We in the Festivities Committee organize dinner parties for the members of the Guild. It can be anything from fancier dinner parties and balls such as the Kalibreringsphest but also less fancy dinner parties with the ouveralle as dress code and different themes. We also organize pubs during the year where the members of the guild can enjoy a nice relaxed evening with good food and drinks. We in the Festivities Committee are also responsible for other events that we think seem fun to organize, where you can have the freedom to come up with your own ideas and suggestions.
As a member in the Festivities Committee, you work quite often during the weekends, and quite late at night. It also means that you are in a tight group that becomes very close when working a lot together. Since the Festivities Committee is the Guild’s largest committee, there’s often a lot of opinions, and a lot of teamwork.
Head of Festivities
Head of Festivities
As the Head of Festivities, I am responsible for the largest committee of them all. I make sure that all pubs and dinner parties take place, and I’m responsible for the external communication from the committee. The Head of Festivities represents the Festivities Committee in the council, and is present on Board Meetings to give input and make sure that the committee’s motions are made through. As the Head of Festivities, I am also in the College of Festivities with the other Heads of Festivities at LTH, and I am generally active in the Student Union. As Head of Festivities, you also keep track of the committees economy and budget. I also stay in touch with the supervisory authority regarding the alcohol permission.
As the Head of Festivities, you are challenged in many areas. It is a great challenge to lead such a big committee with so many opinions. You really get a deeper look into what leadership means when you are responsible for the largest committee of the Guild. It is a position that requires you to be contactable the majority of the time, and you get a lot of questions that you often do not have the answers to.
Vice Head of Festivities
As Vice Head of Festivities, I lead the work with the Head of Festivities both during and before events. The Vice Head of Festivities is responsible for budgets, scheduling and follow-up. I am also responsible for the contact between the Heads of Festivities and the ions, making sure that everyone feels at home in the committee both before, during and after events. As Vice Head of Festivities, you can also need to handle the work of the Head of Festivities, when this person is not able to.
As Vice Head of Festivities, you develop in many different areas, such as your ability to lead, and to work with other people in a big committee with many opinions.
As Toastmasters, we are the bridge between the guests at dinner parties and the Festivities Committee organizing the party. We observe the mood in the room, create a timeplan, make sure it is followed, and keep track of all of the entertainment that is to be performed during the party (we are also present as guests at the party). When people are performing, they often need music, videos or some kind of props, and we Toastmasters usually make sure to help make the performance really good. After a dinner party, it is our responsibility to collect all of the song books, write in them, and take them to Gallien. As Toastmasters, we also have an important role in the Kalibrering that takes a little extra planning. When the Festivities Committee organizes events with other Guilds, it is important that we collaborate with toastmasters from other guilds to make sure that the dinner party is enjoyable for everyone.
As a Toastmaster, you learn to have a lot on your plate at once, and to keep track of everything that needs to be done during parties. You will also learn how to manage stressful situations exceptionally well!
We who are Chefs are responsible for the planning of the cooking before all of the Festivities Committee’s events (except for pubs). We also manage the work in the kitchen during the events, making sure that every food preference is taken into account. After the event, we help to clean up, and make sure that all of the equipment is returned to KC. The Chef position is very time consuming before dinner parties, which means that many hours are spent calculating in excel and searching for ingredients on websites.
The position as Chef is extremely rewarding and all of the hard work is worth it when everyone has gotten their food. It is also great to have the freedom to be creative with food at dinner parties. No greater experience in cooking is required to become Chef. It is more important to plan correctly and solve problems that arise during dinner parties.
We as bartenders are responsible for all drinks, alcoholic or not, that are served during dinner parties and after parties. This includes some creative work where we aspire to serve the best we can come up with for every party, and to know how to make the best out of what you’ve got, but it also includes planning of the purchase of these drinks. It is important to stick to the budget, and to be able to plan long-term. During the party, we lead the work in the bar, and serve drinks to the members of the guild. No experience is required to become a bartender: you learn a lot along the way.
As bartenders, we learn to take a lot of responsibility, to make budgets for events, and to mix great drinks. We also learn a lot about different alcohol laws and rules. The best with this position is that we get to know the other members of the committee and take part of the community that is formed. We also get to be very creative, which is super fun.
We who are Headwaiters are responsible for a lot of the practicalities during the events of the Festivities Committee. This includes table placements, eventual drink tickets, decorations and table settings. As Headwaiter, we are responsible for the porcelain used during fancier parties, and for making sure that all of the food preferences come to the right person. We often make maps of the entire party. As Headwaiter we spend a lot of time planning before the parties. The work and time required varies depending on the type of dinner party. During the party, a lot of the focus is on serving the food and making sure the preferences come to the right person.
As Headwaiter you learn to plan a lot of great events, and to lead the work during these. You also get the opportunity to decorate beautiful table settings and funny theme-events.
We Festivities Ions work as helpers for the Heads of Festivities when needed, but mostly with preparation before, during and after dinner parties. This can mean anything from chopping up vegetables, doing the dishes, standing at the entrance, and helping the Bartenders in the bar. This is a perfect position if you like working at parties, but do not want too much responsibility.
We learn how parties are planned, and how things work here at the K-Guild and at LTH, such as alcohol permissions, how commercial kitchens work, and how to cook. You also get good at working effectively in a big group, and at seeing where you are needed. The best thing about being a Festivities Ion is to hang out with such a great group of people, and to be part of the community created within the Festivities Committee.
As Pub Captain, you are responsible to organize and run the Guild’s pub activities. This means handling alcohol, making budgets, buying food and drinks, and leading a team. You are also in touch with the supervisory authority regarding alcohol permissions.
The Pub Captain represents the pub operation in the council and at board meetings to give input and make sure that the pub operation’s motions are made through.
In this position, you learn a lot about planning, alcohol permissions and alcohol management, and how to lead a group as the pub operation. This position has not earlier been present in this form, but it does not require any earlier experience, however, you need to be prepared to spend a lot of time and commitment.
As pubadix, you have a planning responsibility, and make decisions about things such as themes, activities and drinks to the pub, making it a very creative position. You are also responsible for the management of alcohol, the making of budgets with the Pub Captain, and the purchase of food and drinks. Something great with this position is all of the choices you can make to put your own stamp on the pubs.
In this position, you learn to lead a group since you will be responsible for the external workers, delegating work to them. You also learn a lot about planning and management of alcohol. The post has not earlier been present in this form, but it does not require any earlier experience.