POWA Anime Club Annual General Meeting 2019, 20th October

Location: ECU Joondalup Room 7.101

POWA’s committee comes to its last week of being in office for the 2018/2019 POWA Season, so the POWA committee meet at ECU Joondalup to, one last time, go over what had occurred over the last 12 months and say goodbye to their jobs.

Immediately following the various reports and recaps, the new POWA Committee will be voted upon by the POWA Membership population. This new committee, which will lead the club during the last of 2019 and for most of 2020, will be selected only by Active POWA Members.

This means that only active members of POWA, with an up-to-date card, will be able to attend this meeting. If you do not have a valid membership card, please contact POWA ahead of the meeting on Sunday to have one arranged for you when you enter the room.

We welcome any and all questions from the attending members during any state of this process – if you have queries about how the club was run in the last 12 months, time is arranged for questions and answers throughout the night about nearly every topic – including the new Committee election.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but have something that you want mentioned at the meeting, please get in contact with the POWA Committee some time in advance, and we will open the topic to discussion even if you are not there. However, we do not allow Proxy voting, so if you want to have a say in the new Committees appointment, you must be in attendance.

The order which we plan to run the meeting roughly follows –

– What happened since our last meeting
– The President’s personal report of the last year
– The Treasurers personal report of the last year
– Anything else of mention of the last year
– An open forum, where we discuss the last year with attendees
– New Committee nominations, Question and Answers, and Voting
– Dinner Break, new Committee discusses in private their jobs and Goals
– Farewell of old Committee, and the introduction of the new Committee

If time allows after the above events, which may all take up several hours of time, we will screen some Anime to cap off the night.
Doors will open for this event at 12, Midday, on the 20th. We hope to start the meeting at about 12:30, but cannot say for sure how long the meeting may run – however, the night itself will end at 7PM, as is standard. So, too, is our standard location of room B7.101 at ECU Joondalup being used.

This event will be a FREE event, and no entry is required – although we will not be offering a Raffle prize for the meeting.

Drinks, Snacks and Membership will, as always, be available for purchase during the screening.

We hope to see you there!

Details for the Facebook event can be found here.

POWA Double Movie Feature – Makoto Shinkai films, 12 October 2019.

Location: Building 3, room 201, ECU Mt Lawley

POWA Meets at ECU Mt Lawley to screen not one, but two short films by loved anime film director Makoto Shinkai – his 2007 film “5 Centimetres per Second” and his 2013 film “The Garden of Words”.

This free screening will be taking place in room 3.201 at ECU in Mt Lawley – not our usual screening location in Joondalup – with our doors opening at 6:30PM, and the screening to start at about 7PM. Both films are just about an hour in length each, so we expect the screening to have finished by approximately 9PM. Our usual selection of Drinks and Snacks will be available for purchase, as well as an opportunity to buy POWA Membership at a discounted $5 price.

“5 Centimetres Per Second is a tale of two people, Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari, who were close friends but gradually grow farther and farther apart as time moves on. They become separated because of their families yet continue to exchange contact in the form of letters. Yet as time continues to trudge on, their contact with one another begins to cease. Years pass and the rift between them grows ever larger. However, Takaki remembers the times they have shared together, but as life continues to unfold for him, he wonders if he would be given the chance to meet Akari again.”

“The Garden of Words is about Takao, a high school student who dreams of becoming a shoe designer, who decides to skip school one day in favour of sketching in a rainy garden. He has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino – who seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that continues and evolves, with random meetings in the same garden on each rainy day.”

We hope to see you there!

A link to the Facebook event can be found here.

Little Robot Kit-bashing Event – 14th September 2019

Location: Little Robot

One of POWAs sponsors, the model kit workshop Little Robot, is letting us have a kit-bash event at their store!

Kit-bashing, for those not in the know, is the delicate art of taking a whole bunch of parts from a whole bunch of different, but compatible, GUNPLA kits, and… bashing them together to create something awesome, weird, or weirdly awesome. With just a little bit of elbow grease, creativity, and fevered imagination, you can have the opportunity to create something completely unique.

POWA Will even be running our own little competition – the attendee who creates the greatest model at the end of the event, as decided by the attendees, will walk away with $40 in store credit!

Little Robot, locally owned and operated, offers a huge range of Gundam, Mecha, Sci-Fi and Anime model kits, and prides itself on its role in their support of local anime clubs, events and other community groups in Perth. They have been a sponsor of POWA for a long time now, providing us with stock for events and discounts for our members – details of which can be found on the sponsors page on the POWAClub website.

This is event is scheduled for a 2PM start at their Myaree store, and will run for approximately 3 hours. Entry to this event will be $15 – but will also net you a Kit, access and introduction to the bashing set, and a guided build session with one of the store Builders.

Since Little Robot’s store is a little bit further away than most POWA event locations, we will be investigating some ride share options – if you are interested in catching a ride from someone in the POWA Community, make sure you follow the event and arrive at our regular screening on the 8th for details.

We hope to see you there!

Details for the Facebook event can be found here.