Newsletter 27 february – 5 march

Newsletter 27 february – 5 march

Dearest SIBlings,

With the end of February about to slip by, it really feels as though these first 2 months of 2023 went by in a flash! But with the end of winter comes the start of summer, and who doesn’t love that? With all the new flowers about to pop up, and the weather finally getting a bit warmer, it feels like my bones are coming alive once again. What are you looking forward to most in the next coming months? (Scroll down to see what your horoscope has in store for you for the month of March)

Last Monday we had a lecture by Julian Bushof, a local from Groningen who discussed his experience as a young politician and how he manages to be a student on top of being active in the political sphere. It was great to get such a discussion going and to see how Mr Bushof answered the many questions. Following this lecture dispuut Bebo had their Lustrum party! To celebrate 5 years of Bebo, they celebrated with a 5th birthday party! It was fantastic to see you all dressed up so youthful, really getting involved with the mini-games, candy and face paints – check the member’s page for pics!

This week we will be having a lecture called “Ukraine: World’s Testing Ground for Military Robots by Wim Zwijnenburg and Dr Kristian Gustafson who will contextualize the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. The focus of this lecture will be the implications of robotics usage within such modern warfare. From a historic view, the rise of technology is taken into account, delving into the impacts on various actors (national and international), international rights and more. This lecture was organised by Arno de Jong. If you are interested in more information about organising your own SIB lecture, be sure to get in contact with Eef at

Furthermore, this Thursday, the 2nd of March, the long-awaited Galant Gala will be taking place again! Have you got your tickets yet? The board is beyond excited for a night full of (unlimited) drinks, dancing and Galanting! We hope to see you there in your snazziest outfits 😉

Next Monday, the 6th of March, the Accie has organised an interactive debate night for you all! Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning feminism, climate change and degrowth, and fast fashion. It is sure to be an exciting night so make sure to come on down and share your opinion.

Then, on Thursday the 9th of March, there will be another GMA, starting at 19:47, taking place at The Cabin. During this GMA, the board will present what it has been up to in the last 3 months, committees, dispute and PGs will give updates on how they are getting along, and members will have the opportunity to give their suggestions/comments about the inner workings of the association, amongst other things. We hope to see you there!

With applications opening up in just a few weeks, if you are interested in applying for the 77th Board of SIB-Groningen, there are many opportunities to help you prepare! Last Monday, we had our first board interest day, where several of your lovely faces popped by our office to ask us questions about our jobs (and of course to get some snacks & hot chocolate). It was a great success! If you were unable to make it do not fret as we have our 2nd Board interest event coming up on March 23rd – more information will follow soon! In the meantime, if you have any questions about positions/the application process/anything really, don’t hesitate to reach out, we are more than happy to help!

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. 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

On behalf of Board 76

 hanna <3

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