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Welcome to Semester 2 2016
Welcome back to another semester.  We have a great Winter Festival lined up for you - read on to find out the details plus info on everything else we are up to including our much anticipated Venecian Masquerade Ball. Make this the semester that you GET INVOLVED! Keep checking our Facebook for updated details. 

WINTER FESTIVAL: 18 - 21 July

ASA Winter Fest starting the Second Semester with a BANG!! Please join us during the first week back for a number of fun activities, competitions and events!! We will be turning the Student Lounge into the snow forest from Narnia... Walk through the Wardrobe and have your photo taken on the Thrones and you will find FREE Mr Tumnus's special hot chocolate, the ASA wishing tree, gingerbread decorating and the White Witch and Mr Tumnus will be walking around campus handing out FREE Turkish Delight.  Read on for more Winter Festival week events.  AND A NOT TO BE MISSED OPPORTUNITY - GET YOUR PHOTOGRAPH INSIDE ASA'S VERY OWN SNOWGLOBE!! 

ARCHERY COMPETITIONS: 18 - 21 July

Got a good eye for aiming at a target? And want to win some GREAT prizes?! Everyday during ASA Winter Fest you will have the chance to take part in your choice of an Indoor or Outdoor Archery Competition. The Outdoor Archery will be a supervised activity as you will be using real bows and at the end of everyday the 3 highest scores will receive medals and awesome Westfield vouchers. 1st place will get a $70 voucher, 2nd place a $50 voucher, and 3rd place a $30 voucher. This will take place from 11am - 2pm outside Student Central (weather dependent). The Indoor Archery will be played using fun sticky arrows. Spot prizes will be handed out for this event. You will find the targets in the Student Lounge and you are welcome to play anytime during the day.

ASA BONFIRES: 18 - 21 July

How does keeping warm around a bonfire sound? Sound good? What about if we add FREE marshmallows?! The ASA will be putting up a bonfire everyday between 11am & 2pm during ASA Winter Fest. Come to Student Central to find the man with the marshmallows and the bonfire. Marshmallows and fun conversation - both totally FREE!

ASLAN SELFIE COMPETITION: 18 - 21 July

Love your Selfies?!? Love FREE competitions?! During the ASA Winter Fest you can go into the draw to win our Aslan. 1st prize will be the beautiful Aslan teddy in the event photo, a $50 Westfield voucher and a selfie stick. We will also be awarding a runner up prize of a $30 Westfield voucher, a little lion teddy and a selfie stick. All you have to do is take a fun selfie with our Aslan and then upload the photo to the event page as a comment. Only photo's posted from 18 - 21 July will be entered to the draw. For each different selfie you post, your name will go into the draw... So go selfie crazy to increase your chances!! And tell your friends :) Your name will be put in a bowl and the ASA President will make the draw on Monday 25 July 2016. We will notify the winners via Facebook. So get snapping and do it for NARNIA!! 

MOVIE NIGHT: 19 July, SNW

Calling all the Kings and Queens of the Massey Albany Realm. Please do us the great honour of attending the ASA Winter Fest Movie Night. For entertainment we will be showing Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. And to add to the festivities of the night a FREE BBQ and extra eats will be provided. The movie will start at 7pm in the Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre. This is a yet another FREE event during ASA Winter Fest!! We look forward to an enjoyable night, which can only be made better by your presence.

CLUBS' DAY: 20 JULY

At Clubs' Day, there will be something for everyone!!! Come and join us as we show off all the amazing ASA clubs. Who knows what will be on offer as the clubs showcase their activities??? We do know that there will be a rock climbing wall and very probably some pole dancing going on. See you there!

ASA FEEL AND FIND: 21 July

This is an event NOT for the squeamish.  Head on over to student central to challenge yourself and WIN AWESOME PRIZES!!

VENECIAN MASQUERADE BALL: 26 August

The time has come to dust off your dancing shoes, iron your suit and go buy that ball dress. The ASA Annual Ball has returned, and this year there will be an element of mystery... Our theme for 2016 is a Venecian Masquerade Ball, so get creative with your masks and let's have a blast!! All the info is on facebook and you can order your tickets online on our website. Don't delay these tickets are already heading out the door and will not last long. You do NOT want to miss out! 

ASA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Wednesday 27th July, 12pm, ASA Lounge

PIZZA will be served!!! And there will be a prizes.... more about those to come! Then we have to do a bit of the business side of things, like accepting the 2015 annual report, passing the 2017 draft budget and the like. After that we'll tell you what we have planned for Semester 2 and ask you to tell us what you want from the ASA. Get involved with us so that we can make your years at Massey some of the ones that you'll remember forever!! 

ALL Students are encouraged to attend and CLUBS please remember, that it is a condition of affiliation that your club is represented at the meeting, so please share the facebook event on your club page. Supporting documentation is available on our website.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR ELECTION TO THE ASA EXECUTIVE FOR 2017 YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS MEETING. 

Don't forget - there will be PIZZA ..... and maybe, just maybe some green-haired Executive!

GET ON THE ASA EXEC 

Very soon we will be asking for nominations for our Exec team for 2017. This is your opportunity to get involved with the management of the Association, to bring your ideas and to make a difference! Come along to our AGM on 27th July to find out more.  If you've already been involved with the Association as a Class Advocate or Club committee member you'll know how important these roles are.  Check out the pages on the Executive tab on our website. 

SIGN UP AS A CLASS ADVOCATE (CA)

If you've already been a Class Advocate before, you'll know that it is a no-brainer - you're going to sign up to be a CA again - right? But if you haven't, then there are some very good reasons for doing so, including the facts that you'll be contributing to the provision of 'quality' education at Massey and the extra sparkle it will add to your CV, so make sure you check out all of the details and sign up on our website. We offer you training and the support of our Advocacy team so YOU CAN DO IT!! Don't be put off by lecturers saying there can only be one CA in the class, we KNOW that the more CA's in a class, the better! Advanced training modules are offered to CA's who have completed basic training.  Dates for the advanced modules will be released soon.

GET THE T-SHIRT!!

Once you've signed up as a Class Advocate you have the chance to look awesome any day of the week! These t-shirts are ONLY available to Class Advocates, but if you think you'd look good in one, check out signing up as a Class Advocate. T-shirts are only $20 each, come in male and female styles and look great on everyone. Available from the ASA reception.

VOLUNTEER WITH ASA

We are always on the look out for keen and reliable volunteers to help us out here at ASA! If you would like to get more involved and get some real experience that you can add to your CV, why not sign up to our volunteering database? This will allow us to email you when volunteering opportunities come along. There is no obligation to take part and sometimes you won't be able to, but if you do have some spare time that you would like to put to good use, sign up here. (And as a bonus - you'll get to wear an ASA green t-shirt!!)

ASA EVENT CALENDAR

Want to know what social events are on on campus? Want to know what the ASA has planned and what clubs are up to and where and when they're meeting.  You can find our events calendar on the right hand side of every page on our website.  For what's on next week click here. And if your club events are not showing, get in touch with Jacqueline at the ASA (Remember CLUBS - you can add your own events.)

CHOCOLATE DAY: 19 July 

FREE chocolate and marshmallows, could Winter Fest get any better? See you at Student Central for Chocolate Fountain Fun!

LAUNCHING THE WONDER ROOM: 19 July 

What is the Wonder Room? What is it used for? Who gets to use it? What does it look like inside? Do you have questions about this very mysterious room? Well why don't you come to the opening... This will be held in the Wonder Room in the Atrium Building. See you there at 5:30pm and hopefully all your questions will be answered...

CAMPUS NIGHT MARKET: 21 July

It's back! Come and check out the awesome Massey Albany Campus Night Market on Thursday 21 July in the Student Central Plaza! 

CLUBS' DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Club committees should keep Wednesday 10th August 12pm-2pm free so that they can attend our Clubs' Development workshop.  Zara will be sending out more information soon, but the workshop will be packed full of tips relating to topics such as grants, succession planning (to make sure your club continues to prosper next year!) etc. You can look forward to some of our most successful clubs sharing their secrets with you. 

ASA SUGGESTION BOX

Do you have an idea? Is there something you would like the ASA to be helping Massey Albany students with? Are there particular events you would like to see on campus? What can ASA do to make your Uni experience better? We'd love to see you at our AGM on 27th July, alternatively, LET US KNOW by writing in our suggestion box.

CAR POOL TO MASSEY & SAVE 

If you don't already know how hard it can be to find a park in time to get to your lecture, the likelihood is that you soon will. ASA operates the car pool scheme that allows you to park in the car park in front of the Atrium building. You WILL SAVE both TIME & MONEY if you don't have to drive round and round the carparks looking for a space! Find out more & sign up here.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

Get On Board with ASA this year by liking our Facebook page. Also remember to turn notifications ON! We really value your feedback, so use those comments! Let us know whether there is anything you'd like us to be sharing with you that we're not already. AND get ready for competitions to WIN prizes! 
Hope everyone had a good break!
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Our Mission 
"To foster and further, as widely as possible, the educational, cultural, social and sporting life of the members of the Association, the University, and the community at large."

Who Are We? 
We are a not-for-profit incorporated society owned and managed by the students enrolled at Massey University's Albany Campus since 1998. Our three main areas are provision of student-related Advocacy, Representation and Services.
 
We are the student voice.