Club Week Gives Campus Organizations Time to Shine

Keion Moradi
El Vaquero Staff Writer

Organizations on campus set up booths Tuesday through Thursday in Plaza Vaquero for GCC’s Club week, offering information and recruiting members.

About 12 clubs were on hand.

Interim president Jesus Perez represented the English Majors Club. According to Perez, the focus is to assist students with the fundamentals of English. The club will begin with an open forum in order to pinpoint areas of concern among members. The club recieved a lot of interest, with 20 students signing up just on the first day.

Among new clubs available this semester, the Pep Club is looking for committee members to discuss ideas in planning for social events in addition to the possibility of branching off to cheerleading. Founder Jen Neilsen said she also hopes “to group with other clubs [when having any type of campus event].”

Crusade 4 Christ, formerly named Alpha & Omega, will be incorporating involvement with community outreach this year.

“The club will be structured and yet kind of kicked back,” says IOC representative and club president Jessica Andrew. “All denominations [are] welcome; believers and non-believers.” Meetings will consist of open discussion, worship, and prayer. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 11 in AU41 from noon to 1 p.m.

The Organization of Latinos for Higher Education (OLHE) is fairly new, having started last fall semester. Faculty adviser Kevin Meza describes the organization as a way to aid students in reaching goals. The focus is to enhance opportunities for Latino students by developing academic and professional skills.
United Women’s Council (UWC) is an organization for men and women interested in the ideal of empowering women in the community. According to member Kyoko Takehana, “[UWC] is a very diverse club tied together by sisterhood.”

Founded on May 5, 1981, the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) will maintain its goal to advance social, political, and cultural awareness of Latinos.

Member activities will include guest speakers, forums, and conferences. The club is actively involved in developing a sense of community and a better understanding among Latinos and other cultures.

Derrick DeJesus, president of the Filipino American Student Association, also emphasizes the importance of community to his club.

“The purpose of the group is community development,” said DeJesus. Members engage in after school programs with high schools in Glendale and Eagle Rock. Social events will also take place throughout the year including retreats and family picnics. The club meets Tuesdays in AU116 from noon to 1 p.m.

Other organizations present during club week were the Anthropology Student Association, People Against War, Alpha Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Omicron, and the Psychology Club. Students can register or receive more information about any campus organization by going to SC202 or calling ext. 3126.