September 24, 2014

Room Cancellations - Current Status

Dear Fencers,

Many of you may have been wondering why there are so many cancelled practices in the next two weeks and what we are doing about it. I feel that an explanation of our current situation is in order:

At the beginning of each semester we make block bookings of the rooms in the SUB in which we practice - that means we are supposed to get the SUB Ballroom every Thursday and SUB 214/216 +  Ballroom Extension every Monday. However, the AMS also makes single bookings for events, and these bookings take priority over ours. We are forced to cancel practice when there is either no alternate room available, or the replacement room we have been given is too small to be useful for fencing.

Those are the conditions under which we are trying to hold practices, and we are working very hard on finding rooms for next week, possibly in a different building like the Student Recreation Center. Therefore, both practices for next week are cancelled for now, but keep checking the website as we are waiting on replies from several booking representatives.

Sorry about the apparent lack of fencing coming up; we are also not happy about it because we LOVE to fence and share our sport. We are doing everything we can think of to make it happen.

Jensen Scheuer
Club Secretary