Club Day off to an optimistic start

September 9, 2009 — by Vivian LeTran and Karen Yang

At lunch on Sept. 23, students who enter the quad will be met by loud music, colorful handouts and enthusiastic calls from club officers trying their best to recruit new members.

Along with making colorful posters with the club objectives and past accomplishments to motivate students to sign up, several clubs are trying to be more original to attract attention.

“We’re doing something really different this year,” said junior Amanda Jeng, Events Commissioner of Interact Club. “We’re going to have a flag with Interact on it and run around the quad with it.”

All the clubs will be set up on tables in a U-formation. Each club is allowed a booth for their own unique display, depending on the different groups of people they plan to attract.

“We’re definitely going to focus on freshmen and underclassmen because they are the future of Key Club, ” said sophomore Anna Zhang, historian of Key Club.

Students can choose from more than 45 clubs including community service clubs, foreign culture clubs, math club or art clubs.

“With all the different choices available,” said senior Ameeka Shenoy, “every student should not have a problem expressing or discovering their enthusiasm for a purpose.”

The club commission plans to make Club Day enjoyable for all students.

“We’re expecting a great turnout of interactive and informative clubs to help get students involved and aware of the endless opportunities around them,” said Shenoy. “There’s no better way to meet new people and become passionate about or express one’s passions about a cause than to join a club that supports that effort.”

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