and the year to come.
Somehow, I’m only getting more excited as the days approach until I move back into residence. Twenty two days to go….!
Next up: Packing!