The dates for the 2018 MUNA are from Fri 25th May 2018 to Sunday 27th May 2018 and the venue is the district’s own Camp Getaway in Axedale.
For those that don't know what MUNA is, it stands for Model United Nations Assembly, which simulates the workings of the UN Assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular UN country in debates on matters of world political and social concern. The students dress to represent their country and they always have a stimulating and fun time.
The program targets year 10 and 11 students (most are year 11).
The MUNA committee now encourages any Rotary Exchange Student who may like to participate by allowing them to be added to form a 3rd member of a team at a special discounted price.
Depending on the number of teams participating either 1 or 2 winning teams will be sent on to the National Assembly held each August at the Old Parliament House in Canberra. Over recent years our district’s teams have had excellent success there. The cost of that prize to Canberra is fully covered by the initial entry fees so if your team does win the District 9800 MUNA you do not need to contribute any further funds for the Canberra Assembly.
There are quite a few clubs that participate each year by sponsoring a team from a school they have developed strong relationships with. There are also clubs that have rarely or never participated in this great program and we suspect that in some cases that it is because they have difficulty in seeking out a team. We would love to get clubs involved that have not participated in recent years so if finding the students is your problem then let us know and we may be able to help out.
Chair: Newton Langford (Glenferrie)