By Hayley Hart / Staff Writer
The LAC Join-A-Club Day drew a crowd on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Front Quad.
PCC’s Join-A-Club Day is today, Thursday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Lawn between the EE and MM Buildings.
The LAC population of students intermingling at the event and the number of club tables dropped with the move to the Main Quad for the 2-4 p.m. timeframe.
Clubs, organizations and a staff and administration barbecue made up the tables at the event. The clubs and originations ranged from service to academic. Some of the tables offered visitors treats like “grilled cheese” crackers, fun-sized chocolates and lollipops along with smiles and welcoming attitudes.
Some keywords coming from the various clubs throughout the day were family, bonding and community. The order of the day was to gain members and raise awareness of what their clubs do.
TNT, or Teens ‘n’ Twenties, is one of the longest running female-run organizations at LBCC. President Alejandra Castaldi, 20, a communications major, said the club is about making “girls feel welcomed” and “sisterhood and bonding and upholding traditions.”
Student and PNK club member Yaritza Trejo, a marketing major, said, “We are looking for new members.” Many former members have transferred from LBCC Trejo said.
PNK, a women’s social-service club, focuses on service to the community and college while endeavoring for academic triumphs and creating a sisterly bond within the club. Trejo said, “We are like family.”
Spanish Club secretary, Rumahidy Pumarejo, a foreign language major from Puerto Rico, said about the club day event, “It was awesome. One of the best examples of Student Life and the Student Life environment.”
The president Juan Pazmino, a business major from El Salvador, was playing Spanish music from his phone and said all are welcome to join: “If you like this music you should join.”
The Biology Club, which is in progress of getting established, is planning to have such activities as beach cleanups, whale-watching trips and a visit to a morgue.
Bobbie Benavidez, 20, a physical anthropology and biology major, with Shane Howard, 21, a mechanical engineering major at the clubs table said, “We are interested in all life forms.”
The goals of the DAAP, Development of Afro-American Professionals, according to the club’s mission statement, is “increasing the transfer success and graduation rates” along with developing “professional leadership skills through academia, networking, community involvement and cultural awareness.”
DAAP member Adriana Scott, a cultural affairs major, said she enjoyed the event: “Join-A-Club Day was a success. It was a lot of fun.”