Club Day presents opportunities to participate


Students gather in the main quad for the afternoon Club Day festivities during Fall Quarter 2013.

Leticia Castro, Staff Reporter

Club Day at De Anza College is around the corner.

Club Day gives students the opportunity to pursue new interests at the beginning of each quarter.

Inter Club Council is presenting Club Day on Thursday Jan. 23 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. in the main quad.

Club Day is where many De Anza clubs try to recruit new members and gain awareness for their club.

Students can visit club booths in order to decide which clubs are right for them.

Each club has its own booth explaining its purpose and some of the activities they are involved in.

Some have offers for students like free candy, soda, and cookies so they gain more attention among the student body.

ICC also hired a DJ this quarter to make the festivities livelier than in the past.

A new list of clubs is lined up for winter quarter with 71 total clubs to look forward to.

Some clubs are academic, while others are religious clubs, volunteer clubs, or special interest clubs

Some examples are Auto Tech Club, Debate Club, to Anti-bullying Cub, and various ethnic clubs.

“Each Club Day is unique and is best to come,” said La Donna Yumori-Kaku, ICC adviser.

The purpose of club day is to promote the clubs to De Anza students.

The clubs not only benefit De Anza students, but also the community, due to the amount of community service many clubs participate in.

Club Day helps those who are planning on getting involved and meeting new people, especially freshmen who just started college.

It’s also an opportunity for returning students to find a place for leadership opportunities, and find out what interests they would like to pursue.

“Being involved is the opportunity to meet other students and for yourself to try new things,” said Yumori-Kaku.

De Anza students can join as many groups as they want.

“I attended club day last year and didn’t join, but this year I plan to find something interesting,” said Kyle Van Eck, 19, general education major.

Even if students can’t find a club suitable to their interests, De Anza offers new club applications that allow students to create their own clubs based on student body interest.

All that is required is a signed constitution, 10 people willing to participate, and an adviser to start.

Take this over to the ICC office, and students can apply to found a new club. Easy.

Many students take Club Day as an opportunity to find the activities they are most interested in.

Yumori-Kaku said club members often end up either working in related fields, or developing a life-long passion.