2 years ago

When:
13 April, 2016

Location:
UWA

Organised by:
Perth International


Hey there my beautiful little exchange students! It’s your ol’ mate PI Guy here with another fresh out of the vege patch event for ya. So next Wednesday is PROSH Wednesday! All you need to know about PROSH Wednesday is that it is one of the top 10 Wednesdays you’ll ever have in your life.

PROSH is an event where you head around Perth in costume, selling newspapers (…HILARIOUS newspapers written by UWA students) to the residents of Perth in return for a small donation. The money goes to various charities that have been selected by the PROSH committee. If you are only in Perth for the year then this will be your only chance to take part in this event which is extremely unique and so much fun.

This is how PROSH Wednesday goes down. Basically, thousands of uni students rock up to UWA at about 3am or earlier for general tomfoolery in preparation for the PROSH rave at 4:20am at oak lawn. But if you’re as tough as I heard you are, you’ll pull an all nighter. You then collect your papers and head out to the city or the suburbs in the aim of selling as many papers as possible. We then all meet at 11:15am in forrest place (in the city) for the PROSH-ESSION (the parade) and then head on down to the PROSH Ball in the Tav at 3pm… so tell your mum you’re not making it home.

Our THEME is PYJAMAS. Meaning you can roll out of bed and come straight to PROSH in your most comfy set of superman PJ's! I know some people, like my self, don’t wear pyjamas to bed… but if you come to this event naked, you will be arrested. I’m sorry, I wish we could all come naked but that’s the law. And if you don’t dress up you can’t come. We’re trying to culture you.

Remember the aim of the event is to raise money for CHARITY, so this is a great chance to make up for all the sins you’ve committed whilst on exchange. Saying that, you probably shouldn’t commit more sins while PROSHing. Read the official PROSH event below.

All the details you need to know about PROSH, including the plan for the day and details about the charities can be found on the PROSH event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1694570107467483/

Remember to bring your STUDENT CARD or you can’t collect your papers!

SCHEDULE

4.20am: RAVE

Come down to Oak Lawn from 4:20am to cut some shapes. We'll be droppin the bass before you pick up your tins. Featuring DJs, pancakes by Red Frogs Australia

5am: COLLECT

Pick up your papers and tins from Oak Lawn – don't forget you'll need your UWA student card to sign out tins.

6.15am: MOVE

Buses will be taking clubs and faculty societies to different locations all across Perth, so get on and start selling. You can also head to Stirling Highway to jump on a Transperth bus - bring your Smart Rider - but you cannot sell papers on public transport at any time.

7am: SELL

Shake your money maker (aka your tin) and raise as much as you can for the 2016 charities. Make sure to follow the code of conduct rules while you are selling papers.

9am: RE-STOCK

Contact your closest marshal or pop by Forrest Place to restock on papers and swap out FULL tins for a new one. Empty/partially full tins will not be accepted.

11.15am: PROSH-ESSION

Gather in Forrest Place at the Information tent then follow the marshals and parade through the city streets. Making noise is encouraged.

12pm: PRESENTATION

Head to Northbridge Piazza to hear from the charities, and watch club and faculty society skits.

NOTE: UWA classes resume at 12pm

3pm: PROSH BALL

Head to the UWA Student Guild Tav and reward yourself for a hard day’s PROSHing. ID required, 18+ venue.Don’t drive tired. Look after your friends. Make sure to return your tin to the UWA Student Guild by 4pm on Wednesday 13th April.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

The below rules apply to all PROSH participants:

1. PROSH is a drug and alcohol free event. If you appear to be affected by drugs or alcohol you will be asked to leave.

2. Listen to and obey the marshals. They know what they’re doing and what you SHOULD be doing.

3. No street drinking. Anywhere. The fine for street drinking is $200.

4. Don’t sell papers on public transport at any time. Do not sell on Transperth concourses or in stations. Do not prevent people from leaving stations.

5. Look both ways before you cross the street.

6. Stay out of and away from all construction areas. You’re not Bob the Builder.

7. Don’t do anything that will get you or other people injured/killed.

8. Don’t die. Don’t ruin PROSH for everyone else.

9. Don’t litter. Put your rubbish and paper straps in the bin.

10. Don’t stand in the middle of the road or intersections. The fine is $50 for a traffic infringement.

11. Don’t block footpaths or walkways, you don’t have a licence to make life difficult for everyone

12. Don’t harass or swear at people. No means no. Seriously.

13. Don’t PROSH and drive. You will be tired after a long day of Prosh-ing. Organise alternative arrangements. Bring your SmartRider.

14. Failure to return tins will result in a $200 fine.

15. If you are doing something illegal, you will be handed over to the police. The organisers of PROSH take no responsibility for your actions.

16. Remember you are representing PROSH, the 2016 charities, the UWA Student Guild and The University of Western Australia at all times.

17. You are not permitted to sell papers at Elizabeth Quay, the Convention Centre, and the Esplanade Train Station (or surrounding areas) under any circumstances. If you are catching a bus to the Esplanade station, you must exit the area immediately.

TL;DR - Don’t be a shit bloke.

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CHARITIES

Headspace Osbourne Park

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, provides free support to young people aged 12-25 years and their families and friends. headspace Osborne Park assists young people and their families with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and education and employment support. headspace centres are located across Australia.

Foodbank WA

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in WA providing food relief to over 51,300 people a month. Foodbank acts as the link between the grocery industry and the welfare sector, supporting a network of 900 schools and agencies. Helping the traditionally vulnerable groups, research shows that 74% are from low income families. Foodbank runs Australia’s largest School Breakfast Program, providing breakfast for over 17,000 students across the state each week. Together we can fight hunger in Australia!

Tiny Sparks WA

Tiny Sparks WA is Western Australia's premier charity for high-risk pregnancies and babies born sick or premature. Tiny Sparks WA provides practical, tangible, educational and emotional support to families enduring these challenging journeys and also assists these ‘at-risk’ children and their families as they grow, providing affordable access to specialist paediatric services.

Bicycles For Humanity

Bicycles for Humanity (WA) Inc. is part of world-wide, grass-roots, all volunteer-run movement focused on simple, sustainable empowerment through bicycle transport in the developing world and remote Australian communities. To achieve its aims B4H WA collects bikes from Perth public donors, repairs as necessary and packs them for transport. Our NGO partners have used these containers and their contents to establish community run bike shops, thus not only providing transport, but also sustainable community development projects.

StarKick

StarKick, run by the Coolbinia Bombers JFC, is a football team for special needs boys and girls footballers who by circumstance or choice may not be able to participate in a mainstream footy team. The StarKick footballers are not a separate team that play away from, or at a different time to the club’s Auskick program; but the StarKick footballers and their families participate in a fully inclusive and integrated team as part of our club’s AusKick morning.