“Night of Memories” is an Intercultural Club tradition. As well as being the 21st anniversary of this event, this year was also a transitional period, where Mrs Bowie took over the supervision of the Intercultural club system from long-serving Mrs Mouquet.
Held in Rutherford house, the one plus hours event was more of an “Afternoon of Memories” showing a deep severing of tradition perhaps linked to the new manager.
Food was a big part of the event – 30 pizzas were shipped in, grabbed and devoured in a matter of minutes. Everyone mingled within the crowd, pizza in in one hand and soft drinks in the other, conversing and getting comfortable.
Then a slew of speeches and gifts came. Mrs Bowie was first: she thanked and gave gifts to each of the executive members of 2013. She reminded the attendees of the challenges faced in this year of transition.
Andrew Wang, the outgoing president, then requited the thanksgiving with the ICC’s own gifts – flowers and a photo album – quite fitting considering the event being called the “Night of Memories”.
Following this, Excellence badges were awarded to club members for participation and effort. Each club presented one or two badges along with a speech: some awkward, some highly entertaining.
The executive for 2014 was announced afterwards, with the team for 2013 bowing out and handing the reins of the club to the new co-ordinators.
The Intercultural Club Executive for 2014:
|President||Lucille Liu (Hillary)|
|Vice President||Jay Fujii (Rutherford)|
|Events Coordinator||Brandon Lin (Upham)|
|Treasurer||Dianna Gui (Rutherford)|
|Secretary||Sweksha Misra (Kupe)|
|Associates Leader||Aditi Gorasia (Rutherford)|
The recipients of the Excellence badges were:
|African||Murray Boucher, Vlnkata Athi, Kooshan Aryana|
|Anime||Minnie Zhou, Michael Herman|
|Arts & Crafts||Jocelyn Cheng, Katherine Chen|
|Associates||Aishwarya Gopalaknshnan, Jade Shum, King-Sau Yik|
|Ballroom Dance||Andrew Usher|
|Chinese||William Li, Wendy Fan|
|Chinese Chess||Catherin Chen, Kelvin Cheung|
|Chinese Flag Dance||Emmelin Ling, Rachel Wang|
|Chinese Girls’ Dance||Jiayi Yang|
|Intercultural Choir||Khorshed Tarapore|
|Filipino||Luke Canes, Tian Cai|
|French||Joan Wickham, Janeesha Veeranah|
|Fundraising||Aditi Gorasia, Christine Shao|
|Indian and Sri-Lankan||Himmat Bawa|
|Indian Dance||Anushka Daga, Arshia Saluja|
|Kia Ora||Benjamin Collins|
|Korean||Larry Choi, Hannak Kim|
|Korean Dance||Anthea Cheong, Joyce Chen|
|Korean Drums||Jisu Kang, Robert Kim|
|Lion Dance||Jade Shum, Maggie Chen|
|Malaysian Singaporean||Benjamin Yi, Hong Lin|
|Media Affairs||Saffron Huang|
|Model UN||Bronwyn Tilney, Nadya Fauzia|
|Spanish||Jessica Russell , Camille Zhang|
|Taiwanese||Andrew Jiang, Tommy Choi|
Written by Chris Yang. Edited by Keniel Yao.