Patrons Club aims to connect with college community


Among the items for sale during the Patrons club sale was a rudolph cookie jar for only $10.

William Cameron and William Cameron

The Patrons Club at American River College held a sale in the Student Center on Nov. 5, selling books, grab bags and other homemade items in an effort to raise money for their organization.

The Patrons Club has been holding the sale for roughly 20 years, according to Ellen Read, the president of the club.

“It’s fun for us to interact with the students,” said Carol Worthington, a longtime member of the club.

The sale also included a raffle in which students could purchase a ticket for a chance to win a variety of of prizes, including a $50 gift card to the ARC book store.

The club was founded in the 1950s in an effort to better connect with the college community, according to Sondra Fuson, the previous president of the club.

Worthington stated that the club works with the president of ARC, who recommends to them departments and organizations that they should consider aiding. The club then decides amongst themselves which department needs the aid.

The club is currently dealing with a lack of publicity, which has kept membership low.

However, despite its lack of publicity, the club is hoping to conduct the sale again next year so they can continue to interact with the students and further spread the influence of their club.