ASB promotes active clubs, cracks down on the inactive

April 3, 2013 — by Rohan Rajeev
Although the ASB is actively promoting clubs to the student body through events such as Club Sweep Week and Club Rush, it is also cracking down on any clubs that are inactive or are not meeting club requirements.
Although the ASB is actively promoting clubs to the student body through events such as Club Sweep Week and Club Rush, it is also cracking down on any clubs that are inactive or are not meeting club requirements.
Club commissioner senior Tiffany Yung required clubs to send in their first semester minutes by March 13 and second semester minutes by March 31. Clubs that did not meet this deadline are no longer official school clubs; around ten clubs were cut.
“We have been telling clubs to turn in their minutes since January,” Yung said. “Since they were not turning in minutes, we set an ultimatum in March, giving clubs ample time to not get cut.”
Clubs that were cut are no longer officially recognized by the school. A club that is cut can still be a group of friends that meets on a regular basis but it misses out on the benefits of being an official club such as participating in Club Rush or holding fundraisers at school.
“With a smaller club count on campus, we can make better use of our resources so these existing clubs can have more attendance,” Yung said. “It’s better to have a few active, big clubs then to have a ton of small, inactive, sparse clubs,” Yung said.
On a brighter note, the Leadership class met with guest speaker Scott Backovich, who was a featured speaker during January’s Speak Up for Change Week, and came up with the idea of a Just Be Kind, a mantra of that week, follow-up. The class decided to give out free hot cocoa on the morning of March 20 to lift spirits during the grueling break-free month of March.
“We know that March is just a really stressful month for everyone,” Leadership student Maddie Buchanan said. “We thought we’d try to do something small to brighten everyone’s day!”
The simple JBK-inspired day required a lot of preparation and planning in advance.
“We decided to buy the hot chocolate from the cafeteria at a discounted rate so we could give it out for free,” Buchanan said. “We had plans for people to arrive early and start heating up water to make all the hot chocolate.”
Students enjoyed this day and appreciated this uplifting event put on by the Leadership students.
“Giving hot chocolate to students in such a stressful month is just one example of how the leadership has really followed up on the idea of JBK,” junior Katherine Sun said. “I’m looking forward to what else leadership will do to improve school culture.”
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