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Josephine Butler College came together for a memorable Societies and Committees Formal, an event that showcased the incredible achievements of our college's dedicated societies, committees, and individuals. The evening, filled with anticipation and celebration, honoured those who have made significant contributions to the college community.

Recognizing Committee Contributions:

Ben Baker, the outgoing Vice President, delivered an opening speech highlighting the vital role that committees play in the Butler student body. He praised the Events Committee, led by Alice Lee, for organizing the formal events throughout the year. Baker also commended the Finance Committee, with Jakub Kosztrewa and Arman Huq at the helm, for their diligent work behind the scenes. Additionally, Shannon, the JB's Officer, received recognition for her efforts in bridging the gap between the bar and the Junior Common Room (JCR).


The award for Contribution by an Individual went to Millie Ward, the Tech Director, for her unwavering commitment to ensuring every event ran smoothly. Best Committee Development was awarded to Green Comm for their efforts in promoting sustainability and environmental awareness within the college and the wider university community. Zeni Pun received the award for Best Committee Head for her exceptional work in welcoming international students and organizing cultural events. The prestigious Committee of the Year award went to the Welfare Committee, acknowledging their significant role in supporting students throughout the year.


Highlighting the Achievements of Societies:

Lottie Gibson, the outgoing Societies Officer, shared her excitement about the diverse range of societies at Butler. This year saw the ratification of new societies like the Neurodiverse Society, Yoga Society, and Paint and Sip. Gibson also highlighted the successful events and campaigns organized by various groups, such as the Inter Collegiate Charity Jazz night and Butler Musical's production of "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which earned the Event of the Year award.


The Most Improved Society award went to Dungeons and Dragons for their remarkable transformation into a well-structured and thriving group. The Best Society Head award was presented to Preeya Harte for their leadership in creating a welcoming and friendly environment. FemSoc won Society of the Year, recognized for their strong social media presence and creative socials, contributing to a safe and inclusive space for all.


A Culture of Engagement and Service:

Principal Gill Hampden-Thompson closed the evening with a heartfelt speech, emphasizing the importance of engagement and the spirit of service within the college. She thanked the college's mentors and FREPs for their dedication to welcoming and supporting new students. Gill also extended gratitude to the JCR executive and leaders like Lottie Gibson and Ben Baker for their exceptional leadership and commitment to college life.


The Societies and Committees Formal was a celebration of community, dedication, and excellence. Congratulations to all the award winners and thank you to everyone who contributed to making Josephine Butler College a vibrant and thriving community.