ARC’s Club Day goes monthly

Club Day, which promotes various student clubs on campus and raises student awareness of community affairs, has gone from once a semester to once a month.

“We want to let students know there are opportunities on campus,” said Tyler Carpadus, President of Campus Clubs, about the change in frequency for the event.

At the most recent Club Day, on March 7, a sizable crowd watched the entertainment provided, which consisted of an open microphone, music, and vendors.

Chris De La Torre, a member of the welders club, made brass flowers and filed into one of his creations quoting prices for each piece as onlookers watched.

Members of the Student Veterans Club were on hand talking about a pet project.  A car crashed into a brick wall in a neighborhood close to campus and needs repair.  The student vets are stepping in, funding the project with the club’s money, and performing the repairs.

Nick Rhodes, president of the vets club, explained that his group wants to focus on community outreach.

“We want the community and our campus to know we didn’t stop serving our country the day we got out of the military,” Rhodes said. “There is a notion we are bad in society and we want to get the word out we’re not.”

The national kitchen and bath association promoted their club with books, literature, and award winning students.

Joy Webb, a current ARC student, entered a design competition, and won first place along with $500.  “The role of this (kitchen and bath) club was instrumental in helping me win this award,” Webb said, “The instruction and guidance from my professors and other club members was great.”

A literary club, the American River Review, sold discounted copies of their ARR in order to spread awareness of the magazine.  Club members also talked to attendees about grabbing application forms around campus and getting them in by the March 16 deadline.

Club Day “is a great way to network, see what available on campus, and to get involved in the process of education,” Carpadus said.

The next Club Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11.

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