With Valentine’s day just around the corner, love is in the air! and I hope you’re all feeling it too. So, why not surprise your beloved SIBlings with KEIcies Valentine Surprises? Click here (before the 14th of February) to send a secret little gift to some of your favourite people! I hope you all have a wonderful day, whether you celebrate by spending it with (cousin) lovers, sister wives, friends, family, or even just appreciating your wonderful selves.
This Monday, the 6th of February, Mukesh Kapila spoke on the topic ‘We Need a New Humanitarianism’. Prof. Kapila has long international experience in humanitarianism and development, human rights, and global health and spoke on his experiences with them. It was a great lecture and so lovely to see so many of you there, and at the drinks afterwards.
This week, the Soccie also has its first event! The committee organised a fabulous day at BOEL, it was incredibly fun to see all of you get so into this ancient traditional sport- though I’m sure the drinks helped with your aim a little 😉 I’m sure we are all excited to see what Soccie has in store for us next
Next Monday, the 13th of February, we will have a lecture organised by the lovely dipsuut Mancala! Drs. Arjan van Houwelingen will be discussing the development of board games and his experience in the field. You’ll have the opportunity to ask him any questions about the gaming industry you might have, and you will even get to partake in some games, including some of his most recent projects! So, make sure you come on down and show Mancala, and their speaker, some love!
It has come to the time of year when the board starts to look for their successors. In order to help you be best prepared to apply, we will be hosting extended office hours on Monday the 20th of February for our first ‘Board Interest Day’. If you are curious about what we get up to on the lead-up to a Monday night or what being on the board entails (or just to capitalise on the free snacks and hot chocolate ;)), be sure to come down. For the rest of that week, office hours will return to normal, but you are more than welcome to come by and ask us whatever you please about board life. This is only the first board interest day so if you cannot come then, we will organise further opportunities for you to express your interest.
Additionally, as you may know, we recently announced the destination of this year’s SIB trip! I hope you are all as excited as we are to visit beautiful Bulgaria and the terrific Türkiye for 12 days. If you would like the chance to go on this fantastic trip, a coveted position has opened up so act fast and you can sign up here!
We also have SIB merch available for sale! We offer hoodies, sweaters, ties, pins and caps. They are very stylish and suitable for any occasion (especially SIB trips) so be sure to check them out!
Did you know the SIB exists in four cities in the Netherlands? If you’d like to learn more about SIB across the Netherlands and our lovely sister associations, click here to check out SIB-NL’s Website.
Furthermore, we are heartbroken to hear about the devastating impact of the earthquakes that took place in Türkiye and Syria earlier this week. If you would like to support these people in need, please consider donating by clicking here, or here
Looking forward to seeing you on Monday
Lots of love