ABACUS Garden Party – Fifty Shades of White

Let ABACUS whirl you off into an idyllic paradise as we cast away the shadows of exams with a dazzling display of summer splendour.

The theme for this year’s Garden Party is: 50 Shades of White… Bring out your best white attire as we turn the green gardens of Johns into a gleaming white paradise.

Expect unlimited PROSECCO, SANGRIA, WHITE WINE and of course Bubble Tea! A multitudinous range of food will have you salivating at the lips.

50 ways of having fun: come for wholesome games and drinking games. More details will be revealed later. And if you aren’t already convinced, all attendants will be entered into a raffle to win a coveted BOAT PARTY TICKET.

Let’s end the year with a boisterous last hoorah as ABACUS draws the year to a close in mesmerising fashion. Of course, we will continue the party at Jesus May Ball!

Where?

St John’s Scholars’ Garden

When?

18th June 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Dress code?

Daring/Classy White attire, whichever you prefer…

Tickets?

Early Birds on sale TOMORROW 12PM (only 10 available)

http://50shadesofwhitegarde.getqpay.com/

£12 Early Bird

£15 Member

£17 Non-member

More information:

Any questions, message our page, get in touch with a committee member, send us an email (abacus-committee@srcf.net)

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Chow at Charlie’s

With a rich 50-year history serving gourmet Chinese food in Cambridge, Charlie Chan has a reputation for delivering an authentic taste of the Orient. It was therefore a no-brainer to choose it as the location for our second meal of the term!

ABACUS have secured a luscious lunch deal with Charlie that should have you salivating at the lips!! 15 pounds. 5 dishes. 1 soup. Tea and Rice.  Snap up this opportunity to have a hearty meal with all your ABACUS friends and family (sitting in a ‘communal booth’ style tables of 10), in the truly authentic ambiance of Charlie Chan.

Where?

Charlie Chan, 14 Regent Street

When?

12:30, Sunday 6th May

Menu?

-铁板豉椒牛(Beef with Black Pepper Sauce)

-清蒸海鲈鱼(Chinese Steamed Sea Bass)

-咕噜肉(Sweet + Sour Pork/Chicken)

-芽菜叉烧丝(Choi Sum with Char Siu)

-祘蓉生菜(Lettuce in Garlic Sauce)

-西红柿蛋汤(Tomatoes with Egg Drop Soup)

-米饭 + 中国茶(Rice and Tea)- unlimited!

 

Tickets?

Get yours now!

http://chowatcharliechan.getqpay.com/

£15.49 member

£17.53 non-member

 

More information:

Any questions, message our page, get in touch with a committee member, send us an email (abacus-committee@srcf.net), or for more contact information see our website:
http://www.abacuscambridge.org.uk/contact/

Welcome Back Formal

So, the curtain rises upon another term, and with a new term brings new beginnings; a new ABACUS committee and a new formal!! Start the term in style; hosted in the opulent hall of Magdalene College, take this opportunity to catch up with your ABACUS friends & family after the break, and become acquainted with some new ones! All against the backdrop of a serene three course dinner* illuminated by the flickering candlelight.

After the meal, proceed to swap out the class for some cheek as we will be heading for the first Rumboogie Cindies of the term!

Where?

Magdalene College, meet at Plodge

When?

Wednesday 25th April, no later than 7:00pm so that we can pair you up with your host- essential for entry

Dress Code?

Suit & Tie, gowns are compulsory

Tickets?

All go on sale this Sunday, 3pm!

Early Bird member tickets – £11.65

Member – £12.35

Non-member – £15.95

Grab yours before they all go! http://easterwelcomebackfor.getqpay.com/

More information:

Any questions, message our page, get in touch with a committee member, send us an email (abacus-committee@srcf.net), or for more contact information see our website:
http://www.abacuscambridge.org.uk/contact/

Check out our website: http://www.abacuscambridge.org.uk/2018/annual-dinner/

*wine not included but bottles available at the buttery before formal commences. You are also free to bring your own alcohol for a small corkage fee.

Annual Dinner

As the ABACUS year draws to a close, the time has come for our Annual Dinner.  This black tie affair is not to be underestimated, with delicious food, flowing wine, and fantastic company, this is not one to be missed.  As the last event held by the outgoing committee, this also serves as the official handover dinner to the incoming committee (who will be elected at our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 4th March – do come along).

 

What?

A delicious 3 course Black Tie meal (including wine), provisional menu below:

Prosecco reception

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Lobster, Mango & Rocket Filo Tarts served with a Citrus & Vanilla dressing

Vegetarian: Tomato & Basil Soup served with Italian Cheese & Garlic Herb Croutons

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Roast Ribeye of Beef with Balsamic Griddled Tomatoes, Garlic Mushrooms served with a Tarragon Butter Sauce

Vegetarian: Skewered Kebabs of Smoked Tofu, Red Onion, Halloumi, Green Pepper, Baby Tomatoes & Courgette served on a bed of jeweled Cauliflower Rice with a Balsamic dressing

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Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream

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Port & Coffee, Mints

 

Where?

Newnham College Cambridge

When?

19:00, Monday 12th March – exact timings to be announced

Dress Code?

Black Tie or equivalent

Tickets?

Buy yours here

Ex-Committee £23 – SOLD OUT
Ex-Committee (Final Release) £27
Members £29 – SOLD OUT
Members (Final Release) £35
Non Members £47

 

Any questions, get in touch with our Facebook page, with a member of our committee, email us at abacus-committee@srcf.net, or for more contact information click here.

Annual General Meeting

Have your say on who leads ABACUS into the year ahead.

Have you enjoyed the year of ABACUS just gone? Think you know how to make it even better? Come along to our Annual General Meeting to run to be on the committee for the coming year, or just to vote for which of your fellow students will make the best committee members.

 

What?

Hear about the successes of the year just gone, and vote in who you think will do a good job of leading ABACUS for the year ahead, or maybe even run yourself.

 

Where?

Queens Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College Cambridge

 

When?

14:00- Sunday 4th March

 

How?

To run:

(0. Make sure you’re a life member, if not, get your membership here)

1. Pick a role (Role descriptions here ) – Note: if you run for President you should pick a backup role, which you can run for in the event your Presidential campaign is unsuccessful

2. Write a manifesto (Check out manifestos from previous years here )

3. Get your application proposed and seconded by two life members (get them to sign a copy of your manifesto – each life member may only propose or second one candidate – scanned signatures are acceptable)

4. Submit your manifesto to Oliver Black (or Chloe Huang), by 11:59 pm Thursday 1st March

5. Come along to the AGM with your friends, and tell people why they should vote for you

 

To vote:

Either come along to the AGM in person,

Or designate a proxy to vote on your behalf (you may only vote in the presidential election by proxy), they must fill out the following form and email it from their Cambridge email address to

abacus-committee@srcf.net

PROXY FORM

The process:

Presidential:

– Each candidate gives an up to 4 minute speech

– The outgoing committee asks questions to all of the candidates

– Voting will take place by instant runoff (including proxy votes), and a president will be elected

Executive Committee:

– Each candidate (including unsuccessful Presidential candidates running for their back up position) will give speeches and be asked questions

– Each voter will select the 6 candidates they feel are most suitable (regardless of the position they ran for), and the 6 with the most votes will be elected

– If two candidates who applied for the same position are elected the candidate with the highest number of votes gets the position. Candidates who didn’t get their chosen position may choose from the remaining positions in order of votes received. After the candidates have been elected, they are welcome to amicably swap positions

For more details, please take a look at the constitution.

Any questions, get in touch with our Facebook page, with a member of our committee, email us at abacus-committee@srcf.net, or for more contact information click here.

Facebook event

Prospective Committee Dinner

Want to know what being on the ABACUS committee is really like? Fancy yourself as a member of one of the most enjoyable committees in cambridge? Well, come along to our prospective committee dinner this Saturday to find out what it is all about, and then maybe, just maybe, run for committee at our AGM a week later.

What?

Get to know the existing committee better, and find out why being on the ABACUS committee is great (and not just for your CV), over a delicious meal at Bills.
 
Note: Coming along to the dinner for a chat and to ask questions doesn’t obligate you in any way, shape, or form to run for a committee position.

Where?

Bills, 34-35 Green Street, Cambridge

When?

19:00 – , Saturday 24th February

Tickets?

Tickets?

Please sign up here if you want to come.

Note: As only life members can run for executive committee positions, this event is open to life members only, please do get in touch if this poses an issue.

Any questions, get in touch with our Facebook page, with a member of our committee, email us at abacus-committee@srcf.net, or for more contact information click here.

Check out our Facebook event.

Chinese New Year Party

Hope y’all are getting excited for Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the doggo! Woop woop! 🐶🐶🐶 If you thought the boat party was big – you’re in for a surprise…

 

What?

🏮 Traditional Foods from 72 China (don’t you just love the translations):

* Vegetarian Spring Roll 春卷

* Crispy crispy seaweed 海草

* Capital Spare ribs babe 京都排骨

* Salt and pepper chicken wiiiiings 椒盐鸡翅

* Chicken curry curry 咖喱鸡

* Sweet and sour pork 咕噜肉

* Generic noodle with beansprout 豉油皇炒面

* Seasonal vegetable tempura 时蔬天妇罗

* Various kinds of you guessed it dumplings 特色水饺

 

🏮 Chinese themed cocktails:

* Chinese Fireball – Chinese peppers, Gin and Goji berries

* Hainan Iced Tea – Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice

* Passion of Jin – Gin based cocktail

(The rest of the 1815 Bar Menu will also still be available)

 

🏮 Lion Dance from CULDT (Cambridge University Lion Dance Troupe): http://culdt.soc.srcf.net/

 

🏮 Silent Disco featuring 3 channels with ABACUS’ favourite DJs:

* Anthony Chow – fan favourite of both Funkyards

* Jiawen – making their ABACUS debut

* MPCP & Flat Stanley – putting the fun in DJ(fun)ing

 

🏮 Red Packets on Arrival

 

Times:

18:30 : Bar opens

19:30 : Party starts

20:00 : Lion dance

20:30 : Food

21:00 – : Silent Disco

(23:00 : Bar stops serving – but the party continues on)

 

Where?

The Cambridge Union, Bridge Street

 

When?

Sunday 18th February, 19:30-

 

Dress code?

Something Chinese/Doggie/Red

 

Tickets?

£15 Early Bird (includes a free drink)

£17 Member

£22 Non Member

Tickets here – Deadline 5:00 pm Sunday 18th March

 

Any questions, message our page, get in touch with a committee member, send us an email (abacus-committee@srcf.net), or for more contact information see here.

Check out our Facebook Event

Karaoke

ABACUS does Karaoke. Switching up the venue from last year, moving somewhere closer to the centre of town, this year our Karaoke is being held at Seven Days on regent street. Come along to sing your heart out to whatever artist floats your boat, but get hyped for KTV ABACUS style.

What?

Karaoke

Where?

Seven Days

When?

Sunday 11th February, 21:30-00:30

Tickets?

Ticketing link

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday 6th February) at 5:00 pm, and we’ll book rooms based on the number of tickets sold by Thursday 8th February at 4:00 pm, so grab yours early.

Members £12

Nonmember £16

Tickets include drinks, either:

  • Beer: 2 bottles of Tsingtao & 1 bottle of Tiger
  • Cocktail: 1 Rum & Coke, 1 Vodka & Lemonade, 1 Shot of Tequila
  • Non-alcoholic: 4 cans of Coke, Sprite, or Juice & 1 of Wang Lo Kat (王老吉)

(Let us know if these pose an issue)

Any questions, get in touch with our page, with a member of our committee, email us at abacus-committee@srcf.net, or for more contact information click here.

For more information check out our Facebook event.

ABACUS Funkyard 2: Masquerade ’till Midnight

After the great success that was Funkyard: Angel vs Devil in Michaelmas term, this term ABACUS is pleased to announce Funkyard 2: Masquerade ‘till Midnight.  Dress up as extravagantly as you dare, and reveal yourself to the world when the clock strikes twelve.  Joined again by an impressive cohort of societies, and with a lively line-up including fan favourites Anthony Chow, Flat Stanley, and MCPC, this is not a night to miss.

Still not sure if you want to come, check out the fantastic time that was had at funkyard last term here.

What?

Funkyard 2: Masquerade ‘till Midnight: A private club night (we rent out an entire floor) with representatives from all your favourite oriental societies in attendance.

Where?

Revolution, Cambridge: A modern recently refurbished club with a dance floor, and plenty of nearby tables to chat and chill at, and a ceiling higher than life and cindies combined.

When?

Sunday 4th February, 21:30 –  

Tickets?

Get your tickets here (On sale from 16:30 Monday 22nd January):

Early bird (Members) tickets only £3, and come with a free mask

Members tickets: £4 (£5 on the door) + £2 for a mask

Non-members tickets: £6 (£7 on the door) + £2 for a mask

ABACUS Family tickets: £12 (Not available on the door) + Get in contact with a committee member if you would like masks

Members tickets are open to members of the following societies:

ABACUS

CU Anglo Japanese Society

CU Chinese Society

CU Chinese Cultural Society

CU Korean Society

CU Malaysia Society

CU Malaysia & Singapore Association

CU Thai Society

Masks will also be for sale on the door in a limited quantity, so get there early (or bring your own). There will also be a cloakroom available.

Any questions, get in touch with our Facebook page, with a member of our committee, email us at abacus-committee@srcf.net, or for more contact information click here.

If you’re a student society and are interested in collaborating, please get in touch.

Revolution operates an over 18s policy after 9pm and therefore asks its guests to carry appropriate forms of photo ID (passport, driving license), if this will prevent a problem please get in touch with the committee and we’ll see what we can do.

For more information check out our Facebook event here.

Formal Mega Swap – ABACUS x CUMAS x ThaiSoc x CUKS

Join ABACUS, CUMAS, ThaiSoc, and CUKS at Clare for a formal mega swap extravaganza.  We’ve booked out the whole hall for the 25th January, but the deadline for dietary requirements is the 14th, so tickets go on sale 12th at 4:00pm, with so many fun societies in attendance they are sure to sell out

Remember, the party never stops, we’ll head to the Clare bar (and maybe beyond) after the formal.

What?

Formal Mega Swap with ABACUS, CUMAS, ThaiSoc, & CUKS

Where?

Great Hall, Clare College

When?

25th January 19:00

Tickets?

Tickets will be released on 12th January at 4:00 pm (the dietary requirement deadline is 14th January) here

Please buy the appropriate ticket type for you society

For more information check out our Facebook event

Any questions, message our page, get in touch with a committee member, send us an email (abacus-committee@srcf.net), or for more contact information go here