An Important Announcement

ECU’s Student Guild Council has made POWA aware of several key responsibilities and requirements that they expect of the club that we must accomplish in order for us to be able to exist as an associate of the ECU Student Guild, and therefore, book locations and organise events on the ECU Joondalup campus.

Two major and key examples of the requirements are the following;

1) POWA’s organising committee is required to be five active members of the ECU Student body at the time of the club’s association with the Guild, and;

2) 51% or more of the club’s active membership needs to be active members of the ECU Student body.

By reaching and maintaining these milestones, the ECU Student Guild can ensure that their organisational efforts go first and foremost to the support of the ECU student body over the interests of outside groups.

POWA Anime Club meets neither of these requirements and, as such, has lost association status with the ECU Student Guild and no longer can make use of ECU facilities and equipment – including rooms, projectors and internet connections.

As such, POWA is announcing a hiatus.

All on-campus events, including our regular Sunday screenings and our upcoming RPG/Board Games events, are currently postponed or cancelled until further notice.
However, POWA is currently in the process of investigating and forming new connections with the City of Joondalup, the ECU Administration and other clubs that operate on the ECU Campus. These connections and collaborations will, hopefully, provide POWA with a workaround and allow us to continue hosting our events – either on the ECU Campus, or at a nearby location.

Off-Campus events, such as our My Hero Academia film outing, will still be hosted as planned. POWA’s online presence will also be maintained – our official Discord will run as-is, with our Ghibli Marathons and Going Home Club series proceeding uninterrupted.

We cannot say how long this hiatus will last – it may take several weeks to find a satisfactory solution, or our problems may be solved in a matter of days.

POWA has had many faces among its membership over the years, and we would like to thank each and every one of them for their support. We would also like to thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

For updates, please keep a close eye on our Facebook feed, POWAClub.com, our Discord’s announcement channel and your Email inbox.

If you have any questions please contact the committee directly. We are reachable on Facebook, on Discord or by Email. All of our contact information can be found at powaclub.com/contact/.

Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/POWAClubAU/

Our Email: powaclub@gmail.com

Our Discord: https://discord.gg/jF4A4tn

POWA Screening Slot Changes

POWA New Genres

POWA is changing its weekly screening slots. Just a little.

Thanks to member feedback, the committee has decided to clarify and adapt some older slot titles and descriptions, as well as introduce some new ones that will rotate in and out the same way that Sci-Fi and Fantasy has done for years.
We hope these changes will diversify not only our line-up but also the suggestions for shows that members can bring to the table. Here is a recap of the big changes:

Slice of Life, Romance & Arthouse
The old “Chillout” slot has been redefined for the New Year – replacing it is the new “Slice Of Life, Romance & Arthouse slot”. While this might not seem like a large change at first, in truth, it might be a large one. Opening up “Romance” will allow more dramatic romantic series to exist in our lineup, and while Slice of Life series are usually very chill, they are not universally so. Art-house series are best defined by series that are in some way artistic or experimental, rather than just merely entertaining. There will be a lot of overlap in this redefined slot, but you may find yourself thinking of new shows that mightn’t have fit the old “Chillout” definition.

Cultural & Historical
Cultural and Historical series will draw significant influence from time periods, or aspects of time periods, that are not strictly considered “Modern” as well as series that draw influence from folklore, mythological figures, and/or aspects of cultures that would appear foreign to us. Cultural and Historical will alternate with Drama series, similar to how our Fantasy/Sci-Fi switch currently works.

Mature, Thriller & Horror
Mature is being reworked slightly to include the extra descriptors of “Thriller & Horror”. Thriller and Horror genres are about edge-of-your-seat tension, although the eventual climax of the tension generally comes from and results in different emotions. Deepening mysteries, thickening atmosphere, rising action and higher stakes – these are things that would be at hope in the Thriller and Horror genre slot.

Sports
“Sports” genre shows will feature one or more skill based activity – most often, a physical sport, such as tennis, basketball or a martial art, but also includes non-physical sports, with the likes of Chess and Mah-jong. POWA has previously had a sports genre slot, and examples of the shows we have watched are available on our MAL page. POWA’s Sports slot will trade-out with our Action slot after each show, similarly to how our Fantasy/Sci-Fi switch currently works.

Feel free to contact POWA with any questions regarding these changes. We look forward to watching even more anime with you all into the new year.

POWA-Thon this Weekend!

POWA’s ten hour marathon of anime is going to take place this coming Saturday the 21st – suggestion threads are now closed, the anime has been chosen, games are prepared and everyone is invited!

To get more updated news on the event, such as a schedule and what anime you will be able to vote on during the night, make sure that you follow the Facebook event here, or on the POWAClub website here!

POWA’s regular Sunday Screening is also happening this weekend, as usual – the event for that is already up, so simply scroll down or check the Facebook page for details on that.

We hope to see you there!