Thursday, November 30, 2006

Circular V

ULSTER NEEDS YOU!
JOIN THE QUEEN'S ULSTER SOCIETY!


“My Ulster Blood is my most priceless heritage…”
United States President James Buchanan.


Hello Everyone,

In this Letter:
1. Next Formal Meeting.
2. Clubs and Societies Pub Quiz
3. Society Events Calendar (Provisional).
4. Student Representative Councillors.


1. The next formal meeting will be held in Room 203 of the PFC (Peter Froggatt Centre) on Tuesday 5th December 2006 at 6PM.

Our guest speaker will be Gordon Lucy from the National Ulster Society. Who will present a small talk on the topic of Colonel Edward James Saunderson, 1st Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party who died 100 years ago this year.

This will also be an opportunity for those who have not yet signed up for membership to do so, for the sum of £3.

The topics for discussion will be:

  • Motions and Questions for the SRC on Wednesday 13th November 2006.
  • Quotations and Design for Society Hoodies.
  • Website and Publicity.
  • Preparations for events namely:
    Paintball “Team Building”
    Formal
    Invitational Lecture
    Other Talks
  • New members.
  • Other Buisness.


2. The Clubs and Societies Pub Quiz on Tuesday nights remains a very valuable source of club funds. We have received £200 for our society so far! However, to maintain this success we need your help. For a bit of fun and to help the cause, come on down to the speakeasy at 9:30 Pm every Tuesday! More info here.

3. Society Events Calendar (Provisional).

Formal Meeting Schedule
Monday 20th November 2006
Tuesday 5th December 2006
Tuesday 30th January 2007
Tuesday 27th February 2007
Tuesday 27th March 2007
Monday 23rd April 2007
– Annual General Meeting (Officer Elections)

Informal Meeting Schedule
Every Tuesday Night – Clubs and Societies Pub Quiz
Student Representative Council Meetings
Wednesday 24th January 2007 – Paintball Money Pre-payment

Events
Saturday 27th January 2007 – Team Building Trip Paintballing to Monaghan
Wednesday 21st March 2007 – Annual Ulster Society Invitational Lecture
Friday 30th March 2007 – Ulster Society Annual Formal Dinner and Ceilidh Dance


4. Student Representative Councillors, if you have motions for the next council meeting, please make sure you come to ours, or at least inform us of them, so that the rest of the members can be prepared for their content.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Floreat Ultonia!

Graham Steven Barton
President
Ulster Society


Ps. Circular I is available on our website here. This should be the first stop for those looking to find the benefits of joining the society.

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Formal Meeting II (2006/2007)

Tuesday, 5th December 2006
6PM
Peter Froggatt Centre, Room 203
Guest Speakers: Gordon Lucy and Richard Scott (National Ulster Society)
Topic: Colonel Edward James Saunderson, 1st Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

Wreath Laying Ceremony Pictures



Saturday, November 18, 2006

Formal Meeting I (2006/2007)

Monday, 20th November 2006
6PM
David Keir Building, Room 209

Friday, November 17, 2006

Circular IV

“The combat deepens. On, ye brave,
Who rush to glory, or the grave!
Wave, Ulster, all thy banners wave!
And charge with all thy chivalry!”
A Paraphrase of "Hohenlinden" by Sir Randolf Churchill.


Hello Everyone,

In this Circular:
1. Formal Meeting.
2. Victory at Pub Quiz.
3. Poster campaign.
4. New members.



1. In this circular I’d like to bring your attention to our first formal meeting for this year (details below). This will be an opportunity for those who were unable to sign up on freshers day to do so, for the paltry sum of £3.

The topics for discussion will be:

  • Motions and Questions for the SRC on Tuesday 28th November 2006.
  • Quotations and Design for Society Hoodies.
  • Website and Publicity.
  • Preparations for events namely:Paintball “Team Building”FormalInvitational LectureOther Talks
  • Contacts with international student societies.
  • Affiliation with the National Ulster Society.
  • New members.
  • Other Buisness.

This will be the first of a set of formal meetings throughout the academic year, which can be seen on the attached poster. These do not include our special events (formal, lecture, e&c.).

The meeting will be held in the David Kerr Building, Room 209 at 6PM, on Monday, 20th November 2006.


2. It is my pleasure to announce our victory at the Clubs and Societies Pub Quiz on Tuesday. We received £200 for our society! However, to maintain this success we need your help. For a bit of fun and to help the cause, come on down to the speakeasy at 9:30 Pm every Tuesday! More info here.


3. The attached poster will be placed around the campus, and your assistance in this regard would be very valuable. Please print off a few posters and pin them up around your normal working area, special commercially printed posters are being made at this time and will also be being put up, specifically in the union boards.


4. If you cannot attend the meeting on Monday but would still like to join, do not worry, there are other meetings planned as can be seen from the poster, and if you can not wait until then, please contact our e-mail address and our Treasurer will get in contact with you.


Those of you who are now councillors of the SRC are to be congratulated, and if you have motions for the next council meeting, please make sure you come to ours, or at least inform us of them, so that the rest of the members can be prepared for their content.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Floreat Ultonia!

Graham Steven Barton
President
Ulster Society


Ps. Circular I is available on our website here. This should be the first stop for those looking to find the benefits of joining the society.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ulster Society President Elected Speaker of Students' Union Council


On Monday night of this week our society President Graham Barton was elected as speaker of the Students' Union Representative Council. Graham is to be congratulated on his elivation to this very prestigious position of authority.

We know that he will carry out his important duties with impartiality and fairness at all times. Once again congratulations to Graham and best wishes in his busy year to come as Union speaker.

Victory for the Ulster Society!



It is with great pleasure that I announce the success of the Ulster Society at last night's weekly Clubs and Societies Pub Quiz in the Speakeasy.

After weeks of persistent attendance it was gratifying to at last achieve victory. More importantly the society will now recieve £200 in prize money for our success. This shall be a great boost to society funds and will enable us to pay for many of the events we plan to hold throughout the rest of the academic year.

However, we should remember that this quiz takes place every week and that our society needs more money to finance our ambitious projects. Let this not be a one off success, rather the start of great things to come. Special thanks to the society President Graham Barton who was undoubtedly the brains behind our team, and to our friends in the QUBNISC for their continued support. I hope to see you all at next weeks quiz and once again thanks to everyone who helped us achieve this great victory!

Monday, November 13, 2006

A Open Letter to the Union Executive

Monday, 13 November 2006

Dear Executive,

It has come to our attention that plans have been proposed at executive level which would allow for the use of university/union property for the launch of a book glorifying the life of Bobby Sands, the IRA terrorist.

It is with the strongest terms possible that we must object to this usage. Bobby Sands was a terrorist, he committed crimes and was punished for them. It is simply republican propaganda that has turned him into the idol he is today for nationalism.

For these reasons his image is regarded as one of the worst examples of rewriting of history in the troubles by the unionist community and thus totally unacceptable.

If it is indeed the policy of the union to be inclusive and non-sectarian as the constitution, university calendar and many other publications state, then it cannot possibly allow this event to take place. To do so would be a slap in the face of anyone from the British community at Queen’s, not to mention those with respect for the rule of law, and intolerance for the glorification of terror.

We demand that this event be barred from taking place on university property, to allow it to continue would be an insult to the our society and a severe dent in the burgeoning culture of mutual respect at QUB since the dark days of republican dominance and violence.

Yours faithfully,

Graham Steven Barton
President – Ulster Society

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Remembrance Day Ceremony

This Sunday 12 November we shall be taking part in the University Remembrance Day Ceremony.
We are asking our members to come out and show their support and that modern students still remember the sacrifice of alumni of the university in the forces. Officers are asked to come at 10:30 for the processional at 10:45.
All staff and students, families and friends are invited to attend the Ceremony at 11am at the Queen's cenotaph (outside the Lanyon building). Refreshments will be served after the event in the Great Hall for all those attending.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Poppy Appeal 2006 and Rememberance

As usual this time of year, we would like to appeal to all our members to Wear Your Poppy With Pride and to mark the 2 minutes silence at 11am on Saturday 11th November, to remember the sacrifice of all our servicemen, and for us particularly, those Queensmen and Queenswomen who laid down their lives for their generation.